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Shazam Streams Full Tracks From Rdio

via Engadget

Shazam has linked out to Rdio for a while now, but the tune-identification app would boot you out to access a full track.

With a recent update though, the software now streams songs it identifies from Rdio’s library from within, so long as you have a subscription.


Those who have yet to pay up will still get a preview, but selecting the aforementioned repository from the listening options will only prompt you to download its app.

Those who do shell out the monthly fee need only to link the two apps in order to take advantage. Shazamed tracks are automatically sorted inside their own playlist for later access, while an “Add to Playlist” button lets you chose more appropriate destinations.

While the iOS version is available now, folks who carry Android devices can expect it to arrive “in the next few days.”


EU Ruling Allows Apple To Trademark Store Layout

Apple’s stores are highly distinctive, so much so that other companies have taken a similar approach to their own store layouts. Germany’s patent office rejected a patent application that was made by Apple last year for it’s stores, despite admitting that the retail layout was “an essential aspect of (its) business.”

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Amazon Launches Dedicated Storefront For Wearables

via iMore.com

Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more.

With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon’s wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.


The store features several guides on the different kinds of wearable devices available for purchase, including device compatibility information and user reviews. There is also a “coming soon” section that highlights upcoming devices in this segment.

Products currently listed on the store include smartwatches from mainstream vendors, like LG’s G Watch, along with other wearable devices from brands like Pebble, Jawbone, Fitbit, Garmin and others.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to Amazon’s Wearable Technology Store and browse the latest in the world of wearables.



Apple Hires Tag Heuer Marketing Executive

Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple’s long-rumored iWatch, thought by many to be coming this fall.


The unnamed executive left TAG Heuer last week Jean-Claude Biver, head of watch brands for TAG Heuer’s parent company LVMH, believes that this has to do with how Apple will market the watch, according to CNBC:

Apple’s plans to hire Swiss watch experts are an attempt to market its product as “Swiss made”, which senior luxury goods analyst at Bernstein, Mario Ortelli, said is a label that is synonymous with quality when it comes to watches.

Apple, along with other tech companies, is said to have been trying to hire Swiss watchmakers and watch executives for wearable projects. How would you feel about a “Swiss-made” iWatch? Leave your thoughts with us below in the comments.



Mobile Is The Future Of Dating?

If you are single, looking to mingle and happen to own a smartphone then you have a wealth of different mobile dating apps and services at your disposal in order to meet your potential other half. In an age where technology is starting to rule everything, traditional ways of getting a date are dying out and it is location based applications that are starting to dominate the industry.

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LG’s G Watch has a smartphone processor inside

Google thinks it’s finally time for smartwatches. Its Android Wear collaboration with LG goes on pre-order today in 12 countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, South Korea and Japan.

The G Watch might only be a wearable, but inside beats the heart of a smartphone… processor. Behind the 1.65-inch (280 x 280) IPS display, there’s a substantial Snapdragon 400 chip — the same Qualcomm processor found inside the Galaxy S4 Mini. Below, we’ve got the whole spec rundown, and we’re told the G Watch will be available for $229.

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