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Apple gets patent on iTime smartwatch

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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HTC's rumored Android Wear smartwatch pops up in HTC promo video

Is that an HTC smartwatch on your desk or are you just messing with me?

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Xiaomi announces $13 fitness-focused smartband that can also unlock your phone

Xiaomi's fitness-tracker wristband can also automatically unlock your smartphone

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Samsung offers its Tizen OS to original Gear smartwatch owners

Gear users can get the same version of Tizen running on the latest Gear watches; although the change won’t be welcome news to Google.

How to Stay Connected When Traveling Abroad

Taking a trip? Here’s how to avoid the exorbitant costs of international Internet access, phone calls, text messaging.

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Trinity Magnum takes aim at the tricky problem of VR controls

It works well enough, but does a pricey, niche controller have lasting appeal when we're still searching for a great general VR controller?

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Healbe finally releases lab data for its notorious GoBe calorie-tracking wristband

According to its lab report, the wrist-worn wearable can detect the calories in the food you eat with an error rate of 13.5 percent. But this comes via a blog post, not a peer-reviewed study.

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Sony's FeliCa smartcard chip is getting ready for wearables

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Report: Google and Samsung are at odds over smartwatches

Apparently they're still squabbling over business, like the fact that Samsung is prioritizing its Tizen smartwatches over those running Android Wear.

Protect Your Smartphone from Mobile Malware

Just how real are the threats, and what steps should you take to keep your phone free from infection?

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Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

Towers schmowers! This portable RF antenna lets your phone work like a walkie-talkie, sending messages and GPS coordinates with no cellular connection required.

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Google offers free Glass test drives in LA, SF, and NYC

You still need an appointment, but anyone in the U.S. is welcome to try out Glass for free in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear has an app problem

In Episode 9 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips take on the dearth of solid Android Wear apps, Wall Street's iWatch reaction, and the likelihood of smartwatches killing activity trackers.

Samsung, ARM, and Nest launch Thread, a low-power network for the smart home

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.