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Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accuracy on wearable step counters, by determining where a user is wearing it and adjusting the way it …

Google Smartwatch Specs Leak, Show Hardware Comparable To Galaxy Gear 2

Some new details about Google’s upcoming smartwatch, which is said to be made by occasional Nexus hardware partner LG, have emerged from mobile leaker @evleaks, who has a solid track record when it comes to unreleased devices. Shortly after TechCrunch reported that Google’s smartwatch development …

Samsung Focuses On Accessibility With An Ultrasonic Case, A Text-Reading Stand And Voice Labels

Samsung isn’t limiting itself to software when it comes to improving its mobile hardware’s accessibility – the Korean company has introduced a trio of new accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance mid-range device that beefs up its existing ability to cater to visually and otherwise impaired …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: SXSW Adventures, Neil Young’s MP3, And The Next-Gen HTC One

Friday!<p>Along with the weekend, and hopes for good weather, Friday also brings along with it the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast.<p>It’s been a long week, what with SXSW, but we’re still alive and well to talk gadgets with you. SXSW was… something that happened, while Neil Young is trying to sell an MP3 …

Samsung Releases SDK For Galaxy Gear 2 & Gear Neo

Samsung has just released an SDK for its Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, in the hopes that developers will pick up its wearable baton and run with it.<p>The company’s early entrance into the smartwatch space — with last year’s Galaxy Gear — generally failed to impress (well, apart …

The All New HTC One Will Be Available Immediately After Its March 25 Unveiling

HTC continues to do an absolutely terrible job of plugging leaks related to its upcoming HTC One flagship smartphone which replaces last year’s HTC One of the same name. Today, we learned the new model will go on sale immediately after it’s made official by HTC on March 25 at a special event in …

Samsung Said To Be Planning A SIM-Equipped Gear 2 Smartwatch

Samsung is in talks with SK Telecom to release a version of the Gear 2 which has its own SIM and can make calls without needing a smartphone connection, according to a new report from The Korea Herald. The variant of the Gear 2 would be exclusive to the Korean market for a while, but international …

Oculus Rift Gets A New $350 Developer Kit Which Improves On The Crystal Cove Prototype

Oculus has unveiled a Rift development kit to replace the first-generation one it stopped selling just last week, and the $350 developer hardware ups the game considerably over its predecessor. The new system is up for pre-order on the Oculus website now, and it’s based on the Crystal Cove …

Augmedix Raises $3.2M To Make Google Glass Standard Kit For Future Doctors

Google Glass is facing some challenges in terms of public perception and an ongoing debate about its role in the public forum, but it has some potential in specific realms that could be very exciting, apart from its ability to be a huge consumer success. One such application is in medicine, and …

Vifa Copenhagen Speaker

A minimalist portable wireless speaker. Its aluminum frame, plastic body and textile grill are finished in monochrome. It works with Bluetooth, DLNA, …

Dash Wireless Headphones

This tiny pair of devices are much more than just headphones. Dash streams music via Bluetooth, but it’s also a music player by itself with 4GB of …

Headphones

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony’s upcoming Android flagship phone. The Xperia Z2 has a 5.2″ 1080p IPS screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, a 20.7mp rear camera that can …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung’s new flagship phone has a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor to go with its fitness apps. The Galaxy S5 also has a MIMO Wi-Fi …

Samsung Galaxy S5

2014 YotaPhone

The dual-screened Android smartphone is now available for pre-order in Russia and select European countries. Its 4.7″ rear touchscreen uses E-ink, …

TravelCard Charger

A credit card-sized mobile device charger. At just 0.19″ thick and weighing only 2oz., you can easily keep the TravelCard in your wallet. It has a …

Soundwall

Wall-hanging artwork which doubles as a speaker. Soundwall streams music via AirPlay or UPnP and also has RCA inputs. Choose from Soundwall’s stock …

AirPlay

Sony SRS-X9 Speaker

Most Bluetooth speakers are designed to be thrown into a bag — or very large pocket — and carried with you wherever you go. The Sony SRS-X9 Speaker …

50-inch Smart TV under $400, Lenovo Laptop + Tablet only $700, Kindle Fire HD sale

Need a large Smart TV? Today you can grab a refurbished 50-inch Vizio E500i-A1 120Hz LED Smart TV from Walmart for under $400.<p>If you want both a …

Sony reveals "Project Morpheus" VR headset for the PS4

Sony has revealed its prototype virtual reality (VR) headset for the PlayStation 4 at the Games Developers Conference 2014, in San Francisco. Sony …

Virtual Reality

The Motorola Moto 360 Might Be The First Good-Looking Smartwatch

With the newly announced Android Wear OS, the Motorola Moto 360 is set to be one of the most exciting smartwatches to date. The clean-looking watch …

Everything We Know About The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola hosted a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, the lead designer of the Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch, and the discussion started with the inspiration for the product and moved to its specifics. Motorola wasn’t yet sharing that much about specs and details for the hardware, but the …

15 best racing games for Android

Racing games are among the most popular in all of mobile gaming. It was the first genre to overcome the lack of physical buttons on smartphones well enough that it made the games worth playing. Most popular racing games have tens of millions of fans. That doesn’t mean they’re the best, though. …

In-App Purchases

First look at how an Android Wear smartwatch works (video)

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>It didn’t even take a full 24 hours after Google announced the Android Wear smartwatch platform for people to …

Meet the Find 7, the First Smartphone to Snap 50-Megapixel Photos

Move over, Nokia Lumia 1020: There's a new smartphone super-camera in town. Chinese manufacturer Oppo just unveiled its Find 7, which will be the first device of its kind to snap photos at a stunning 50 megapixels.<p>The smartphone will launch in two forms, with the more affordable 7a arriving in …

Amazon-Owned Quidsi Debuts VineMarket.com, An Online Grocery Store Catering To Food Allergy Sufferers

Amazon-owned Quidsi is relaunching its eco products destination Vine.com under a new name today, VineMarket.com, and shifting its focus beyond just “green” products and healthy foods, to also serve as a top shopping destination for roughly 15 million Americans suffering from food allergies, or …

FTC wants Congress to punish companies for being hacked

NEW YORK — Daniel Kaufman, FTC deputy director, wants to penalize companies that experience major security breaches.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is tasked with protecting American consumers, a major piece of which involves safeguarding their data. That also means history’s least productive Congress …

California to get its first Bitcoin ATM Thursday

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robocoin<p>If new tech doesn’t start in Silicon Valley, it doesn’t take long for it to show up there. Now Bay Area …

A Facebook Life

On Facebook, life begins at conception. “We’re expecting!”, your parents post. You don’t have fingers but you’re already accruing likes. A shared sonogram means hundreds have seen you before you’ve even opened your eyes. You have a Facebook presence despite lacking a physical one.<p>Think about that …

Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it …