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HTC admits building a smartwatch, but says it won't be ready until 2015

“It ended up just not being ready,” a company executive said.

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Peering into the future of displays: Holographic glasses, 3D screens abound at CEATEC

Vendors at Ceatec look beyond traditional screens

Prototype takes pulse without touching you

Using an off the shelf webcam and a custom algorithm, a Fujitsu prototype can take your pulse without touching you.

Crazy dinosaur robot dances with Japanese pop group

An animatronic dinosaur grooved to the sounds of Japanese pop group at the 2014 Ceatec exhibition outside Tokyo.

Store shelves are looking back at you

Fujitsu has developed a small sensor that can tell which products you're most interested in.

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AllSeen Alliance's IoT crusade takes aim at smart lighting

The IoT interoperability group has formed a special lighting working group

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Startup aims to be lord of the sensor-filled gesture control rings

Japan's 16Lab thinks its controller ring's components are a differentiator.

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Tzukuri's smart sunglasses send alerts when you've left them behind

The solar-powered beacon pings paired iPhones over Bluetooth LE, and the Kickstarter-funded project plans to launch an API to add more functions.

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Face for Wear exits beta, promises to pretty up your smartwatch

Face for Wear is becoming a go-to source for customized Android Wear faces.

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Toshiba's smart glasses ditch Google's over-the-lens prism

The glasses use a projector like Google Glass but aren't wireless.

Can this robot beat a human at ping pong?

Healthcare electronics maker Omron is showing off its sensing know-how with a huge ping pong-playing robot, but the robot is still easy to beat -- for now.

Robotic cheerleaders are cute, uniquely Japanese

Murata's balancing robots are back and this year they're working as a team. The Japanese electronics maker demonstrated its synchronized rolling cheerleaders at the Ceatec exhibition outside Tokyo.

Humanoid robot signs with rubbery hands

Aiko Chihara is welcoming guests at Toshiba's booth at Ceatec outside Tokyo and can communicate in sign language.

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Panasonic unveils pin-sized battery for wearables

The capacity will limit power, but Panasonic plans more pin batteries

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Taptic, haptics, and the body fantastic: The real Apple Watch revolution

The Apple Watch isn't just a fashion statement or a fitness tracker. It could be a huge step forward for haptic technology.

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LG might bring WebOS to smartwatches

Palm's aging operating system could get yet another shot at relevance

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LifeTrak's new fitness tracker tells you to get more sun

The Brite 450 discourages the vampire lifestyle with ambient and blue light sensor

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Hands-on: Pebble gets a boost with lower price and new firmware

App shortcuts and better fitness tracking make Pebble a solid smartwatch on the cheap

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Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

A hands-on report reveals a few new details on Apple's first smartwatch