HI-TECH NEWS with #apple watch hashtag

by Ahmed Dubai
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Wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers are expected to be a popular gift this holiday season. But, once you open up the box, it can be hard to know what to look for outside of the basic setup. That's why we're here to help.

For these tips, we're focusing on instructions for the Apple Watch and for Fitbit devices - the two most popular wearables makers in the United States - although the suggestions fit most types of wearables. Here are three things to think about as you set up your shiny new wearable device.

For the first time Apple is going to allow its AI researchers to publish their research, a move which could help the company make significant advancements in its AI technology. 

According to a report from Bloomberg, Russ Salakhutdinov, an Apple director of AI research, recently revealed the news at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Barcelona.

This isn't a completely surprising move since Apple has already proven it's willing to step away from the secretive insular development processes its become known for in the name of improving the performance of its voice assistant Siri. 

Tim Cook has delivered an update on Apple Watch sales through the unusual medium of email to Reuters reporter. “Our data shows that Apple Watch is doing great and looks to be one of the most popular holiday gifts this year," Cook said. "Sales growth is off the charts. In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product’s history. And as we expected, we’re on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch."