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Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker now available in multiple colors

Fitbit Alta HR launches globally

Advertised as "the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking," this smart wearable comes with a battery life of up to a week. The colors available for the classic band are black, blue gray, coral, and fuchsia, while the price tag reads $149.95 USD.
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Garmin Forerunner 935 connected sport watch now official

Garmin Forerunner 935 sport watch now official

This premium GPS running and triathlon watch allows its users to see all six running dynamics, but it can also track sleep patterns and more. It can be acquired in black already, carrying a price tag of $499.99 USD.
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Sony MESH wireless tags now up for pre-order in Europe

Sony MESH wireless tags up for pre-order in Europe

Already available in Japan and the US, this kit of app-enabled smart sensors allows ordinary objects to become part of a home network, thus turning them into connected devices that can be linked to Google Home or Amazon Echo.
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Samsung announces AKG earphones for the Galaxy S8. (Source: Engadget).

Samsung is including a pair of AKG earphones with each Galaxy S8

Every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus includes a pair of free, high-quality earphones. The earphones are made by well-known manufacturer AKG, and should be several steps above standard earbuds.
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A side view of the new Samsung DeX. (Source: 9-to-5 Google)

Samsung DeX turns the Galaxy S8 into a (sort of) desktop PC

Samsung's new Desktop Experience dock, or DeX, turns the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus into capable, if not exceptional, impromptu desktop PCs. The DeX allows Android apps to be used on a large display, although not without some minor issues.
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LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds for Android handsets

LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds hit Best Buy

These headphones were unveiled back at CES 2017 in January, and now they are finally available for purchase. Best Buy has them up for sale both in stores and online, carrying a price tag of $199.99 USD.
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Samsung dual camera setup to get thinner, described in a patent filing

Samsung patent shows a thinner dual camera setup

In addition to the company's existing patents on dual camera technology, Samsung has recently filed a new one that describes a thinner dual camera setup that also provides better low light performance when compared to existing solutions.
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Logitech Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new 9.7-inch iPad

Logitech unveils Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new iPad

This new accessory made for the new 9.7-inch iPad was designed for the education market, offering protection from drops and daily wear and tear, while its detachable keyboard provides a secure, approved solution for exams and tests.
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Upcoming Samsung Gear watch with rotary dial display shown in a patent filing

Future Gear smartwatches might feature a rotary dial display

Although foldable and bendable displays are still far from being mass produced, a new patent by Samsung unveils a rotary dial display for a smartwatch that can provide basic information, taking it all to the next level.
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Movado Connect smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

Movado Connect smartwatch coming this fall

This upcoming smartwatch has been designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0 and is expected to launch offering five styles for men. Its features will include Google Assistant, an "Always On" display, and more.
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MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017

MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
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Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series protective case for LG G6 Android flagship

Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series case for LG G6 now available

This case is available in transparent gray and clear versions, both priced at $39.95 USD and capable of offering 360-degrees of solid protection for both the screen and body of the new LG flagship.
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Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch with LTE coming soon

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE coming soon

The 4G LTE-enabled Gear S3 Classic smartwatch will soon be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Availability and pricing depend on each wireless carrier and should be unveiled soon.
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Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.
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Apple's patented design for a iPhone/laptop hybrid. (Source: USPTO)

Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks

A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
128 GB Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive

Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive now available

This USB 3.1 flash drive was created to tackle tough environments and various hazards, being available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities. The price starts at $19.99 USD and goes up to $59.99 USD.
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Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition smartwatch coming next month

Casio unveils Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition watch

This new smartwatch is based on the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 and has similar specs, but comes with a blue and black color scheme and sapphire crystal and ion plating protection.
Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch

Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch coming next Monday

This limited edition smartwatch is the result of Fossil's first collaboration with National Geographic wildlife photographer Cory Richards and features a design inspired by the Fossil Blue watch. Pricing is unknown for now, but sales are scheduled to begin next Monday.
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The kickstarters say the device will work with both Android and iOS, utilizing a proprietary private signal that works up to 100 feet away. (Source: Superscreen)

