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How to ‘Connect’ Apple Watch to 5GHz WiFi Networks

In an official support article about the Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities of the Apple Watch, Apple clearly states that the Watch won’t be able to …

'Destiny's' New 'Celestial Nighthawk' Looks Crazy Powerful

There’s always one. Destiny is a balanced game, overall, but Bungie seems to like to throw some items into the mix that are <i>just</i> dominant enough to make you feel like you’re cheating. The new “House of Wolves” expansion dropped last week, and with it, a whole new suite of exotics weapons and armor. …

Wi-Fi

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which wearable platform deserves a spot on your wrist?

With Apple Watch still sold out and Google reportedly gearing up to deliver Android Wear support for iPhone at Google I/O next week, it’s time for …

Wear OS

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …

ASUS VivoWatch review: a fitness watch with style and shortcomings

My wife often says I'm fat, but that's hardly a motivation for me to resume my exercise routine. Then the ASUS VivoWatch landed on my desk, so I had no choice but to get back on the treadmill for your amusement. To keep things short, it turns out that this fitness-centric smartwatch does have a …

The charging secret behind Apple Watch retail displays

If you wonder how the Apple Watches on display in retail stores differ from those you can buy, some new photos that surfaced online answer the question.<p>And it involves a built-in Lightning charger.<p>Anyone who has seen an Apple Watch for sale in-store will have spotted that not only do the Watches in …

Apple Watch

'Need for Speed' reboot rolls out this fall

When EA's quarterly report dropped earlier in May, it included a few tasty game-related tidbits, including a "holiday 2015" launch window for a new <i>Need for Speed</i>. EA today confirmed that <i>Need for Speed</i> will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall -- and it's a full-on reboot of the series. "With …

Best Buy surges. It should thank Apple

Many retailers have reported disappointing results this quarter. Best Buy was not one of them.<p>The electronics chain lived up to its name Thursday, posting sales and profits that topped Wall Street's forecasts. The company also gave a solid outlook for the next quarter.<p>Shares of Best Buy (BBY) were …

Apple Pay

How accurate is the Apple Watch's step counter and distance tracking?

CNET's Dan Graziano tested the step and distance accuracy of the Apple Watch. See how it stacks up against the competition.<p>There's no doubt that the Apple Watch can do a lot of things. It can be used to communicate with others, view notifications from an iPhone and even pay for items with Apple …

Wearable Tech

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

Before you get too excited, it's only a proof-of-concept display. The unveiling is part of a broader announcement to showcase the company's plans for the future, which center on OLED tech.<p>LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to OLED panels, and it has unveiled an impossibly …

Televisions

'Bill Nye The Science Guy' Is Now On Netflix; Cue Nostalgic Binge-Watching

Stop the presses and return home immediately: “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is now on Netflix. We repeat, <i>“Bill Nye the Science Guy” is now on Netflix.</i><p>Social media has been abuzz this week with the news that several episodes of the beloved science show had landed on Netflix, where they are now …

Entertainment

Take two: Google announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun

Over on its product forums, Google announced that it has started rolling out Android 5.1.1 to Android Wear watches. Additionally, according to …

Android Wear update brings WiFi to select smartwatches

The latest version of Android Wear that Google promised back in April is finally starting to make its way to devices today. It comes with quite a list of updates, starting with the activation of dormant WiFi chips in the LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3 and the Samsung Gear Live. In …

WatchPops: Design Your Own Swag for Apple Watch

Watch Pops ‘pop’ right into the empty openings of your watch strap. Choose from our limited editions or design your own. WatchPops are optimized for …

Apple Watch

Article a disservice to community

I wish your Wednesday story about leases on Tulalip land had described the whole picture (“Tulalip homes for cheap – with a view and a catch”). I …

REVIEW: A month with the Apple Watch – our definitive verdict

After months of waiting, the Apple Watch has finally launched across the globe.<p>This is Apple’s first attempt at wearable technology and it’s a big …

Razer Nabu X smartband review

Most people associate Razer with gaming laptops, mice, and other hardware. But at CES 2014, the company unveiled plans to enter the fitness tracker / smartband market with the launch of Nabu, a black wristband that combined basic fitness tracking features with an OLED screen for displaying …

More Details On The New Samsung Gear Smartwatch

We recently heard that the new Samsung Gear smartwatch is expected to launch in September and now it looks like we have some more details about the …

Ilumi Smart LED Bulbs review; Bluetooth brains

In the connected home space, lighting has become rather dull. Several lightbulbs change color, and can react to an app; it’s all fairly mundane at …

Windows 10 will have seven different editions this Summer

Windows 10 is coming, but is currently being beta tested. As much as we find out now and again about Windows, we’re still taken aback by that which …

Microsoft: These are the Windows 10 editions coming your way

You'll have to wait a little longer, though, for the full details on things like pricing and licensing.<p>Microsoft is going public with its list of planned editions that it will make available for Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones and embedded devices ahead of this summer's planned launch of the …

Ring joins Best Buy's in-store smart-home selection

The $199 Ring Video Doorbell is now available in over 400 Best Buy stores nationwide and the team unveils a new accessory.<p>As of today, you'll be able to buy the $199 Ring Video Doorbell in 434 Best Buy stores across the US. Before this retail launch, Ring purchases were limited to its website and …

Smart Homes

Microsoft details the many different versions of Windows 10

A new Windows release wouldn't be the same without many different versions of the OS to confuse the heck out of you. Microsoft finally gave us the skinny on Windows 10's upcoming versions today -- and they're all pretty familiar to Windows fans. There's the usual "Home" version for mainstream …

Jawbone Up3 review: a feature-packed disappointment

Is there room for a $180 health band today that doesn't have a built-in display and is totally reliant on your smartphone? Jawbone's pitch for the Up3, its latest wrist-worn health tracker, is pretty much the same as its last few models. It's artfully crafted from the genius design mind of Yves …

I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)

I bought an Apple Watch. I didn't preorder it, because at first I didn't even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company's first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much better on the second attempt. Apple's product history, perhaps even more so than other tech companies, …