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Acer Liquid Jade smartphone and Liquid Leap wristband coming to UK

Acer has announced that its Liquid Leap smart wristband and Liquid Jade smartphone, first presented at Computex in Taipei in June, are now to be released in Europe after their debut at IFA in Berlin next week. The one-inch Liquid Leap bracelet can connect to the Jade smartphone over Bluetooth to access and control a range of functions such as …

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Stuart O'ConnorAcer Liquid Jade smartphone and Liquid Leap wristband coming to UK
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Samsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display

Samsung has unveiled its newest wearable, the Gear S smartwatch that has a curved display. The Gear S features a 2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×480 pixel resolution, and it runs Samsung’s own Tizen mobile OS. The watch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and features Bluetooth, wifi and 3G connectivity. Samsung says the Gear S has 4GB of …

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Stuart O'ConnorSamsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display
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GoPro launches official dog harness

Now you can strap your GoPro to your dog – thanks to a new harness from the company. The GoPro Fetch, as it is known, is compatible with all dogs from 7-54kg, and can be mounted to Rover’s back or stomach. Apparently the harness is fully washable and padded, to make sure your pooch is comfortable whilst it churns out …

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James O'MalleyGoPro launches official dog harness
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Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years – and what’s amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we’re able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company posted a chart showing how …

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James O'MalleyJawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake
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LG planning G Watch 2 announcement in a couple of weeks time?

The LG G watch has been out for barely a month yet there is already signs that the company is readying the next version for an imminent release. According to the Korea Times, the South Korean company will announce the LG G Watch 2 at the IFA show in Germany, which takes place in a couple of weeks time. Whilst …

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James O'MalleyLG planning G Watch 2 announcement in a couple of weeks time?
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Sony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear

Rumour has it that Sony’s planned SmartWatch 3 won’t run Android Wear, and will instead stick with Sony’s own proprietary platform. According to VR Zone, the watch will also support wireless charging (so no need to plug in) and though it will connect to your phone via bluetooth like most other smartwatches, it will also be able to connect to …

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James O'MalleySony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear
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Pebble launches new colours and tries to be trendy

Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced its eponymous smartwatch is now available in three new colours: Lime green, light blue and a pinkish colour… or “Fresh”, “Hot” and “Fly” to use the depressing official names. The new watches appear functionally identical to the existing Pebble line – the selling point being that the colours are brighter and bolder. Here’s a video …

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James O'MalleyPebble launches new colours and tries to be trendy
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Why Wearables haven’t taken off yet – and why this will all change by the end of the year

2014 was supposed to be the year of wearables – so why aren’t we all walking around with smart devices bolted to our arms? That’s the question posted by Allan Blair in the Guardian Today. In the piece Blair makes a number of interesting observations on why this might, ranging from fashion considerations, to cost, to phones already doing everything …

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James O'MalleyWhy Wearables haven’t taken off yet – and why this will all change by the end of the year
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iWatch production delayed until November?

Bad news for anyone hoping to unwrap an iWatch this Christmas: production of the device, which doesn’t even officially exist yet, is rumoured to have been delayed from September until late November, meaning that even if Apple can ship them in time for the big day, supplies will be limited. Of course, this isn’t from Apple, which hasn’t even acknowledged …

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James O'MalleyiWatch production delayed until November?
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Samsung’s VR headset spotted

We’ve known for some time that Samsung is working on a virtual-reality headset of its own, to compete with the Oculus Rift and Sony’s forthcoming Morpheus – but now we may have had our first glimpse. SamMobile has posted up a leaked image of what will apparently be called the “Samsung Gear VR”. Apparently most of the heavy lifting in …

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James O'MalleySamsung’s VR headset spotted