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Paper Watch G-Shock

Manabu Kosaka, an artist based in Saitama, Japan, takes Kent paper, and can transform it into any wristwatch model out there. That's right, no 3D printers are used, as he first draws the design on a sheet of Kent paper, then starts using basic tools - such as glue, dremels, an Xacto knife - to cut tiny characters as small as 1 mm in size, and finally, takes tweezers to place them in their proper spots. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Elago W3 Apple Watch Stand

Elago's W3 Stand transforms your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh computer, and it's being offered for just $7.99, today only, originally $14.99. View your Apple Watch display through a blast from the past. The display lines up perfectly to seem as though it is the display of an old Apple monitor. It's made from scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your Apple Watch and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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FlexEnable Flexible Display

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Why bother with smartwatches, when you could just wear FlexEnable's OLCD (organic liquid crystal display)? This early prototype was encased in a stiff metal frame, and could be incorporated into future mobile devices. Unfortunately, the technology has not yet progressed to the point where the displays can be flexed freely, but on the bright side, flexible OLED displays could be on smartphones as early as next year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Waymo's fully self-driving cars in-action.

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Apple Watch X

Android Wear smartwatches have always sported round designs, but that hasn't been the case with Apple's offering. Industrial designer Ruguan Liu aims to change that with the Apple Watch X by showing that iOS works just as well as its square-faced counterpart, starting with an edge-to-edge OLED display and a dial that can be used to scroll through apps. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Apple Watch 3

Apple unveiled its updated Apple Watch Series 3 today, and it will offer an LTE cellular connection, making it a standalone device. That's right, users will be able to make calls and send texts from the accessory, even without an iPhone in range. The Series 3 is also 50% more power efficient for both Bluetooth and Wifi, while enabling you to stream 40 million songs to your wrist through Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio. Expect to pay $399 for the cellular version, $329 for the one without. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Porsche Design Smartwatch

Porsche Design is known for their high-end fashion accessories (backpacks, jackets, etc.), but they've been dabbling in the tech world recently, starting with a sleek laptop, and now this dual display smartwatch. From the looks of the user interface, it may connect with infotainment centers on future Porsche vehicles, letting users control certain functions and / or play music. Continue reading for more pictures.

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HM6 Alien Nation

MB&F's 'HM6 Alien Nation' may sound like an unidentified flying object, but it's actually one of the coolest looking watches ever. Limited to 6-units worldwide, each one is individually hand-sculpted in white gold by Olivier Kuhn over 34-hours. It consists of 496 finely-finished components, driven by twin hour and minute domes that rotate perpendicularly to the movement. The watch also sports a 60-second flying tourbillon with a retractable shield. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Huawei Watch Black

The Huawei Watch Black AndroidWear Smartwatch is the perfect companion to any smartphone, and it's being offered for just $219.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. It offers a 1.4" full circle AMOLED display with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a stainless steel body, and a variety of pre-installed watch faces and easily swappable bands for your own unique style. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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NIWA Nixie Tube Watch

If Nikola Tesla created a retro-styled watch today, it would probably look something like the NIWA. Boasting two incredibly small (IN-16) nixie tubes and glowing blue arc-reactor-ish coils (IV-15) on either side, this watch lights up to display the time, while its blue coils glow in the background. Despite how it looks at first glance, all of the hardware fits snugly inside a 55mm housing, and sapphire glass protects the dial to give it a nice shine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Dot Braille Smartwatch


Introducing DOT, the world's first braille smartwatch, and it's not just a concept. Rather than a conventional display, this one uses raised bumps to show braille text. More specifically, the face is comprised of four cells with six balls each, and the biggest challenge for the company was figuring out how to keep the exposed pieces protected while in use. "The reality is that inclusive information access is limited by cost barriers and lack of innovations. While many products are designed exclusively for the majority, our visually impaired communities can't benefit from much of its advances," said founder and CEO Eric Kim. Available at select retailers in London, priced at $320 beginning next month. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of China's flame-throwing drone.

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