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Apple Watch Series 3 Has Built-In Cellular, So You Can Ditch Your Phone

Tim Cook kicked off the September 12 Apple event with a touching tribute to Steve Jobs. Aptly, the event was held at a theater named after the late visionary co-founder of Apple. The intro was a break from the tradition where Tim would go on to boast about sale numbers, user-ships and of course, retails. Retails it did touched on, but the product highlights was lead by Apple Watch, which Cook claims overtook Rolex to be “the number one watch in the world.” Continue reading Apple Watch Series 3 Has Built-In Cellular, So You Can Ditch Your Phone

Real-life Fallout 4 Pip-boy Wearable Is Making A Limited Time Comeback

Sometime, a missed opportunity may not be a bad thing at all. Such is in the case of the real-life Fallout 4 Pip-boy we first saw last year. This post-apocalypse smartwatch of sort was introduced with a hefty $350 sticker and it is essentially a replica of the in-game device, but has real-life smartwatch functionalities instead. In other words, it probably won’t help you get through a post-apocalypse scenario, unfortunately. Anywho, as it turns out, it was a blessing in disguise if you missed it the last time round, because Bethesda, the game developer behind Fallout 4, is bringing the real-life Fallout 4 Pip-boy back for a limited time and the most brilliant part is, it will cost just 100 dollars bundled with the new version of the video game, AKA the “Game Of The Year” Edition. Continue reading Real-life Fallout 4 Pip-boy Wearable Is Making A Limited Time Comeback

Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Nike has once again teamed up with Apple to introduce another Apple Watch. Yes, the first was announced just last September, but last week, the sporting goods maker has unveiled the second, this time introducing Nike’s collaborative innovation platform called NikeLab. The new Nike collab Apple Watch, dubbed Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited edition smart timepiece in neutral-tone, sporting black and cream watch band paired to a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2. Continue reading Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

Between the beginning of Windows to now, Windows 98 is perhaps the OS we reminisce most. It was not the greatest OS, but by comparison, it was the easiest to use. I dare say that Windows 98 offers me some fond memories and apparently, the same applies to one Michael Darby, AKA 314Reactor, who decided to bring back the beloved OS and into a big-ass, DIY smartwatch. The result may not appeal to all gadget lovers cos’ for one, it is a Windows 98 that is not natively designed for touch functionality and second, the operation is sluggish and as the man described it himself, “pretty much unusable,” but for someone like me who are all up for steampunk-ish, industrial gadgets, Darby’s work of art sure is apple to my eyes. Continue reading Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

Huawei Watch 2 Has 4G Support That Lets You Use The Watch As A Phone

Major tech trade show is heaven on earth for tech enthusiasts, but it can be a pretty brutal event for manufacturers. Why? If a brand launches something new, it’d make sure the company are all geared up in the marketing aspect, or else it risks being drown out by a whole other drool-worthy tech. Speaking of which, the Huawei Watch 2 was one of the many gadgets announced during the early part of this year’s MWC 2017 in Barcelona, but for some reasons, we feel that it is not getting the love it deserves. In any case, if you haven’t heard, yes, the 2-year-old Huawei Watch finally has a successor and it is called, well, Huawei Watch 2, naturally. Continue reading Huawei Watch 2 Has 4G Support That Lets You Use The Watch As A Phone

Android Wear 2.0 Launched, Along With Two New LG Smartwatches

If smartwatch is still a thing, then Android Wear is probably the best thing to happen to smartwatches. And if you do swear by Android Wear, well, the good news is, Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, promising to offer you “more informative watch faces, better workouts, new ways to use apps, more ways to stay in touch and on-the-go help from Google Assistant.” With the launch of Android Wear 2.0, Google also announced its partnership with LG to develop first Android Wear 2.0 watches, LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style smartwatches. Continue reading Android Wear 2.0 Launched, Along With Two New LG Smartwatches

More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More

Rest assure that this blog and these few posts are not sponsored by Polaroid. I wish it was, so we could stop worrying about our finance. Anywho, there are few more products coming from this 80 year old company which serve to further cement that fact that it is here to stay after being revived. These products include a spanking new smartwatch series, Chromecast built-in Smart TVs, an updated Cube action camera, its first 3D pen for EU market, and 3D printer and 3D pen for North America markets. We shan’t bore you with details; instead we will give you a quick rundown, starting with a new smartwatch and fitness tracker series. Continue reading More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More

Martian Watches’ New Smartwatch Puts Amazon Alexa On Your Wrist

Can’t get enough of Amazon Alexa? If so, mVoice Smartwatch by Martian Watches is the smart timepiece you want on your to-buy list. More so, if you have a thing for traditional wrist watch face because that’s what mVoice has on it. There’s no fancy digital display here, save for a narrow OLED display that spits out the essential information you need, and so you’d be experiencing the fashion statement a good’ol timepiece has to offer. But this ain’t no ordinary timepiece nor is it your run-of-the-mill smartwatch, Amazon Alexa is part of it too. Continue reading Martian Watches’ New Smartwatch Puts Amazon Alexa On Your Wrist

Meet Powerwatch, The Smartwatch That Never Needs To Be Charged

If you have been putting back the idea of acquiring a smartwatch because there’s one-too-many thing to charge in your life, well, then startup Matrix Industries have news for you: you don’t have to because, the company’s first smartphone is powered by you. Dubbed Powerwatch, this multipurpose smartwatch’s built-in battery needs no recharging; all it needs is your body heat. The combination of low power electronics and advanced thermoelectric technology allows the watch to feed off the heat generated by your body. According to Matrix Industries, our body, when at rest, generates about 100 watts of electricity and that number spikes significantly, to around 1 kW when we exercises, thus making our body an ideal battery charging source. Continue reading Meet Powerwatch, The Smartwatch That Never Needs To Be Charged

In Japan, You Can Use Japan-specific iPhone 7 To Take Trains

For the first time, Apple is going country-specific with its hardware, specifically, the new iPhone 7 that was announced last week. The iPhone 7 destined for Japan will introduce Apple Pay to the Japanese market, along with e-money technology currently in use by Japanese in their train commute. The payment system is enabled by FeliCa chip, which is the same chip embedded in cards issued by East Japan Railway. In addition to getting commuters through ticket wickets at train stations, it will allow electronic payments for goods and services where Suica’s cards are accepted. iPhone 7 users will have to register their handsets in order to enjoy the the cashless transactions, which is expected to kick off in late October. Continue reading In Japan, You Can Use Japan-specific iPhone 7 To Take Trains