1. Microsoft Plans First Retail Store Outside North America. First of many outside the US?
2. Android Wear’s biggest update ever takes aim at the Apple Watch. Wi-Fi, doodles, gestures.
3. Can We Find Meaning In Our Wearable Data? Wonder if someone would ever boil it down to a single daily figure (a composite of many)?
4. Inside Microsoft’s Secret Design Lab. No real secrets, but it’s always good to see how stuff gets prototyped. This sort of openess is one of the best things I’ve seen in years: Motorola, Microsoft, (and I’m sure I’m missing others) letting people see a little bit about how devices get made. I like Apple’s videos (e.g., glimpses of how the watch is manufactured), but those are factory settings (nothing wrong with factories), whereas I prefer the device labs.