Google Glass is now available to the public, but will anyone buy it?

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Today Google has launched its highly-anticipated eyewear device, Google Glass, to the masses. But how many will cough up the cash for the controversial new wearable? If you weren't one of the "chosen ones" (officially known as Explorers) to trial Glass early AND didn't get up in time for the exclusive 24 hour sale, then…

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G Watch teaser video gives us another look at LG's Android-powered smartwatch

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LG has launched a new promo video for its Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the LG G Watch. A new teaser video, released today, gives us all another look at LG's Android-powered smartwatch, the LG G Watch. The camera pans around the device, giving us a glimpse from every angle and telling us some of the watch's…

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Battle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine

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There are so many different wearable devices on the market at the moment that it can be really hard to keep track of which gadget does what and how well it performs. Here at ShinyShiny we've been reviewing some of our favourite activity tracking gadgets and have plenty more to come over the next few…

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Misfit Shine Review: An activity tracker for the fashion-conscious

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So what's a Misfit Shine? Wearable gadgets built to track our daily activities, keep tabs on our workouts and monitor our sleep levels are becoming more and more popular. However, you only have to take a look at the most popular devices on the market from the likes of Fitbit and Withings to see they're…

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Nike might help Apple with its new iWatch after ditching the FuelBand

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Late last week details emerged that Nike had laid off a large percentage of the team behind the FuelBand activity tracker and won't be continuing in its pursuit of the ultimate wearable for the time being. This has left many wondering about whether Nike is actually throwing in the wearable towel for good or whether…

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The LG G watch will be water resistant and never switch off

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LG has released more details about its upcoming G watch over on a new, slick website dedicated to the Android Wear-powered smartwatch. There are some shots of Android Wear in action, which aren't a surprise given we've heard a lot about the new OS built especially for wearables. However, there's some information that we're hearing…

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5 Google Glass alternatives: GlassUp, LaForge Acis, WeOn Glasses

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For one day only this week anyone (well, anyone in the US with cash to burn) could get their hands on a pair of Google Glass. However, with such a small window to buy them, a large price tag and a lot of criticism about how they look, we bet a lot of early adopters…

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Can we take Imogen Heap and her magical, musical Mi.Mu gloves seriously?

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Back in 2012, musician Imogen Heap dressed up like something from Star Trek and showed a magical glove to the world at a number of different events hosted by TED and Wired, which allowed her to make music using gestures, movements and sci-fi costumes. Fast-forward to 2014 and the state-of-the-art wearable tech device, called the…

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Misfit Shine steps up its wearable game, launches new colours

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One of the best-looking wearables on the market, the Misfit Shine, has just had a revamp and no longer comes solely in grey, but also in beige and turquoise - shades that the company have exotically named "champagne" and "topaz". The Misfit Shine is one of our favourite activity tracking devices because it can be…

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Living with diabetes may get a lot easier with Dario and Fatsecret

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There's an estimated 347 million people with diabetes across the globe, so it's no surprise that mobile health companies are looking toward new ways to help those living with the disease. Dario is a digital platform for people with diabetes and consists of a portable blood glucose monitor, which plugs directly into your smartphone, and…

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TomTom launches new fitness watch for serious runners

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This week TomTom has launched a new GPS watch aimed at runners who really want to improve their fitness and get an insight into a whole range of stats about their performance. The Runner Cardio has a built-in heart rate monitor, which makes it one of the most state of the art fitness devices -…

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Q&Q solar-powered, colour-popping watches are perfect for spring

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We love these, light, bright and eco-friendly watches from Japanese company Q&Q, which according to Cool Hunter stands for Quest & Quality. The SmileSolar range is completely solar-powered, which is why we're suggesting them to our UK audience now in time for the spring and summer months, because let's face it, you probably wouldn't have…

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Samsung and HTC make fun of wearables with tech glove April Fools' Day jokes

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We all know the wearable tech industry is an exciting space at the moment, but it's also filled with a lot of hype and gimmicky gadgets that we don't even want to look at, let alone strap to our bodies. Those working in tech are well aware of how their buzz-words sometimes come across, which…

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Jawbone launches UP24 fitness tracker with wireless connectivity

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Jawbone has released a new version of its Up activity tracker today called the Up24, which features wireless connectivity, allowing users to sync up data to their iOS or Android phones via Bluetooth. Those who have the original Up will know that syncing up activity to your phone was always a bit of a pain…

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We can't stop staring at these beautiful Moto 360 app concepts

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Straight after Google announced its new operating system built specially for wearables, called Android Wear, Motorola unveiled the Moto 360, a sleek and (finally) wearable smartwatch that's expected to land at some point over the summer. The watch has already garnered plenty of interest from both tech and fashion communities, because it's the first smart…

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The Nymi wristband uses your heartbeat as a password

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We've seen wearable gadgets designed to keep us fit, show us how much weight we're losing and ensure we're always up-to-date about who's trying to get in touch with us, but an area that could really make this wearable revolution less of a pipe dream and more of a reality is biometric authentication. Like many…

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Google tries to make Glass cool with Ray-Ban and Oakley deals

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Just a week after Google published its kinda cringeworthy list of Google Glass Myths, that addressed outlandish claims like "Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks" (you said it guys, not us), it's been revealed that the tech giant has signed a deal with Luxottica, the company behind brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley and Burberry, to design versions…

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Google takes to Google+ to defend Google Glass

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It seems Google has finally had enough of people criticising its new Glass wearable device and has taken to its Google+ Google Glass page (of course) to explain why it's awesome and not creepy/stalkery/lame. A post called Top 10 Google Glass Myths discusses a number of top myths, like Glass is the ultimate distraction from…

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Is Google missing a trick when it comes to smartwatches and Android Wear?

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Google's new Android Wear OS, specially created for smart wearables and smart trackers and smart watches and smart anything else you could possibly strap to your body, launched with a bang this week. We already like the look of Motorola's Moto 360, which is the first product to be announced running on Android Wear, but…

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Motorola unveils Moto 360 smartwatch – a wearable you'll actually want to wear

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This week Motorola jumped on the wearable bandwagon with the Moto 360, its first smartwatch that may have ticked an all important, yet to many others elusive, box when it comes to wearable tech - it looks like something we actually want to wear. The Moto 360 is one of the first smart, wearable tech…

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