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German regulators put a ban on kids’ smartwatches

By : CIOL Writers

Germany has banned the sale of smartwatches for kids, saying the devices go against the country’s surveillance laws. According to Bleeping Computer, (via Gizmodo) the regulators have deemed smartwatches targeted at kids “prohibitive listening devices” and are asking parents to destroy any

Cellular-enabled Apple watch is fabulous but wait, it is not launching in India

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Apple Watch is the ‘no. 1 watch in the world’ with an industry leading customer satisfaction of 97 percent, said Tim Cook, as he unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 3 on Tuesday at the Steve Job Theater. The biggest

Samsung’s fitness-focused Gear Sport smartwatch is here to take on Fitbit and Apple

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Barely a few days after Fitbit launched it new long-awaited ‘Ionic’ and a few weeks before Apple’s new smartwatch with built-in LTE, Samsung has launched two new health-focused wearables- the Gear Sport smartwatch and the Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band. Gear Sport smartwatch

Apple’s new smartwatch may not require an iPhone for cell connectivity

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Apple Watch may not have become a sensation like Apple’s other products like iPhone or Mac but the smartwatch is still quite popular and has many takers. Now, to up that smart quotient in its watch, Apple, reportedly is planning

Xiaomi launches Apple Watch-lookalike ‘WeLoop Hey 3S’ at $78

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Adding one more fitness tracker to the wearable market, Xiaomi’s WeLoop has launched a new smartwatch — Hey 3S, which shares striking similarities with the Nike Edition of the Apple Watch. Introduced on Xiaomi’s crowdfunded platform, MIJIA, the device has

Joining Google’s Android Wear 2.0 party, Huawei launches Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic

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2016 may not have been a great year for the smartwatch segment, but with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 from Google, other tech companies are joining the party and rolling out their contribution to the market. HTC, who unveiled a smartwatch

Google partners LG to launch the first devices powered with Android Wear 2.0

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Clearing the cloud of rumor mills, the much-awaited Android Wear 2.0 is going to make its much-awaited entry on February 9, reports VentureBeat. In partnership with the South-Korean tech titan LG, Google will unveil the first devices powered by Android

Fitbit acquires smartwatch startup Vector Watch

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After acquiring Pebble last month, fitness wearables brand Fitbit has made yet another acquisition in the form of European smartwatch maker Vector Watch. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the year-old startup has been acquired for its

Samsung launches new Gear S3 smartwatch

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Sparing no effort, Samsung has finally succeeded in cracking into the huge market that is mostly covered by Apple’s Smart watch. After a successful Gear S2, Samsung has launched the next iteration of the series, Gear S3 smartwatch. And let

Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch with heart rate sensor

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After launching a kid-focused smartwatch in May, Xiaomi launched its much-anticipated first smartwatch in China yesterday. Starting today, the Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch will be available at CNY 799 in the country. The wearable that has been designed in collaboration with

Your smartwatch can leak PINs and passwords to cybercriminals

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to steal a user’s PIN number thanks to the motion sensing data it generates, warns a study conducted by a team from the department of electrical and computing engineering

High-tech devices used by students for cheating in exams

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Right from Smartwatches to spy cams, the world of cheating, during exams has come a long way. The digital world has transformed the way we use to function traditionally. It has very easily shaken the moral code of conduct and

Wristbands and other wearables should keep an eye on smartwatches

MUMBAI, INDIA: “From 2015 through 2017, smartwatch adoption will have 48 per cent growth largely due to

Lenovo shows off second screen concept in Magic View smartwatch

BEIJING, CHINA: Lenovo at its Tech World event in China demonstrated several breakthrough product concepts that