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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

on techhive.com

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

on techhive.com

Will the TrewGrip keyboard strike the right key for mobile users?

TrewGrip takes a traditional QWERTY keyboards, splits it in two, and flips it around so you can touch type on your mobile device. We put a prototype of this mobile keyboard through its paces.

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

on techhive.com

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

on pcworld.com

Activity tracking goes to the dogs with Whistle

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but there are durability issues.

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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

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.

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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."

Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking a snap

Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.

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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

iWatch thoughts

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Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée offers up a thoughtful critique of the current state of Apple smartwatch rumors, running down the questions that still need to be answered.

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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.