Android Wear

New app lets Android Wear control your Tesla Model S

Smartwatches seem to be the latest cool tech trend as you can just speak into your device and you can make things happen, just like in the movies a few years ago. Now a new app will make them even cooler as it can make a car do basic commands, that is if you have a smartwatch that runs on Android Wear and if you’re one of the privileged owners of a Tesla Model S.

File Manager now tweaked for Android Wear platform

Just how many files do you need to fit into your smartwatch? With an average of just around 4GB of internal storage (actually less because of various tools and apps), they really can’t handle that many to begin with. But apparently, there is now a version of the normal File Manager for Android that has been tweaked for the Android Wear platform, making sure that your Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch and the future Moto 360 can have an organized way of handling multiple files.

Pyrus on Android Wear leaves no excuse to miss tasks

Even in this digital age, where people almost have their faces glued to their smartphone or tablet screens, it is still possible, or even convenient, to miss a pending task notification or email. Smartwatches, however, can now make sure that you are always up to date and up to task with notifications, and collaborative task management Pyrus is the first app of its kind to jump into the Android Wear scene.

HTC might have accidentally leaked upcoming smartwatch

There are generally two ways you want to handle secrecy on a new product – you go the Steve Jobs way, which is to guard the secret as if your life and the life of all your loved ones depended on it. Or you can go “controlled leaks” which is what most companies do now, we think. Jury’s still out on whichever HTC was going for, but the end result is that they might have just leaked their upcoming Android Wear smartwatch.

Android Wear to get API for making custom watch faces

Despite having its official release and even official devices, Android Wear might still be a bit raw, untested in the wild at the very least. So it isn't surprising to learn that not everything is set in stone yet, even when it comes to the tools that developers need. The Android Wear team has just revealed that they are working on API that will make it easy for developers to create their own custom watch faces.

New Android Wear watch faces go sci-fi

It was just a few decades ago when the idea of wearable devices, speaking into your watch, swiping onto screens were still considered science fiction. But now that the day has finally arrived when all those are readily available and commonplace, some think it would be fun to integrate a bit of pop culture sci-fi into your wearables. Two such sci-fi watch faces are now available for the Android Wear platform.

Android Wear app EchoWear identifies songs you hear

Have you ever been in a public place, heard a song over the PA system which you can’t place the title and artist, then have the song haunt you until you sleep? That was probably a scenario from a few years back, when we didn’t have Google or Shazam and the likes. But now it’s easy enough if you have an app that helps you identify the song or you remember a line or two which you then can Google to find out the title. A new Android Wear app makes it even easier for those who have smartwatches.

Minuum shows how it’s done on Android Wear smartwatches

The idea of a virtual keyboard on a smartwatch seems very laughable for some, but Minuum has been at the forefront of revolutionising how we use keyboards, and they believe it will work on devices as small as wearables. They are now officially the first keyboard that will work on the Android Wear platform, specifically for the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch and the soon to arrive Moto 360.

All sessions from Google I/O 2014 now available online

If you missed the Google I/O Developers Conference this year, or if you were keeping track online and missed some of the sessions – do not fret, the next best thing is here. Google has made all 73 sessions of Google I/O 2014 available – including the tech-laden keynote led by Google head honcho for Android Sundar Pichai and a few more top names at Google.
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