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LG shows a potential application for its 77-inch flexible OLED as a smart desk. (Source: LG Display)

LG bends the limits of display technology

LG has announced a massive 77-inch OLED display that is both flexible and transparent. While this giant panel probably won't find its way into home theaters any time soon, its technical and professional applications are intriguing.
Image Source: Forbes

Google Glass gets updated after three years of silence

Both the MyGlass Android app and the firmware on Google Glass devices have been updated out of the blue.
Withings Activité Steel fitness tracker, Withings now Nokia Health line of products

Withings becomes Nokia Health

HMD Global launches a few Nokia digital health products, bringing back what was once the brand known as Withings. The two first such products are the Nokia Body scale and the Nokia BPM blood pressure monitor.
Wearables market up 18 percent YoY

Wearables market up 18 percent YoY

Meanwhile, Fitbit loses its substantial foothold on the market to alternative smartwatches with more advanced features.
Source: Apple

WWDC 2017 | Apple shows off WatchOS 4 at WWDC

The updated OS brings some small tweaks, including a Siri-enabled watch face, better music management, and the ability to sync activity tracking to select exercise machines.
The new job posting that is fueling the hardware rumors. (Source: Zats Not Funny!)

Spotify has plans to launch its own hardware

Having conquered the software side of music streaming, Spotify now seems intent on trying its hand at hardware. A new job listing strongly suggests that the company is in the beginning stages of creating a new wearable.
The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new smartwatch is now available in the US

The fitness-focused Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US sporting a $299 price tag. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes with specialized fitness-related apps.
The What? Watch Monograph. (Source: Kickstarter)

The Monograph watch freezes time and lets you re-live your favorite memories

What?Watch's new Kickstarter project presents a novel way of preserving life's fleeting moments. The Monograph captures a precise point in time and allows users to customize it with images, video, and their personal thoughts.
An Apple Watch could soon be a must-have for diabetes sufferers. (Source: Apple)

The Apple Watch could one day make it easier to treat diabetes

Apple reportedly is working on new technology to make the daily treatment of diabetes much less inconvenient. The company has plans for optical sensors built into the Apple Watch that can monitor glucose levels without piercing the skin.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker now available for purchase

Garmin Vivosmart 3 now shipping

This fitness tracker features the Elevate wrist heart-rate technology with 24/7 hear rate monitoring, also being capable of determining the user's VO2 maximum level. Garmin's Vivosmart 3 has a suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.
Fitbit's previous smartwatch, named Blaze. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch has been delayed until later this year

The fitness company has suffered a series of unfortunate setbacks, as it has been forced to delay the launch of its new smartwatch and earphones. Fitbit's stocks also fared badly on Tuesday morning.
The Pebble smartwatch can still work even when disconnected from Pebble's servers. (source: Pebble)

New Pebble update allows smartwatch to keep ticking

The latest update to the Pebble app allows the smartwatches to continue functioning even when not connected to Pebble's servers.
A new polymer can heal itself in under 24 hours. (Source: Wang Polymer Research Group)

Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020

A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
The Casio WSD-F10 will still receive Android Wear 2.0. The update has been delayed for other smartwatches. (Image source: Casio)

Android Wear 2.0 update halted and delayed

After discovering a bug, Google has delayed any future rollouts of Android Wear 2.0
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.
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.
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.
The watch was made using a Raspberry Pi A+ and QEMU to run Windows 98. (Source: 314Reactor)

Man creates Windows 98 "smartwatch" using Raspberry Pi

A DIY tech enthusiast has decided to satisfy his nostalgia cravings by creating a Windows 98 "smartwatch" using a Raspberry Pi A+ as a base.
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.
Like Google's Daydream View headset, the Asus AIO VR is expected to feature a cloth exterior. (Source: Phandroid)

Asus will launch a standalone VR headset later this year

With the upcoming Asus AIO VR, users will no longer need to insert their phones to get the full AR or VR experience or worry about draining their battery. Its current specifications are unknown, but its design bears some similarity to Google's Daydream View.
Android Wear 2.0 brings better cellular calling to supported smartwatches. (Source: Google)

Google releases Android Wear 2.0

The update brings several new features to Android smartwatches including improved fitness tracking, better message response options, and Google Assistant.
The Gameband brings the classic Atari 2600 to smartwatches. (Source: Gameband Kickstarter)

The Gameband aims to put Pong on your wrist

The smartwatch runs a version of Android specially tuned for playing games. So far, the Gameband supports some original Atari 2600 games and the indie game Terraria.
The mobile VR headset arena will soon be heating up as the Gear VR will have to compete with the cheaper Google Daydream. (Source: Wired)

Samsung Gear VR represents over 70% of all VR headsets shipped in 2016

Being the first VR headset out the gate, along with wide availability and low cost, allowed Samsung's headset to ahead of the other headset vendors before their competing devices hit the shelves.
Jawbone has been fairly quiet since the release of the UP3 in September 2015. (Source: Jawbone)

Jawbone seeks exit from retail market to pursue medical businesses

The maker of the UP3 and other fitness wearables has been silent for a long time. Reports are now flying that Jawbone may be exiting the consumer market to focus on more lucrative clinics and medical businesses.
After February, Coin services will no longer be available. (Source: Coin)

Coin to shut down mobile payment services in February

While their wallet devices will still operate, all app and support services will shut down at the end of next month.
Fitbit, maker of popular fitness wearables, missed revenue targets for 2016. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit releases Q4 financial results, misses target revenue

Despite recent acquisitions, the fitness company and missed Q4 and FY 2016 growth expectations by about 22% and 10%, respectively. This will result in the termination of 6% of their global workforce.
HTC's launch event will be live streamed tomorrow at 11 am EST / 10 am CST / 9 am MT / 8 am PT.

