Android Wear Update

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

Google on Thursday made a few big announcements pertaining to Android Wear, one of which is the addition of a significant feature many users have been waiting for. Writing on Google’s Android blog, Android Wear product manager Kenny Stoltz revealed that Google’s first major Android Wear update adds support for devices with stand-alone GPS, meaning that Wear smartwatches finally become useful in a variety of situations without the need to tether them to a smartphone.

Along the same vein, Android Wear will now be able to store music locally on supported devices so that users can connect a Bluetooth headset and listen to songs without a connected smartphone. More →

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Apple Nike Fitness Band

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Video: Nike CEO hints that Apple and Nike are working ‘stealth’ new wearable gadgets

Nike and Apple have a long history together, so as the worlds of fitness and technology continue to collide, it stands to reason that these two giants of their respective industries would come together once again. Of course when Nike discontinued its fitness band recently, rumors swirled suggesting that the company would move away from hardware as a new partnership with Apple was formed. Now, according to some not-so-subtle hints in a recent interview, Nike CEO Mark Parker indicated that there are indeed some exciting things to come from Apple and Nike. More →

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Coolest Wearable Computers Dorothy

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? While you’ll likely never get swept away by a tornado and whisked away to an enchanted kingdom, a clever new accessory will let you find your way home just by clicking your heels. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

Will we ever know if the Apple Watch is a smash hit or a flop?

Apple is far from launching its first smartwatch in stores, but once it starts selling its various Apple Watch models it might not brag with sales numbers as it usually does with its most popular products. Specifically, Business Insider points out that the Apple Watch won’t have its own product category, at least when it comes to announcing quarterly results, as the device will be part of a category of devices that also includes the Apple TV and iPods. More →

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Will.i.am is a stupid person with stupid ideas

Will.i.am is a stupid person with stupid ideas

By on October 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM.

“You were thinking it!”

“Yeah, but you said it!”

I think we all need to have a little talk. Everyone is thinking it, so I’m going to come out and say it… will.i.am is so stupid. He’s talented in some ways, namely music, and I don’t know him personally but friends who know him say he’s an arrogant asshole. That doesn’t matter, though. What matters is how ridiculous will.i.am’s entire foray into the tech world is, and has been.

Shall we take a trip down memory lane together and remember how when everyone knew BlackBerry was dead in the water, this idiot was launching a failed social network and being trotted out by BlackBerry at the company’s conferences? Or how his iPhone camera attachment took the world by storm? More →

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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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