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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot & TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

But, hey, at least Christian Bale is a very good actor.

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OS X Yosemite: Macworld's complete guide to Apple's new feature-packed OS

Ever since its beta release, we've been combing through Yosemite to tease out its most useful and interesting features. Here's a guided tour through all the stories we've posted so far.

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The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

With a more elegant design, brighter display, and improved heart-rate sensor, the Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker improves on the Basis B1 Band in pretty much every way.

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Meet the new Macworld staff

Times are changing, but Macworld remains committed to delivering news, reviews and how-tos about all things Apple.

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Meet Apple Watch, the new Apple smartwatch with a clever new navigation scheme

Apple's new $350 wearable supports mobile Apple Pay payments and a raft of health and exercise features. But its most novel feature may be the "Digital Crown" navigation interface.

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If Apple wants its wearable to matter to normal people, here's what an iWatch must deliver

Apple's wearable is far from a guaranteed success, but mobile payments, simple UI, and a perfectly compromised hardware design could make the iWatch the first smartwatch everyone loves.

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

on techhive.com

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Smartwatches and traditional watches will never merge

In Episode 8 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on Apple's not-so-luxurious iWatch plans, the opposing goals of smartwatches and wristwatches, and vexing Android Wear navigation.

on techhive.com

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Smartwatches must respect the women's market, watch company executives say

Women's watches comprise about 35 percent of the traditional luxury wristwatch market, yet the consumer electronics companies are sticking to a tech-nerd aesthetic.

on techhive.com

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This is what luxury watch executives think of your 'cheap, plastic-designed' smartwatch

TAG Heuer's CEO says smartwatches look like ‘cheap wrist computers’ but won’t rule one out. Top brass from Citizen and Bulova are almost as critical, but have kind words for Moto 360 and Pebble.

on techhive.com

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Apple poaches TAG Heuer sales director, presumably to help launch mythical iWatch

Evidence mounts that an Apple smartwatch is coming. Just don't expect it to be labeled "Swiss made."

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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

on techhive.com

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

on techhive.com

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The 10 most likely sensors in a 10-sensor Apple smartwatch

Once you begin counting up the sensors, it's actually quite easy to get to 10. But you can forget about a blood-glucose sensor outright.

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A 10-sensor iWatch says Apple's smartwatch will be nothing like Android Wear

If a recent report proves true, we'll see Apple announce a wearable expressly designed for health, wellness and quantified-self data collection.