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Round vs. square: Smartwatch design divide steals Google I/O spotlight

The most divisive debate rippling through the smartwatch community is not about software, price point, or battery life. Rather, it centers on a simple design choice: should watch faces be round or square?<p>That couldn't have been more evident than when Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai wrapped up the …

Wearable Tech

Germany cancels Verizon contract over snooping fear

The German government has cancelled a contract with Verizon over concern that US firms may be giving data to US authorities.<p>Verizon has provided internet services to a number of German government departments and the current contract was due to run out in 2015.<p>The firm did not comment on the …

REPORT: Apple Is Already Developing Its First Smart Home Devices

Although Apple unveiled its HomeKit platform for developers at this year's WWDC, the company is now working on actual hardware products for everyday users.<p>Gurman's sources haven't specified exactly what types of devices Apple is working on, but they did reportedly say that the connected home space …

Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining

Fear of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives a year, according to Google's Larry Page.<p>Speaking out in response to fears over his company's vast haul of personal information, Page made the case that not only is Google not going too far with collecting and analysing …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …