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Lenovo Unveils New ‘Smartband,’ Joins Wearable Tech Race

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Lenovo Unveils New 'Smartband,' Joins Wearable Tech Race | GlassRoots.in
Lenovo is the latest tech company to jump into the already saturated wearables market. The manufacturer has quietly added a new fitness wristband tracker, called the Lenovo Smartband, to its website.

While it’s unclear whether the device’s appearance on Lenovo’s site is an accidental leak ahead of a larger launch, the product page for the “Lenovo Smartband SW-B100″ said it is intended for “young people who take care of their personal health, and are interested in new tech trend products.”

  

Dubai police get Google Glass to go with their Lamborghinis

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Dubai police get Google Glass to go with their Lamborghinis | GlassRoots.in
If every police force was like Dubai’s, they’d have to beat back the crowds of recruits. On top of having million-dollar Bugati Veyrons and $350,000 Lamborghini Aventadors as pursuit cars, Reuters said detectives on the Gulf force will soon be using Google Glass. The wearable will help cops identify crooks using facial recognition tied to an online database (while still keeping their gun-hands free). Traffic cops there are already getting Glass, and the tiny emirate has thrown piles of cash at its police force despite a recent recession and relatively low crime rates.

  

Basis Peak Monitors Heart Rate While You Exercise, And All Day Long

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Basis Peak Monitors Heart Rate While You Exercise, And All Day Long | GlassRoots.in
Basis announced on Tuesday its next-generation fitness and sleep tracker that monitors your heart rate 24/7 and will eventually alert you of phone calls and text messages.

The company, which was acquired by Intel earlier this year, is still targeting its core demographic (mostly runners) with a new device called the Basis Peak ($199), while giving them a little something extra as the smartwatch revolution heats up.

  

Is the iWatch Going To Be Rectangular In Shape?

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Is the iWatch Going To Be Rectangular In Shape? | GlassRoots.in
Specs and diagrams that supposedly depict the imminent Apple iWatch have appeared on Reddit. According to the information and images, the device will have a flexible touch display, be equipped with Siri and will be waterproof to more than 60 feet.

The post says the iWatch will have a microphone and speaker, presumably for using voice command and getting feedback, but possibly to take phone calls as well. No less than eight(!) models will be introduced, in four colors and two sizes. The battery is said to last “over a day.” Apple is supposedly scheduled to begin the iWatch production run in January.