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A Minicomputer for the Wrist

After the boom in smartphones and tablet PCs, numerous manufacturers are moving into smartwatches. The convenient devices are meant to make everyday life easier. By looking at their wrists, users can check their emails and diaries as well as making phone calls.

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The concept of the smart watch is gaining in popularity around the world. Eric Migicovsky's "Pebble" smartwatch was one of the first. After several companies rejected his idea, he looked for funding on the Web - and raised the equivalent of 7.8 million euros. Even before the sales launch, 85,000 users had pre-ordered a watch.