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LG announces KizON, a wearable mobile phone for children

LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.

The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.

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A week of mobile news, including a US launch for the Amazon Fire smartphone and a UK launch for Google Glass

Podcast - 25th June 2014

This week's podcast covers the launch of the first Amazon smartphone and the introduction of Google Glass to the UK.

We also talk about new WiFi-powered voice services from EE and Three, plans to reduce mobile 'black spots', BlackBerry's app partnership, smartphone theft, 4G innovation... and rechargeable trousers.

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Google Glass wearable technology comes to the UK

Google has started selling its Google Glass wearable glasses-style computers in the UK.

They’re currently priced at £1,000 including frames or sunshades.

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British designer creates wireless charging trousers using Nokia technology

Designer Adrien Sauvage, who founded of House A. Sauvage, has worked with Nokia to create trousers that incorporate a wireless charging pocket for smartphones.

His new ‘Modern Man’ collection uses technology from the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate to recharge any compatible device that’s placed in the trouser pocket.

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Fitness activity trackers still dominate wearable device sales

Four Activity Trackers sold for every Smartwatch, according to ABI Research

Wearable device sales in the first quarter of 2014 were dominated by ‘activity trackers’, according to a new report from ABI Research.

It says these fitness-related devices outsold smartwatches by four to one.

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