Articles by Adam Zeis

COGITO Classic and COGITO POP Review

COGITO

The COGITO POP, along with it's COGITO Classic counterpart, are the followup devices to the popular Cookoo watch from ConnecteDevice. We first checked out both new devices at CES back in January, and were very impressed with the upgraded look and style of both the COGITO and COGITO POP. The new generation devices build upon the same simple notifications and amazing battery life of the original...

What was your first smartwatch?

Nano Watch

With a slew of new smartwatches set to hit the streets over the next few months — including the long-awaited Android Wear devices — I got to thinking a bit about my first smartwatch, and what got me interested in the connected space. For many people it was a newer device like a Pebble or Galaxy Gear, but for me it actually goes back a bit further. It's true that my current smartwatch...

Gear Live

Even though it's a holiday here in the U.S. we wanted to drop a quick reminder to let you know that you still have time to get in on our big Android Wear contest if you haven't already. The clock is a'tickin and there are only a few hours left to stake your claim in hopes of winning a shiny new smartwatch! All you need to do is head over to our original contest post and leave a single...

With the arrival of Android Wear, does Pebble still matter?

Pebble Android Wear

New Android Wear watches have been the talk of the town since they were first announced, and with the G Watch and Gear Live arriving at doorsteps in just a few days, many smartwatch lovers will get their first taste of Android on a watch. But that doesn't mean that other devices — like the Pebble — shouldn't still have a place on your wrist. As Phil at Android Central explains, Pebble is...

Samsung Gear Live now available from Google Play in India

Just last week the Samsung Gear Live landed on Google Play for purchase in the Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Shortly after it was made available in Australia, Japan, and South Korea as well — and today India also gets added to the list. Available via Google Play, prospective Android Wear owners can pick up a Gear Live for INR 15,900,...

The Hummingboard is a $45 Raspberry Pi competitor

Hummingboard is the latest in DIY computers and looks to give some stiff competition to the Raspberry Pi. With bigger specs and a slightly bigger price point, Hummingboard's base model starts at just $45. While the base Raspberry Pi brings along ARM v6 at 700MHz and a single core, the Hummingboard is sporting ARMv7 at 1GHz and is scalable to dual-core. Up for pre-order now, a few different...

Update for the LG G Watch begins rolling out today

G Watch

Late last night we saw a software update rolling out for the Samsung Gear Live, presumably to address some glitches and bugs within the early release. Now we're hearing that the same update is rolling out for the G Watch as well with build number KMV78V, keeping things on Android 4.4 of course. No word of exactly what's new or changed, but as long as the updates keep coming, we won't pry too...

Kosmo is a connected eCigarette for the future you

Kosmo is a connected eCigarette for the future you

Electronic cigarettes seem to be all over the place these days. What started out as a simple "stick" device to help smokers quit their addition, has turned into much more with bigger batteries and extensive mods taking the stage. So it's no surprise that e-cigs have now made their way into the connected space as well with the likes of MyVaps and a new device that arrived on Indiegogo dubbed...

Is your home a connected home?

Nexia Camera

Nexia, Nest, U-Verse, FiOS, Vivint, SmartThings — the list of home automation devices is extensive. There are a ton of services and devices available for monitoring and/or controlling your home from afar — some better than others — but most having very similar features. Each one has its own benefits for various users, but in the end the same goal is achieved — to be able to monitoring or...

Yo

If you're a fan of Yo, IFTTT has just made your day. The newly added Yo channel integrates with all of your connected things, letting you Yo to turn on the A/C, turn down the lights, or even call yoself. There are probably simpler ways to achieve all of the tasks that the Yo channel can do, but they're way less awesome. The Yo channel has just one trigger, so it's essentially just a toggle...

IFTTT adds Aros channel for controlling your smart A/C

Aros AC

IFTTT has added a new channel today, specifically for owners of the Aros smart A/C. The Wi-Fi connected air-conditioner can be controlled from your smartphone and now through IFTTT integration as well. That means you can do more than just turn it on or off when you're out of the house. Set up a few recipes and you can make your Aros work exactly the way you need it. With the new channel, you...

Gear Live

In case you haven't been keeping up — we currently have two awesome contests running with some very cool prizes. They're on opposite ends of the spectrum, but if you're a fan of all the connected things, you'll be happy to walk away a winner from either one. First off is our A Month of Pi contest, where we're giving you not one — but three chances to win a brand new Raspberry Pi courtesy of...

How much do you think the Moto 360 will cost?

Moto 360

With the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live now available for purchase, all eyes are on the elusive Moto 360. We've seen the 360 in images and on video perhaps more than the other two devices combined, but we're still stuck waiting for what looks to be the fairest Android Wear device of them all. We did get a chance to see the Moto 360 live and in person, but there are still no details on...

There's plenty of awesome tech at the World Cup in Brazil this year. We've already seen these cool watches that alert referees to goals, but there is also some cool tech for the players — right in their water bottles. The Brazilian national team is testing out some smart bottles from Gatorade, each with a built-in microchip to track what goes out of the bottle and into a player's body. That...

HOT watch enters mass production, shipping imminent

The folks at HOT watch sent out another update via their Kickstarter page, this time to let the world know that the watches have entered mass production and will be shipping out to early backers in the coming weeks. It's been a long time coming, but it appears that HOT watches may soon be where they belong — on your wrist. As posted to their kickstarter page, watches should be available...

Which Android Wear device are you most excited for?

G Watch

Yesterday's Google I/O keynote had plenty of news — in addition to Android L, Android TV, and Android Auto, there was of course Android Wear. We first heard about Android Wear a few months back, but we hadn't really seen any devices in action until yesterday when the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were shown off. Both devices went on sale last night via the Google Play Store and will be...

An up close look at the Moto 360 from Google I/O

Moto 360

While we got to see new Android Wear devices like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live during Google I/O, on device that we didn't see too much of was the long-awaited Moto 360. Both the G Watch and Gear Live are now available for purchase, but the Moto 360 still isn't ready for prime time. Thusly, Motorola has posted up a quick two-minute video that gives an up close and personal look at...

Here's how to check if your phone is compatible with Android Wear

Android Wear check

Many of you will soon be picking up new Android Wear devices like the G Watch, Gear Live or Moto 360, but there are a few things you'll need to get out of the way first — like whether or not they'll will work with your phone. Android Wear is compatible with with any Android phone running 4.3 or higher, so if you have a newer device you should be good to go. If you're not sure however, Google...

Google threw down at today's I/O conference, announcing all kinds of fun goodies like Android Auto, Android TV and of course the new Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. Running the new Android Wear platform, both devices are set to be available via the Google Play Store later today. We didn't get to see the much-anticipated Moto 360 in action, but we still get two (presumably) awesome Android...

Stay in the World Cup spirit with these great Pebble watch faces

Pebble

The World Cup is well underway, and by now some of your favorite players may have been bitten, or your favorite teams eliminated — but that doesn't mean you can't stay in the World Cup spirit! If you haven't discovered them already, there are some great watch faces for your Pebble that can help keep you updated on all the latest scores and standings, or just show off the love of your favorite...

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