HTC will live stream tomorrow's launch event on Youtube

Contrary to most other tech companies, HTC has not unveiled major new products at CES 2017. Instead, they will reveal something for U tomorrow during a launch event that will be live streamed on Youtube.
Samsung Chromebook Pro closeup, one of the many Samsung products that got awards at CES 2017

CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards

Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

CES 2017 | AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

The high-power Avalon mini PC integrates an RX 480 GPU and doubles as a VR backpack with its two Li-ion battery packs for $1800 USD.
HTC says that the successor to the HTC Vive will not be announced any time soon.

HTC says that the Vive 2 will not be announced at CES

Unfortunately, rumors saying that HTC will announce the successor to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset during CES 2017 this coming week, have been refuted by HTC.
Wearables market up 3.1 percent while Apple Watch slips

Wearables market up 3.1 percent while Apple Watch slips

Fitbit, Xiaomi, and Garmin collectively command 45 percent of the current market in terms of worldwide shipments.
Bluetooth 5 promises to bring faster transfer rates over longer distances. (Source: Bluetooth SIG)

Bluetooth 5 officially adopted

The wireless connectivity standard has been upgraded with faster speeds and longer range. The organization behind Bluetooth hopes this update will revolutionize the Internet of Things.
One third of wearable devices abandoned by their owners

Consumers abandon one third of their wearables

According to a study by research firm Gartner, over 30 percent of the customers who buy smartwatches, fitness trackers, and virtual reality glasses get bored or simply do not find them useful, so they stop using them after a while.
Pebble, one of the pioneers of smartwatches, will immediately halt all hardware production. (Source: Pebble)

Pebble officially closes its doors, confirms purchase by Fitbit

Pebble announced today that they will stop production of hardware and sell all remaining assets to Fitbit.
The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Z will get Nougat update this week

The Lenovo made phone will get the promised update to Android 7.0 before the end of November. The upgrade to Nougat also brings along a new feature: Daydream.
Windows Holographic, Microsoft's own VR software, should run on fairly low-end system. (Source: The Verge)

Minimum requirements for Windows Holographic unveiled

Microsoft's foray into virtual reality should be much more accessible than other available options.
Android 7.0 Beta for Samsung Galaxy phones breaks Gear VR

Android 7.0 Beta for Samsung Galaxy phones breaks Gear VR

Volunteers that downloaded the Android 7.0 Beta are unable to user their Samsung Gear VRs, as the headset only works on Samsung phones.
TAG Heuer Connected luxury smartwatch, Intel does not leave the wearables market

Intel lays off most staff, but keeps the wearables business

Not long after insiders familiar with the matter unveiled that Intel is laying off a large number of its New Devices Group employees, the IT giant issued a statement that highlights the company "is in no way stepping back from the wearables business."
The Matrix PowerWatch relies on the wearer's body heat to power it. (Source: Matrix Industries)

Crowdfunded smartwatch is powered by body heat

What if you didn't have to worry about your smartwatch's battery? The PowerWatch may be the answer to that problem.
The new Snapchat Spectacles are a new way to share short video recordings with others. (Source: Snapchat)

Snapchat Spectacles sell out in a snap

Snap's new Spectacles, a wearable recording device, remains in high demand as a second inventory sold out within hours of being made available.
The MSI VR One, one of the first VR capable backpack PCs, was first shown in September 2016. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI recognized as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

MSI, a premier manufacturer of gaming notebooks and PC components, has been made a CES 2017 Innovation Awards honoree for the GS63VR Stealth Pro and the VR One backpack PC.
Zotac's VR GO backpack PC offers VR gaming on the go. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces VR GO backpack gaming PC

Zotac is known for their compact gaming PCs that squeeze a lot of power into a tiny space. Their new VR GO backpack gaming PC brings a fresh take on the small form factor computer.
Wearables: Enterprise Device Shipments reach 154 Million by 2021

Wearables: Enterprise device shipments reach 154 Million by 2021

ABI Research forecasts global wearable device shipments to increase from nearly 202 million in 2016 to more than 501 million by 2021. 17% of these will be attributed to enterprise end users in 2016.
Lenovo teaser video hints at new product announcements for IFA 2016

Lenovo teaser video hints at new product announcements for IFA 2016

The manufacturer is expected to show off a host of products and refreshes next month in Berlin including unannounced MotoMods and Yoga convertibles.
Samsung Ahead wearable device

Samsung trademarks "Ahead" wearable

A new patent filing describes a helmet-shaped smart wearable that might end up launching as a Google Glass alternative some day, although Samsung has already unveiled a device with this name.
Asus ZenWatch 2 Quick Charge Edition Smartwatch Review

Asus ZenWatch 2 Quick Charge Edition Smartwatch Review

Pick me up. The Asus ZenWatch 2 looks good, is affordable and it can even be used for making calls. We reveal why it is unsuitable for athletes in our report.
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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)