How To Buy Google Glass

Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now

By on April 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now

If geek is the new chic, it doesn’t get any more chic than Google Glass. Google’s connected eyewear represents the company’s first attack on the emerging wearables market. While most other companies are content to start with wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, Google has taken a much more interesting approach by slapping a display on face-mounted hardware. The result is a unique experience with plenty of fascinating use cases. More →

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iWatch Specs Flexible OLED Display

LG reportedly confirmed to be supplying flexible iWatch displays

By on April 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

LG reportedly confirmed to be supplying flexible iWatch displays

A new report out of South Korea indicates that LG may be the only provider of OLED displays for Apple’s upcoming iWatch, claiming that Apple plans to sell some 9 million smartwatches this year. Naver seems to confirm that the device will be available in various sizes, backing up KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent report about the smartwatch. More →

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Google Glass KitKat Update

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

By on April 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

Google on Friday is not only opening up Google Glass orders to interested buyers looking to score a pair of smart glasses, but it’s also rolling out a major update to its wearable device, bringing KitKat to Glass owners. Starting with 9 a.m. EDT, Google will be opening up a “limited number of spots in the Explorer Program,” but the device will only be available to U.S.-based customers willing to spend $1,500 for it. More →

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Cheap Apple iWatch Price

New report says iWatch may be significantly cheaper than expected

By on April 14, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

New report says iWatch may be significantly cheaper than expected

The highly anticipated Apple iWatch will be significantly cheaper than expected, one analyst believes, as health insurers could subsidize the cost of the smartwatch in the future. Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri said in a note to investors on Friday that “we continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization model similar to the carrier subsidization model for the iPhone.” More →

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Samsung Gear 2 Gear Fit Teardown

Samsung’s smartwatch batteries are delightfully easy to replace

By on April 11, 2014 at 6:36 PM.

Samsung’s smartwatch batteries are delightfully easy to replace

Samsung is taking another stab at the wearable market this week with a slew of new wearables: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. As expected, the new Gear models are much improved over the original Galaxy Gear, with more comfortable designs and cleaner interfaces, but they also happen to be surprisingly easy to take apart. iFixit tore into the new wearables to find that replacing a battery in the Gear 2 is almost as simple as replacing a battery in a regular watch. More →

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Buy Google Glass One Day Only

Google to allow anyone in the U.S. to buy Glass for one day only

By on April 10, 2014 at 2:48 PM.

Google to allow anyone in the U.S. to buy Glass for one day only

Whatever your opinions are on Google Glass, you’ve probably never had the opportunity to pick one up for yourself. The Explorer Program has been closed to the public ever since its inception, but according to The Verge, that might change later this month. A leaked document reveals that Google is considering opening up sales to the public, “where any U.S. resident would be able to purchase Glass (through google.com/glass) and join the Explorer Program.” More →

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Apple iWatch How Much Will It Cost

The iWatch will apparently be another big-margin win for Apple

By on April 10, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

The iWatch will apparently be another big-margin win for Apple

Apple will launch several iWatch models later this year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who on Thursday also wrote in a note to clients that one of the high-end versions of the smartwatch may “carry a price tag of several thousand U.S. dollars.” A different report now suggests that the iWatch may be very cheap to make, and it will have a much more affordable starting price. More →

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iWatch Release Date

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

Does Apple plan to launch a diamond-encrusted iWatch to compliment its gold iPhone 5s? Probably not, but well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that Apple is planning to launch several different iWatch models in 2014, including a high-end version that will cost thousands of dollars. More →

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Google Glass Air Force

Google Glass might appear on the battlefield as Air Force begins tests

By on April 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Google Glass might appear on the battlefield as Air Force begins tests

Google Glass has received more than its fair share of flak since the unveiling, but relentless teasing hasn’t dissuaded the United States Air Force from testing Google Glass for military use. VentureBeat reports that the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge (BATMAN) research team is optimistic about the potential of Glass, most notably because of “its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision.” More →

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iWatch Release Date

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

By on April 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

Apple’s “iWatchmay or may not be an actual smartwatch. Whatever the much rumored and hotly anticipated wearable device is or is not, a new report claims it will finally debut this coming September after years of speculation. More →

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LG G Watch Price and Release Date

Here’s what LG’s Android Wear smartwatch looks like

By on April 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Here’s what LG’s Android Wear smartwatch looks like

After announcing the G Watch in a press release that mostly focused on the close cooperation between LG and Google on this particular Android Wear device — and after releasing more images of the handset — LG has finally shared more details about the device, offering an almost proper hands-on experience to Pocket-lint. However, the publication only saw a non-working prototype, though it was the final design version of the smartwatch. More →

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iWatch Specs UV Sensor

Here’s one more reason to hold out for the iWatch

By on April 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM.

Here’s one more reason to hold out for the iWatch

Buyers looking for a new smartwatch have one more reason to ignore everything else and hold out for Apple’s iWatch, Barrons reports. In addition to rumored sensors that will be able to measure various health-related parameters, the iWatch may also pack an ultraviolet light sensor from Silicon Labs, according to a note to investors from Barclays’s chip analyst Blayne Curtis. More →

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