Lee Watts

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Best Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Bands: Protect and Stylize Your Gear Fit2 Pro

A watchband is the first thing you should buy once you place an order for your Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. Among all the essential accessories for a …

Microsoft Office is finally on all Chromebooks (with a catch)

After a long wait time, Microsoft’s Office apps are now finally available on all Chromebooks — though it’ll be useless if you have a larger Chromebook.<p>Chrome Unboxed checked the Play Store for multiple models of Chromebook, and confirmed the Android app versions of the software appear to be …

Sony’s new E Ink watch goes on sale in Japan today

Sony has a new version of the FES Watch, its E Ink watch that can display a variety of faces and band designs at the touch of a button. The FES Watch U adds a metal bezel to the original’s minimalist design, which may or may not to be your taste — it kind of isn’t to mine, though the product does …

eReaders

Long after its iOS debut, Google’s Gboard keyboard finally comes to Android [Video]

After debuting on iOS earlier this year, Google has just quietly made its Gboard keyboard available for Android devices. The keyboard comes in as an update to the currently-available Google Keyboard, merging in Google’s Gboard features with Google Keyboard’s current functionality.<p>Like its iOS …

Chrome for Android now lets you download media and web pages for offline viewing

Google has today announced that it’ll start distributing a much-requested update (version 55.0.2883.84) for Chrome for Android via the Play Store over the course of the next few days.<p>In addition to the usual plethora of bug fixes, the upgrade brings users the facility to download music, videos and …

Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued

Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble "for a small amount". <i>Bloomberg</i> has now revealed that the buyout will cost "less than $40 million" and exclusively concerns Pebble's software assets, which are being sought by Fitbit "in a bid to …

Wearable Tech

HTC One X9 Appears In Leaked Photos

Some photos have been leaked of a new HTC smartphone that has yet to be announced the HTC One X9 and we also have some specifications on the …

Pebble Releases Pebble Health For Latest Smart Watches

Pebble has announced that it is releasing Pebble Health for its latest smart watches, the software comes as part of the release of a new Pebble …

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased …

Training for a marathon? Apple Watch can help

With Autumn rapidly approaching, marathon season is almost upon us. So if you’re planning on running a race, now’s the time to ramp up your training.<p>Whether you are doing a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10K race, here are my top 10 tips for using your Apple Watch to achieve a new personal …

Marathons

40 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch - Resource

Adam SherwinJuly 10, 2014<p>Film making and photography go hand-in-hand. In film making, the art of cinematography is lost with photography. The skill …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Minds Matter: Mindfulness Is the Key to Success

"Being mindful is not a matter of thinking more clearly about experience; it is the act of experiencing more clearly" -- Sam Harris<p>Have you ever grabbed a snack from the office counter and looked in wonder at the empty wrapper by the time you reached your desk?<p>Have you ever looked at the clock and …

Mindfulness

Xiaomi's new phone wants to be an iPhone killer

Xiaomi revealed a slate of new products in Beijing on Thursday, including a flagship smartphone that the Chinese company said would rival Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company showed off four major new products to thousands of cheering fans. Top billing was given to the Mi Note, which features a 5.7" …

Mobile

A swarm of incredibly cheap camera drones is buzzing your way

HONG KONG—The annual Hong Kong Toy and Games Fair bills itself as Asia’s “biggest toys event” and provides a chance for manufacturers, particularly those from mainland China, to showcase their very newest designs, take orders from the world’s largest toy companies, and then line up their …

Drones

Apple competitor Samsung is reportedly in talks to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion

Apple competitor Samsung is making a strong play to purchase beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion. That’s according to a new …

Mobile

These 10 Types of Unnecessary Fear Should not Block You Anymore

When our mind and heart are taken over by fear, our life grinds to a halt. Fear debilitates us and blocks us from taking positive action to move …

Motivation

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Why you shouldn't start your New Year diet until February

January is the worst month to throw yourself into a new diet and fitness routine. Much better to plan ahead for the following month, says Andrew Shanahan<p>Whether it’s baking the perfect loaf, telling a hilarious joke or striking a sweet golf drive, the key to success is timing.<p>Dieting is no …

Weight Loss

How Apple’s Bigger iPhones Are Hurting Google Android

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

France and Muslims: What Camus Would Say

Among other things, Albert Camus would remind his fellow Frenchmen of the poisonous legacy of the Algerian war that did great damage to society in both Algeria and metropolitan France, as the French empire unraveled in the 1950s. He is in fact reminding us of the bitter history that he -- an …

Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person's future — some aspects of it, anyway.<p>Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with math, say, or whether someone with mental illness is going to respond to a particular treatment, according …

Why Xiaomi’s new phone could be in your hands sooner than you think

Although the exact details are still under wraps, this much is known: Xiaomi is launching its new flagship device in Beijing on Jan. 15. And, it won’t be a long wait before Indian customers can get their hands on this new phone.<p>“One of our focus is to reduce the time lag between China launch and …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …