Samsung Flexible Wearable Batteries

Samsung’s new batteries put an interesting spin on ‘Bendgate’

By on October 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM.

Samsung’s new batteries put an interesting spin on ‘Bendgate’

It was just days ago that technology fans the world over were growing increasingly concerned about the tendency of their expensive electronics to bend out of shape, but Samsung appears to have found a way to make flexibility a feature rather than a bug. Tizen Indonesia reports that the SDI branch of Samsung’s R&D department unveiled a flexible battery for wearable devices at this year’s InterBattery exhibition in South Korea this week. More →

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Is Google Glass Worth It

Google Glass fan treated for severe addiction, experienced painful withdrawal symptoms

By on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Google Glass fan treated for severe addiction, experienced painful withdrawal symptoms

It’s official: Too much Google Glass is very bad for you. The Guardian notices that a new article published in the journal Addictive Behaviours details treatment for one man’s severe addiction to Google Glass, which led him to experience painful withdrawal symptoms that were likened to withdrawal from alcoholism. More →

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Apple Watch Vs Fitbit

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

Leading up the launch of the Apple Watch next year, Apple will stop selling Fitbit devices at its retail stores, Re/code has learned. The sources were not clear about why Apple will be cutting off its partnership with Fitbit, but Re/code notes that this news comes just one week after Fitbit confirmed it has no plans to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit software any time soon. More →

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Blocks Modular Smartwatch Release Date

Blocks, the awesome modular smartwatch, is one step closer to reality

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Blocks, the awesome modular smartwatch, is one step closer to reality

Blocks, the company currently working on modular smartwatches that will one day work with iPhone and Android handsets, is getting closer to launching its first gadget. The company has announced an exclusive membership program that will let 1,000 interested users be the first to preorder version 1 the Blocks smartwatch for the cheapest available price. More →

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Microsoft Android Wear Keyboard App

Video: The best Android Wear app we’ve seen was just released by… Microsoft?

By on October 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

Video: The best Android Wear app we’ve seen was just released by… Microsoft?

Wearables are becoming the new type of device that all major companies are developing for consumers, and with new hardware comes new applications. Microsoft has unveiled a new “analog keyboard” for Android Wear that lets you enter text on a smartwatch by drawing letters and numbers with your fingers.

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Why Smartwatches Will Fail

Do people really want smartwatches? Google Search autocomplete results offer hilarious answers

By on October 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Do people really want smartwatches? Google Search autocomplete results offer hilarious answers

It’s up in the air as to whether smartwatches will be a success or not. Companies are dumping millions of dollars into the development and release of them, and no one is quite sure whether they will catch on. However, if you ask Google, it will autocomplete the answer for you… and it’s not good news for smartwatch vendors.

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Apple Watch Apps

Here’s how gorgeous the world’s most popular apps might look on the Apple Watch

By on October 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Here’s how gorgeous the world’s most popular apps might look on the Apple Watch

We still don’t know when the Apple Watch will launch or exactly how third-party apps will work on the device, but that won’t stop eager graphic designers from attempting to show us just how gorgeous third-party apps might be on Apple’s first wearable computer. Mobile app design house Thinkapps recently decided to have a few of its talented designers dream up visualizations of some of the world’s most popular third-party apps and slap them on mockups of the Apple Watch. The result, as you might expect, is a set of images that might make Apple fans hungrier than ever for Apple’s upcoming smartwatch. More →

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LG G Watch R Price

LG is about to release the priciest Android Wear watch on the planet

By on October 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

LG is about to release the priciest Android Wear watch on the planet

The first-generation Android Wear smartwatches have hardly made their way out the door, but LG is already preparing for round two. The original G Watch launched in June for $229, featuring a square display similar to Samsung’s Gear Live, which released on the same day. The G Watch received fair to partly cloudy reviews, but it was clear that potential smartwatch adopters were waiting to see how the round-faced Moto 360 would shape up before making a decision. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Overheating

Samsung’s Gear VR reportedly starts overheating on your head after 25 minutes of use

By on October 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR reportedly starts overheating on your head after 25 minutes of use

Is Samsung’s Gear VR too hot for your head to handle? G for Games points us to a new report from Korean publication Asia Today that claims Samsung’s virtual reality headset may start overheating after only 25 minutes of use. More →

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HTC wisely decides it won’t battle the Apple Watch just yet

HTC wisely decides it won’t battle the Apple Watch just yet

By on October 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Now that Samsung, Motorola, LG and Apple have all made their wearable plans clear, only one major mobile vendor remains: HTC. There have been reports floating around since last winter claiming that HTC would be unveiling a smartwatch of its own before the end of the year, but as recently as last month, sources began to come forward saying that the plans had been scrapped. More →

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Windows 95 On Android Wear

This is what Windows 95 looks like running on Android Wear

By on October 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM.

This is what Windows 95 looks like running on Android Wear

Any time a new device hits the market, it’s always fascinating to see how tech-savvy developers, designers and hobbyists will tinker with it to push it to its limits. Web developer Corbin Davenport has received some attention over the last week for getting both Minecraft Pocket Edition and the original PC FPS Doom to run on Android Wear, but those were just warm-ups for the most impressive feat of all — running Windows 95 on a Samsung Gear Live. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Release Date

Samsung’s Gear VR headset price and release date allegedly leaked

By on October 6, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset price and release date allegedly leaked

Samsung isn’t exactly blowing away the competition in the smartphone market at the moment, but the company is working on plenty of interesting products outside of the mobile world that could expand its reach even further. One of those products in the Gear VR virtual reality headset, a device which we were impressed by when we went hands-on with it early last month. More →

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