Smartwatch Buyers Guide

Smartwatches

Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the...

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Ford announces finalists for their App Pursuit developer contest

Ford announces finalists fro their App Pursuit developer contest

Automaker Ford has announced the ten finalists for its App Pursuit, which took place during their connected car app developer conference as part of the Connected Car Expo. The finalist apps are designed to connect to vehicles through Ford's AppLink Ford says that developers from more than fifteen countries participated in Pursuit. Finalists for the App Pursuit include social driving games,...

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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (...

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Strapping on the Omate X for wrist-served notifications

The new Omate X is stylish, but not as smart

As the world of smartwatches advances forward at a rapid clip with the likes of the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and Samsung Gear S, we're reaching a point of bifurcation. There are the smart watches, and there are cheaper, simpler, notification watches. Some, like Pebble, bridge the gap between the two, but others like the Omate X have stepped back from full-fledge standalone smartwatches to...

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Metoer

Over the weekend we heard the news that Kreyos was going open source, and that the outlook for the company wasn't the brightest. Today Kreyos founder, Steve Tan, dropped a long post and update via Facebook detailing the full background on Kreyos — from conception to the state they're currently in. "Kreyos is really done, our reputation is already shot beyond redemption" It's no secret that...

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Com1 takes to Indiegogo crowdfunding to launch metal-clad Android Wear smartwatch

Com1 is looking to launch its new square-faced, metal-clad Android Wear watch, and the company is looking towards consumers to help fund the project. Launching on Indiegogo, pricing right now starts at $125 and goes up to $170 depending on if you want an aluminum or stainless steel housing as well as watch strap configurations. The square-shaped watch looks like a mix between a machined...

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Oculus Rift

A new report claims that Oculus VR will launch the long awaited consumer version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in the summer of 2015, but that it will be a limited beta launch much like the current Google Glass rollout. TechRadar, which uses unnamed sources as the basis for its report, claims Oculus VR had planned for the launch to be much earlier, in April 2015, but apparently...

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Kreyos Meteor smartwatch software to go open source as its future looks grim

The company behind the Kreyos Meteor smartwatch will release the software they developed for the device as an open source project, but the future prospects for the company are looking very grim. The open source software news was posted by an employee of the company, Nikki Lao, on an unofficial Kreyos Facebook support page. Lao said the release would happen later this month "as Kreyos...

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Blue Mo-Fi Headphones Review

Blue Mo-Fi

Ever since I started working in the tech field and traveling more often than I ever did, I've always been in pursuit of the best set of headphones. Not just for podcasting or zoning out at home, but for when I'm sitting in airports, on a plane, or just trying to put myself to sleep in a hotel room. I'm not a huge fan of earbuds, so I've opted for over-the-ear headphones in my search. Some of my...

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LG to bring its sleek, curved 4K TVs to the US later this year

LG 4K TV

LG has announced that its curved 4K TVs will be hitting the US market later this year. This line-up will include the 77-inch 77EG9700 and 65-inch 65EC9700. If you've been waiting for both TVs to be confirmed for the local market, hit past the break to see pricing. The 65-inch LG curved 4K TV will set purchasers back $9,999 and shipping will commence in October nationwide. The 77-inch will...

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