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The cybernetic devices of Mobile World Congress (pictures)

Ranging from watches that talk to smartphones wirelessly and measure heart rate, to wearable computers running Android, MWC 2013 was replete with devices blurring the line between man and machine.

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Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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This watch hearts your heart

BARCELONA, Spain--The Mio Alpha can monitor your heart rate, sync data to smartphone apps, and track when you're in your optimal exercise range.
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Bright LED eyes

On the underside of the Mio Alpha are two bright green LEDs that help the watch sense your heart rate through skin.
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A real wrist computer

The I'm Watch is a full-fledged Android computer strapped to your wrist. Running a modified version of Android 2.1, the touch-screen gadget lets wearers access custom applications.
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Tell the time around the world

Preloaded on the I'm Watch is a slick-looking world clock app. It displays the current time in various time zones.
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View control

Umoove is a technology that watches your eye movements so that you can control tablets and smartphones with your gaze.
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The Sci Fi eye scan

Eyeverify relies on phones with front-facing cameras 2 megapixels or higher to use eyes as passwords. The app looks for signature veins at the edges of each eye that act as biometric identifiers.

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