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Android Wear adds Wi-Fi support, wrist gestures

Google's smartwatch software update introduces new features to battle the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, a Quirky security measure bricks its smart-home Wink Hubs. Oops!

Android-powered smartwatches are gaining a little more independence.

In this episode of CNET Update, learn how Google's Android Wear update helps watches stay connected when away from a phone. Android Wear will also soon offer gesture controls and a new way to send emoji:

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Also, Quirky's Wink Hub has become a headache for some owners. The smart-home control hub stopped working for some customers, and the company is mailing out replacements.

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