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Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it…

Can two wearables be better than one? Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) will be presenting some new research next week in which they demonstrate a technique aimed at extending the available screen space for smartwatch wearers by adding an additional wearable into the mix: a ring. Their smartwatch-ring wearable combo offers what they describe as “a ...

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TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion

You might not know Rovi, but the company is apparently quite big as it is acquiring TiVo for $1.1 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. Rovi holds a bunch of patents related to the entertainment industry and does a lot of software licensing to set-top box makers and TV service providers. ...

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Up Close With The New Samsung Gear S2

Round watch lovers rejoice! Samsung has finally lifted the covers off its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, and we got to take a look at it. Samsung product manager David Ng ran us through some of the features and I came away impressed by the new bezel, the unique ...

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Bubl’s Spherical Video Camera Gets Samsung Backing

Canadian startup Bubl, maker of a 360-degree camera for capturing spherical panoramas, has closed a $3.5 million (CDN$4.6 million) seed round, led by Samsung Ventures and J-Tech Capital, with other unnamed investors also participating in the round. The company has been beavering away at spherical video camera gizmo for several years now, ...

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