Superscreen is a tablet that wirelessly streams content from your smartphone

Superscreen is a kickstarter project that aims to provide you with the big screen of a 10-inch tablet without the redundancy of owning two separate devices.
Xiaomi Redmi 4x Android smartphone, Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Thanks to the addition of a second factory in India, the Chinese brand is now capable of producing one smartphone per second during operational hours. Xiaomi India's head reveals that Xiaomi manufactures locally 95 percent of the Xiaomi handsets sold there.
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LeEco Le Pro3 Android phablet, LeEco to withdraw from the US

LeEco apparently failed in the US

Although this Chinese company managed to set in motion its expansion in the area last October, LeEco is now planning to sell the Silicon Valley property they purchased from Yahoo.
The Guess Connect with Android Wear 2.0 is expected this fall. (Source: Guess)

Fashion company Guess to release Android Wear smartwatches

The global fashion company is joining the growing list of smartwatch retailers this fall.
Ben heck tears into the Nintendo Switch. (Source: The Ben Heck Show)

Ben Heck tears the Nintendo Switch apart

Ben Heck, known for poking around in modern and retro electronics, tore into the Nintendo Switch to see what was inside. The console seems to be fairly accessible and serviceable.
Bixby is Samsung's take on the digital voice assistant. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung officially announces Bixby virtual assistant

Samsung's new digital assistant, Bixby, is "fundamentally different" from the competition's digital assistants. With advanced artificial intelligence at its core, Bixby will debut on the Galaxy S8. Samsung hopes to eventually bring the assistant to all of its appliances.
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Swatch to launch its first smartwatch next year loaded with a proprietary operating system

Swatch working on its own OS for wearables

Bloomberg reveals that this well-known Swiss watchmaker is working on its own operating system for wearables and plans to release its first smartwatch that would use it by the end of next year.
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Much faster than the transistors found in NAND cells, 3D XPoint uses a latticework of filaments to store data via resistance. (Source: Micro, Intel)

Intel's super-fast Optane SSD now available for enterprises

Montblanc Summit Android Wear 2.0 premium smartwatch coming in May 2017

Montblanc Summit premium smartwatch coming to the US in May

The first smartwatch of this German brand is expected to start at $890 USD, offering a heart rate monitor, microphone, and barometer, but lacking more advanced features such as GPS, cellular, or NFC connectivity.
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Alexa is now available to help in the Amazon iOS app. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Alexa comes to iOS

The digital assistant is currently only available in Amazon's own app and is somewhat limited in what it can do. However, it can still query information, order products, and control other connected devices in a smart home.
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Fossil smartwatches will get Android 2.0 Wear March 2017

Android Wear 2.0 coming to Fossil smartwatches later this month

The new firmware begins to roll out today, and all compatible devices are expected to get it by the end of the month, reveals Fossil on Twitter. In addition to the original Q Founder, the newer Q Wander, Q Marshal, and Q Founder 2.0 are scheduled to receive the update as well.
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Motorola Verve Loop sports wireless headphones

Motorola Accessories unveils Verve Loop wireless headphones

These new sports wireless headphones join the VerveLife lineup of products and come as a cheaper alternative to the existing VerveOnes ME, while still providing IPX4 water resistance and HD audio.
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 luxury connected watch

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 now official

This new luxury connected watch comes with over 500 style choices, featuring a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen next to the Intel Atom Z34XX processor and running Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
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Vertu luxury brand acquired by Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan

Hakan Uzan buys Vertu

Baferton Ltd, a Cyprus-registered company that was funded by controversial Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan, acquired Vertu from Godin Holdings, the Hong Kong-based company that previously owned the luxury brand, paying around £50,000,000 GBP.
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Eye Smart Case for iPhone

Eye smart case with built-in Android phone for iPhone 7

Want two phones in one? Look no further than the Eye iPhone case that provides a full-fledged Android phone on the back.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker coming soon as of March 2017

Garmin Vivosmart 3 coming soon

This upcoming wearable will log sleep, also providing adaptive step tracking, data on the resting heart rate over seven days, and more. Garmin's Elevate optical rate sensor is expected to be on board, next to a built-in GPS.
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Mobileye advanced driver awareness system, Intel buys Mobileye

