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Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms

Company Woojer is seeking funding for Ryg, a haptic feedback vest that supports “pretty much” all gaming consoles, VR systems, PC games, and smartphones. The device adds a new layer of experience to one’s gaming sessions, enabling players to feel actions in their body as they happen on the screen. This can include, for example, feeling the roar of a … Continue reading

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Thalmic axes Myo gesture armband to make ‘entirely different’ product

Thalmic has enjoyed a fair amount of success with its gesture-controlling Myo armband, which found uses in everything from DJ sets to prosthetics.

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Wear OS update today: 5 reasons to be excited

Today Wear OS was updated for all Android devices able to run the software. With this newest version of Wear OS, the wearable (mostly watch-based) software becomes more proactive – quite literally with a feature Google calls “proactive and personalized help”. It’s also the most health-conscious version of Wear OS, as it provides insight into your activities with Google Fit.

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Oculus’ most powerful VR headset ships spring 2019 for $399

Project Santa Cruz has left the pre-production phase. Oculus VR's powerful standalone headset is officially called Oculus Quest and it's due to hit the market in the spring of 2019 for $399 -- let's just call it an even $400

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Casio’s see-through G-Shock watches are an icy blast of nostalgia

Casio's G-Shock watch line is enjoying a bit of a renaissance on its 35th anniversary (you can even get a full metal model if you like), and the company is making the most of it with some particularly eye-catching wristwear. It just introduced a Gla...

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Jordan XXXIII adds lacing tech ‘informed’ by Nike’s HyperAdapt

Tonight Nike's Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan 33, and besides a design that harkens back to the Jordan III shoe from 1988, it includes technology relating to a more recent model. The "FastFit" tightening system that activates by tugging a strap...

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Polar Vantage V and M multi-sport watches are made for athletes

Polar has launched two new smartwatches, the Polar Vantage V and the Vantage M. Both models are designed for athletes who are serious about their workouts, including runners and swimmers who need a wearable way to track their exercise metrics. Both watches include continuous heart rate monitoring and Sleep Plus, a way to track the quality and amount of sleep

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Apple Pay and Google Pay can buy you a Slurpee at 7-Eleven

After years of holding out, 7-Eleven is finally ready to embrace tap-to-pay in earnest. The convenience store chain has followed through on earlier teasers by supporting Apple Pay and Google Pay at its US stores. "Most" American locations will supp...

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This audacious curved-screen wearable has a gaudy camera

Just as Google is making Wear OS feel less like a smartphone system squeezed onto a watch, ZTE spinoff Nubia wants to slap a full phone on your wrist. At IFA 2018, the company unveiled a prototype device called the Nubia-A, which it's touting as a "w...

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Google says it won’t release a smartwatch this year

Despite longstanding rumors suggesting that Google was preparing to release a smartwatch in 2018, you won't see a Pixel Watch on shelves (or wrists) any time soon. The company's director of engineering for Wear OS, Miles Barr, confirmed to Tom's Guid...

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