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    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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    The Galaxy Gear might be the only smart watch setting headlines ablaze here at IFA 2013, but it's not the only one on the show floor. Fresh on the heels of our quick Galaxy Gear vs Pebble comparison, we ran headlong into the booth of Swiss manufacturer MyKronoz, where we unearthed the company's small collection of Bluetooth-enabled smart watches. The newest and most advanced of these, the MyKronoz ZeNano, doesn't blow us away on the spec sheet with its resistive touchscreen - but it packs enough features to set it apart from the pack. Chief among those: a bright display, svelte profile, ...

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    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Android Nation stores that Google is helping promote in Asia. HTC is next as rumors have the company working on a Windows Phone variant of the HTC One. LG follows with an event scheduled soon and where we expect the Optimus G2 to be announced. The iPhone 5S follows as we finally have the first leaked photo of the device. We end today's show talking about Sony's hint of a new smart watch coming in their next event. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google to help expand Android Nation retail stores to India - Could HTC release a ...

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    Delivered in packaging that states "it's time" and "meet pebble" with cutesy watch face that says "hello" to you in a speech bubble, one might get the impression that the Pebble Smartwatch should be a friendly addition to your family -- and not a wristwatch. However, despite what Michael Fisher showed you in his recent video "Wristwatch, Redefined: Life on a Pebble Smart Watch", the Pebble smartwatch isn't prefect. What's with that strap Michael backed the Pebble project on Kickstarter for $99. I got in just a little later with a $115 pledge. Today, if you want to pre-order a Pebble for ...

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    Around here, we're no strangers to wrist-worn smart devices. From bare-bones Bluetooth sport watches to full-on smartphones condensed to wearable size, we've seen them all. Problem is, we haven't been all that impressed by what we've seen. Whether by halfhearted design or a misguided quest for all-encompassing functionality, most of the intelligent watches we've strapped on have very quickly found themselves retired to the novelty drawer. Last year, a company named Pebble -formerly Allerta- burst onto the scene with aspirations to change all that. Pebble's halo product: an e-paper-based ...

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    I'm all about convenience -- and I'm a terrible judge of time. My smartphone (and PDAs before that) helped me keep track of appointments, contacts, and stuff that I need to get done, but they were never terribly convenient for checking the time and date. My watch, on the proverbial "other hand" only told me the time, date, and day of the week. For as long as I can recall I've wanted to combine the two -- well, sort of. We've seen PDAs and even cell phones crammed into wrist watches before, but they've never succeeded at really marrying the two technologies. Various manufacturers tried ...

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