For the longest time, every pun intended, I was a smartwatch hater. How dumb is that, a stupid-expensive smartwatch that really does nothing much at all. I mean, what's the point of wearing a watch that tells you when there's an email on the phone that's in your pocket? Or, indeed, of a watch at all when that phone in your pocket also tells you the time? The fact that smartwatches looked so bad, unless you like the kind of design on your wrist that shouts 'came free with a tankful of gasoline' that is. Even those usually uber-cool designers …

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Halifax is the town in West Yorkshire where I live, and it also happens to be the name of a well known UK Bank which started life there. Best known on the this side of the pond for TV adverts featuring a friendly chap called Howard Brown, a former customer services representative and sales ambassador for HBOS which owns the Halifax. If recent reports are correct, then before long the Halifax could also gain notoriety for replacing passwords and PIN codes with bio-metrics. Not just any old biometrics mind, none of this old-fashioned fingerprint scanning malarkey for Howard and co; …

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So Google has [admitted defeat](https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/posts/9uiwXY42tvc) and is pulling the Google Glass Explorer Program with pretty much immediate effect. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In a statement, a Google Glass spokesperson said that "we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run" and continued hyping it up with "interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology" until almost reaching a climax by stating "we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace" before finally dropping the closing it down bomb. …

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The End.