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Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects everything from smartwatches to refrigerators.

Qualcomm's AllPlay Gets Bluetooth to Wi-Fi Streaming

May 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a press release, Qualcomm explains that the new feature allows simple wireless connectivity...

Wearable Maker FitBit Announces $100M IPO

May 8, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Started in 2007, FitBit has since sold over 20.8 million devices. According to The NPD Group,...

Tuesdays with Roger: Why the Apple Watch Is All That

May 5, 2015 12:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

Why has the Apple Watch been the hit that it is? Is it all about Cupertino's clout, or has Apple...

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High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...

Inked and irked: Apple Watch Users Report Tattoo Problems

May 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Several watch owners complained about the problem on social media this week, even posting videos that show the watch working well on an undecorated wrist, but repeatedly locking or pausing...

Apple Watch Hits Snag with Faulty Part

April 30, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Apple Watches have already been in short supply since the devices launched. During an earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook said that he was generally happy with how the Watch was ramping. 

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Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has announced new gesture controls, such as flicking a wrist to...

Apple Watch Delivery Times Extend into June

April 13, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their...

Amazon Announces Connected Buttons for Ordering Products

April 1, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Amazon customers can request an invitation to the initial testing phase of the product on the company's website, and the online retailer is working with partners to help them develop their own buttons. 

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

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Chinese Market Flooded with Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 9:03 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.

In the Know: Apple's ResearchKit Targets Disease

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

These tools could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study.

Head to Head: How the Apple Watch Compares

March 10, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one. You'll need an iPhone 5 or newer, while the rival watches will typically work only with Android.

Apple Watch: What To Expect from Today's Announcement

March 9, 2015 9:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.

MWC: Huawei Goes All In with New Wearable Line

March 1, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Huawei Watch will be available in 20 countries, including the United States. Exact availability and pricing will be announced at a future date. 

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Will Smartwatches Really Allow Us to Leave our Phones Behind?

February 18, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want...

Apple Watch Orders in Line with Analyst Expectations

February 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Those estimates are in line with analyst expectations, and the Journal reports that orders were limited for the high-end 18-karat gold version...                            

Watch: Apple iCar on Loose in Palo Alto?

February 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's industrial design team is staffed with several people with automaking experience. That group includes...                                     

Sales of Cellular Tablets on Rise Among the Wealthy

February 10, 2015 2:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

There’s a marked demographic difference between the average tablet user and those that choose cellular data plans, allowing them to break free of...                            

Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Yahoo's Spinoff of Alibaba Stake Puts Mayer in Spotlight

January 28, 2015 9:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.                          

How Apple's HomeKit Aims to Smarten Up Your Home

January 15, 2015 9:17 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling...                          

Is Apple Going After GoPro?

January 14, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Shares of GoPro were sent tumbling as Apple patented a new design for a digital video camera that could potentially compete with...                      

SanDisk Shares Slide on Revised Revenue Outlook

January 13, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SanDisk slashed its fourth-quarter revenue outlook Monday due to weaker demand for its chips, and its shares...                           

Wearables: What to Do with All That Data?

January 12, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?                         

Libraries in NYC Lending Wireless Hotspots

January 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

The programseeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation's largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack...                     

Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

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