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Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

Touch pad, back button, camera controls and voice activation shown in new images.

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Fitness wristbands are officially commodity hardware, lowlighting a bad week for wearables

Xiaomi announces a $13 activity tracker. iTime becomes the new iWatch. Healbe releases dubious lab data. It was a meh-to-lousy 7-day stretch for wearable tech.

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Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

Vessyl can report the caloric value of liquids, and even (get this!) tell you what you just poured inside of it. Huh. This is useful how?

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Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

You may not care about WeChat integration, but Razer is going to roll out the Nabu smartband soon in the U.S.

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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Lenovo reveals smartglasses prototype that apes Google Glass, seeks hardware partners

Lenovo has established the 'NBD' program to partner with companies on smart devices

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Heading to Comic-Con? Check your Google Glass at the door

Organizers for the annual gathering of sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book enthusiasts won't allow Google's smartglasses into screenings or sessions. What's a cutting-edge comics fan to do?

The $13 Xiaomi Mi Band proves activity-tracking wearables have hit rock bottom

Cheapo fitness trackers. Healbe's dubious GoBe wristband. The mythical iWatch now named... iTime? Jon Phillips takes them all on in Episode 10 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Mobile gadgets outnumber people in these 7 countries

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries.

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Facebook’s vision for Oculus Rift realized: YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming

An educational start-up is using Oculus’ virtual reality headset to show students what life at college is like.

Will the TrewGrip keyboard strike the right key for mobile users?

TrewGrip takes a traditional QWERTY keyboards, splits it in two, and flips it around so you can touch type on your mobile device. We put a prototype of this mobile keyboard through its paces.

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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

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