The Simpsons Send up Google Glass Tonight

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Like it or not, Google Glass is a hot topic of conversation, a sure fire target for satire, and even worthy of appearing in a weekly animated feature. If you’re a fan of The Simpsons and you are interested in Google Glass, you might want to tune in or set your DVR, if you’re not […]

Knockoff Pirates Just Say No to Wearables like the Galaxy Gear

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Supposedly Wearable devices are the next big trend. I’ve been on a trend saying that I think this is just another fad that won’t catch hold in the consumer market without someone providing a good use case. Hot new things for hot new things’ sake don’t usually fare well in the marketplace. We haven’t seen […]

Wearables Part of Sony’s New Year’s Resolution

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Bidding farewell to 2013, Sony Mobile teased consumers with its plans for 2014, which includes further ambitions to expand its offerings of wearable computing products. Though specific details were not given, Sony’s plans would match efforts from its rivals in the space, including Samsung and LG. “2014 is going to be an incredible year,” the […]

Vocal Google Supporter Predicts the Doom of Google Glass

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As Google is now beginning to expand the availability of its early Glass Explorer program beyond developers and into prosumers, vocal supporter of the wearable gadget Robert Scoble is now predicting that the product will ultimately fail in 2014 when it launches to consumers. Scoble made waves early on with Glass when the wearable computing […]

Wearables: What is the Case for This Next Big Thing?

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Happy New Year. 2014 is here and as it begins we also are supposed to begin this new year with a new trend called wearable computing. That runs side by side with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. All fed by a growing use of sensors to record data and deliver context, […]

Motorola Smartwatch Patent Shows Premium Experience With Flexible Displays

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Motorola’s latest patent for a smartwatch shows off a more premium wrist computer with a flexible display. Rather than many swartwatches of today that utilize plastic, rubber, or leather wrist straps, the smartwatch that Motorola may be developing would utilize metal links. Additionally, rather than having a separate watch that’s attached to bands or straps, […]

Will iWatch’s Proximity-Based Wireless Charging Make It to the iPhone 6?

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A new report out of China is suggesting that one of the killer features of Apple’s much rumored smartwatch could be the proximity-based wireless charging solution that the Cupertino, California company is designing for the iWatch. The device is now believed to be coming to the market in the fall of 2014, likely around the […]

Samsung’s Plans for Wearable Computing’s Next Big Thing Outed

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As the wearable computing market is gaining momentum, Samsung is already planning for its ‘next big thing‘ in that sector. The company already has a wearable wristwatch that connects to select Galaxy phones in the form of the Galaxy Gear, and though the smartwatch was met with a lukewarm reception Samsung is still bullish on […]

What’s Samsung’s Next Big Thing? Hint: It’s Not a Phone.

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Moving in 2014, Samsung, like South Korean rival LG, will be less reliant on its smartphone business in helping it pad the bottom line. While Samsung’s partnership with Google in producing Android-powered Galaxy phones, phablets, and tablets have been a profitable venture for Samsung and propelled it to fame, the company is looking to diversify […]

Samsung Bullish on 800,000 Galaxy Gear Shipment

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After a story emerged that Samsung may have encountered a major flop with the Galaxy Gear noting that the manufacturer only sold 50,000 units, the company had gone on the defensive stating that it has shipped 800,000 units. Speaking to Reuters, Samsung says that 800,000 units have been shipped worldwide in just 2 months on the […]

Galaxy Gear a Universal Flop for Samsung?

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For a product that bears the futuristic space-age “Galaxy” brand of Samsung’s coveted Android product lineup, the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch may be a huge universal flop. According to a report on Business Korea, Samsung may have sold as little as 50,000 Galaxy Gear watches since the device debuted in September, a far cry from the […]

HTC Plans Tablet Comeback and New Wearable Devices

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After having exited the tablet market after the company debuted a 7-inch HTC Flyer and a 10-inch Jetstream Android slate, HTC is looking to re-enter the tablet market with a new slate. The company is also hinting that it would also be entering the wearable computing market, but specifics about what those products are were […]

Adidas’ Sports Watch Goes Smart Without Connectivity

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Unlike the Pebble, Samsung Galaxy Gear, and other smartwatches before it, Adidas’ new $400 sports watch offers a lot of smarts to fitness enthusiasts but lacks the connectivity built into its rivals. Not only does Adidas’ offering costs some $100-$250 more than its competitors, the watch is a completely standalone product that does not require […]

Google Glass 2 May Already Be in the Works

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Lately talk has been all about the smartwatch when it comes to wearable computing, but that isn’t the only device that’s destined to reach our pockets and sync to our smartphones over the next 12 months. Eyewear like Google Glass has been extremely popular as of late, and now details have already surfaced about the […]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

The Gear's built-in accelerometer functions as a pedometer to track your steps walked. It will sync with the S Health app on the Galaxy Note 3--the same app that debuted on the Galaxy S4--and will hopefully inspire you to be a bit more active. Samsung says it hasn't forgotten about the S Health Band fitness accessory that was introduced alongside the Galaxy S4 either. That accessory is a more simple wrist band, a la Nike FuelBand and Fitbit, that will track steps but lack the smartwatch features of the Galaxy Gear. The company could not comment on availability for the S Health Band at this time, and that accessory is more fitting for users who may not need or want all the frills that come with Gear.

The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first foray into the wearable computing market, and Samsung is hoping that its first will beat Apple. However, is being first enough? And more importantly, will users find value in an accessory that costs as much as the phone that it’s designed to work with on a two-year contract in […]

DEAL: T-Mobile Offers 30% Off Galaxy Gear Watch

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Our review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be posted shortly, but in the meantime if you have your mind set on getting the companion accessory to the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, T-Mobile U.S. is running a promotion that will save you 30 percent off the retail price. […]

Quark Inside: Intel’s Plan to Tackle the Smartwatch and Wearables Market

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Intel’s Developer Forum happening this week in San Francisco, California was largely overshadowed by Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, but new Intel processors could help the iPhone hardware stay connected to wearable computing devices like smartwatches. At the IDF showcase, Intel CEO Brian Krzanhich had introduced a new processor called […]

Samsung to Reconcile With Android As Galaxy Gear Looks to Expand

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Although the Galaxy Note 3‘s announcement earlier this week was more about Samsung, TouchWiz, and the software enhancements that deliver value to the S Pen than it was about Google’s mobile OS, Samsung is looking to reconcile its differences with the Android ecosystem as it looks to find more homes for the Galaxy Gear. The […]

Google Glass Getting Its Own App Store in 2014

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Google has confirmed that a separate app store for its wearable Google Glass eyewear is forthcoming in 2014. The company did not provide any details and over the weekend Clive Thompson wrote, “The company says an app store is coming next year, when Glass is available to the general public,” in his account of his […]