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Hands-on with Pebble Firmware 2.5; iOS 8 users get better notifications

A small tweak to notifications makes the Pebble smartwatch much more useful. And there's new compass support too.

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Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

A virtual alien waved at me and I waved back. It's that good.

on pcworld.com

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

on pcworld.com

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Apple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

A couple more details on Apple's first smartwatch are falling into place.

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Apple Watch vs. Android Wear: A reality check

The first Apple smartwatch doesn't bury Google's efforts, but it shows the way forward

on techhive.com

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5 things the Apple Watch can do, and 5 things it can't

There's fitness tracking and shopping tools, but no built-in GPS or Wi-Fi

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What you need to know about Apple Watch, Apple's attempt to remake wearables

Now that Apple's smartwatch is finally a real product, it's a perfect time to detail exactly what we know, and what key details are still under wraps.

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Slideshow: The Apple Watch in person

Photos taken during the hands-on session at Tuesday's Apple event in Cupertino.

We go up close with the new Apple Watch

Apple's smartwatch won't arrive until early 2015, but we had a chance to get our hands on one at Apple's iPhone 6 press event.

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Summary: Apple introduces the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay

We were at Apple's big fall event and got the low-down on the two big-screen iPhones (the 6 and 6 Plus), the company's first smartwatch, and its new phone-based payment system.

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Apple introduced the Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino, California, on September 9, 2014

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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.

Meet Ollie, 3 times faster than Sphero and tuned for tricks

It can still teach your kid a little about robotics, but Ollie is mostly about driving as fast as you can.

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Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

A September announcement seems likely, but a 2014 launch doesn't

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Report: Apple wearable on track for September debut

Fitness and home controls could play a big role in Apple's latest gadget