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Razer Nabu smartband offers 500 beta testers the chance to pick one up for $1

Gaming accessory maker Razer announced their entry in the wearable device industry in January with the reveal of the Nabu smartband. Today, the company announced a unique way for some early adopters to get their hands on the Nabu via a beta testing program. Razer is currently taking sign ups...
Misfit Shine — not long for this world?

Misfit CEO sees wearable fitness trackers getting crushed by smartwatches

Today saw the announcement that Misfit's activity tracking software was coming to Pebble smartwatches, something that took us by surprise, apparently it's because Misfit's leadership saw the death of dedicated fitness trackers in the tea leaves. All told, wearable fitness trackers are a...
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Samsung Gear Fit updated with portrait orientation mode

The Samsung Gear Fit is easily the most eye-catching of Samsung's latest batch of wearables, but the version we saw back at Mobile World Congress came with one big usability gripe — a landscape display on what's supposed to be a wrist-readable device. Fortunately, though the magic of a software...

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Moto X with digital NFC tattoo

Digital NFC tattoo turns your body into a passcode to quickly unlock Moto X

If you're the type that foregoes passcodes on your phone in favor of the convenience of quickly turning on the device and getting to what you need to do, then the digital tattoo created for the Moto X will help to combine convenience and security. This way, you can still lock your phone, but...
Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Five Pebble apps worth checking out

Pebble users have a wide variety of different watch faces, but we cannot forget about the apps. The app collection seems to be growing on a fairly regular basis, and Pebble has categories that break these down between Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Health & Fitness and...
Smarter contacts for smarter eyeballs

Google's 'smart contacts' could soon find their way to your eyeballs

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has signed a deal with Google to license the search giant's "smart lens" contact technology. Google[x] revealed the glucose level-sensing contact lenses earlier this year, which monitored chemical levels in tears once a second and relayed that information to...
Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

The folks at iFixit have taken apart the brand new Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live, and unsurprisingly the small wearable device contains small electronic components. Even though the Gear Live has a lot visually in-common with the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2, inside it's pretty much a...
Using IFTTT with Android Wear

Using IFTTT with Android Wear

The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are both Android Wear watches. Both are available through the Play Store, and should begin appearing on wrists very soon. And nicely, IFTTT has introduced the Android Wear Channel. You will need to download IFTTT for Android and pair it with an Android...
Microsoft's upcoming wearable will allegedly be priced the same as Samsung Gear

Microsoft's upcoming wearable will allegedly be priced the same as Samsung Gear

Like many of you, we can't wait to get a smartwatch made by Microsoft. Last weekend we learned a handful of new details about Microsoft's upcoming plans in the wearable space. Today a few more details have emerged. Curious about pricing? To recap the leaks from last weekend: Will work cross...
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Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance to standardize connected home tech

Microsoft has partnered up with Qualcomm and other companies to establish standardized ways for connected household objects (such as light bulbs and thermostats – the "Internet of Things") to communicate with one another. The move will see Microsoft working with other tech companies to bring...
Google Glass usage is being defined by incoming Glassware

Google Glass usage is being defined by incoming Glassware

Google Glass gets a fair amount of criticism. Interestingly, the criticism comes due to the privacy concerns people have as well as general use issues. I've been wearing Glass on a regular basis for several months now, and despite being happy with the overall experience, I sometimes wonder what I...
Myo armband set to offer touchless, mobile-friendly gesture control

Myo armband set to offer touchless, mobile-friendly gesture control

While in Kitchener- Waterloo for BlackBerry's Annual General Meeting, I popped by Thalmic Labs to see how their Myo armband was coming along. This little piece of wearable tech uses an array of sensors to detect how your forearm is flexing based on hand movement, and translating that data for...
Misfit Shine — not long for this world?

Misfit CEO sees wearable fitness trackers getting crushed by smartwatches

Today saw the announcement that Misfit's activity tracking software was coming to Pebble smartwatches, something that took us by surprise, apparently it's because Misfit's leadership saw the death of dedicated fitness trackers in the tea leaves. All told, wearable fitness trackers are a...

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