Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Mar 2014 16:34 UTC
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Update: the round model is the Moto 360. Motorola has posted a video about its inception.

Android is coming to wearable devices, with the watch being the first focus.

If you're a developer, there's a new section on developer.android.com/wear focused on wearables. Starting today, you can download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Because Android for wearables works with Android's rich notification system, many apps will already work well. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon. We're also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.

This actually looks like the first smartwatch interface done right.

Android's notification system, Google Now, and the card UI feel right at home here. I could definitely see myself wanting one of these. LG will ship the first device in the next quarter, but personally I'm holding out for the circular device shown in Google's videos.

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The Orange Growth History
by korpenkraxar on Wed 19th Mar 2014 13:54 UTC
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2005-09-10

"Any society is doomed once it becomes wealthy enough and therefore sedentary enough to plant orange trees."

How lazy have we become when it is too cumbersome to produce the smartphone out of the pocket? It is just another gizmo to charge on a regular basis (Bluetooth headsets anyone?) with very little added value. No thanks.

I can highly recommend the Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual if you have cash to burn on a fantastic watch. It is built like a tank and recharged continuously by kinetic energy from your arm movements. No other battery charging or changing required. Now that is a nerds watch.

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RE: The Orange Growth History
by tylerdurden on Wed 19th Mar 2014 18:27 in reply to "The Orange Growth History"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

"Any society is doomed once it becomes wealthy enough and therefore sedentary enough to plant orange trees."


What the heck does that even mean?

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