Consumer & Gadgets

Facebook working on smartwatch

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed it is working on a smartwatch that might one day connect with augmented reality glasses being developed by the leading social network.

Consumer & Gadgets

Flexible display talk: Smartphone might fold around your wrist

A phone that folds? Smartphone vendors think it can capture imaginations as they work to come up with newer gee-whiz designs to sell phones. This month, there is one foldable phone in the wings that is capturing special attention ...

Hardware

Wear OS smartwatches to get new Qualcomm chip boosts

As Android watchers know, the nomenclature Android Wear for a smartwatch platform was changed. Now it is Wear OS. More platform-agnostic. Less static from those who flinch at the very sound of the word "Android."

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Using your arm as a smartwatch touchscreen

Smartwatches as devices for messaging and search are far eclipsed by the desktop, laptop, tablet and phones, for obvious reasons, namely their tiny touchscreens. In tech parlance, the smartwatch "input-output bottleneck" ...

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Researchers bring smartwatch innovations to CHI2018

Researchers from Dartmouth College will unveil developmental smartwatch technology at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2018). The watch innovations will be demonstrated during the event in ...

Consumer & Gadgets

When a watch transforms into full-scale phone

When smartwatches first made their debut as wearables, some tech watchers were not sure of the smartwatch as a viable form factor. Witness Alex Dobie's assessment back in 2016 in Android Central:

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