China churning out wearables
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Increase of 13.2 percent

Beancounters from IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016.

Acer, Asustek and Samsung to talk wearables soon
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In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.

Mass-produced robot in shops in October
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A bit more expensive than predicted


The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.

Fitbit misses Wall Street estimates
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Internet of things not so great

Fitbit’s current-quarter profit forecast missed what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted suggesting that the Internet of Things might not be the hot property that many are claiming.

Snapdragon Wear 2100 is the new smartwatch SoC
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30 per cent smaller, 25  per cent better battery

After years of  the Snapdragon 400 being Qualcomm's only SoC for wearable devices, the company has announced a successor – Snapdragon Wear 2100.

Wearable market predicted to grow
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Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.

CES 2016 themes to include VR, more wearables and 4K drones
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VR-equipped drones also likely

According to the  newest report, the major technological trends to anticipate at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will include virtual reality (VR) headsets, a bigger lineup of wearable computing devices, and a new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known to the general public as drones.

LG’s faulty watch had faulty component
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Reduced image quality over time

LG has confirmed that it pulled its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition off shelves after six days because it contained a component with the potential to reduce image quality on the device.

Wearable devices could save PC makers
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Daft analysts claim

A small number of analysts are telling anyone who will listen that notebook makers could save themselves by getting into wearable devices.

Mediatek labs kickstarts IoT Programme with Startupbootcamp
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Exclusive: Startupbootcamp in Barcelona

Internet of Things has been a buzz word for the last two years and MediaTek labs and Startupbootcamp Barcelona - IoT & Smart Data has come up with a way to help new designers successful.