Apple Watch Sales Figures

Will Apple finally reveal Apple Watch sales figures today?

By on January 26, 2016 at 3:25 PM.

Will Apple finally reveal Apple Watch sales figures today?

Tim Cook, and Apple executives in general, simply love numbers. Curious about how many iPhones Apple sold during a launch weekend? They’ll tell you. Wonder how much faster the A9 processor is compared to its predecessor? Not to worry, Phil Schiller has a chart for that. Indeed, Apple’s affinity for harping on impressive data points and remarkable sales figures is so deeply embedded within the company’s DNA that Steve Jobs once made a pastime out of blasting Amazon for its refusal to release Kindle sales figures.

“Usually, if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody,” Jobs once said.

Apple may not divulge information about hardware specs, but the company sure does enjoy bragging about sales figures. Except, of course, when it comes to the Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch 2 Release Date

Apple Watch 2 release date reportedly pushed back

By on January 16, 2016 at 1:40 PM.

Apple Watch 2 release date reportedly pushed back

It’s funny how the accuracy of the Apple rumor mill ebbs and flows. A few months ago, we heard rumblings that Apple was planning to release the Apple Watch 2 in September of 2016, setting the stage for a nice 18-month refresh cycle. More recently, though, all signs pointed to an Apple Watch 2 unveiling set for March ahead of an April release. This scenario was first brought to the forefront by the typically reliable Mark Gurman and was seemingly corroborated by a recent report claiming that Apple Watch 2 trial production was on pace to begin later this month.

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Best Fitness Tracker

How to save money and still keep your New Year’s resolution

By on January 6, 2016 at 5:50 PM.

How to save money and still keep your New Year’s resolution

On December 31 each year, there’s no New Year’s resolution that’s more popular than the commitment people make to get in shape and lose weight. Improving one’s health is a fantastic goal, of course, but losing weight also happens to be one of the most frequently broken promises people make themselves on New Year’s Eve.

Well here’s a way you can actually keep your New Year’s resolution in 2016 without breaking the bank: For a limited time, Amazon is offering deep discounts on the Jawbone UP2 and Jawbone UP3 fitness trackers. More →

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Oculus Rift Preorders Price

You can preorder an Oculus Rift right now for $599

By on January 6, 2016 at 11:08 AM.

You can preorder an Oculus Rift right now for $599

After months of delays and endless anticipation, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is finally available for preorder. Many potential customers were concerned that preorders might launch without a price, but at the store page on Oculus.com, it has been revealed that the peripheral will retail for $599 at launch. More →

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Under Armour Healthbox Release Date

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

Under Armour showed me the future of fitness tech

By on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Armed with little more than a fitness band, a well-made iPhone app, a pair of sneakers and some will power, I lost 50 lbs in three months last winter. I have gone on to lose even more weight since then, inching ever closer to my goal, though my approach changed a bit as I mentioned in my earlier article. While there is little doubt in my mind that Jawbone’s fitness tracker and app combo played a huge role in my success, in the back of my mind I knew that there had to be a better way.

Now I’ve experienced a better way and I’m not sure I can ever go back. More →

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Samsung CES 2016

3 crazy and weird products Samsung will unveil at CES 2016

By on December 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

3 crazy and weird products Samsung will unveil at CES 2016

CES may not be as relevant as it used to be, but don’t tell that to Samsung. With CES 2016 slated to kick off on January 6, Samsung reps will make the trek out to Las Vegas where they’ll off three brand new products that were developed at the company’s Creative Lab (C-Lab). And ‘creative’ is the operative word here because these products are decidedly on the wacky end of the spectrum.

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Google Glass 2 Leaked Photos

2nd-generation Google Glass revealed in new photos

By on December 28, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

2nd-generation Google Glass revealed in new photos

Google just can’t seem to quit you, Google Glass. And now it seems Google has created a second-generation device called “Google Glass: Enterprise Edition” that smartly targets the enterprise market and not the consumer market, as new photos contained in an FCC filing posted over 9to5Google reveal. And if you were expecting a big design overhaul to make the device look more stylish than the first-generation model, you’re going to be disappointed. More →

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Apple Watch Best Apps To Download

The 13 best apps to download for your new Apple Watch

By on December 27, 2015 at 6:47 PM.

The 13 best apps to download for your new Apple Watch

There are undoubtedly a whole lot of people who received an Apple Watch as a gift this holiday season. If you happen to be one of those people and are currently wondering what cool and fun things you can do with your device, outside of checking texts and counting steps, we’ve got you covered.

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Jawbone UP2 Sale

Lose weight and look good doing it

By on December 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Lose weight and look good doing it

Activity trackers like FitBits and Jawbone’s UP lineup are a great way to help motivate you to get in shape. In fact, BGR’s very own editor used one to help him lose 50 pounds in just three months. But there’s one problem with most fitness tracker bands that might not be a big deal for some people, but others are really annoyed by it: Most fitness bands are big, bulky, ugly and very masculine.

If you’re tired of using that giant black band to help you get in shape, here’s another option for you: Amazon is currently selling the UP2 Activity + Sleep Tracker, Violet Circle edition for just $61, which is a big 39% off its regular price of $99.99. More →

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Netflix Socks

Netflix invented socks that can pause video when you fall asleep

By on December 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM.

Netflix invented socks that can pause video when you fall asleep

Netflix is all about funky DIY projects these days. First came the ‘Netflix and Chill’ button, and soon after that came an old 1950s TV capable of streaming Netflix content.

But Netflix’s latest hacking project may take the cake for both ingenuity and, perhaps, lunacy. Behold: Netflix socks. Netflix’s comical foray into clothing has a lot more to it than meets the eye. You see, Netflix socks are embedded with sensors designed to detect when you fall asleep. And when you do fall asleep after a few hours of binge watching, say, Bojack Horseman or House of Cards, the socks will automatically pause your Netflix stream.

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Microsoft HoloLens Hands-On Demo

What it’s like to spend an hour using Microsoft’s HoloLens

What it’s like to spend an hour using Microsoft’s HoloLens

By on December 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

If you’re a developer, Microsoft wants you to see the HoloLens.

That’s the impression that I got walking out of the HoloLens developer demo on Wednesday morning, the day before developers would begin filing in and out of the same space to experience the mixed reality headset for themselves.
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