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Seiko UC-2000 Wrist Computer

Before smartwatches, there was the Seiko UC-2000 wrist computer. This wearable computer may look advanced, but it was only capable of storing 2K of data, telling the time, and performing calculator functions. The gadget made its debut in 1984, and retailed for $300 ($689.04 in today's dollars). What you're looking at above is the UC-2000 mounted in its keyboard. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Half-Life LG Watch

Texas Instruments' Ti-83 graphing calculator can run DOOM, as well as hundreds of other games, but let's face it, smartwatch games leave a lot to be desired, that is unless you have an Android Wear LG G Watch with the SDLash app. YouTube user "Dave Bennett" managed to get Half-Life running on his watch, and while it's not exactly practical for this type of game, it does give us a glimpse at the future of smartwatch gaming. "Thanks to the SDLash app, which emulates the GoldSource engine, it runs on your smartwatch. Keep in mind that this is only a proof of concept and is far from the ideal gaming situation," said Bennett. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Solar System Watch

With space exploration being a hot topic right now, there's no better time to revisit the Midnight Planetarium watch than now, which feature 396 moving parts. It displays an accurate representation of six planets and their rotations around the sun. You read that right, you'll see Mercury's 88-day trip, Earth's 365 day orbit and even Saturn's, which takes 29.5-years to complete on revolution around the sun. Interested parties can either opt for the standard version for $245,000, or a top of the line model that will set you back a cool $550,000. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ring Clock Prototype

Here's another look at Ring Clock, an innovative finger-worn gadget by Gusztav Szikszai that has now become a reality. This ring is now functional in prototype form, and constructed from durable, surgical-grade stainless steel. It's comprised of three rotating rings that will display the hour, minute and seconds through with blue or orange LED lights. The rechargeable lithium polymer battery that can be charged wirelessly when set atop the included Qi charging dock, and will last up to a full week on a single charge. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Nixie Camera Drone Watch

Here's another look at The Nixie, invented by Stanford postdoctoral researcher Christoph Kohstall. It's touted as the world's first flyable and wrist-wearable camera, perfect for those impossible selfie shots. When worn, it resembles a slightly bulky bracelet, but quickly unfolds into a small, sleek quadcopter drone after you perform a simple gesture with your wrist. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Neptune Duo

Unlike the Apple Watch, the Neptune Duo consists of two components: The Hub, an Android Lollipop-powered device you wear on your wrist used for calls, and The Pocket, a 5" touch display that connects to the Hub, enabling users to view and interact with apps and content. The wrist-worn gadget boasts a 2.4-inch touchscreen, quad-core processor, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 64GB of storage, 3G / 4G network support and a 1,000mAh battery. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Ritot Smart Watch

Always wanted a smart watch, but don't need all the features Android Wear or the Apple Watch might offer? Then the Ritot should be perfect. This minimalist piece of wearable tech not only projects the time, but also caller ID, text messages and more. Underneath the shell is a tiny pico projector to beam the high-resolution graphics onto your hand, and the battery purportedly has a 30 day standby time and up to 150 hours in active mode. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Gold Apple Watch

Viral video master Casey Neistat shows how to turn any standard Apple Watch into the gold version, without spending $12,000+. It may not contain real 18K gold, but for those who just want the look, simply grab a can of gold Rustoleum spray paint that works on metal, masking tape and you'll be ready to transform that $399 sport version into something a little more eye catching. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dancing eagle owl landing on someone's head.

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Apple II Watch
Apple II Watch

The Apple I is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer and introduced in 1977. It is the first model in a series of computers which were produced until Apple IIe production ceased in November 1993. This is what it would look like in watch form. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the instruction page on how to build your own.

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Apple Watch Unboxing
Apple Watch Unboxed

Apple fanatics already know that the Apple Watch will officially become available for pre-order come this Friday, April 10th, at 12:01am PST, but apparently Florence Santrot of Metronews has already gotten their hands on one. The unboxing video you're about to see shows exactly what each Apple Watch will come with, including the strange-looking charger. Continue reading to see more.

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