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Is the gold in Apple's Watch stronger than ordinary gold?

Apple Watch designer Jony Ive says the company created a special kind of gold. And as we await Apple Watch answers, Fitbit acquires the FitStar workout app, and Shazam is expanding beyond music.

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Apple gold is a little more magical than normal gold.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Apple Watch designer Jony Ive says Apple's gold is twice as hard as standard gold. And Bloomberg reports the apps made for the smartwatch are being tested in a secret lab. But the secrets will be revealed Monday at Apple's event, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. CNET's live coverage kicks off early at 9 a.m. Pacific:

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But this tech roundup isn't all Apple. Watch CNET Update to learn about Fitbit acquiring FitStar, the custom fitness program app. And Shazam is expanding beyond identifying music.

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Is the gold in Apple's Watch stronger than ordinary gold?