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Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and anti-Apple Watch argument forward. Show More Summary

Opho’s Keys Teaches You How To Play The Piano

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Those looking to learn the piano have a new option in the form of Keys, a smart keyboard you can connect to your phone to pick up new songs or to your computer to make your own. Read More

Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it’s a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that costs nearly double that of other Chromeboxes but sports computing power unheard of from a Chrome OS device. Read More

Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Sounds Like It Could Stretch The Definition Of ‘iPad’

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Apple is working on a new, larger iPad as rumored, according to the Wall Street Journal, with suppliers told to gear up for production in the second half of this year. That’s a revised timeline from an earlier plan that targeted theShow More Summary

Teetering On The Edge Of Virtual Reality At Mobile World Congress

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

As I walked around Mobile World Congress this week, I couldn’t help but notice some big trends. The Internet of Things was certainly top of mind. Vendors are merging mobile into your biggest mobile device: your car. Smart watches are...Show More Summary

Vanhawks Raises $1.6M To Help Put The Valour Smartbike On The Road

Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels. The...Show More Summary

Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

This is common and one of the chief concerns Garmin is addressing with the Fenix 3. It looks and works like a normal watch. Just don’t call it a smartwatch. It sports some basic smartwatch functionality, but it’s mainly a glorified activity tracker. Show More Summary

Nvidia’s Shield Set-Top Box Could Finally Make The Stream Dream Real

This new gadget is called simply the Nvidia Shield, which means the company probably wants it to lead the lineup that also includes the Shield Tablet and Shield Portable, and it’s powered by the new Tegra X1 processor Nvidia debuted at CES this year. Show More Summary

Google Glass Is Alive And Well And Living In The Enterprise

Rumors of Google Glass’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Google Glass is not dead. It’s not hospitalized. It’s not gravely ill. It is not even convalescing. In fact, it’s alive and well, hard at work and living in the enterprise. Show More Summary

Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of third-party apps. It might be hard to envision just how those apps will work, however, especially for potential buyers who don’t have the luxury of being able to wander over to an Apple Store and check one out in person. Show More Summary

TC Droidcast Episode 40: Samsung Galaxy S6 And HTC’s VR Headset

This week’s Droidcast is all about Mobile World Congress, where HTC unveiled some surprises in addition to the HTC One M9, and Samsung changed up its design strategy with a new take on the Galaxy that replaces boring old plastic with exciting metal and glass. Show More Summary

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra Confirms “No Plans” To Push Its App Store Outside China

Rumors that Google feels threatened by the fast-paced rise of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which has built its own UI atop Android and in China also offers its own app store (rather than pre-loading Google Play), were presumably front of mind for Xiaomi VP and former Google employee Hugo Barra today. Read More

Waze Becomes One Of Google’s Pre-Installation Options For Android Devices

Crowdsourced driving navigation app Waze is getting a boost from parent company Google at this year’s Mobile World Congress – the free app is now included in the section of apps that make up Google Mobile Services, or the pre-installation software bundle Google offers to smartphone and device OEMs building Android gadgets. Show More Summary

Hands On With Jolla’s Sailfish Slate, The Tablet Without A U.S. OS

Finland’s Jolla, the plucky startup that’s built its own mobile OS, called Sailfish, atop the Mer open source project, is showing off its forthcoming, crowdsourced tablet here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s the follow up to Jolla’s first device, the eponymous Jolla smartphone, which was released at the end of 2013. Read More

The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look. Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with universal credit cards Read More

Asus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’

As far as gaming computers go, there are bound to be trade-offs: bigger size means better performance, and more portability is going to naturally lead to compromises when it comes to pure gaming muscle. The Asus Republic of Gamers G751...Show More Summary

Podo’s Camera Turns Any Surface Into A Photo Booth

Podo is looking to combine the experiences of photo booths and selfie sticks with its tiny camera, launching on Kickstarter today. While it looks to be about the size of a GoPro (you can easily fit it in a pocket or purse), it’s got a pivoting, sticky base that gives away its true purpose: turning any surface into a dedicated photo zone. Read More

Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

Withings has just broadened the reach of its smart watches, the Activité and the Activité Pop, as the Android version of the Withings HealthMate app now integrates with the new hardware. Withings launched the Activité line last year with a hope to bring a new look to the smart watch space. Read More

Apple Adds Vehicles To Its List Of Activities In Switzerland, Tim Cook Demurs On Car Rumors

Apple has added language to legal documents (via 9to5Mac) regarding the scope of its company activities to include vehicles, with a generic description that includes automobiles, bicycles, rail, ships, aircrafts and more. The specific...Show More Summary

Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone

Waterproof phones have been around for ages. But to be waterproof, there are little flappy covers on the ports. Like the MicroUSB card port. And these covers always break off. Always. But now there’s the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, an Android smartphone that’s waterproof without those annoying caps. Show More Summary

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