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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...
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...
5 Reasons Why the Smartwatch Market Tanked

5 reasons why the smartwatch market took a dramatic nosedive

It was the next big thing. Until it became a boring party trick.
Google Pixel smartphones

Google refreshes smartphone brand, launches “Pixel” phones starting from $649

Consumers are accustomed to paying a premium for an iPhone, but will it work for a Google phone?
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 on mission to kill the DSLR

It looks like Apple is on a mission to kill more than just the headphone jack. Camera. Camera. Camera. For a relatively long segment of today's Apple presentation, the emphasis was on the innovative software technology behind the camera in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Rather: cameras. As...
Pebble Health App Updates 2016

Pebble 4.0 is here, all about “glance and go” and fitness tracking

In advance of its next wave of smartwatches -- Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 -- the upstart company that continues to innovate where others have slowed has released a significant update. Pebble today took the wraps off its latest software update. The Silicon Valley-based wearable company says the new 4.0 release...
Pebble OS 4 - Timeline Quick View

Pebble smartwatch OS update brings unobstructed, Wear-like notifications

Pebble just keeps getting better and better. But will it be enough? Nextgen Pebble smartwatches are around the corner. In the coming months the Silicon Valley upstart will ship the Pebble 2 ($129) and Pebble Time 2 ($199). Update models include heart rate monitors, larger e-paper displays, and even better...
Google Android N Preview

Google’s Android 7.0 “Nougat” update coming later this month

Cringe-worthy naming aside, "Nougat" should be arriving next week. At least for some smartphones. Version 7.0 of Google's mobile operating system brings a slew of refinements that make Android easier to use, and more powerful. I've been running 7.0 Nougat on a Nexus 6 and posted some impressions earlier here. While...
Android 7.0 Nougat What's New: Multi-Window Mode

Android News: What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat?

Android 7.0 is just around the corner. What should we expect from Google's next major release, code-named Nougat, when it drops in the next few weeks? For one, don't expect earth-shattering updates. Android, like iOS, is a mature mobile operating system and platform with broad support, including massive development community....