Intel buys Mobileye

The value of this deal is around $15 billion while its purpose is to "position Intel as a leading technology provider in the fast-growing market for highly and fully autonomous vehicles."
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New TAG Heuer Connected watch teaser, March 14 launch date

New TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch coming tomorrow

Although TAG Heuer is expected to reveal new Android Wear devices in May, the watchmaker has recently posted a teaser on Twitter that shows a few pieces of a smartwatch that is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
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Samsung Galaxy Gear 360 action camera could launch soon as "Next Gear 360"

Next Gear 360 might launch soon

The Samsung device with model number SM-R210 surfaced in an import listing back in 2016, and now it surfaces on Bluetooth SIG, not long after obtaining its WiFi certification. This device is expected to launch as Next Gear 360 and to become Samsung's second action camera.
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QNAP TS-453Bmini Vertical NAS with Intel J3455, 4K output and transcoding

QNAP TS-453Bmini vertical NAS now official

This Intel Celeron J3455-powered NAS for home users comes in two variants (4 GB and 8 GB RAM), offering support for up to four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drives and featuring two Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports, AES-NI hardware encryption, 4K output/transcoding, and more.
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"Smart" devices are smart because they collect and learn from data they collect from their users. (Source: The Motley Fool)

Consumers are still (rightfully) wary of smart home devices

A new research report released by Gartner has revealed consumers to be wary of the risks of IoT devices while skeptical of their benefits.
Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers can be held independently in each hand. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers for Switch can connect to PCs, Macs, and Android

The controllers are not exclusive to Nintendo's Switch. They can sync with Windows, OS X, and Android devices, offering a unique play experience and more controller options for gamers.
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Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

While global wearable shipments hit an all-time high in Q4 2016, the leader of the market remains Fitbit, although it faced a severe drop in sales. Even this way, the American company managed to ship more devices in 2016 than Apple, Samsung, and Garmin combined.
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The first thing users might notice about Acer's headset is the bright blue coloring on the front. (Source:  Tech News Inc)

Acer will ship Mixed Reality developer kit for Windows 10 this month

Microsoft and Acer are ready to begin preparations to let partners build apps for the Windows Mixed Reality headset. First order of business is distributing software development kits to various developers.
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The Amazon Echo may soon be able to place phone calls and intercom with other Alexa devices. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Alexa may soon be able to make phone calls, intercom with other devices

If rumors are to be believed, Amazon is working on bringing VoIP calling and intercom features to the next generation of Alexa-enabled devices.
Alcatel A5 LED interactive LED-covered Android smartphone

MWC 2017 | Alcatel unveils A5 LED smartphone

Advertised as "the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone," this handset is powered by an octa-core processor and has a 5.2-inch HD display, as well as 4G LTE connectivity.
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Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm processor

MWC 2017 | Huawei uncovers the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic

These two new smartwatches feature a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display, a Qualcomm processor, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, GPS, and run Android Wear 2.0. Rated IP68, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic are scheduled to hit the market next month.
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UHS-III standard will support MicroSD transfer rates of up to 624 MB/s

UHS-III standard will support SD card transfer rates of up to 624 MB/s

The new specification is coming this year and will make VR recording at even higher resolutions possible.
QWERTY keyboard slider Moto Mod concept coming soon to Indiegogo

QWERTY keyboard slider Moto Mod coming to Kickstarter

This modular accessory for the Moto Z that reminds of the Motorola Photon Q is expected to hit Indiegogo soon and, if the campaign turns out to be successful, it should reach the market later this year.
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Razer has styled the Power Bank in the same black anodized aluminum as its laptops. (Source: Razer)

Razer releases USB Type-C power bank for charging ultrabooks

Razer has announced a USB Type-C power bank designed to augment the portable lifespan of its Stealth ultrabook. The 12,800 mAh (46 Wh) can charge up to three USB devices with its one Type-C and two Type-A ports.
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The Huawei Watch 2 may come in three different colors. (Source: VentureBeat)

Huawei Watch 2 leaks: sporty design with cellular chops

Recently leaked images of the Huawei Watch 2 show off a sport-centric design and nanoSIM slot for cellular connections. The Watch 2 may debut at MWC next week.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)