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Database firm claims developers losing interest in Apple Watch

A data gathering firm is claiming that developers are losing interest in the Apple Watch. Instead, the data collation company has gleaned that …

Apple Store

Samsung will announce new fitness-related products on June 2

Samsung has started sending invites to press for an event it plans to host in New York City on June 2 at 5pm EDT. While the invite doesn’t say much …

LUNATIK EPIK H2O Exclusive America Edition Apple Watch Waterproof Case

Following EPIK H2O, LUNATIK has unveiled the exclusive America Edition of EPIK H2O waterproof Apple Watch case. Using the familiar colors and …

Silicon Valley VC firm Clear Ventures launches with $120M fund for early-stage startups

A new Silicon Valley venture capital firm has launched with a $120 million fund aimed at backing “bold teams from the earliest stages of company creation” through to market leadership.<p>Founded out of Palo Alto, Calif. in 2014, Clear Ventures was created by Chris Rust and Rajeev Madhavan, who have …

Venture Capital

LG just developed an invisible fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensors are about to get a lot less obtrusive. LG’s Innotek, which specializes in creating new hardware components, just announced a fingerprint sensor that could live under your screen’s glass.<p>While that doesn’t make it the first button-less implementation – the Nexus 6P and HTC 10 use …

Mobile Technology

Samsung patent gives a glimpse into future smartwatch interfaces

Smartwatches and wearables may be the future, but in the present their clunky interfaces and small screens keep them from imagining their full potential. A new Samsung patent wants to change that.<p>The patent features technology that projects a virtual user interface (via laser) onto the wearers …

Augmented Reality

Garmin's new vívomove watch blurs the line between classic timepiece and activity tracker

Analog watches that double as activity trackers are nothing we haven’t seen in the past. Withings, the tech company that’s getting scooped up by Nokia, has made a name for itself over the years with its Activité line of fitness-tracking watches. Now it looks like Garmin is trying to give Withings …

Wearable Tech

THE WIRELESS CARRIERS REPORT: Industry shake-ups, ripple effects across mobile, and the big changes ahead

The wireless industry is in a state of flux. AT&T and Verizon have dominated the carrier market over the past seven years while T-Mobile and Sprint have struggled to gain subscribers. Then in 2013, T-Mobile tweaked its strategy to turn around its business.<p>This move, along with slowing smartphone …

Mobile

LG 360 VR review: LG's first VR headset is virtually unusable - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LG 360 VR has a compact and light design that's very comfortable to wear.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's not a good VR experience, has terrible light leakage and looks really uncool.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> There are better VR experiences to be had than the LG 360 VR, and better G5 accessories to spend your money …

Virtual Reality

Apple CEO Talks Inspiration, Encryption, More In Second Part Of TV Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook has used the second part of an interview with CNBC’s Mad Money host <i>Jim Cramer</i> to talk about things other than Apple’s recent …

Technology Can Enable a New World for People with Autism

April 2, 2016 was designated World Autism Awareness Day. Many world monuments were lit up in blue lights to show support for the cause. Colorful ribbons and pins were worn and emotional sentiments were plastered all over social media. While the gestures themselves were moving, the concept of autism …

Technology-Enabled Homes Set to Change the Home Care Industry

One less thing to worry about: a digitally-connected home can empower independent living for older generations.<p>Convenience drives the majority of our purchasing decisions. We want things on-demand and we want to be able to simplify our lives in every way possible. As consumers, we're not just …

Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

A more powerful email app for Google's smartwatch OS<p>Microsoft's Outlook email app now has a dedicated Android Wear client. Once downloaded, you'll be able to reply with pre-set messages or dictate a response with voice instead of relying only on default smartwatch commands. You can also scroll to …

Withings Activité Steel review

Buy now from Amazon<p>Fitness trackers are useful, but they usually don’t look all that good. Companies like Fitbit have been trying to make their wearables look a little better in recent months, though for the most part they still look like fitness trackers. A company called Withings is doing things …

Fitness Technology

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

The size of technical components is becoming ever-smaller, and the group wanted to figure out what could theoretically be achieved with a wearable technology platform.<p>So they attached their phones to their wrists and wandered the halls of Google, where they worked, pretending they were watches. …

Wear OS

watchOS 2.2 beta 6 for Apple Watch w/ new Maps app is now available

Apple today has released the sixth watchOS 2.2 beta for Apple Watch developers. watchOS 2.2 so far has added a totally revamped Apple Maps app and glance, and it’s required to use iOS 9.3 beta’s new multi-watch feature. We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight …

Smartwatches

Pebble Time watches updated to version 3.10, brings new health enhancements

Pebble has updated the recently discounted Pebble Time and the Pebble Time Round to version 3.10, and it’s bringing some new health features, new …

Library Book PDF

<b>Whole Foods Recipes - Quick Easy Dinner Recipes Cookbook For Heart Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Using Whole Foods (Lose Weight Naturally 2) [Kindle</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 Classic versus Apple Watch

It took a few years before smartphones -- as a way to communicate and get things done while on the go -- started to become commonplace following the …

Smartwatches

Android Wear gets voice calling and message dictation in major update

Android Wear is getting updated in a big way this month. Google is beginning to roll out an update with some major new features for Android Wear, including the ability to make and listen to calls directly on the watch. You'll need a watch with a speaker to do that, of course, and only two watches …

Amazon To Sell Chips. No, Not Potato Chips

Amazon’s Everything Store will soon include a line of chips, but not the edible kind.<p>The e-commerce giant’s subsidiary, Annapurna Labs, is developing …

MasterCard partners with Coin to enable payments via wearable devices

MasterCard has unveiled the next step in its plan to convert every device into a payment device, announcing a partnership with Coin to make wearables …

Fitbit Blaze Smartwatch Focuses on Your Fitness

Fitbit has released several well-received wearable fitness trackers. Now they are trying to further challenge the dominant position of Apple Watch in …

Wearable Tech

Casio Throws Its Wrist into the Smart-Watch Game

Smart watches present a perplexing duality. In one sense, they’re a buzzing, beeping look into the future on your wrist—the beginning of what will likely be a way of life not too far down the line. In another, the recent crop of wearables is a big, fat leap into the past, as a number of brands that …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch at CES 2016: docks, battery packs, bands, and more

While the Consumer Electronics Show only technically began today, the week so far has been full of companies announcing all sorts of accessories. We’ve covered some of it in detail already, but new offerings are coming in at such a fast pace it’s hard to keep track of it all.<p>While Apple is not …

Smartwatches

GoPro Releases Apple Watch App, Announces Name of Upcoming Drone

GoPro’s first drone now has a name: Karma.<p>The name was revealed on Thursday on GoPro’s website. The webpage for Karma offers interested buyers a …

The Apple watch might not get its killer feature until 2017

Pixabay/fancycrave1<p>The Apple Watch won't become popular until it can function independently from iPhones, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene …

Smartwatches

One of the Most Valuable Startups in the World Has Yet to Reveal Its Product | Inc.com

Magic Leap, the Google-backed "cinematic reality" startup that's made huge waves in the technology community, has raised a massive $827 million round of new venture funding, according to documents obtained by Forbes.<p>According to Forbes, this deal would value Magic Leap at $3.7 billion, while …

Augmented Reality