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Steve Wozniak Thinks the Samsung Galaxy Gear is “Worthless”

It seems we share illustrious company when it comes to being non-plussed over Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has branded Samsung's early attempt at an Android wearable "worthless". Read More >>

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The Galaxy Gear Gets a New Operating System

The Galaxy Gear is getting a big update that replaces its entire operating system. The update, which started rolling out today, lets users switch their Galaxy Gear over to Tizen. Read More >>

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Check Out the Original Galaxy Gear Running Tizen OS

We found out way back in February that Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2 Smartwatch would be ditching Android in favour of open source OS Tizen. Well, the folks at SamMobile have a video showing off the new OS on three Galaxy Gear Smartwatches, one first gen and two second gen. Read More >>

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The Gadgets You Should Consider Splurging On

We're halfway through the year, and with many of the major players having shown off their flagship smartphones and tablets, it's high-time we gave you an updated look at the gadgets you should buy in 2014. From the LG G3 to the Xperia Z2 tablet, here's what you should be saving those pennies for. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Android Escape Plan, and What it Means for You

On the surface, there's not a whole lot that's new about Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2. It's very much take two of a product that wasn't that great on the first go-round. But underneath, the Gear 2 isn't just another gadget; it's a defiant shot across Google's bow; a trial run where Samsung can practice seceding from the world of Android. Read More >>

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Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Ditches Android

As expected, Samsung has released its follow-up to last fall's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The biggest change? That it has left Android in favour of a Tizen, an open-source operating system that gives Samsung a battery boost and, more importantly, a sense of independence. Read More >>

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Looks Like Samsung’s Second-Gen Smartwatch Might Come in Two Flavours

Noted leaker Evleaks tweeted an image this morning purportedly showing two versions of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The image indicates Samsung might add a "Neo" version, possibly a budget model along the lines of the iPhone 5C. That's not a guarantee (this is, after all, merely a leak), but perhaps this is what we'll see at Samsung's "Unpacked" event on Monday.  [Evleaks via The Verge] Read More >>

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Chinese Counterfeiters Don’t Knock-Off Wearable Tech, No One Wants Them

When you've got a hit, somebody's gonna try to rip it off. The rule is almost universal, applying to erotic fiction books the same way it applies to iPhones. Read More >>

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This Bewildering Samsung Ad Shows How Cool Galaxy Gear Isn’t

Do not take dating advice from this 2.5-minute Samsung ad for Galaxy Gear. It's a hot mess of social interactions and it inadvertently proves the exact myth it's trying to dispel: smartwatches are still in their early, awkward years. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to Get Third-Party Notifications and Maybe Become Useful

Samsung is fixing a big drawback of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, allowing it to display notifications from third-party apps. Starting this week, Gear wearers will be able to read Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Twitter and other notifications on their wrist, rather than having to fish out their phone. [Engadget via 9to5Google] Read More >>

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Hit by Rumours of Massive Return Rates From Disappointed Buyers

Samsung's Galaxy Gear appears to be receiving the same frosty reception among buyers as other recent attempts at launching smartwatches, with one US chain said to be seeing return and refund requests running at "above 30 per cent" for the gadget. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 Can Now Play With the Galaxy Gear

And all it took was a simple Android update! With Samsung's Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 now rocking Android 4.3, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch can finally work with a few phones that people actually have. Read More >>

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You Can Run Full Android Apps on the Galaxy Gear If You’re a Masochist

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is basically a tiny phone on your wrist. It already has its own apps like Snapchat and Pocket (whyyy?) but if you're really insane, you can make it run real Android apps too. Read More >>

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Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Review: A Pain In the Wrist

The Galaxy Gear desperately wants to be the vanguard of a new era of wearable computers. But while it promises more than the rest of the pack, if anything it makes absolutely clear that the future's still a long way off. Read More >>