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Using smartphone components in wearable devices is damaging the user experience, claims ABI Research

ABI Research says consumers are suffering because conventional smartphone components are being used in smart watches, even when manufacturers claim otherwise.

Its ‘teardown’ service reports a lack of optimised smartwatch components, resulting in the end user experiencing sub-optimal battery life, unnecessary costs and a device that’s bulkier than it needs to be.

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Intel acquires Basis Science, the company behind the 'Basis band' fitness tracker

Intel acquires Basis Science, the company behind the 'Basis band' fitness tracker

Computing giant Intel has acquired Basis Science, the company behind the Basis band.

The Basis band is a wearable fitness and health tracker that offers online analysis of these metrics.

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The new iPhone no-one was expecting

Mark Bridge writes:

New Apple products! New Android smart watches!

You’d be forgiven for not having noticed either of those news stories last week. Apple did indeed announce a new iPhone – but it was simply a new iPhone 5c with just 8MB of memory.

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Android-powered smart watches confirmed by LG and Motorola

LG and Motorola have announced the first two smart watches designed to use Google’s new Android Wear operating system.

Both products are expected to go on sale in the summer, although no UK plans have been confirmed.

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Google reveals 'Android Wear' project for smart watches and other wearable devices

Google has announced a new project designed to bring Android to wearable devices.

It’s called Android Wear and is designed to take advantage of Google’s Android-based speech control.

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