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Google teases pending Android 5.0 'L' release, Nexus 6 and 9 expected Wednesday

The wait may finally be over to check out the next phase of Android.

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Omate Lutetia is the rare smartwatch that's just for women

Beaded bands bring a more feminine look to the male-obsessed smartwatch market.

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Breakthrough batteries last 20 years, charge 70 percent in two minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

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Enough with the non-existent wearables already

What's wrong with wearables? Not enough of them are real products, and many may never be. And if there's one thing a new market doesn't need, it's vaporware.

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Android Wear companion app hints at volume control and other goodies

An upcoming firmware update could bring lots of new capabilities to Google’s smartwatch platform

PCWorld News

Omron image sensors designed to be 'eyes' of IoT

The face-recognition cameras could be used for video games and child monitoring

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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.

PCWorld News

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.