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The Apple Watch will start shipping in April

By on January 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

The Apple Watch will start shipping in April

We finally have confirmation on when you’ll be able to get an Apple Watch. During an earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple is going to start shipping the highly anticipated Apple Watch starting in April this year. This is a little bit later than some of us were expecting, although it generally lines up with reports we’ve read about Apple retail employees getting training on how to use the device next month so they’ll be set to help interested buyers with it at launch. More →

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Apple Watch S1 Processor

The craziest fact about the Apple Watch: It will be more powerful than the first iPad

By on January 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

The craziest fact about the Apple Watch: It will be more powerful than the first iPad

The Apple Watch will not have incredible battery life, a 9to5Mac report on Thursday revealed. Apple wasn’t even able to meet its own battery targets for its first smartwatch, which is why the company delayed the launch of the Apple Watch from late 2014 to early 2015. But one detail from the report that was overlooked is that the tiny gadget will apparently be more powerful than the iPad. More →

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Apple Watch Battery Life 19 Hours

We finally know what battery life will be like on the Apple Watch

By on January 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

We finally know what battery life will be like on the Apple Watch

Don’t expect Apple to work any miracles with the Apple Watch’s battery life. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has the goods on what Apple’s aiming for with the Apple Watch’s battery and he reports that “as of 2014, Apple wanted the Watch to provide roughly 2.5 to 4 hours of active application use versus 19 hours of combined active/passive use, 3 days of pure standby time, or 4 days if left in a sleeping mode.” Right now, however, it seems that the watch will only get two or three days of pure standby time, Gurman’s sources say. More →

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Samsung Orbis vs. Apple Watch: UI

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

By on January 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

You’d think that by now, Samsung has had time to decide on various smartwatch-related matters including design, software features and user interface. The company has already released a variety of such devices, running all sorts of operating systems and offering different takes on this category. But basically, Samsung has been taking shots in the dark with its smartwatches, hoping something will stick with consumers before Apple launches its highly anticipated Apple Watch.

That hasn’t happened though, and the company is reportedly working on a brand new smartwatch, a Moto 360-like round gadget that’ll feature some highly complex interaction methods that have not been seen on any of Samsung’s watches so far. More →

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Microsoft Reveals Windows Holographic

Microsoft is going beyond virtual reality with Windows Holographic

Microsoft is going beyond virtual reality with Windows Holographic

By on January 21, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

One of the most intriguing questions leading up to the Windows 10 event this week was whether or not Microsoft would discuss its vision for virtual reality. But the company’s vision goes beyond virtual reality — Microsoft wants to make holograms a part of our daily lives with Windows Holographic. More →

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Google Glass Onion Article

The Onion drives the last nail into the first-gen Google Glass’s coffin

By on January 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

The Onion drives the last nail into the first-gen Google Glass’s coffin

Google insists that it’s still planning to make Google Glass headsets in the future, although they will likely look nothing like the first-generation model that quickly become the butt of jokes all across America. Now that Google has stopped selling the first iteration of Glass, those jokes are sadly coming to an end… although The Onion couldn’t resist getting in one last dig at the digital headset’s expense. More →

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Google Glass Review

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

By on January 19, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

Google Glass is indeed no iPad. The device that many touted as the wearable computer of the future has hit a rough patch as Google finally comes to terms with the fact that people aren’t going to pay $1,500 for a ridiculous looking wearable that sits on your face. As I said back in 2013, Google Glass is not the future — but… it may indeed help steer consumer electronics companies toward less abrasive devices that could proliferate in the future.

That, of course, remains to be seen. In the meantime, Google Glass is still pretty fun to laugh at. More →

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Google Glass Vs. Apple Watch

Newly unearthed emails show Apple knew Google Glass was going to flop from Day 1

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

Newly unearthed emails show Apple knew Google Glass was going to flop from Day 1

It’s been a couple of years since Google first started showing off Google Glass to the world, and in that time we have never heard any rumor that Apple was working on a device to compete with the digital headset. And now a new report from Business Insider may explain why: One of Apple’s most important executives seemingly thought it would be a bomb from the start. More →

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Apple Watch Vs. Swiss Watches Analysis

The biggest thing the Swiss watch industry doesn’t get about the Apple Watch

By on January 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

The biggest thing the Swiss watch industry doesn’t get about the Apple Watch

The common refrain that we’ve heard from Swiss watchmakers about the Apple Watch is that it’s not beautiful enough to become a timeless treasure like their own devices. However, Neil Cybart makes a strong case that we shouldn’t be looking at the Apple Watch as a luxury item for the well-to-do of the world to pass onto their grandchildren, despite Apple’s reputation as a high-end hardware and software company. More →

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Google Glass Is Dead

A requiem for Google Glass

By on January 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

A requiem for Google Glass

It seems like just yesterday that Google released an exciting teaser video for a new product that delivered important information by projecting images directly to your eyeballs — no more staring at your smartphone! Less than three years after that video tantalized the tech world, the product in question has become one of the biggest jokes since the days when Segway users were regularly laughed at as they scooted up and down sidewalks. More →

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Google Glass Nest CEO Fadell

Can this man save Google Glass?

By on January 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Can this man save Google Glass?

For the past year, Google Glass has been on its way to being remembered as nothing more than a joke. Many of its early adopters have alternately been brutally ridiculed or have sworn off the device all together… and at least one early adopter had to be hospitalized because he used the device too frequently. However, Google isn’t scrapping its once promising project just yet as it’s decided to hand responsibility for it over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell. More →

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