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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

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Google to Wear developers: Stop making custom watch faces!

Android Wear developers told to wait for official API, citing usability concerns.

on greenbot.com

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Google offers free Glass test drives in LA, SF, and NYC

You still need an appointment, but anyone in the U.S. is welcome to try out Glass for free in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

on techhive.com

Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear has an app problem

In Episode 9 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips take on the dearth of solid Android Wear apps, Wall Street's iWatch reaction, and the likelihood of smartwatches killing activity trackers.

Samsung, ARM, and Nest launch Thread, a low-power network for the smart home

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

on techhive.com

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

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Android Wear gets its first launcher app

Tired of scrolling to the bottom of the Google menu just to launch an app? Try out the new Wear Mini Launcher for more streamlined app launching.

on greenbot.com

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

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Whistle activity monitor is like FitBit for dogs

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but it has durability issues.