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Huawei Watch 2 Classic

Huawei Watch 2: Sigh, not the Android Wear 2.0 flagship we were pining for

Mobile World Congress is on. That of course means new phones, new gadgets and new tech products. So far LG has announced a bunch of new phones. Huawei has too, and, also has taken the wraps off the eagerly anticipated Huawei Watch 2. Unfortunately, I'm not convinced this news is...

Cure for Android Wear 2.0 delay(s)? Apple Watch

Apple Watch. Question: What is the best alternative for a former Pebble smartwatch owner? It's not the answer I was expecting. But, indeed, after finally relenting, and trying out an Apple Watch for a few weeks, this former Pebbler believes it to be the best available option on the market today....
LG Watch Sport

Android Wear 2.0 is Here: Meanwhile, a tree fell in the forest…

Android Wear 2.0 is here. The big question, however, is if anybody really cares about Google's second attempt to win over smartwatch customers. By Google standards, the Wear 2.0 launch was surprisingly low key. No fancy presentations. No keynotes. No live singers. And certainly no daredevil like stunts featuring skydivers and...
Apple Watch

Wearables Trendspotting: Apple is the smartwatch market

Apple is selling more smartwaches than anyone. By far. According to Strategy Analytics, Tim Cook and team shipped some 5.1 million Apple Watches in Q4 of 2016. That equates to about 63% of the overall smartwatch market. Think Steph Curry level of dominance. Samsung, the next closest competitor, moved 1.3 million...
2016 MacBook Pro - Is it worth the cost?

MacBook Pro 2016 Love-Hate: A quirky laptop that feels rushed to market

It's a well-worn cliche to be sure. But: Would Steve Jobs have approved of the new (late) 2016 MacBook Pro laptops? Of course we will never know. If I were a betting man I'd wager "no." Though I originally bought a Surface Book (with Performance Base) to replace my long-in-the-tooth MacBook...
Amazfit Smartwatch for Android and iOS Devices

Pebble is Dead: 5 smartwatches you should buy instead

Pebble is dead! Long live Pebble! Everybody's favorite underdog wearable startup is no longer. Pebble has officially been acquired by San Francisco-based fitness tracker Fitbit. Say it ain't so. Oh, it be so. We know the deal is worth about $40 million. Those that backed Pebble on Kickstarter for its new models...
Microsoft Surface Book

Top 5: Best alternatives to a MacBook Pro laptop (Hint: they run Microsoft Windows)

If you're in the market to upgrade your laptop these are the most interesting of times. Apple is doubling down on its premium approach. New MacBook Pros start at $1,499 (USD) and go up rapidly from there, with the entry 15-inch Pro model starting at a not insignificant $2,499. Gulp. Meanwhile,...
Touch Bar drives foot traffic to Apple Store

The real reason why Apple hyped Touch Bar

Interesting thing this Touch Bar. Apple's replacement of function keys with a dynamic OLED strip that can change based on what you're working on, is certainly unique. If you want, it can be just a standard Apple MacBook function strip featuring the usual controls: screen brightness, volume and music controls......
Which to Buy: Microsoft Surface Book or Apple MacBook Pro

Laptop Dilemma: Surface Book or MacBook Pro?

Microsoft is on a fierce comeback. Who ever thought a Windows laptop would be a viable alternative to the vaunted MacBook? That day is here.
MacBook Pro Touch ID - Magic Toolbar

Apple prefers we touch a Touch Bar instead of a screen

Microsoft says: touch the screen anywhere. Apple says: only touch this narrow strip. Will Apple's Magic Toolbar and non-touch screen philosophy result in an exodus of buyers?