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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? It’s good news that Tim Cook isn’t masterminding the iWatch

In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.

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Google's 'Glass at Work' partners announcement is legitimate Glass news (finally)

Google's smartglasses have become a joke for mainstream consumers, but Glass might find real salvation in the enterprise space.

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Ten years after: HP's primordial Windows XP tablet versus Surface Pro 3

Apple gets all the credit for inventing the tablet category, but Microsoft pioneered the concept 10 years ago. We give you the HP Compaq TC1100.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Google Glass should be banned from theaters. Discuss

In Episode 5 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips passes judgement on the Google Glass movie theater imbroglio and other wearable matters.

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The future of Razer's Nabu wearable will be written by superfans and developers

Borrowing a page from the Google Glass Explorer program, Razer is tapping third-party app developers and passionate users to build a better activity-tracking wristband.

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Apple's health-focused wearable is coming in October, sources say

Apple is gearing up for as many as 5 million units a month, says one far-east Asia source.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Why Apple was wise to not unveil iWatch

In Episode 4 of his weekly video segment, Jon Phillips riffs on Sony's Smartband, Google's latest high-fashion Glass frames, and the Apple iWatch that never materialized.

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Sony Smartband is finally available in the U.S. two months after clumsy launch

You could buy the wearable in April online, but the mission-critical Lifelog software wasn't yet available in Google Play.

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Glance is an $80 wearable that puts smart notifications on your existing wristwatch

With a low-impact price and quiet aesthetics, Glance might be a solid option for people who don't want to give up their favorite wrist wear.

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No iWatch, no problem: Why Apple was wise to delay its smartwatch launch

There's no reason to release a smartwatch in a wearables market fraught with bad press, broken hardware and consumer ambivalence. So let's give this a few more months.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? The Samsung Simband is solid tech with a dubious mission

In Episode 3 of his weekly video segment, Jon Phillips digs into Samsung's Simband, Fitbit's market share, and the heartbreaking disappointment of augmented reality smartglasses.

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Report: Microsoft nearing release of OS-agnostic, heart rate-monitoring smartwatch

Because if Samsung, Google and Apple are going to have smartwatch platforms, then Microsoft must have one too.

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Samsung announces Simband, a wearables dev kit, to cement leadership in digital health

The new modular wrist wearable will pair with a big data platform called SAMI to spur fitness trackers that actually deliver on their promises.