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China’s Internet Minister gets private look at Apple Watch

China’s Internet Minister gets private look at Apple Watch

Lu Wei, China’s Internet Minister, received a private tour by Tim Cook when he visited Apple recently. This included a hands-on with the Apple Watch in addition to their talks about Apple’s push into China, user privacy, and national security. During his time in the Silicon
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Apple files for flexible display that provides tactile feedback

Apple files for flexible display that provides tactile feedback

A recent USPTO filing shows Apple’s patent application for a flexible display which deforms when touched to provide tactile feedback. It will house actuators under the display to create bumps or ridges to simulate buttons and other virtual objects. Electronic devices may be provided that contain
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Fitness wearables companies pushing sales to businesses

Fitness wearables companies pushing sales to businesses

Makers of fitness wearables are now shifting their focus from the individual to corporate customers. Jawbone recently announced a new program to get its Jawbone UP fitness bands to businesses in the US. The new UP for Groups provides bulk discounts for its fitness trackers and
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Misfit partners with Oscar Insurance to pay you to keep fit

Misfit partners with Oscar Insurance to pay you to keep fit

Here is a new take on insurance. Oscar Insurance is launching a program that gives its customers Misfit fitness trackers to track their daily activities. If you hit the daily step count (as determined by your current health stats), you will get $1 every time you
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Yield issues with Apple Watch components solved, moving into mass production in January

Yield issues with Apple Watch components solved, moving into mass production in January

It seems that Apple and supply partner Quanta Computer have solved their yield issues with various Apple Watch components and now they are gearing up for mass production that is slated to start in January. Quanta is increasing its employee count to 10,000 up from its
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Microsoft might be working on Xbox One wearable

Microsoft might be working on Xbox One wearable

Rumours are that Microsoft is working on a fitness wearable device that would work with its Xbox One game console. Joe Officer, who leads Xbox One component supplier Exertis said: The wearable market is always growing and we can expect to see Microsoft rolling out a
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Get music on your Android Wear smartwatch without the need for your smartphone

Get music on your Android Wear smartwatch without the need for your smartphone

Google’s latest update for the Android Wear OS carries a very useful feature. The ability to listen to music right from your smartwatch, without the need for a smartphone. Make sure you’re running the latest version of the Android Wear app on your smartphone and your
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Android Wear update comes with pretty new watch faces

Android Wear update comes with pretty new watch faces

Tired of how your Android Wear watch face looks? Google hears your pain and it is launching its Watch Face API for developers along with its latest Android Wear firmware update. Google has partnered with designers, brands, and artists to create a couple of impressive watch
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10% of UBS survey participants show interest in buying a smartwatch

10% of UBS survey participants show interest in buying a smartwatch

In a recent survey conducted by UBS, 10 percent of the 4,000 respondents mentioned that they are “very likely” to buy a smartwatch next year. Figure 10 indicates that 10% of respondents (401 out of 4,000) are very likely and 17% (682 out of 4,000) somewhat
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TAG Heuer Intel smartwatch to be released at CES 2015

TAG Heuer Intel smartwatch to be released at CES 2015

TAG Heuer’s first smartwatch might be coming this January 2015 at CES. Sources say that the smartwatch will be powered by Intel. Earlier this year, Jean-Claude Biver, TAG’s head of watch operations, revealed that the company is working on a smartwatch and hinted that it is
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