Pebble Time Kickstarter Funding Record

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

By on February 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

That was fast. Three years ago, Pebble took Kickstarter by storm with its first customizable watch. The project broke every conceivable crowdfunding record, and until last summer, it was the most funded project in Kickstarter’s short history. Then the Coolest Cooler came along and knocked it off its perch.

But in 2015, Pebble is primed to reclaim its place atop Kickstarter. More →

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Apple Watch Event Live Stream

How to live stream the big Apple event on March 9th

How to live stream the big Apple event on March 9th

By on February 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Following months of anticipation, Apple has finally announced that it will host a special event this spring. Invitations were sent out earlier today, and now the official website has been updated with details for the live stream. More →

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Is The Apple Watch Waterproof

Tim Cook reportedly spills new key details about the Apple Watch

By on February 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Tim Cook reportedly spills new key details about the Apple Watch

Back when it was unveiled last fall, it seemed like the first-generation Apple Watch would disappointingly only be water resistant and not waterproof. Now a new report from iGen.fr indicates that the Apple Watch might be a lot more waterproof than we’ve been led to believe.
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Apple Watch News

The smartwatch market is dead, but Apple can save it

By on February 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

The smartwatch market is dead, but Apple can save it

When rumors that Apple was developing a smartwatch began circulating a few years ago, a number of competitors, in an effort to beat Apple to the punch, began releasing smartwatches of their own at a rapid clip. Samsung in particular proved to be extremely fond of this strategy, having released a number of varying smartwatches in just a few years time.

Now comes word that the smartwatch market Apple is poised to enter come April is ripe for a classic Apple takeover. With seemingly little competition, you might even say that the smartwatch market is Apple’s to lose. More →

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Apple Watch Apps Sales

Man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an Apple Watch by last May makes a new bold prediction

By on February 24, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

Man who said Apple would ‘disappear’ if it didn’t release an Apple Watch by last May makes a new bold prediction

The wonderful thing about being an analyst in this day and age is that you can usually say something completely crazy and people will forget about it the next day no matter how wrong it turns out to be. Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, however, last year made possibly the stupidest claim in the history of tech analysis: Namely, he said that unless Apple came out with an Apple Watch within 60 days, it would simply “disappear.” More →

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Pebble Time vs. Apple Watch

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

By on February 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

Pebble Technology, the company that made one of the best-selling smartwatches to date, seems ready to fight against Apple’s first smartwatch with a brand-new product of its own.

To better compete against Apple’s highly customizable device, Pebble has come up with a new smartwatch design that it first revealed on Tuesday as part of its newest Kickstarter project. And, unsurprisingly, the project is off to a great start, having already hit more than $5 million in pledges, or five times its initial $500,000 funding goal. More →

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LG Watch Urbane Video

Apple Watch’s only real competition looks stunning in this new video

By on February 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple Watch’s only real competition looks stunning in this new video

We do not yet know everything there is to know about Apple’s upcoming debut entry into the smartwatch space, the Apple Watch. What we do know, however, is that rival smartwatches to date have not been well received at all at this point. Total quarterly global smartwatch sales are still said to number in the hundreds of thousands at this point, so Apple will almost certainly surpass lifetime smartwatch sales of any given rival during the Apple Watch’s first few months of availability.

To be fair, smartwatches have been pretty lackluster until now, and there really isn’t much of a reason to consider buying any device that has been released at this point. As we recently reported, however, that is about to change. More →

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Google Glass 2 Prototypes

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

Despite the fact that Glass was all but a complete misfire for Google, the project isn’t going away any time soon. Earlier this month, Tony Fadell told The New York Times that “future products” in the Glass line won’t be subjected to the same public experimentation as the first-generation model.

So we probably won’t see “Google Glass 2” at every tech event in 2015, but if a report from 9to5Google is to be believed, prototypes of the new version of the device might already be in the hands of developers. More →

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Best Apple Watch Apps

21 top iOS developers reveal the gorgeous apps they’re making for Apple Watch

By on February 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

21 top iOS developers reveal the gorgeous apps they’re making for Apple Watch

Though the Apple Watch will sport a number of interesting features right out of the box, the real value proposition of the device arguably lies with third-party apps. Much how the iPhone user experience was improved exponentially with the advent of the App Store, it stands to reason that the utility of the Apple Watch will only be fully realized once we see what type of magic developers are able to come up with.

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iPhone Android Wear

Video: New iPhone hack does the impossible

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Video: New iPhone hack does the impossible

Apple is known for many of things, but choice isn’t necessarily one of them. The company has a tendency to try to tell customers what they want rather than give them a number of different options. Of course, Apple is often exactly right about what customers want, and it has the all-time most profitable quarter in corporate history under its belt to prove it.

Some consumers want a wider range of choices though, and this is one of many reasons Android smartphones have become so popular. While the same hasn’t been true for Android-powered smartwatches, which haven’t sold well at all at this point, a new hack could ultimately kill two birds with one stone by opening up Android Wear devices to anyone with an iPhone. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Shark Diving

Samsung’s Gear VR headset will let you go ‘shark diving in the desert’

By on February 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset will let you go ‘shark diving in the desert’

The experiences that we can have in virtual reality are nearly limitless. That’s what Samsung is trying to prove to consumers as it promotes the Gear VR headset, co-developed with Oculus VR. More →

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