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The Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device | The BBC "Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Look forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night

Tim Cook has been speaking to the Wall Street Journal, and has apparently at long last commented on the forthcoming Apple Watch's battery life. Here's how the WSJ quote him: "We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily," says @tim_cook on Watch battery life pic.twitter.com/wyOZWNtqcJ— Joanna…

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James O'MalleyLook forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night
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Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Fitbit Surge announced

Fitbit has announced three new fitness-tracking wristbands - read on for all of the details! In an upgrade from the likes of the Fitbit Flex, the new devices all feature a display, of sorts - and new for Fitbit's product line, the Charge HR and Surge both feature heart rate monitoring tech (hence, HR). Here's…

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James O'MalleyFitbit Charge, Charge HR and Fitbit Surge announced
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Artist creates ultimate self-defence jacket for the paranoid

If you're worried about being attacked in the street, then hope to hell that this creation from Japanese artist Shinseungback Kimyonghun gets picked up for manufacture by someone (I bet Samsung would do it). The premise is pretty simple - the jacket is covered with cameras and should you be attacked all you have to…

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James O'MalleyArtist creates ultimate self-defence jacket for the paranoid
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The XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360

You know XKCD, right? The brilliant webcomic from Randall Munroe. If you don't know the name, you'll no-doubt recognise some of the most famous comics. Anyway - a while back Randall posted this combination clock widget/cartoon, which shows what time it is around the world by using a map. Some time later Motorola brought out…

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James O'MalleyThe XKCD face is the best watchface for the Moto 360
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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?