10 Watches You'll Want to Strap On Your Wrist This Year

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So what's a "Baselworld" when it's at home? This trade show for the watch and jewellery industry is organised annually in the city of Basel, Switzerland, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries. The place is stuffed to bursting with movers and shakers in the world of timekeeping, all of them touting their wares. Here's a rundown of the best watches we've seen.

Hands-On With the Bluetooth G-Shock GB-6900

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Giz UK got its grubby mitts on the G-Shock GB-6900 at Baselworld 2012 watch fair, the super-tough digital watch that features a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 chip for two-way communication with a smartphone. It hasn't been released in Europe yet, and according to the G-Shock Research and Development team, I was the first person from the UK to try it on.

Lockheed's Space Fence Prototype Starts Tracking Space Junk With Advanced Radar

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Orbital debris is a large and growing problem, and no one is quite sure how to deal with it -- polar lasers, nets and other concepts are still merely ideas. But we should at least monitor all that space trash, to be certain where it is and whether it's heading for something we want to protect, like the ISS or a military satellite. The US Air Force's new Space Fence, designed to keep an eye on space trash, is getting closer to reality.