Jon PhillipsEditor-in-Chief, TechHive Follow me on Google+

Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld and Greenbot, as well as the lead wearables reporter for TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? The new Timex smartwatch isn't even a smartwatch

The entire world is calling the Ironman One GPS+ a smartwatch... and the entire world is wrong. Jon Phillips also tackles Pebble's cosmetic upgrades, and the intrinsic emptiness of Apple's latest trademark application in Episode 12 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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These old-timey Radio Shack photos prove techies have been nerding out since 1931

Just as Radio Shack moves to reinvent itself for 2014, we look at the most adorable photos from the company's archives.

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

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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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Lenovo says it's still committed to small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S.

Apparently we can disregard the news that 8-inch Windows slates have been kicked off the U.S. road map. The world's leading PC manufacturer remains committed to wee Windows tablets.

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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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LG G Watch review: A dull container for Google's exciting new smartwatch OS

Android Wear is a solid step forward in smartwatch interface design, but LG's implementation is uninspired and costs $30 more than Samsung's very similar hardware.

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Samsung Gear Live review: It's the world's best smartwatch, but probably not for long

The Gear Live is the best hardware expression of the world's best smartwatch OS. But Samsung's reign will be short unless it innovates in key areas.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

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Smartwatches must respect the women's market, watch company executives say

Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.

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This is what luxury watch executives think of your 'cheap, plastic-designed' smartwatch

TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.

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Apple poaches TAG Heuer sales director, presumably to help launch mythical iWatch

Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."

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You won't want Microsoft's wearable just for 11 sensors or cross-platform support

Egalitarian mobile support just isn't a killer feature in fit-tech wearables—unless you happen to use a Windows Phone.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear redefines what a smartwatch OS should be

In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.