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There's plenty of wearable competition at Computex, but not much innovation

Plenty of device makers at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week are hoping to stake a claim in the growing market for wearable devices. But the products on display looked like more of the same.

Competition, not innovation, in wearables at Computex

pcworld.com

Smartwatches and fitness trackers are still the market mainstays

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Sony Smartband is finally available in the U.S. two months after clumsy launch

You could buy the wearable in April online, but the mission-critical Lifelog software wasn't yet available in Google Play.

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Think round! Google gives developers tips on designing apps for smartwatches

Getting developers onboard will be key for the future success of Android Wear, an analyst says.

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From gesture controls to full Android, smartglass UI ideas come into view at Computex

The smartglasses are still prototypes, but hope to gain support and enter the market

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Video: Hands on with Acer's Liquid Leap wristband

This activity tracker will be Acer's entry into the wearables market when it arrives later this summer. Our colleagues at IDG News Service had the chance to try out the Liquid Leap at the Computex trade show in Taipei.

on techhive.com

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Moto Stream accessory gives your old speakers the Bluetooth treatment

A $50 accessory helps you retrofit your old speakers into stream machines with Bluetooth.

on greenbot.com

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Glance is an $80 wearable that puts smart notifications on your existing wristwatch

With a low-impact price and quiet aesthetics, Glance might be a solid option for people who don't want to give up their favorite wrist wear.

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FAA may let movie makers film with drones

Seven aerial photo and video production companies have filed for permission to use drones

Google writes a poem to herald Chromebooks in 9 new countries

The laptops are coming to New Zealand, Mexico and other countries, Google said Monday.

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ARM developing processors to make wearables 'invisible'

ARM is developing new processors as it looks to make wearables smaller and more power efficient

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Hands-on: Gigabyte puts 3200x1800 '3K' screen on 13.9-inch gaming laptop

The X3 Plus gaming notebook will start shipping in the U.S. in the third quarter, one of the early "3K" generation.