Pebble Android app updated with interface improvements, time zone fix

Pebble app and watch

The Pebble Android app is bumping up to version 2.0.16.1 tonight with several fixes and interface improvements, including changes to the interface for managing connection of your Pebble and the "My Pebble" view. This latest version tweaks a few things to make them more visually appealing, but also contains some under-the-hood changes such as correcting for time updates when a user's phone...

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Control your lights with your voice using VOCCA

Vocca

Check out this Kickstarter campaign for the VOCCA. It's a simple, plug and play bulb adapter that's activated by voice with no need for Wi-Fi. There are 59 days left in this Kickstarter campaign. You'll want to pledge at least $29 to get a VOCCA at the early bird price. Otherwise it'll go for $39, or you can spend $42 to get the Pro version where you can customize the trigger. Anyone...

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Janelle Monáe and Samsung cozy up for Electric Lady

Janelle Monae

When it come to pop culture, it seems that no matter what it is, Samsung finds a way to get all up in it. The latest example is Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady music video. Right from the start, Janlle is carting an S5 out the door when she stops and says, "Ooh, ya'll look so cute. I'm gonna take a picture," and proceeds to do so on her Gear 2. If you watch close enough, you'll see plenty...

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Google Glass heads to the surgical suite for the next generation of doctors

Glass for budding surgeons

CrowdOptic has announced it will offer its technology made for the Google Glass wearable computing device to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, in order to assist medical residents in how to perform surgeries. CrowdOptic has created a way for a Google Glass user to see what another person wearing the same device is seeing just by looking in their...

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Archos Smart Home gets you connected, but you can probably do better

Archos Smart Home

Archos recently released their latest offering in the connected home space, dubbed Smart Home. We first checked out the system back at CES in January, and Archos has recently made the starter kit available in the U.K. The Archos Smart Home system offers smaller, less expensive components than most other systems but still boasts many of the same features (and is also lacking a few). The $250...

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HOT Watch Kickstarter edtion unboxing

HOT Watch Kickstarter edtion unboxing

It's been quite a while since we first saw the HOT Watch hit Kickstarter for the first time, and now some backers are finally receiving their watches. We had a chance to check out the HOT Watch in action back at CES in January, but we've been anxiously awaiting more hands-on time since then. One backer was kind enough to post up a quick video unboxing of his HOT Watch in the Connectedly forums...

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Driverless cars get green-lit for UK roads

Google self-driving car

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. The Department for Transport is inviting cities to register interest in hosting driverless vehicle trials, with each city set to play host to one of the three trails scheduled to be conducted in the country. Cities registering interest have until October 1 to do so, and the UK...

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Pebble Steel now available in Hong Kong, Chinese support in mid-October

Pebble Steel

The Pebble Steel has finally arrived in Hong Kong and is available for those who have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the smartwatch in a more premium housing. Priced at HK $2,198 (around $285), the Pebble Steel is a rather expensive investment for many, but both the matte black and stainless silver options available really make up for the cost. Not only has Engadget learned of...

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QNX gives a high level overview of BlackBerry's strengths, QNX Cloud and IoT

In a recent webinar, Steve West, Senior Director of Business Development for QNX Cloud, gave a high level case for why BlackBerry and QNX are well positioned to help facilitate the full potential of the Internet of Things. At first glance, QNX and BlackBerry might seem like a company with a split personality. BlackBerry has been focused on enterprise, while QNX still seems to be on the...

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 is here

Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 is here

Starting today, Fitbit is announcing the availability of their official app for Windows Phone 8.1. Fitbit is the standard for wearable fitness tracking devices with their One, Flex and Force trackers, in addition to their Aria fitness scale. The new Fitbit app for Windows Phone 8.1 finally lets those who leverage Fitbit technology to sync their data on the go just using their Windows Phone....

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