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RANKED: These Are The Best Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are all expected to release their own smartwatches.<p>Just last month, Foxconn showed off an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that can measure the wearer's vital signs like heart beat and respiration.<p>Thanks to David Schmidt of comparison shopping platform FindTheBest, …

Smartwatches

Smartphones surge 'sparks rise in thumb injuries'

Almost half of Brits have suffered thumb injuries over the last five years, thanks to the rise in smartphones, according to research.<p>Two in five Brits have suffered some sort of discomfort or pain their thumbs over the last five years, while more than half complained that they experienced thumb …

Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs

Right now Google Glass sits at the apogee of geeky, wearable technology. Last month, interviewing a Glass-wearing Robert Scoble, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman memorably debunked it in his opening question as “that thing on your head. ” Getting non-techie people to view Glass as anything other than …

Nexus 7 teardown for 2013: Wireless charging, easy repairs

iFixit's teardown of the 2013 Nexus 7 uncovers the hardware that supports wireless charging -- the first time the repair site has seen this on a tablet.<p>iFixit said the the 2013 Nexus 7 is pretty easy to repair. And inside it found a rarity in tablets: an inductive charging coil.<p>The new 7-inch …

Mobile Technology

MoDaCo.Switch enters public beta, gives indecisive HTC One owners both worlds

Can't decide between HTC One's native spin on Android and the Google Edition's vanilla build? Now you don't have to: MoDaCo.Switch is now officially available for public beta testing. True to its name, this custom firmware allows users to reboot the phone and switch into a different version of …

Rumor: Samsung smartwatch shows up online as the SM-V700

Samsung has been rumored for a while to launch its own smartwatch device and new reports now reveal that such a product (model number SM-V700) has been spotted in inventory systems.<p><i>Samsung-Updates</i> has spotted the product on Zauba, a logistics company from India that we have seen in another …

Electronics Industry

Why Bill Gates isn't coming back to run Microsoft

Repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to return to running Microsoft.<p>Once more. With feeling. Everyone repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to sweep in like a white knight and take over as Microsoft's CEO.<p>There's an unsourced report from the Australian International Business Times claiming …

Bill Gates

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …