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The Tech Side of Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government<p>IT Modernization<p>The plans would force government to get digital, as well as improve the way it …

Adidas is taking sneaker customization to a whole new level

Adidas is in the process of revamping mi Adidas, its feature that lets people customize shoes with various elements -- you can mix and match colors and even have your name embroidered on them. To make things better (or worse, depending on who you ask), Adidas will soon also allow you to create …

Rumor: Brainwave-Sensing Startup InteraXon Was Approached By Google About An Acquisition

Toronto-based startup InteraXon, maker of the Muse brainwave-sensing headband, had a very interesting potential suitor, according to a source close to the startup speaking to TechCrunch. Specifically, Google came calling, but InteraXon isn’t necessarily interested in being acquired by the search …

Lumus and eyeSight deal brings gesture control to DK-40 smart glasses hand-on

Imagine a pair of Smart Glasses that you didn't need to fondle just to dismiss notifications, or worse, speak out loud to like a crazy. It's that exact thought that brought Lumus and eyeSight together. If you know each company's respective products, you don't have to imagine too hard what's going …

HTC's new smartwatch may be previewed next week with Qualcomm guts

Remember when HTC's Cher Wang said that her company solved the smartwatch battery life conundrum? Rumor has it the answer was Mirasol. According to <i>Bloomberg</i> sources, the company is preparing to share its smartwatch prototype with carriers at Mobile World Congress next week, a wearable that's said …

Garmin's Fenix 2 GPS watch can track your sporting life and talk to your phone

Garmin's original Fenix GPS watch was nearly a one-trick pony -- it could guide you through a hiking trip or a long run, but not much more. The company's newly unveiled Fenix 2 is considerably more talented, however. The new wearable can track your progress in six sports, with automatic recording …

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable will come in two models, according to fuzzy leaked images

It definitely looks like a new Galaxy Gear. There's definitely two of them and... that's most of what we can discern from what appear to be some cannily sniffed-out thumbnails from, well, somewhere. According to @evleaks, they'll be known as the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear Neo. Samsung's …

Huawei's first smartband has a pop-out earpiece for voice calls (video)

Huawei hasn't exactly been keeping quiet about its very own wearable device, so today's announcement of its TalkBand B1 should be no surprise to anyone. As shown in the earlier leaks, it has a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display on the band, but what hasn't been obvious until now is that it also …

Google and LG are reportedly working together on an Android smartwatch

Rumors of a Google-powered smartwatch just got a little more tangible -- both <i>CNET</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claim that the search firm is teaming up with LG to make the Android-based wristwear. We still don't know much about the hardware's capabilities, but <i>CNET</i> believes that Google would follow …

This wearable Sony concept will let you document your life with photos

Back at CES, Sony unveiled a curious wearable: the Core, a miniscule activity tracker made to slot into accessories, like its SmartBand. At the time, details surrounding this waterproof sensor were scarce, but here at Mobile World Congress, we've gotten more insight into how the tiny tracker fits …

Qualcomm cuts the price of its Toq smartwatch to $250

As you may have noticed, the smartwatch space has been heating up -- not good news for Qualcomm, whose $350 Toq smartwatch has been one the more expensive wearables on the market. The company isn't sitting still, however, and has just revealed that it quietly dropped the Toq's price to $250 on …

Sony's Core-equipped SmartBand and Lifelog app arrive in March (video)

We caught a glimpse of Sony's Core activity sensor back at CES, and it seems the masses will be able to outfit their wrists with one this spring. At Mobile World Congress, Sony announced that the SmartBand (SWR10) that houses the Core and its accompanying Lifelog app will be available in March. If …

The i'm Tracer bracelet means never having to ask 'where's the kid?'

The kooky folks behind the (frankly awful) i'm Watch are a mainstay at Mobile World Congress. This year they've got something a <i>little</i> more useful to show off: It's called the i'm Tracer, and it's the evolution of another GPS tracker the company has highlighted before. The Tracer is a wearable …

Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit

Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by the barely five-month-old Galaxy Gear. And, in typical Samsung fashion, the company hasn't released just one …

If you've got the SADs, this sunlight-tracking wearable could help cure it

There are wearables to track your exercise activity, food consumption and sleep habits. There are even wearables that want to be smartphones-lite. But never before has there been a portable tracker for daily sunlight exposure. That's a niche GoodLux is looking to fill with its SunSprite, a …

Google Will Launch A Special Version Of Android For Smart Watches This Spring

However, we've also learned another nugget of news: Google is preparing to announce its own smartwatch operating system for all OEMs, and for developers to use to build smartwatch apps, in the coming months. We're hearing that the announcement will come in the March to May timeframe, but definitely …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

This Reflective Umbrella Surrounds You In a Super-Safe Halo of Light

To me, whimsical umbrellas—you know, the kind printed with <i>Starry Night</i> or cats—have always seemed like a mockery of the rain-drenched commuter's …

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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April

Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, a Tizen OS-powered wearable that will get up to three days of battery life and is promised to allow for a improved applications. There will be two models – the Galaxy Gear 2 with camera and the Gear 2 Neo without – and they …

MEMI, Because A Purse Is Where Phone Calls Go To Die

A while ago, HTC came up with this silly phone called the Bliss, which had a little charm that hung out of a purse and notified women when they were getting a phone call or alert.<p>The idea — that purse-carrying females need something besides their phone, packed deeply in their black hole of a purse, …

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

Samsung’s new Gear 2 smartwatches are basically an apology for the Galaxy Gear

Only six months after Samsung released its failed Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with all the faux fanfare of a product that was supposed to change the world, the company announced its new smartwatches in the lowliest of ways: with a press release.<p>Samsung officially announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo …

Lynx Smart Grill

Take the guesswork out of your grilling with the Lynx Smart Grill. This voice-activated wonder automatically cooks your food based on your commands, …

How Marketers Are Managing the Evolving B2B Buyer's Journey [Infographic]

What challenges do B2B marketers face in the typical sales cycle?<p>And, most important, how are marketers meeting those challenges?<p>The following …

How FreshDirect Got People To Do The Unthinkable — Buy Fish Over The Internet

FreshDirect, the online-only grocery company, has become a staple in New York's tri-state area.<p>But when the retail brand launched some 11 years ago, consumers were still skeptical about buying anything over the Internet - let alone fish or any kind of perishables.<p>Founder and CEO Jason Ackerman and …

Google To Lease And Restore NASA's Famous Hangar One

The hangar once housed the U.S. Navy's dirigibles.<p>Hangar One once held 1930s-era dirigibles, including the U.S.S. Macon. You could fit three Titanics in there, side by side, a NASA historic preservation officer once told Air & Space magazine. And now, Google is taking over the lease for the …

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside reportedly leaving to join Dropbox (update: confirmed)

Executive departures (voluntary and otherwise) aren't uncommon after major acquisitions, and that may well be happening in the wake of Lenovo's deal to acquire Motorola's cellphone business from Google. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside is leaving the company …

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …