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Qualcomm Updates Toq And Companion App To Version 1.5, Adds Voice To Text For SMS, Improved Activity Tracking

Qualcomm Updates Toq And Companion App To Version 1.5, Adds Voice To Text For SMS, Improved Activity Tracking

Qualcomm released a substantial update to its Toq smartwatch today, taking advantage of a hardware feature few even knew the device had: a microphone. The 1.5 software adds the ability to respond to SMS messages on your phone through the watch using your voice, which is then converted to text using Nuance's STT technology. Oddly, no other voice control features are included with this update, though arguably the ability to reply to texts is one of the more common things you'd do with a smartwatch to begin with.

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Samsung Will Run Gear 2 App Challenge Starting May 8th With $1.25 Million In Total Prizes

Samsung Will Run Gear 2 App Challenge Starting May 8th With $1.25 Million In Total Prizes

As Samsung continues to forge ahead with its own wearable plans, the Korean OEM is faced with a problem – apps. To encourage developers to start using its Gear 2 Tizen SDK, Samsung will be running an App Challenge starting May 8th. Cash prizes will total $1.25 million, and the first place winner will get $100,000.

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Samsung Officially Launches The Galaxy S5 (With Exclusive FIFA 14 Offer), Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, And Gear Fit In 125 Countries

Samsung Officially Launches The Galaxy S5 (With Exclusive FIFA 14 Offer), Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, And Gear Fit In 125 Countries

We've all known the details surrounding the latest version of Samsung's flagship phone for several weeks, but now's the time to start getting our grubby fingers on one. Today Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S5 in 125 countries across the globe, including areas in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

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To sweeten the purchase, Samsung is including an exclusive copy of FIFA 14 with the device and the chance to compete (in-game) against the Galaxy 11 team.

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Music Boss For Pebble Gets An Update, Finally Becomes A Real Boss

Music Boss For Pebble Gets An Update, Finally Becomes A Real Boss

Until Android Wear comes to consumers, Pebble is going to continue to have the most robust app ecosystem of any wearable device. Music Boss is a particularly impressive app for the Pebble. It connects to your phone to control music playback with the Pebble's built-in buttons. The most recent update streamlines the process a bit by properly detecting what's going on with the phone.

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Pocket-lint Goes Hands-On With A Prototype Of The Android Wear-Powered LG G Watch, Highlights Its Form Factor

Pocket-lint Goes Hands-On With A Prototype Of The Android Wear-Powered LG G Watch, Highlights Its Form Factor

Pocket-lint has gone hands-on with a prototype version of the upcoming Android Wear-powered LG G Watch, sharing some photos in the process. Judging from the press image released with the product announcement, we could already see that the accessory would be square and come without buttons. These vivid, up-close photos confirm this. Aside from that, we see a device that looks like a flatter, more subdued version of the Pebble.

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[Deal Alert] Sony Smartwatch SW2 For $119.99 With Free Shipping After Coupon Code From Rakuten

[Deal Alert] Sony Smartwatch SW2 For $119.99 With Free Shipping After Coupon Code From Rakuten

Sony has steadfastly refused to abandon its smart watch plans for Android Wear, which is totally its call. It might not work out well down the road, but you can get your hands on Sony's latest Smartwatch SW2 right now on the cheap. How cheap? Just $119.99 with free shipping (continental US only).

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Sony Says It Will Continue Using Its Smart Watch Platform Instead Of Android Wear, At Least For Now

Sony Says It Will Continue Using Its Smart Watch Platform Instead Of Android Wear, At Least For Now

It's been scarcely a week since Android Wear exploded into the wearable scene, and everyone's been wondering about what will become of existing smart watch platforms. In the case of Sony's SmartWatch 2 (SW2) and SmartBand, it's full steam ahead. Yes, Sony isn't planning any Android Wear devices right now.

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[APK Teardown + Download] You Can Try The Android Wear Preview Launcher On Your Device Now - Here's What's Inside

[APK Teardown + Download] You Can Try The Android Wear Preview Launcher On Your Device Now - Here's What's Inside

Google blew a lot of minds with its Android Wear announcement yesterday. The ambitious project, which aims to put a specialized version of Android on as many wearables (for now watches) as possible, has been talked about, analyzed, and previewed heavily for the past 24 hours, but there's still more to discuss.

Today, we've got the Android Wear launcher (extracted from the emulator) as it currently exists. This is an early version of the home launcher that you'll see on the Moto 360 and likely other wearable devices coming in the near future.

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Qualcomm Toq Gains Augmented SmartWatch Pro Support, Its First Important Win Since The SDK's Release

Qualcomm Toq Gains Augmented SmartWatch Pro Support, Its First Important Win Since The SDK's Release

Last month Qualcomm released the SDK for its Toq smartwatch, inviting developers to create much needed apps for the device. Unsurprisingly, software hasn't exactly flooded in. Nevertheless, the Toq has just scored its largest win yet - the latest Augmented SmartWatch Pro update adds support for Qualcomm's wristwatch.

Primary features center around real-time alerts. Here are some fuzzy screens showing a Fitbit card and a weather alert.

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The app also supports up to three Tasker tasks, with opening the card serving as the trigger.

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Taking The Android Wear Preview SDK For A Spin - Notifications, Notifications, And More Notifications [Detailed Hands-On With GIFs Galore]

Taking The Android Wear Preview SDK For A Spin - Notifications, Notifications, And More Notifications [Detailed Hands-On With GIFs Galore]

As I'm sure you've seen by now, earlier today Google exploded a bombshell by unveiling the Android Wear smart watch initiative along with a number of partners that will be making the hardware later this year. Last but not least, the Android Wear Preview SDK was announced so that developers could start playing with the Android Wear watch emulator hooked up live to their devices and get the feel for how everything will work.

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