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Smartwatches, Google Glass And The Wearable Technology Chocolate Box

At $8 billion in 2013 revenues (projected), the wearable technology market is nascent but promising. By 2017, revenue from these new devices is projected to grow to $20 billion.<p>Numbers like that are just one of the reasons I get excited about new technologies, and I’ve been particularly excited …

Xbox Music taps into Gracenote to tag your tunes

Xbox Music users now can identify their music and listen to it across different PCs and mobile devices courtesy of Gracenote.<p>Buying a $10-per-month Xbox Music Pass entitles you to tap into the new service, which can identify albums and songs you already own and unlock your music online. All of your …

Mobile Devices

Motorola Moto G

If the Moto X is a top-tier phone with a mid-range price, the Moto G is a mid-range phone with an entry-level price. It has a 4.5″ 720p screen, a …

Pebble arrives on Amazon for $148.99, sees $20 Black Friday discount on own website

After making its retail debut earlier this year, the Pebble smartwatch is coming to Amazon. The company made the announcement last night, and the watch is now available for US buyers in black, gray, orange, red, and white for $148.99, its arrival coinciding with the effective start of the holiday …

VSCO Cam brings its simple interface and powerful photo-editing tools to Android

Free app gives users yet another way to tweak and share their photos<p>After an extended beta test period, VSCO Cam for Android is now available to download from the Google Play Store. VSCO Cam is one of the most popular photography apps for iOS, as it combines a simple-to-use interface with powerful …

Bluetooth advances herald sleeker wearables that charge wirelessly

Imagine a Pebble without the need for a proprietary charging connector. Or how about a Galaxy Gear that doesn't lose connection to your phone every time you walk away for a quick errand? Both are evolutionary steps on the way to a truly desirable smartwatch and this week sees a pair of new …

Fixing the Nexus 5: with a new version of Android, Google tackles the camera

Android 4.4.1 is coming to help you take better pictures<p>Only a few years ago, Dave Burke remembers, cellphone users were just happy to have a camera at all. But expectations have changed. "If you have a smartphone, people want it to take pictures like a DSLR. Even in one year the quality bar and …

Microsoft Cyber Monday 2013 deals

Microsoft is offering an eclectic mix of discounted products for Cyber Monday, including discounts on two huge Xbox One bundles. Both the Xbox One Day One Complete Bundle and the Xbox One Day One Ultimate Bundle are now on sale, both of which offer the Xbox One, one year of Xbox Live Gold, a …

Xbox One party-chat problems will ‘get better,’ Microsoft promises

Microsoft says it’s working to fix several issues with its Xbox One party-chat service. The new and improved chat, that debuted as a separate app on the console, allows gamers to chat with up to seven friends during gameplay. However, Xbox One owners have reported several issues with the service, …

Xbox One owners warned to avoid 'backwards compatibility' prank that bricks consoles

Every Xbox One console is a developer unit, but an option to enable the dev kit mode is being used to prank gamers this week. An image (embedded below) has been making the rounds on forums and social networking sites promising Xbox 360 backwards compatibility through six steps on an Xbox One …

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

Time and again we’ve heard the same story: wearables are the next big thing in personal technology. Everyone will have wearables attached to their bodies in the next few years. And so on and so forth. But despite all of these predictions and the intense interest in wearable technology, we still …