Samsung Gear S Release Date

Samsung might release six smartwatches before Apple even releases one

By on July 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Samsung might release six smartwatches before Apple even releases one

In less than a year, Samsung has released five — yes, five — different smartwatches that have released with four different operating systems. And now SamMobile points out that a sixth might soon be on the way because Samsung has filed for a trademark for a device called the Gear S. More →

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iWatch Release Date Q4 2014

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

Samsung has released five different smartwatches in the last year alone, but Apple is apparently struggling to just get one out the door. G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that mass production for the iWatch has been delayed and that the device won’t release until December at the earliest. More →

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Moto 360 Specs: Ambient Light

Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

By on July 25, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

In addition to being the only Android Wear device that will have a round watch face, the Moto 360 will also pack a unique feature existing competitors lack, Android Police reports, and that’s an ambient light sensor that will surely come in handy when it comes to adjusting to the lighting in a new environment and saving battery life. More →

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Apple iWatch Swatch Smartwatch

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

By on July 24, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

Apple is widely expected to launch at least a couple of different iWatch models this fall, that will be laden with many sensors for fitness and health purposes, and connect to iPhones for notifications and other data. While VentureBeat has learned from sources in the know that Apple has bigger smartwatch plans than that, as the company is working with famed watch giant Swatch on releasing several other iWatch models, the Swiss company told Bloomberg that it doesn’t plan to work with Apple on the iWatch. More →

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HTC Android Wear Smartwatch Leak

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

By on July 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM.

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

Wearable tech hasn’t quite taken off like many analysts expected it to, but Android Wear could be the beginning of something big. Samsung and LG have already thrown their hats in the ring with the Gear Live and the G Watch, and Motorola hopes to blow everyone away with the gorgeous Moto 360 later this summer, but many of the biggest names in mobile electronics haven’t revealed their plans yet. More →

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Apple iTime Smartwatch

Is the ‘iTime’ Apple’s second smartwatch?

By on July 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Is the ‘iTime’ Apple’s second smartwatch?

As the age of the smartwatch begins, everyone is keeping a close eye on Apple. Considering the outrageous success of the iPhone, analysts and consumers alike believe that Apple might be able to turn the wearable industry on its head with a device that’s both functional and fashionable, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. The situation has become even more complicated this week as Patently Apple reports that Apple recently won a patent for something called the iTime, a wearable device with an entirely different feature set than the rumored iWatch. More →

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Google Glass Free Trial

See what it feels like to be a ‘glasshole’ before dropping $1,500 on Google Glass

By on July 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

See what it feels like to be a ‘glasshole’ before dropping $1,500 on Google Glass

There’s no question that Google Glass is the ultimate geek toy right now, but are you really ready to spend $1,500 and fully embrace the “glasshole” lifestyle? Google this week said in an email to people who had previously expressed interest in Glass that the company is now letting prospective buyers try its connected eyewear for free before they commit to buying it. More →

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Moto 360 Design and Features

‘I saw a Moto 360 this morning’ and I liked it

By on July 17, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

‘I saw a Moto 360 this morning’ and I liked it

The Moto 360 smartwatch is not available to buyers yet, unlike other Android Wear devices from LG and Samsung, but that doesn’t mean some people don’t get to use them in the wild already. Such is the case with a Motorola employee in Chicago, who was spotted by a savvy tech enthusiast on two consecutive train rides. More →

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Microsoft Smartwatch Specs and Features

Microsoft reportedly has a worthy iWatch rival in the works

By on July 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Microsoft reportedly has a worthy iWatch rival in the works

Apple is widely expected to redefine the smartwatch business with its iWatch, a companion device said to include various sensors capable of measuring many health parameters and record fitness data. But Apple is not the only one working on exciting new wearable gadgets. The International Business Times has learned from a Microsoft source that the unnamed smartwatch the Windows maker is working on will also offer some advanced sensors, and it will come with cross-platform support. More →

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Google Novartis Smart Contact Lens

Google’s smart contact lenses will soon become a reality

By on July 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

Google’s smart contact lenses will soon become a reality

Remember Google’s interesting diabetes-detecting smart contact lens project the company unveiled in early 2014? The smart lens technology that would offer users a simpler, non-invasive way of measuring blood sugar while also improving eyesight is certainly interesting to Novartis, with the company on Tuesday announcing a partnership between its eye care division Alcon and Google’s X division to manufacture the lenses. More →

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Apple iWatch Specs Rumor

New report claims Apple will release three different iWatches

By on July 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

New report claims Apple will release three different iWatches

Is Apple taking a page from Samsung’s classic gadget spam playbook? G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that Apple is planning to release three different versions of its fabled iWatch — one version with a 1.6-inch display and two different versions with a 1.8-inch display, with only one version having a display that’s made from sapphire. More →

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Ritot Smartwatch

Forget smartwatches, this is the wrist-worn wearable you need

By on July 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM.

Forget smartwatches, this is the wrist-worn wearable you need

Smartwatches will probably take off at some point. Apple’s iWatch will definitely help and once that launch is behind us, Samsung will probably start to put more marketing muscle behind its own smartwatch offerings. For the time being, however, smartwatches currently on the market are pretty weak. They offer precious little in the way of truly compelling functionality, leaving users with an unnecessary device that is yet another gadget to charge all the time.

The Ritot, however, is a smart wrist-worn wearable that might actually be worth checking out. More →

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