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Apple to launch watches that can make calls: Bloomberg

Apple plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch will be equipped with LTE chips and be able to perform many tasks without needing an iPhone to be in range, the Bloomberg report said.¬†bloom.bg/2ff0K5P Currently, watches needs to be connected to an iPhone to send messages, get directions from maps and stream music. Apple discontinues iPod…

Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO: ¬†Google Inc's Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the Internet search giant races against Apple Inc and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet-connected devices. Google's free Android software runs on more than three out of every four smartphones sold globally: a valuable entry point for consumers to access its money-making online services such as Web search and maps. At its annual developers' conference on Wednesday, the…