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Must-do move: Biceps planche

Want bigger arms in a hurry? Think bodyweight, not bodybuilding. While a recent study from the American Council on Exercise found that curls are …

Workouts

Reviewed: Fitbit Charge

Fitness trackers seem to be attracting quite of bit of attention lately, and those looking for a tracker have a wide variety of options to consider. …

The 7 games you can play with the whole family this Thanksgiving

Maybe you're waiting for the turkey to finish cooking. Maybe the meal's over and you're all together in the living room staring silently at a wall. Whatever the case, if you're looking to spend quality time with your friends and family this Thanksgiving <i>and</i> you want to beat them in a friendly …

Must-do move: Dynamic L-sit

Sit-ups, we’ve all agreed by now, are the domain of 1980s workout videos and the tragically uninformed – a back-endangering, posture-ruining waste of …

Workouts

Fat-burning home workout

This challenging circuit will boost your metabolism so you burn fat quickly,’ says Richard Scrivener of Train Fitness, who devised this workout. ‘And …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

Sonim XP7: A rugged phone handles everything you can throw at it

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Hands up: Who thinks I’m crazy for leaving my phone outside on purpose in the rain and near …

Watch Insider's Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men’s watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of …

Watches

Check out our latest wearable buyer's guide

Since we first posted our buyer's guide this summer, one of the most awaited wearables, the Moto 360, was released and is now starting to encircle the wrists of Android users everywhere. While it did have some battery woes at launch, recent software updates have addressed the issue, keeping this …

Fitbit Joins the Smartwatch Race, and Replaces the Rash-y Force With a New Wristband

Fitbit launches some compelling new wrist wearables, but it is missing the critical holiday season.<p>After complaints emerged last February that the Fitbit Force was causing skin rashes for some wearers, the San Francisco-based health and fitness company was forced to recall the device, and promised …

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, <i>Forbes</i> has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources …

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

GPS and heart rate monitoring headline Fitbit's next flagship wearable<p>Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused …

Sony Z1 and Z2 added to Xperia open-source project with unified kernels

The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 are now a part of Sony's open source efforts, and unifies them with a common kernel based on the Qualcomm MSM8974 …

Today was a big day for Android, but there's more to come

Google's still not done, and we love it<p>Whew, what a day, right? Google threw out all the stops all at once and we had a veritable flood of Android …

Android Central 207: Nexus and Lollipop Extravaganza!

Let's just cut to the chase. We've got the new Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player upon us, as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we've only got an hour …

Android Lollipop

Jolla's Unique Launcher Reaches Android Handsets With Some Helpful Angry Birds

The plucky Finnish smartphone company Jolla has announced the initial public availability of the Jolla Launcher, bringing many (but not all) of the the benefits of the Sailfish UI to the Android home screen.<p>Bringing the unique gesture based UI from Sailfish OS and the Jolla smartphone to Android …

Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard lets you draw letters on your smartwatch

Swipe away at your wrist<p>Microsoft was quick to back Android Wear last month with the release of a new OneNote app, and the company is continuing to support Google’s smartwatches today with a new keyboard. Released as a prototype custom keyboard for Android Wear, Microsoft’s "analog keyboard" lets …

Hudl2 Review: A Weekend With Tesco's Tablet

One year after Tesco entered the tablet fray with an own-brand tablet called Hudl, the British supermarket giant officially unveiled the much-anticipated follow-up on Friday.<p>While our first impressions were largely positive, we spent a little more time with the device over the weekend, so we can …

Tesco opens Hudl2 pre-orders

Suitably impressed by last week's Hudl2 launch? Tesco is now ready to take your money. The supermarket giant has opened orders on its Direct store, allowing you to put aside one (or more) of its eight vividly coloured tablets for pick up tomorrow. For £129, you'll enjoy an 8.3-inch Full HD display, …

Here’s our best look yet at Samsung’s upcoming metallic mid-rangers

Samsung is expected to bring out a new series of metal-clad devices later this year, and the images below are our best look at them yet.<p>Tentatively named Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7, these new smartphones will marry sleek metallic designs with mid-range specifications. In the past, we’ve …

Phones

Best Smartphone Car Mounts!

How to Root Your Phone in 9 Easy Steps - So Easy Anyone Can do it

CAUTION: Improper rooting can permanently brick your phone. Updato.com is not responsible for any data loss or possible damage. If you have any …

Portal Flexible Smartphone Is Worn On Your Wrist (video)

If you are looking for a wearable device that has a much larger screen than the new range of smartwatches recently unveiled and launched by the likes …

Crowd Funding

Bose Outs SoundSport and SoundTrue Headphones

Bose has unveiled a couple new sets of in-ear headphones that are made specifically to work with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices. Each of those …

Consumer Tech

Seek thermal camera brings heat vision to your Android phone

As smartphone cameras continue to advance we are seeing increasing megapixels, the abilities to take better night shots, 4K recording, optical image stabilization and many other improvements in the area of pictures and video. But what about more off-the-wall features like heat vision? Although no …

Android Phones

TinyScreen Color Display Allows You To Create Your Own Smartwatch And More (video)

Makers and developers that enjoy building electronic projects might be interested in a tiny new colour display that has launched over on the …

Bluetooth

Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M

Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around – literally, that is – covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more, remaining an office worker’s go-to-tool for small scribbles, quick thoughts, and ideas. Now the company behind Post-it, 3M, is hoping to port …

It Looks Like LG Will Launch A New Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls, Too

Less than a month after Samsung unveiled its Gear S standalone smartwatch, a new watch from LG that's capable of making phone calls has passed through the Federal Communications Commission.<p>The documents, which were first spotted by 9to5Google, suggest the watch will come with its own 3G radio …

Apple Watch