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Is Microsoft getting into wearables?

There have been rumours for a while that Microsoft is working on a smartwatch - but this could merely be the start of a broader push into wearable tech. According to Wareable in addition to a smartwatch, the company is also working on a clip-on camera in the mould of Autographer, which would conceivably record…

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“Will.i.am”‘s “i.am PULS” “smartwatch” coming to the UK on O2

Noting that Bono is getting a little bit too much coverage in the tech press, younger challenger for the title of "person who you assume is a bellend but can't really explain why", musician Will.i.am has announced details of his forthcoming smartwatch, known as the "i.am PULS". Yeah, with that spelling. The watch is somewhat…

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James O'Malley“Will.i.am”‘s “i.am PULS” “smartwatch” coming to the UK on O2

Google Glass will now show your mobile notifications

Google has released a software update that has Glass showing your phone notifications - making Glass genuinely useful! The update works using the same principles as an Android Wear smartwatch: When you receive a notification from an app, such as a WhatsApp Message, Glass will alert you - and it appears it will tap into…

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Don’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas

The Apple Watch isn't due to hit stores until early next year so what are you supposed to do if you want something smart on your wrist in the meantime? As luck would have it, Apple isn't first on this - there are already plenty of smartwatches out there. Here's our pick of…

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James O'MalleyDon’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas
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Do you want to surf the web on your smartwatch?

Mobile web browser Opera Mini is coming to the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch... for... some... reason? According to TheNextWeb, the browser will soon be available on Samsung's watch, which is fairly unique amongst smartwatches for not requiring a tethered phone to run: A SIM card goes into the watch, and you can carry out phone…

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James O'MalleyDo you want to surf the web on your smartwatch?
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10 essential apps for your Pebble smartwatch

The Pebble smartwatch is out in the UK today - and there’s already a tonne of great apps available on the platform. Here’s our pick of the ten best. Twebble Want to check your tweets whilst lying in bed? Twebble will let you view your timeline and even post tweets using a keyboard…

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James O'Malley10 essential apps for your Pebble smartwatch
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Pebble smartwatch launches in the UK at last

Can't wait for an iWatch? Then why not pick up a Pebble? The smartwatch officially launches in the UK today. Pebble was one of the first smartwatches to market in the US, the watch was an early hit for Kickstarter - and the watch marks itself out by using a Kindle-style e-ink display rather than…

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James O'MalleyPebble smartwatch launches in the UK at last
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Apple showing off the Apple Watch for one day only in Paris

There's still time to hop on the Eurostar and head over to Paris if you're desperate to try out the Apple Watch - the device, which isn't being released until next year - is being previewed today in a fancy French fashion store. According to, umm, The Daily Star (which is definitely a reliable source),…

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WATCH: Nixie wearable drone is your own personal photographer

Just as wearables were starting to become the norm, and just as drones are on the verge of taking over - a futuristic combination of the two has appeared. Produced for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, the quad-copter can be worn around the wrist, before being launched with a tap: It'll fly away from…

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Pavlok fitness band will give you ELECTRIC SHOCKS if you don’t work out

Is your Fitbit too tame? Then check out the Pavlok - a similar device but with one crucial difference: It will punish you for not meeting your goals. Assuming it isn't some kind of joke (it seems to be real), Pavlok is based on the principle of "Willpower isn't enough. Habit change requires accountability." and…

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James O'MalleyPavlok fitness band will give you ELECTRIC SHOCKS if you don’t work out