Apple Watch To Go Into Production In January (Rumor)

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When the Apple Watch was announced last month, Apple said that the device would launch in Early 2015, the company did not give any specific dates on when the device would be available.

Now it would appear that we may have some more details on the launch date of the new Apple Watch, according to a recent report, Apple will commence mass production of their new smartwatch in January.

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PayPal And eBay Will Be Split Into Separate Companies

PayPal And eBay

PayPal and eBay which are currently one company have announced that they will be splitting into two separate companies, and the two new companies will be independently traded public companies.

The news was announced by eBay’s board of directors, and this will apparently allow eBay and PayPal to grow quicker when they are two new companies.

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Samsung Gear VR Demo Units Arrive At Best Buy Stores (video)

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Earlier this month Samsung unveiled their new virtual reality headset in the form of the Samsung Gear VR which has been designed to be used with Samsung’s flagship Note 4 smartphone to provide users with an immersive Oculus Rift style virtual reality experience using their handset to provide the processing power.

At the current time Samsung has not divulged any official release date for its new Gear VR wearable headset but visitors to Best Buy stores located in Los Angeles have reported seeing Samsung Gear VR demonstration units available to try (pictured below)

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Basis Peak Smartwatch Fitness Tracker Unveiled For $199 (video)

Basis Fitness Tracker

Following on from the acquisition by Intel of fitness tracker company Basis back in March of this year, the company has this week unveiled its latest creation since being purchased by Intel, in the form of the Basis Peak smartwatch.

Over the past twelve months Intel has been pushing wearable technology and partnering with companies such as Opening Ceremony and Fossil. The latest creation by Basis moves away from a pure fitness tracking device and more into the smartwatch marketplace.

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Rico Transforms Your Old Smartphone Into Smart Home Robot (video)

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Once we have upgraded our smartphones sometimes our old smartphones are left to become retro devices in desktop draws. Wouldn’t it be great if we could utilise the power of these smartphones somewhere else in our homes? MindHelix think they have the solution with their new Rico home robot.

The Rico home robot has been specifically designed to utilise the processing power of older smartphones and transform them into smart home robot security devices and personal assistants. Check out the video after the jump to see the new Rico smart robots in action.

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Tokyoflash Kisai Vortex Watch

Kisai Vortex

The guys from Tokyoflash have released their latest geeky watch, this one is called the Tokyoflash Kisai Vortex and it comes with a touchscreen LCD display.

The Tokyoflash Kisai Vortex watch comes with a stainless steel case and bracelet finished in gunmetal and it features a choice of either a blue or red display.

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Seek Thermal Camera Designed For Smartphones (video)

Thermal Camera

Smartphone owners wishing they could benefit from a thermal camera on a daily basis, are sure to be interested in a new camera adapter called the Seek that has been created to bring thermal imaging technology to the masses.

The Seek Thermal camera adapter adds thermal capabilities to almost any iOS or Android smartphones and weighs just 14g and is capable of detecting heat in a temperature range from -40 to +330 degrees C.

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Apple Watch On Show At Paris Fashion Week And Colette

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Those interested in seeing the new Apple Watch wearable smartwatch up close, will be interested to know that the new Watch is available to view at the French retailer Colette in Paris France ahead of Paris Fashion Week.

The new Watch will also be making an appearance at the Paris Fashion Week and the Colette website has been updated explaining : “Apple Watch windows” will be on display today only from 7pm local time.

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Pebble Smartwatch Reduced To $99 At Best Buy (video)

Pebble Smartwatch

If you fancy owning a smartwatch but don’t fancy waiting until Apple launches their’s early next year, you might be interested to know that one of the very first smartwatches is to be made available in the form of the Pebble is now available to purchase for just $99 from Best Buy stores.

The Pebble smartwatch was initially funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, during which the creators of the Pebble smartwatch raised over $10 million from over 68,000 backers.

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TomTom Golfer GPS Watch Available To Pre-Order For £200

TomTom Golfer

TomTom has this week added a new GPS watch to their range of products specifically designed for golfers to compete with the likes of the Garmin’s Approach line, in the form of the new aptly named TomTom Golfer.

The TomTom Golfer GPS watch has been fitted with GPS and fitted with a battery that will provide up to 10 hours of usage as well as course data for over 34,000 golf courses around the world.

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Nixie Wearable Drone Can Be Launched From Your Wrist (video)

Nixie Wearable Drone

Nine months ago, Intel started the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge that takes the form of a combination between a competition and an entrepreneurial mentorship program, and includes projects such as the Nixie wearable drone.

The challenge was opened to thousands of global participants with the aim of inspiring the next big innovation in wearable technology. Now ten teams of young entrepreneurs and developers have been selected to transfer their ideas into workable prototypes in the final stages, here is more information on on project the Nixie drone.

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