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I’ve had the Microsoft Band for nearly 24 hours now, and here’s my quick impressions. In that time, I ran a half marathon and did a little hiking to give it some fitness testing. I also used it around the house. After more use, I’ll post a full review. Quick Positives List Watch mode is quite nice (always displays the…

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  Microsoft may be gearing up once again to make more money from IP licensing than actual device sales, as they gather more patents relevant to smart watches while not shipping any, while their main opponent Google gets ready to churn out a whole flotilla of smart arm bands. Their latest two patents is for Discreetly Displaying Contextually Relevant Information…

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  There has been plenty of speculation about a future Microsoft-powered smart watch, and while there has not been any strong rumours regarding availability yet, many think the accessory is inevitable, due to strong moves by Apple and Google in the area. We have seen a recent patent for a fitness band by Microsoft (right), and today we bring you…

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Graphics Artist PhoneDesigner, who frequently mocks up Nokia concept devices, has turned his attention to a Nokia smart watch. Based on pictures of a leaked prototype device (right), the device is a slightly sleeker take on this, and features a glance/today screen type UI which should ensure long battery life. After divesting itself of their handset business Nokia has said…

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Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Summit recently, Microsoft devices and services chief Larson-Green hinted that we could see some wearable devices from Microsoft in 2014. "For my lifetime, there will desktop computers where people are doing precision movements with the mouse, which are highly tuned for productivity and typing — as well as maybe something on your wrist or…

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It seems the crowd-sourcing fundraising project for the Russian Gnomio smartwatch which was meant to be compatible with Windows Phone and run on Windows Embedded Compact 7 has been cancelled. Some donors at IndieGogo have been refunded, suggesting the company was not finding traction in hitting their goal of $100,000. The project page at IndieGogo has also been made private.…