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Read all about it: News you can wear

Published on Aug 10, 2014 9:53 AM
 
Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. As wearable technology gains traction, news purveyors are eyeing such devices for their potential to deliver headlines and more to people who want to stay up to date. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news - from wearable technology.

As wearables gain traction, news purveyors are eyeing these devices for their potential to deliver headlines and more to people who want to stay up to date.

Some news apps already have the capacity to deliver news notifications, or full articles, to smartwatches or eyewear such as Google Glass.

"We are going full speed on smartwatches," said Gilles Raymond, the San Francisco-based chief executive of News Republic, a mobile app that delivers news to mobile devices from hundreds of outlets.

 
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