Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Updated at 2:10 PM ET

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Judy Tomlinson -- founder and CEO of the two year-old smart jewelry startup FashionTEQ -- is poised to offer women something different than just another smartwatch.

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Just after the holidays, when we all relax and eat too much, comes the New Year, when we all vow to get back into shape. That reliable phenomenon makes fitness trackers a great gadget gift. Especially this year, now that the market has matured and is full of solid choices.

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Apples's rumored iWatch has landed back in the headlines as the Cupertino giant has stepped up its game by hiring the sales director from luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer, hinting at a new standard for wearables.

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Anyone can buy it now

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The Pew Research Internet Project just released one of the most interesting reports in a while - a study of American views on the future of technology in the next 50 years. What Pew found was that most Americans are optimistic, but interestingly, a lot are skeptical about some technologies that Google happens to be working on.

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Have you been looking for an opportunity to get your hands on Google's new smartglasses? Your time might have finally come. In the middle of April, Google might make Glass available to anyone who wants to buy a pair, but only for one day.

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It's official, Google is worried about the public perception of Google Glass - so much so that it has written and published a list of the "Top 10 Google Glass Myths" in an effort to try to dispel some of the bad PR.

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Google announced on Tuesday that it has created a version of Android designed for wearable devices. The new Android OS, called Android Wear, looks to make the process of creating a smartwatch or smartglasses device less of a hassle, since manufacturers won't have to start from scratch to customize an operating system for the small screen.

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This year, South by Southwest Interactive - the tech expo that precedes the SXSW music and film festival in Austin, Texas - was just packed with startups vying for attention and funding as ever. Here's a rundown of the winners among the crowd.

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It's been a year in the making, but the next phase of Google Glass is about to hit: Google announced its new face-wearable computing devices, Glass, will be compatible with prescription lenses, giving the devices a little more style and much more usability for the four-eyed among us.

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Google is known for innovation -- and hype -- and the most recent announcement from the Mountain View giant incorporates a bit of both: Google has said it is developing a "smart contact lens" that can constantly measure glucose levels in the wearer's tears, sparking hope, and debate, among people living with diabetes.

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As expected, a big theme in this year's Consumer Electronics Show was wearables - particularly watches and wristbands - trying to enter the mainstream. What were niche gadgets or curiosities for early adopters in 2013 are now poised to come to a store near you, if they can convince critics and the general public of their mainstream appeal now.

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