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Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

You may not care about WeChat integration, but Razer is going to roll out the Nabu smartband soon in the U.S.

on techhive.com

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Lenovo reveals smartglasses prototype that apes Google Glass, seeks hardware partners

Lenovo has established the 'NBD' program to partner with companies on smart devices

The $13 Xiaomi Mi Band proves activity-tracking wearables have hit rock bottom

Cheapo fitness trackers. Healbe's dubious GoBe wristband. The mythical iWatch now named... iTime? Jon Phillips takes them all on in Episode 10 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

Galaxy smartwatches relay information on gate changes and train service

Back to School Gadget Guide

Using the right gadgets can make your life more efficient, simpler, and more enjoyable. But which ones are right?

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

on techhive.com

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Mobile gadgets outnumber people in these 7 countries

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries.

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Facebook’s vision for Oculus Rift realized: YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming

An educational start-up is using Oculus’ virtual reality headset to show students what life at college is like.

Will the TrewGrip keyboard strike the right key for mobile users?

TrewGrip takes a traditional QWERTY keyboards, splits it in two, and flips it around so you can touch type on your mobile device. We put a prototype of this mobile keyboard through its paces.

Little Drive, Big Deal

That little storage tank can be used for a lot more than just ferrying files.

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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Xiaomi announces $13 fitness-focused smartband that can also unlock your phone

Xiaomi's fitness-tracker wristband can also automatically unlock your smartphone

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AirMagnet's Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at rogue drones

It can identify a Parrot AR Drone nearby to help narrow down the search for the rogue APs

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Samsung offers its Tizen OS to original Gear smartwatch owners

Gear users can get the same version of Tizen running on the latest Gear watches; although the change won’t be welcome news to Google.

on greenbot.com

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Trinity Magnum takes aim at the tricky problem of VR controls

It works well enough, but does a pricey, niche controller have lasting appeal when we're still searching for a great general VR controller?

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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.

on techhive.com

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Report: Google and Samsung are at odds over smartwatches

Apparently they're still squabbling over business, like the fact that Samsung is prioritizing its Tizen smartwatches over those running Android Wear.

on greenbot.com