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Withings Steel HR Sport

Withings is announcing its comeback with this stylish hybrid smartwatch

September 18th, 2018

Go ahead and call it a comeback. After buying itself back from Nokia, which had acquired the company almost two years ago, French consumer electronics company Withings is reintroducing itself to the public in a big way. It’s got a new logo, website and stylish new product — the Steel HR Sport, a hybrid smartwatch …

samsung smartwatch patent

Samsung’s new smartwatch patent is all about the rim

March 28th, 2017

If you really stop and think about it, smartwatches are one of the wildest ideas for a mass market gadget. It’s a computer with a touchscreen that you wear on your wrist. It’s weird, not particularly practical, and the drawbacks are too many to list. But the Pebble, Apple Watch, and various Samsung Gear-whatevers that are …

Smartwatch sales

Analysts have no idea if smartwatches are dying or not

November 6th, 2016

Gather round children, for I have a tale of two analytics companies. One says that smartwatch shipments plummeted by over 50 percent last year, while the other claims that sales are up by 60 percent in the same time period. All is not well in the land of spreadsheets. Last week, an IDC report claimed …

Cheating Students

The crazy tech Thai students used to cheat

May 11th, 2016

With consumer electronics products becoming smaller and increasingly more powerful over the years, students have started to come up with any number of clever ways to discreetly cheat on exams. You might recall, for instance, that a group of 50 students at an elite High School in New York were caught up in a massive cheating ring …

Kairos T-Band Smartwatch

Turn any watch into a smartwatch with the Kairos T-band

December 31st, 2014

So you’re not impressed with the current slate of Android Wear smartwatches and you don’t think the Apple Watch is going to do anything to change your mind. You might be willing to put something intelligent on your wrist, but you don’t want to replace your watch with some dorky gadget. You need to check out the …

Microsoft Smartwatch Specs and Features

Microsoft reportedly has a worthy iWatch rival in the works

July 16th, 2014

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 …

Microsoft Surface Watch Specs and Features

Leak reveals the first details on Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ smartwatch

June 9th, 2014

Just like everyone else, Microsoft is also interested in smartwatches, recent patent discoveries have revealed, with a Forbes report saying that the company’s first such device will be iOS- and Android-friendly. While it’s not clear when the device would be launched, it appears that GearLive got its hands on a smartwatch prototype from a Microsoft …