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Messaging And The Apple Watch

Although the Apple Watch boasts the ability to instantly notify users with important updates — breaking news stories, changes to their bank account or the achievement of a fitness goal — its 42mm screen can be a major constraint for developers and designers. This is especially true for messaging applications, which must ...

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Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy, ahead of ship dates staring in early July, and in-store retail availability at the electronics giant starting in mid-July. ...

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Nokia Confirms Plan To Return To Phone Market In 2016

So much for terse denials. Former world number one mobile maker Nokia, which sold its device making unit to Microsoft last year, is indeed intending to get back into the mobile game next year — when a Microsoft contract clause that currently prevents it from putting its brand name on handsets lapses. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told Germany’s Manager ...

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Doppel Is A Wearable That Puts A Pulse On Your Pulse

The wacky world of wearables has a new would-be entrant: meet doppel, a wrist-worn device that’s not a smartwatch, not a fitness tracker, and not (just) a heart-rate monitor. Caveat: It’s also not yet a product; the London-based team building doppel have just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to try to get their working prototype ...

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