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OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

The push-to-talk device will work with iOS and Android smartphones and ship later this year

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More than a toy: Oculus Rift VR headset becomes a tool for real-life surgery demos

New Oculus demo provides a surgeon's-eye view of a total hip replacement.

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Full Moto 360 details leaked by premature Best Buy listing

Was that a Moto 360 price tag we just saw or is Best Buy messing with us? You be the judge.

on techhive.com

World Tech Update: Microsoft, Samsung hope new phones will drive sales

Microsoft and Samsung introduce new smartphones, a high-ech helmet goes on sale, and tech CEOs join the ice bucket challenge.

50 Cent's headphones will measure your heart rate

Biometric headphones that measure your heart rate will be out later this year from SMS Audio.

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Cheaper solid state batteries hint at longer-lasting wearables

An alternative to lithium-ion promises twice the energy storage in watch-friendly shapes and sizes.

on techhive.com

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

on greenbot.com

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Microsoft chooses home automation startups for accelerator program

Microsoft will start working with the companies this fall

The Internet of Things is here and there -- but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is becoming real, but complexity may be holding it back.

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

The chips that ran the gaming consoles of the 1990s were advanced for their time, and the Open Core Foundation thinks they can be used in the sensor devices and DIY projects of today.

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Samsung's Gear VR headset a strong contender for IFA Berlin appearance

A new report, along with a leaked image, backs up previous rumors that Samsung's Gear VR will make its initial debut during IFA Berlin in September.

on techhive.com

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'Biochip' aims to quicken disease diagnosis, cut medical test costs

The Hydra-1K will make it easier to recommend drugs for a disease

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Skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorder

The augmented reality helmet is on sale for $1,399 on Indiegogo with an expected ship date of May 2015

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.