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Tory Burch for FitBit Flex is a beautiful, wearable collection

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Tory Burch for FitBit

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the one thing that pulls  away from turning wearable devices into must-have items is, unfortunately, their look.

Let’s face it, most wearable devices, whether it’s a smart watch or fitness tracker, is, well, ugly. And considering the fact that its a wearable item (i.e on display all day) it is very important that it compliments your personal style. Or at the very least looks like something stylish.

This is why we always get excited when we come across wearable devices that have spent notably more time on the actual look of the device.

A few weeks ago, we reported on Google Glass’ collaboration with Diane Von Furstenberg, and, with just some help from the legendary designer, Google Glass was already looking a whole lot better.

Now, it seems that FitBit has followed suit and enlisted the help of famed American designer, Tory Burch for their new FitBit Flex collection.  (more…)

Samsung introduces new ‘Level’ headphones – and it looks familiar

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, 3 Comments

Samsung Level

Yesterday, Samsung announced that their new line of headphones, called Level, are now available in the US. And while we’re sure they’re pretty fancy and will grab the attention of many, we can’t help but feel like we’ve seen this before – in the form of Apple’s Beats.

At first glance, there is no doubt that the Level line of headphones was designed to be a head-on competitor for the Beats line of headphones. Similar in shape and style, Level looks to be an alternative for Beats.

From the short, 30-second advert the company released on YouTube, one can easily see that Samsung is targeting the same demographic as Beats.

Young, hip and fashion forward people are the group Samsung is going for – especially if the ridiculously good looking models in the ad is anything to go by.

But the comparison to Beats goes further than simply the look. Samsung has come up with an alternative to almost every Beats product in their line.  (more…)

Samsung Gear Live vs LG G Watch

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Update: Some details of this article have been updated.

The time has finally arrived – the first smartwatches running on Google’s dedicated wearable OS, Android Wear, has been announced and will go on sale very soon.

Unfortunately, neither of them is the Moto360 we are truly excited about (it was promised to be released “soon”, though), but let us take a look at the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch.

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BlackBerry assistant to take on Siri and Google Now

Published by on Jul 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and then there is Google Now. BlackBerry has long been said to be developing a competitor as we reported back in March, although they have been mum, until now.

The Canadian company has now confirmed that it has a competitor in the works and will be showing up on the company’s next major release. It will be called BlackBerry Assistant and will be part of the OS 10.3 update to its latest generation operating system. (more…)

Larger iPhone 6 delayed until 2015?

Published by on Jul 16th, 2014, 5 Comments

iPhone-6

Last year Apple revealed the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C at the same event, and many of us were expecting the new iPhone 6 devices in September this year. It has been the time of year when Apple revealed its latest and greatest smartphones to the world. We know that we are getting two new models this time around. Unfortunately, news broke a couple of weeks ago that we might have a slight delay because of new manufacturing constraints.

The delay we were expecting was only a week or two, however. It seems the wait may be a bit more agonising this year, at least for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant. (more…)

Tesla Model X SUV launching in 2015

Published by on Jul 15th, 2014, No Comments

model x

Tesla is the only electronic automotive company that have captured the hearts and minds of consumers around the world (mostly in the US, though). The problems with other electric vehicles have been the technology used to power them – the batteries. The standard lithium-ion batteries did not inspire confidence in being able to use the vehicle on a day-to-day basis, with very long charge times and meager range. It is pretty much the same technology used in smartphone batteries, which is why we experience the same problem with our devices.

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LG flexing their display muscles again

Published by on Jul 15th, 2014, No Comments

LG Transparent2The engineering department at LG seems obsessed with bending their displays. In 2012 they produced the e-link flexible display, last year they gave us the slightly flexible OLED display used in the G-Flex. Now they have gone a step further, the propeller heads at LG have developed a massive 18-inch OLED display that can be rolled up into a tight cylinder with a radius of just 3 centimeters! They have also announced an 18-inch OLED display that is highly transparent.

LG claims that by 2017 these two technologies will be combined to create a 60-inch UHD (4K) display which is both flexible and highly transparent. This might just signal the end of printed media as the new age of fold-up e-paper is upon us. (more…)

Google Play Store getting massive makeover

Published by on Jul 15th, 2014, No Comments

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It seems Google is completely focused on aesthetics, something we couldn’t say about them at all times a couple of years ago. The Google Play Store has always been easy to use and functional, sure, but visually it hasn’t always been appealing.

Now we hear news that the Play Store will receive another visual overhaul, and we like the look of it. A large amount of screenshots have leaked and we see many visual changes to the Play Store. Extra-large artwork is everywhere, and there are now a slew of icons that make it clear what you’ll be getting, meaning there won’t be any nasty surprises when you open that app for the first time. (more…)

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