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No typing here, instead draw with Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard prototype

Microsoft Research today released what they are calling an "analog keyboard" for Android Wear. The keyboard will allow you to input text by drawing …

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Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard has you drawing every letter

Microsoft's support for Android Wear smartwatches isn't limited to a handy OneNote app. The company's research wing has slipped out Analog Keyboard, a prototype input app that has you drawing individual characters on your wristwear instead of trying to hit tiny keys. It's not the fastest solution …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Microsoft develops Android Wear keyboard with drawing as input method

Microsoft is not shying away from supporting platforms from its competitors. The company is developing an Android Wear keyboard that is already …

(Update: pre-owned just $69.99!) Deal: LG G Watch on sale for $160 at Best Buy

<b>Update:</b> Best Buy’s CowBoom is offering a pre-owned LG G Watch for the low price of $69.99! The deal is today only, check it out here.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Now that the weekend is over, it is time to put the games away and get back to work. Best Buy has the LG G Watch on sale for $159.99, which is a …

LG G Watch Android Smartwatch Price Drops To $150 (video)

If you are in the market for an Android smartwatch you might be interested to know that the original LG G Watch smartwatch is now available to …

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Automattic's new Google Apps integration connects Gmail and Drive to WordPress.com

Today WordPress maker Automattic announced a new deal with Google, bringing Google Apps features directly into the WordPress.com dashboard.<p>According to Automattic, “the Google Apps for Work integration” enables users to “set up their own custom email address based on their domain.” In addition to …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Jaybird’s fitness-oriented wearable, the Reign, will be available Oct. 26

First announced all the way back at CES in January, Jaybird has finally unveiled rollout plans for its interesting Reign activity tracker. The device …

Watch out! Samba Video App Launches on Android This Week

If every action gets an equal — though perhaps not precisely an opposite reaction, at least via social video — then at least some part of that equation will be settled with the release of Samba for Android.<p>Samba today announced it will release an Android version of its free video messaging app on …

Anki Drive's AI-powered racing game arrives on Android

But mixed matches with iOS and Android still aren't possible<p>As it promised last month, Anki is making its artificial intelligence-powered racing game available on Android. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, 4, or 10.1 (2014 edition) can download the app and use it to control the game's …

Dizmo's Multi-platform Virtual Workspace Launches Today

Dizmo, a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn any digital surface into an interactive work space, has officially launched today, opening the platform up to the public for the first time.<p>In a nutshell, Dizmo wants to draw together all the discrete Internet of Things and other …

Health tech: When does an app need regulating?

<b>There was a time - almost forgotten now - when your phone was something you simply made calls on.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business'Air' plastic and mushroom cushionsHealth tech start-ups go the long waySenegal's expats flock to buy ramsCoding for cannabis cashDublin dotcom - the Celtic …

Flickr wants to turn your photos into wall-worthy art

You've probably seen websites that turn your digital photos into posters and other real-world art, but they're typically separate from the photo sites you use. Wouldn't it be nice if you could order those large prints on a whim while you're browsing your albums? Flickr clearly thinks so, as it just …

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries -- especially rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The portable powerhouses are a critical component of our march toward tech mobility, yet most …

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Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

Good news! Anki Drive works with Android. Bad news! It only works with a few Android devices.<p>This update comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. Since its high-profile launch last year, the clever Anki Drive has only worked with iOS devices because, mainly, the product requires …

Apple fines companies $50 million for leaks

For a company that's obsessed with secrecy, it's no surprise to see that Apple imposes tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. If your company leaks a product, or starts boasting about producing components for a future iOS device, then you'll be asked to pay a fine of no less than $50 …

No Retina MacBook Air Introduction Planned for Apple's October 16 Media Event

With rumors of a new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air circulating in recent months and the latest reports suggesting small-scale production has already begun, many have been wondering about Apple's plans for introducing the product. According to a new report from <i>Re/code</i>, the Retina MacBook Air will not …

Google counters Facebook’s Oculus buy with $500M investment in VR startup Magic Leap

Not to be left behind by Facebook, Google is also getting into virtual reality.<p>The Mountain View, Calif.-based search and advertising giant is leading what could wind up being a half-billion-dollar round in Magic Leap, according to a report in Re/code. The site said that Andreessen Horowitz could …