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Green Bean connects to GE appliances

What if your dryer could send a notification that would buzz your phone or smartwatch to let you know your laundry is done? Well, it may be easier to tap into the brains of your appliances than you might think, with the US$20 open-source Green Bean module announced today by GE at MakerCon in New York.  Read More

Android Wear's stock functionality is a good starting point, but dig a little deeper and i...

The Android Wear platform is built firmly around Google’s Now notification-centric personal assistant service, but there’s a lot more that it can do if you dig a little deeper. Read on as we highlight some of the best apps for Android Wear.  Read More

The Moto 360 is available now, starting at US$249 (Photo credit: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

After many months of waiting, the Moto 360, Motorola's stylish round-face Android Wear smartwatch, is finally available and Gizmag has spent over a week now with a review unit. So let's get right to the bottom line, which is that this is the best smartwatch the world has seen so far. But that may not be saying much, as smartwatches still have some growing up to do.  Read More

The Apple Watch comes with a number of ways to personalize

It's official. Apple is making a smart watch called simply "Apple Watch," but you're going to have to wait for the opportunity to pay at least $349 for one until early next year. If the Apple Watch works as well as the company claimed during its lengthy unveiling on Tuesday, it just may be worth the wait.  Read More

The new Moto X has been upgraded as well as upsized (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

It's not called the Moto X+1, but there is a new Moto X and it is bigger and better than the first one. Motorola announced the successor to its acclaimed Android smartphone during an exclusive event at its headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and Gizmag was there to get an early look.  Read More

The Moto 360 is available for $249

When we first learned that Motorola had a round face Android Wear smart watch in the works a few months ago, it seemed like a wearable worth waiting for. As of today, the Moto 360 is officially a reality and available in the US, but the competition has started to catch up. Fortunately, Gizmag was among the first outlets to spend some hands on time with the Moto 360 at Motorola headquarters in Chicago on Thursday and I've also been able to put a review unit to good use in the real world. So far, it appears this could be the timepiece we've been waiting for since, well... since the beginning of time.  Read More

The bright AMOLED touchscreen display is fast and responsive (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

Asus has today announced the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable powered by Android Wear. The 7.9 mm-thin smartwatch features a 2.5D curved glass face that's said to cater for more natural and responsive swiping gestures. As well as pairing with any smart device running Android 4.3 or higher courtesy of Bluetooth 4.0, the ZenWatch can also act as a "wellness manager."  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S (left) and LG G Watch R smart...

Smartwatches have yet to really take off, but this holiday season is going to mark the biggest push we've seen from OEMs. Ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung and LG have already spilled the beans on their upcoming flagship watches. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Gear S and LG G Watch R smartwatches.  Read More

LG spilled some more details on its round-faced smartwatch, the G Watch R

Samsung wasn't the only Korean manufacturer to pull back the curtain on a smartwatch today. Remember that round-faced watch that LG teased earlier this week? Well, it's official – and it does indeed run Android Wear. Meet the LG G Watch R.  Read More

LG is set to announce a smartwatch with a fully circular display

Of the early Android Wear watches, Motorola's round-faced Moto 360 has raised the most eyebrows. Unfortunately, though, we're still waiting for the hyped watch to reach customers. It looks like LG has taken advantage of this wait to make a circular smartwatch of its own.  Read More

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