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Pebble launches three new wearables on Kickstarter

Pebble has three upcoming devices: the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and the Pebble Core. The company launched the campaign in its hometown, Kickstarter, and has an impressive number of backers after just hours of going live. It’s clear to see why so many are excited. The most advanced of the latest trio, the Pebble Time 2, is an update to an already compelling device. The Time 2 has an updated color e-paper display with 53% more screen real estate, along with an enhanced heart rate monitor. Pebble also says it has made some improvements to its health tools. The...

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Apple is preparing far more iPhone 7 devices than analysts expected

Apple apparently thinks the iPhone 7 will be a winner. Analysts expected Apple to produce around 65 million iPhone 7 devices this year, but Taiwan’s Economic Daily says that Apple is up to otherwise. It claims that Apple wants between 72 and 78 million devices made. This naturally leads us to believe that the iPhone 7 might have something we’re not expecting. Recent leaks showed us that Apple’s next flagship might have quad-speaker audio and significant improvements to the camera, but we’re guessing that Apple would need more than that to compel so many users to upgrade. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said in...

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Future Fitbit devices may offer NFC mobile payments

Smartwatches like the Apple Watch and several Android Wear powered devices offer NFC technology for built-in mobile payments. It appears that the fitness wearable company Fitbit may be planning to introduce such functionality as well. Fitbit announced in a press release that it had acquired “wearable payment assets” from Coin, a company that knows mobile payments better than anything else. Fitbit didn’t acquire the whole company, though, so Coin will continue to sell its Coin 2.0 product despite its Fitbit connections. Fitbit says we won’t be seeing an NFC device within 2016, however; so hopefully such an NFC-enabled product will see the light...

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Moto G4 and G4 Plus announced with impressive value

The value market is the target of many brands today. Who doesn’t want to pay less for more? So, in continuation of Motorola’s widely-acclaimed G series, Motorola has announced its latest models (the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play) – a lot of Moto’s, so let’s take a closer look. At the top of the G lineup are the G4 and G4 Plus, which both have 5.5″ 1080p displays, 3,000 mAh (or as Motorola says, all-day) batteries, Moto Maker customizability, turbo charging, Snapdragon 617 octa-core processors, and two or four gigs of RAM correlating to the storage capacity. Not too shabby. The G4 Plus...

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Google Cardboard now works in YouTube for iOS

In a recent update to the YouTube app for iOS, Google has enabled an expansive VR experience with the use of its Cardboard headset. iOS users who own a Cardboard can now tap the Google Cardboard icon inside viewing preferences for immersive viewing. While the Cardboard functionality has been available on Android for a while now, this update is exciting in that it just might make iOS VR (and VR itself, for that matter) a reality to millions more users. For those unfamiliar with Cardboard, it’s nearly what it sounds to be: a virtual reality headset made with, well, cardboard. It uses...

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Study claims Android devices crash more than iOS devices

Blancco Technology Group recently released its State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report. Containing observations from the first quarter of 2015, the report says Android devices crash more than iOS devices. Led by the Samsung Galaxy S6, Android earned a 44% failure rate, followed by the Galaxy S5 and the Lenovo K3 Note. Apple’s iOS platform got a 25% failure rate overall, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s being Apple’s worst performers in the study. Perhaps more interestingly, the report also mentions that Asia suffers from more device failures than North America – an astonishing 55% versus North America’s 27%...

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5 most disliked traits of the Apple Watch

There’s a lot to love about the Apple Watch, really. It looks good, has a wide selection of apps for a smartwatch, and is overall a fun and useful device – but it’s far from perfect. It’s Apple’s first stab at a wearable. Here’s what we’d like improved. 1. Price Apple is unlikely to relent on the Watch’s high prices, but as of now, it’s the truth: the Watch is just too expensive for a huge pool of buyers. While it makes sense for Apple to keep the price high to keep the Watch feeling more exclusive and premium,...

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Top 5 most stylish tech devices

Our devices are part of our wardrobe, just as much as our shoes, handbags, or jewelry. It’s fitting, then, that these devices should look great and match what we’re wearing. Technology, in many cases, is a fashion statement. Here are our favorite devices that will turn heads. 1. LG G Flex 2 One of the few devices with a fully curved screen, the G Flex 2 is, without a doubt, one of the most unique phones on the market. The “Flex” naming is fitting. The device can flex into a flat position when pressure is applied. Flexibility is limited, however. Even with...

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Train your iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to be more accurate

Touch ID is great when it works, and horribly annoying when it doesn’t. Like Siri. In the case of Touch ID, however, there may be a fix for making that fingerprint scanner unlock your phone with greater accuracy and less frustration. To get that sensor learning, open the Settings app on your Touch ID enabled device. Navigate to the Touch ID & Passcode category. After entering your passcode, you’ll see any fingerprints you’ve registered listed. Here’s the trick: repeatedly place your finger on the fingerprint sensor, just like when you first registered that fingerprint. Each time it senses your...

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