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Haptic technology: The next frontier in video games, wearables, virtual reality, and mobile electronics

Tactile feedback is nothing new. It's been used in telecommunications and in entertainment for decades, and it became a standard feature in the late 1990s in mobile phones and video games – where vibrations alert you to new messages or help you "feel" the forces exerted on your avatar. Haptic technology has been very much a bit player in the fields that it's infiltrated, though, and only now are we seeing it begin to take its place alongside visual and audio tech as a key element in human-computer interaction. Read More
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Spur puts a low- to mid-range smartphone on your wrist

By - January 7, 2015 5 Pictures
Epitomical's Spur Atomic smartwatch takes a play out of the Neptune Pine's (or Dick Tracy's) book by squeezing a smartphone into something that'll fit comfortably on your wrist. Its sporty, curved look contrasts from the bulkier and rectangular Pine, yet the Atomic still manages to provide Android 4.2 alongside a solid set of specs that put it on par with low- to mid-range smartphones. Read More
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Hands-on: Martian voice control watches still conceal their smarts, now come in beaucoup styles

By - January 6, 2015 19 Pictures
Before Android Wear brought its own native voice control to the wrist, the Martian watch tapped into iPhones' and Android phones' voice control, acting much like a Bluetooth headset. This year the company is back with a new line of voice-control watches, sporting a wide selection of designs – including some from Guess. Read More
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Montblanc's new e-Strap adds smart functionality to luxury watches

By - January 5, 2015 4 Pictures
If you want the functionality of a smartwatch, but don't want to give up your old wrist timepiece, you can always settle for an add-on module or a smartband, but they don't offer much for the haute horlogerie market – until now. The TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap series by Montblanc bills itself as the "first luxury brand to combine wearable technology with fine watchmaking." Read More
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