Luxottica CEO says new version of Google Glass will be out soon

Luxottica CEO says new version of Google Glass coming soon

Remarks made today by Massimo Vian of Luxottica during a general meeting in Milan, Italy may indicate that development of Google Glass continues at a solid pace, and a new version may be out soon. Luxottica announced a partnership with Google on their wearable device project in March 2014, but sales of the first-generation Google Glass Explorer Edition ended in January 2015. The company is...

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Haier has a smartwatch to help you keep track of your kids

Haier has a smartwatch to help you keep track of your kids

At the IFA Global Press Conference this week in Malta, we've had a look at a new smartwatch from European brand, Haier. Perhaps better known for producing white goods like washing machines and refrigerators, Haier's watch is something you give to your kids while retaining the smart features for yourself. And it'll help you keep track of your kids. It's a pretty unassuming thing to look at,...

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ASUS VivoWatch goes on sale in the UK in May for £120

Asus VivoWatch

The ASUS VivoWatch, which was first announced earlier in April, will go on sale in the UK sometime in May for the price of £119.99. The fitness-themed smartwatches will be available on Amazon.co.uk, Watchshop.com, Watches of Switzerland, and in selected Goldsmiths stores. ASUS still isn't saying what operating system it is using for the VivoWatch but did offer some more information on the...

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Xiaomi launches its fitness tracking Mi Band in India for just ₹999 ($15)

Mi Band

Xiaomi has officially launched its fitness tracker, the Mi Band, in the Indian market today. The highlight of today's announcement is the pricing, which at ₹999 ($15) makes the Mi Band one of the most affordable wearables available in the country. The Mi Band can track steps and your sleep activity, with the companion app displaying the statistics. The band is certified IP67, which means...

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Best Buy discounts INSTEON Assurance Kit by 50%, now only $99

INSTEON Assurance Kit on sale for $99 at Best Buy

With home automation becoming more popular and tons of kits already being on the market, making the decision which one to get can be difficult. Best Buy has put the INSTEON Assurance Kit on sale, dropping it by 50%, down to only $99. Price is a big factor in these types of purchases, and this bundle includes quite a value for the new price. Included in the kit is the main hub, 2 dimmer modules...

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BB-8

BB-8, the super-cute droid from the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, could be a real robot that you could buy, if a hint from the Sphero company website is any indication. Sphero, which has sold electronic balls that can roll and be guided by a human with a smartphone app, helped to create the real BB-8 that made its public debut this past weekend at the Star Wars Celebration...

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Sony 4K TVs

Sony has announced that its new lineup of 4K Ultra HD televisions, all of which will use Google's Android TV, will begin shipments in May, with pre-orders starting now. The new models all have Sony's X1 processor engine inside, which should make the Android TV user interface look even cooler. Here's what Sony has to say about that processor. While Sony TVs have had expanded color,...

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Android Wear smartwatches

Google will launch a software update for Android Wear smartwatches soon that will add many new features, including some that won't require the use of a phone. Google will also add some hands-free features to Android Wear devices in the next update, such as flicking a wrist to move to a new card, along with support for always-on apps on the smartwatch. Here's the breakdown of what will be...

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MakerBot reportedly lays off 20% of its employees and closes three stores

Makerbot

The prosumer 3D printer company MakerBot has reportedly laid off 20% of its employees. The company itself has confirmed it has let some of its workers go and also announced it had closed three of its retail stores. The layoffs were first reported by Motherboard and added that MakerBot had about 500 employees in 2014, which means as many as 100 of them may now be looking for work. MakerBot...

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Jawbone's latest $199 Up4 fitness tracker lets you make payments via NFC

Jawbone Up4

With Jawbone's Up3 fitness band now shipping, the company has announced its latest offering, the Up4. The upgrade to the Up3 comes with an NFC chip that allows you to tap and pay directly from your wrist at supporting outlets, although only American Express cardholders can avail the mobile payments service. The Up4 will be available sometime over the summer for $199, $20 higher than the...

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