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Cloud-savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to reach devices by year end

The Bluetooth 4.1 specification can connect wearable devices directly to the cloud without a hub.

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Why Japanese watchmakers have no time for smartwatches

The fad of wearables-on-the-wrist doesn't resonate with Casio, Seiko and Citizen

on techhive.com

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World Tech Update: On the road at the New York Auto Show

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

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Google Glass is now officially a normal, everyday product that anyone can buy

Amble on over to Google's shopping page. Glass is just sitting there, with an "Add to Cart" button like anything else you may buy online.

on techhive.com

Inside Casio's G-Shock watch 'torture chamber'

Watchmaker Casio is known for its G-Shock, a rugged brand of watches that can take a lot of abuse. At the company's R&D center in western Tokyo G-Shocks are put through a series of punishing tests.

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Sony updates Smartwatch 2 with new features, clockfaces and wallpapers

It may not be the most talked-about wearable, but the Smartwatch 2 continues to benefit from feature updates and a growing apps ecosystem.

on greenbot.com

The 39 stunningly obvious reasons why Nike is exiting the wearables market

Do we really need to spell this out for you? OK, gather around. We'll make this short.

on techhive.com

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LG's G Watch will be water resistant and always on

LG is getting ready to enter the increasingly competitive smartwatch market

on techhive.com

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With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market

The search giant is partnering with hardware vendors to build electronics equipment using its technology

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Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays.

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Survey: Americans aren't keen on drones, Google Glass-like devices

Amazon and Google have some work to do to win over Americans if this survey from the Pew Research Center is any indication.

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Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Owners of the famously geeky glasses are invited to a run this weekend.

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Amazon's Fire TV voice search to improve this summer

The company is integrating more services into the unified voice search, starting with Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime.

on techhive.com

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Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Google Glass could be useful for tasks like cutting up a car to free a trapped person, the fire department said