New Android Wear smartwatch looks for funding on Indiegogo

The fact that it is partially open source in the way that Android makes it one of the main differences to Google’s approach to Android Wear as compared to other smartwatch platforms. What this means is even if you’re not one of Google’s official Android Wear hardware partners, you may still be able to download the source code from the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) and you may build your own.

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Bitcoin, Google, ISIS and censorship is discussed by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange is not one who usually gives a lot of interviews from his home which is situated in the Ecuadorian embassy in London although this changes when he is promoting a new book. The Australian who believes in the freedom of information was open to any questions** about some of the topics he writes about in the book. One of these topics being Google chairman Eric Schmidt, the terrorist group ISIS and the future of BitCoin. This is a very shortened version of that aforementioned interview.

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Nvidia and AMD have us excited for the U.S. holiday season

The holiday season of the U.S. ie. The last 2 months of the year is always a great time to be in if you’re as into electronics as we are! I love PC gaming and I firmly believe in its superiority in gaming over console gaming and it really excites me to hear that Nvidia and AMD are both bringing their latest graphics cards out and their latest lines are looking to aim at different parts of the market and claim their corners with their own versions of silicon cards. They are upping the ante in gaming performance and are looking to battle it out over who wins the Christmas graphics cards sales race.

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Elon Musk says there is still another 5 to 6 years to go regarding self-driving car technology

Up to a year ago, the company Tesla announced that it plans to develop technologies regarding a self-driving car, and now Elon Musk, who is the founder and CEO, says there is still alot of work to be carried out before that can become a reality. About another 5 to 6 years, to be exact. Musk says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, that the different technologies needed to actualise this still needs years of work to perfect, and that it could possibly take a few more years after that for laws and regulations to catch up.

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The Google Glass rival of Sony will go on sale towards the end of March

Released today is the SmartEyeglass software development kit is and the hardware is expected to follow this. You would be expected to think that more companies would be looking to compete with Google's Glass headset with all the interest and commotion in wearables these past few months, but surprisingly that has not been the case up until now. Sony developed an alternative to Google's gear as a teaser in the form of a SmartEyeglass prototype first shown off at CES 2014, with the aim of being as versatile as Glass while being better than it in some certain ways

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The app that has the best to-do list feature

There is no way you can keep all of your responisbilities in your head, especially if they are responsibilities related to work. Our brains are not designed in a way that allows us to remember every single thing that we are supposed to. People have been writing their to-do lists on paper for a very long time, in fact they still do this. But nowadays mobile apps allow you to take productivity in your personal life to a much further level. If you so happen to find the right one, there’s a high chance you’ll be more productive.

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The Shield is Coming

Nvidia’s gaming tablet Shield is a slight update to its predecessor, adding the ability to game on the go away from a Wi-Fi connection. It is $100 more expensive, but it boasts 32 GB of memory and can connect to super speeds due its 4G connectivity.

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Reports are saying that Microsoft is entering the German data market

Microsoft is weighing its options with a Germany only facility as there seems to be a data centre boom going on in the country of Lufthansa and Mercedes. European countries are buckling down on their data laws and are applying rules that will mean that users’ data will need to be in the country, or at least close to the country of the users themselves. This perception is growing in popularity among lawmakers and users alike, and so it means that American cloud computing companies are going to have to make a move now or risk losing out in the European market to their American rivals. Germany has the strongest data sovereignty laws among all the European Union countries and so Microsoft may place and all German-data center in Germany very soon.

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