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Op-Ed: Apps for Apple Watch are ridiculous but will still take off

The Apple Watch has been in the hands of owners for over a week now and its dedicated App Store is beginning to get stocked with apps designed for its tiny screen. Most of these apps offer no more productivity than their iPhone counterparts though.

Parents use Apple Watch to send new baby's heartbeat to relatives

A family has found a touching new way to use the Apple Watch's heartbeat sensor that isn't gimmicky or useless. They opted to let friends and family know that their newborn baby was alive and well in a unique way - by sending her heartbeat with the watch.

The Apple Watch is "not a threat" to mechanical watches

Lead Apple designer Jony Ive has said that the Apple Watch should not be viewed as a threat by luxury watch manufacturers in a filmed interview designed to uncover Apple's aims with its new wearable device.

Google updates Android Wear to defend against the Apple Watch

Google has released an update for Android Wear ahead of the imminent release of the Apple Watch. It adds a few new useful features to the smartwatch operating system and is designed to make your watch "more helpful."

1 million Apple Watches were sold in the U.S. on Friday

An online retail analysis firm has concluded that almost a million Apple Watches were sold in the US alone on Friday when pre-orders opened. Shipping estimates on the watch are now stretching back to July for new orders.

The Apple Watch's mysterious diagnostic port is drawing attention

Rumours are flying on the Internet about the purpose of a mysterious diagnostic port on the Apple Watch that is present even on retail units. Some have speculated that it may be intended for use in the future beyond simple diagnostics by Apple staff.

Apple Watch back-ordered by well over a month after just 6 hours

The Apple Watch has barely been on sale for six hours but the company is already acquiring massive amounts of orders. The Apple Store is now showing delivery times as over a month away for new orders.

The first Apple Watch prototype was an iPhone with velcro

It has been revealed that the first prototype of the Apple Watch was nothing more than an iPhone stuck with velcro to the wearer's wrist. It ran an emulator of the watch's screen and was connected to a dongle representing the crown of the watch.

Op-Ed: Do we really need smartwatches?

Apple just released their newly anticipated device, the Apple watch, which is basically a miniature smartphone and MP3 player you wear on your wrist.

Where to watch live images of Dawn probe arriving at Ceres

NASA's Dawn probe has successfully arrived at Ceres, entering into orbit around the dwarf planet at 7:39 a.m. EST (1339 GMT)

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

Fears of Apple Watch prompt universities to ban watches in exams

A number of British universities have announced that they will be banning all watches from examination halls amid fears of possible cheating once smartwatches come into popularity, expected with the release of the Apple Watch next month.

Apple Watch marks company's first dive into wearable tech

Apple unveiled its new Watch product, its first foray into wearable technology. The Watch lets you access a variety of apps via its sapphire glass screen. With the Apple Watch, you can play music, reply to texts and control your computer or iPhone.

Microsoft apparently planning a smartwatch for two years now

Surprise surprise, Microsoft is in the smartwatch race as well, at least that's what their patent shows. Can they actually deliver the smartwatch they're planning on? If they can, it could be smarter than all of its competitors.

Woman takes Rolex watch, hides in her vagina

Las Vegas - A Las Vegas woman faces two felony counts after allegedly stealing a Rolex watch valued up to $35,000, and promptly hiding it in her vagina.

A civilian in camouflage guards Crimea from 'Nazis'

Simferopol - Standing watch in front of Crimea's regional parliament in the capital Simferopol, Konstantin Chaika, a pro-Russian civilian in camouflage gear insists he is a "peaceful man."But he says he will know "where to look" to find weapons if the situation esc...

LG to launch new smartwatch this year

Seoul - LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.The announcement from the South Korean smartphone maker came a...

LG to launch new smartwatch this year

Seoul - LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.

Samsung launches new smart watch, Gear 2

Barcelona - Samsung launched on Sunday a new smart watch, the Gear 2, after a first version won over few critics, adding new features and ditching Google's Android in favour of its own operating system.The South Korean electronics giant revealed the new watch in a...

Swiss watchmakers clock record exports in 2013

Z - Swiss watchmakers saw their export growth slow down significantly last year, but they still clocked a new record high, the Swiss Watch Industry said on Thursday.Swiss watch exports edged up 1.9 percent in 2013 to a record 21.

Swatch reports good times

Z - The world's biggest watch group Swatch on Wednesday posted a 2013 net profit rise of more than 20 percent, beating market expectations and hailing a promising start to the new year.

Swatch sales rise in 2013 but misses targets

Z - The world's biggest watch group Swatch saw its share price soar Friday after posting an 8.3-percent increase in sales in 2013, even though it undershot targets due to unfavourable exchange rates.

Samsung to roll out Galaxy Tab 'Pro' and 'Lite' in 2014

2014 marks a very crucial year for Samsung as many eagerly await the Galaxy S5 smartphone and further compliments of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. As it seems, Samsung looks to dominate the tablet market with four more products with specific user targeting.

LG Display unveils bendable and unbreakable OLED display screen

LG Display recently showed off their latest technology, a six-inch flexible OLED display that may be arriving to next generation smartphones as early as Q4, November 2013.

US Doctor Who series to air on Watch

Following on from the BBC’s scheduling of a raft of “Doctor Who”-related programming for the coming months, Watch, the UK subscription channel, has announced that it, too, will be celebrating 50 years of the sci-fi show.

Apple 'iWatch' trademark spree hits Mexico, Taiwan, and more

The smart watch concept has been rumored for quite some time and several small start up companies have been designing these concept devices.

Smart-watches to become the next big thing?

From the Apple iPod and iPhone to the tablet, and maybe the laplet (Merge between laptop and tablet), technology in the form of mobile computing has changed quite a bit. Now, is it possible for smart watches to become the next big thing?

Insurance company says Musician Timbaland's claim is bogus

According to legal documents filed by an insurance company, Timbaland is trying to get one over on them by filing a bogus $1.8 million claim over a missing watch.

YouTube annouces live streaming API for game developers

Google's YouTube video hosting and sharing service is adding a new feature to their platform. This time, the focus is on video game developers and providing the option of live streaming to video games.

Is Apple developing the 'smart watch'?

Various media reports, and a patent that has recently been filed, suggest that the next Apple innovation will be a 'smart watch'.
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Apple Watch demo units in Apple stores have the diagnostic port exposed and usable
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A family used an Apple Watch Sport to send the heartbeat of their newborn baby to relatives
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Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiling the Apple Watch on March 9  2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiling the Apple Watch on March 9, 2015
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