33 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last 2 months (9/01/17 – 11/10/17)

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Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Wear Casts Wear Casts is the only Wear app for this particular roundup, so it's nice to see that ...

Assistant has finally come to the SHIELD TV and it looks great

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After waiting and waiting (and waiting), Google is finally starting the rollout of Assistant to Android TV. Announced at CES back in January, this functions like a combination of a Google Home and a Chromecast in one thing... and that's awesome. This will be coming first to Nvidia's SHIELD TV starting today.   This addition brings a whole new level of interaction to your SHIELD TV (and Bravia TVs "in the coming months"), since you can issue "Okay, Google" commands to your remote and go from ...

Google’s Project Jacquard smart jacket goes on sale this Wednesday for $350

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Google kept Motorola's ATAP (Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group) when it sold the company a few years ago, but some high-profile projects like Ara have failed to materialize. Now, the ATAP division is finally bearing fruit. The Project Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric first demoed more than two years ago is coming to market as a collaboration with Levi's. The new Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket launches this Wednesday for $350. The Commuter jacket looks like one of Levi's standard denim jackets, which I'm told are considered quite fashionable in ...

9 new and notable Android Wear apps and watch faces from the last month (7/20/17 – 8/30/17)

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Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android Wear apps and faces that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous month or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Apps Music Streaming, Songs, Albums & Radio Android Police coverage: Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear About a month ago the internet-based ...

Samsung announces Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and new Gear IconX earbuds

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Article Contents Samsung turned up at IFA in Berlin with some new things to show off, but not a phone—the Galaxy Note 8 was revealed last week. Samsung's IFA push is all about wearables. There's a new Gear smartwatch, a fitness band (thoroughly leaked), and a new version of the IconX wireless earbuds. Only the new Gear Fit has a price and release date, but the others will be in the not too distant future. Gear Sport The Gear Sport is a smartwatch similar to ...

Louis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android Wear watch, starts at $2,450

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Despite attempts to the contrary, the smartwatch industry has slowed. Surprisingly, it's been the luxury brands that have kept Android Wear alive well into 2017. Some of their efforts have been disappointing, but that hasn't stopped Louis Vuitton from tossing its hat into the ring. This is the Tambour Horizon, a smartwatch whose price starts at the paltry sum of $2,450. Left: Graphite; Middle: Monogram; Right: BlackImage credit: The New  York Times This watch is all about the aesthetics. Read MoreLouis Vuitton announces the Tambour Horizon Android ...

[Update: Now public] SHIELD TV update v5.2 adds Plex Live TV, direct NAS write capability, and more

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Update 1: 2017/06/10 11:30am PDT The SHIELD Experience Upgrade 5.2 is now rolling out to all users, according to a post on the GeForce forums. As a companion to Plex's announcement of Live TV for Pass subscribers today, Nvidia is pushing out the 5.2 update to the SHIELD TV. Yesterday, we saw the Tablet and Tablet K1 receive a version with the same number that addressed a few issues and bugs. Read More SHIELD TV update v5.2 adds Plex Live TV, direct NAS ...

Android TV is getting a new launcher with Android O

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Android TV hasn't had much attention from Google in the past few months. The first Android O Developer Preview had no noticeable differences on the platform, and YouTube TV still doesn't have an Android TV application. I suppose good things come to those who wait, because Android TV is getting a brand new launcher with Android O. The launcher has mostly stayed the same since the platform's introduction in 2014. The top row has recommendations from all of your installed applications (as long as they support the ...