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Huawei is releasing a smartwatch, staying away from Windows Phone

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If you've been waiting for the opportunity to grab yourself a Huawei-made Android Wear smartwatch then you're in luck, because the Chinese smartphone company has revealed that it will be launching one at MWC in March. During a trip to Huawei's Shenzen Campus, Gizmodo UK saw some documents that implied the company has greater plans for…

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These new lenses can change from glasses to sunglasses in seconds

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Transitional lenses were hailed as a breakthrough for glasses wearers when they first hit the market: you don’t need separate sunglasses or those weird, ‘80s-Dad clip-on shades anymore! Except they don’t always work as well as promised: enter a dark room when it’s bright outside and you’ll be spending a few minutes stumbling around, unable…

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The Misfit Flash will be able to control smart home devices

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The Misfit Flash is an incredibly useful fitness tracking device, what with the six month battery life and waterproofing. Misfit has announced that you'll also be able to use it to control devices in your smart home. Apparently the Flash will be compatible with various product and services. This includes the likes of IFTTT, Nest…

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Asus wants its next smartwatch to have a seven day battery life

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Asus's Zenwatch many have only just been released, but Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has expressed his dissatisfaction with the watch's design. He wants the company's next smartwatch to be a big improvement, and has already laid out goals he wants to achieve. Speaking at Asus's end of 2014 party, Shih said that there is a lot…

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Could pregnancy-monitoring clothes be the future of wearables?

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A fashion student at Cornell University in the U.S has been awarded one of four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene national scholarships for her tech-enhanced maternity clothes concept, “B” Maternity Wearables. The awards honour promising designers and entrepreneurs and are decided each year in New York by a panel of fashion insiders. According to New Scientist, after…

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We know more about the Apple Watch’s battery life, and it’s not great news

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There's an inherent flaw with battery technology at the moment, namely the fact that we have a lot of trouble shrinking large capacity batteries -- meaning smaller gadgets have to have smaller batteries. Smartwatches are the perfect example of this, and it looks like the Apple Watch isn't going to be any different. A new report from 9to5Mac…

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A new nanowire mesh will heat our clothes instead of our homes

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We all know that central heating is inefficient. In fact, according to Co Exist, it’s responsible for a third of climate change emissions worldwide. Even if you’re sitting in a cosy house or office right now, that’s enough to send a chill down your spine. But a new invention by scientists at Stanford University could…

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Fujitsu’s smart ring can translate air writing into action

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Fujitsu have developed a new smart ring that’s the first wearable to be able to turn in-air ‘handwriting’ into text. The nifty wearable can translate finger-waving into different alphabets, including Chinese characters, and apparently reproduced numbers with 95% accuracy even when people had no instructions on how to use it. It’ll let users save memos,…

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CES 2015: Could Osterhout’s smart glasses be more popular than Google Glass?

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They’ve built their business making military goggles, but at CES this year, Osterhout Design Group showed off a new smart glasses prototype aimed at the consumer market. Based on Wayfarer sunglasses, the AR Smart Glasses design is undeniably cooler than Google Glass’ business-chic aesthetic. They’re also designed to be light to wear, if a little…

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CES 2015: Siemens’ easyTek™ is the smart hearing aid you can control via app

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Tech innovations aren’t just about making life more fun, but improving people’s quality of life. And Siemens’ smart hearing aids, which they’ve just introduced at CES, are going to make the world more accessible for many people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The new easyTek™ aids are more like sophisticated wearables than traditional…

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CES 2015: iON unveils SnapCam wearable for 24/7 live streaming

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We're all used to seeing wearables built for tracking activity, but a new trend that's set to take over 2015 is wearables built for live streaming and always-on cameras. This new SnapCam from iON, which was unveiled at CES 2015 this week, is a great offering, complete with an 8 MP sensor, HD video capabilities…

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CES 2015: The eSkin Thermometer is an innovative (and cute) way to keep track of children’s health

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A new, useful, but above all cute invention designed to improve children’s safety is making its debut at CES in Las Vegas this week. Silicon Valley company VivaLnk Inc has developed the eSkin™ Thermometer, an easy, non-invasive way to monitor children’s (or even adults’) health. A thin sticker in the shape of a teddy bear,…

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CES 2015: Razer launches new budget wearable, Nabu X

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Razer’s just announced its new wearable at CES 2015. Called Nabu X, it’s an entry-level fitness band that provides an alternative to Razer’s higher end tracking device, Nabu, which won the CES people’s choice ‘Best in Show’ award in 2014. It might be cheaper, but the Nabu X still packs a useful range of functions,…

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CES 2015: Wearables aren’t ready for the big time yet, apparently

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The geek with a Google Glass in your office might disagree (and yes, some of the Shiny Shiny team too), but according to one company boss at CES 2015 wearable tech still isn't quite ready for the mass market yet. At Qualcomm's press conference yesterday, president Derek Aberle admitted that it might still be a…

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