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Most Apple Watch buyers left with bare wrists on launch weekend

Apple has yet to set a delivery date for 647,000 watch orders, according to online shopping research firm Slice Intelligence

Italian eyewear maker helping to design new version of Google Glass

Details on when a new version of Glass would debut weren't provided, but Luxottica's CEO said a second iteration is in the works


Teardown of Apple Watch shows sensor could measure blood oxygen levels

To reach the watch's inner components, iFixIt used a "destructive process" that would make it "impossible" for a person to repair the watch

What happens when computer science conferences go 'Gangnam Style'

From musical trees to mechatronic stilts, computer scientists at CHI embraced the offbeat

Acer's new Liquid Leap wearable bands measure stress

The wearable bands can also measure heart rates and count steps

Acer's new laptops, hybrids set tone for Windows 10-Chromebook battle

Acer announces $199 Chromebook 15 and slightly more expensive Windows-based Aspire hybrids and laptops

Not motivated to jog? A drone can help

Research presented at CHI 2015 shows drones can encourage people to exercise

Vtouch pushes gestural control for the smart home

Demoed at CHI 2015, the system uses Kinect-based pointing to control connected appliances

Disney, CMU add ultrasonic knobs to smartphones

Acoustruments are add-on tactile controls for mobile devices that could serve as smart cases or interactive dolls

First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages

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How to add a desktop shortcut to Google Docs or a specific Google Docs file

You can make Google Docs look and work just like Microsoft Word (or Office)

Microsoft shows impressively accurate hand-tracking system for VR

Handpose could take virtual reality and robotics control to new levels

Researchers hack Sony headset to simulate autism

The work is aimed at helping people understand what it's like to live with ASD

Apple Watch won't be available in-store at least until June

People who hoped to leave an Apple store with a watch next Friday are out of luck, said retail head Angela Ahrendts

Apple takes a slow, steady route with smartwatch sales

Apple is more interested in nailing a sales strategy for the Apple Watch than flooding the market with devices

Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

The offer is currently limited to eligible upgrade customers

Convenience, apps draw people to the Apple Watch

Crowds swarmed online to order Apple's first smartwatch, creating an order backlog that stretches to June for some models

Thin crowds greet Apple Watch in stores, suggesting fans prefer to buy, not fondle

The showing -- but not sale -- of the Apple Watch in stores failed to attract the same crowds as the launch of the iPhone 6

Jawbone's UP3 will ship April 20 -- just don't take it swimming

The company's latest tracker can't be submerged underwater

Iceland-based Oz set to launch, aiming to give YouTube a chill

Oz is a new paid subscription service offering videos around premium content

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