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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

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This is what luxury watch executives think of your 'cheap, plastic-designed' smartwatch

TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.

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Apple poaches TAG Heuer sales director, presumably to help launch mythical iWatch

Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."

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You won't want Microsoft's wearable just for 11 sensors or cross-platform support

Egalitarian mobile support just isn't a killer feature in fit-tech wearables—unless you happen to use a Windows Phone.

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'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5 million

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Vastly improved second-gen Oculus Rift VR headset starts shipping to developers

It's still not the final consumer version, but a higher resolution and positional tracking make the Oculus Rift dev kit 2 far superior to the first version.

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Microsoft joins AllSeen Alliance, the Qualcomm-led IoT project

The company joins quest to ensure interoperability as more devices become connected

LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live: Picking the best Android Wear watch

Until the Moto 360 arrives "later this summer," the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are all we have. Too bad they're almost too similar to pick a clear winner.

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What you missed at CE Week

Google I/O grabbed the headlines last week, but as you'll see in this video report, a few noteworthy items debuted at New York's CE Week.

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Android Wear smartwatches: Specs, prices and launch dates for all known models

Get a look at upcoming offerings from LG, Samsung, Motorola and Asus. It's Smartwatchapalooza!

CE Week Highlights: A smartwatch you'd actually wear and flashy TVs

Startups joined established tech industry players at CE Week in New York to show off a range of wearables, 4K displays, and smart home appliance products.

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Google says OEM skins won't dilute Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto

Device managers can brand their hardware, but "otherwise it should be the same" says Google engineering director David Burke.

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

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The company aims for a prettier and more consistent look for software with Android L

Google I/O 2014: Your 5 biggest takeaways from this year's big event

Google I/O 2014 is so much more than a developer's conference. It's a State of the Union address on all things Googly—and this is how you can interpret what went down.

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Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures

The partnership with Google makes sense, analysts say, and allows Intel to enter the TV market without supplying content.

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Android Wear first impressions: The most useful wearable interface I've ever used

With instant voice-controlled search, messaging and more on your wrist, Android Wear changes the game. But 'OK Google' could be the second-coming of Glassholism.