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Teenagers create 3D-printed wristband, KipstR, for your drowsy holiday binge-watching

Two teenagers developed the KipstR wristband which senses when the wearer falls asleep and subsequently pauses and records whatever the viewer has on the television.

Deal alert: $350+ Motorola purchases net you $50 savings, $500+ shaves $100 off

Motorola gear may just be the ideal stocking stuffer this Christmas, with phenomenal high-end phones like the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo catering to power users, and Moto G and E models aimed at the budget-aware masses.

Deal alert: Pebble Steel for $150 at Best Buy ($50 off list)

Pebble’s second-generation Steel smartwatch is perhaps not the “smartest” of its kind, but it’s one of the most desirable wearables nevertheless. It’s robust yet fashionable, a battery champion, water-sealed, sports a beautiful screen and now, it’s cheap too. Well, maybe not cheap cheap, as it can’t compete against, say, the $30 Movo Wave. But definitely more »

TechnologyTell Review: Clipless magnetic mount

Right now, wearables are a primary target for manufacturers. Everyone wants to take up permanent real-estate on your body, be it wrist, neck, head, or what have you. Smartwatches and fitness trackers are at the top of the list. If you don’t need an additional piece of tech, yet want a way to mount your existing smartphone/device, there aren’t too many options.

Not enough ultra-low-cost activity tracker options? Here’s one more, priced at $30

There’s more than one way to market a fitness tracker nowadays, but calling it “the first lifestyle-focused wearable” really doesn’t make much sense. Especially when dealing with such a rudimentary gadget as the Movo Wave.

HTC’s rookie wearable is on the way, but it’s not a smartwatch

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve heard word regarding the now almost mythical first HTC wearable device. And every time, it’s something else. It’s coming “soon”. No, it’s been delayed. It’s a fancy, Android Wear-running smartwatch. No, just a rudimentary activity tracker.

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Wearable data can now be used for or against you in court

Although it shouldn’t come as a surprise when you think about it, data collected from wearables is now being regarded as potential evidence in a court of law. Given the nature of litigious societies, one should expect anything and everything to be used to win over a case. But now the guessing is over, since it has happened as a first-of-its-kind.

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Muzik smart social headphones now available for purchase

Most people love music. Most people also love keeping in touch with social media. However, there doesn’t seem to be enough sharing of music through social media. I know that I’m always on the lookout for new hits or hidden gems.

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Microsoft Band goes back on sale, aaand it’s gone again

With only five million wearable devices in total shipped worldwide during the whole last fiscal quarter, it’s hard to imagine one activity tracker would be so in-demand that a giant like Microsoft couldn’t keep it available for sale a lousy few hours.

Nexus 6 pre-orders net you free Moto 360 watches, only on Vodafone UK

British Android purists have had it pretty much as hard as Americans in their hunt for the newest, largest, beefiest Nexus smartphone. Perhaps harder, given most third-party carriers and retailers taking N6 pre-orders around those parts can’t promise they’ll ship them before December.

Finally, a smartwatch that would make Dick Tracy proud

Without a doubt, the battle over consumer’s wrist real-estate has only really begun. Although smartwatches have been hitting the market with vigor over the past couple of years – this year especially – production teams are finally getting a clue about design. The most recent models of smartwatches are starting to look more like watches while retaining all the smart functions.

Google Glass may not become a consumer hit as support wanes

Has it really been two years (give or take) since Google Glass came about, drawing attention by the millions? It could be hard to believe, considering the dearth of new stories regarding Glass. But if the latest news are any indication of what is to come, Google Glass’s moment in the sun may have already come and gone.