Swatch is planning to upgrade its timepieces with full smart-functionality to compete with the Apple Watch. The Swiss watchmakers are reportedly working on a wearable that would connect to Android and Windows devices, allowing users to complete many……
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HTC has already begun the hype cycle for its next flagship smartphone by teasing its March 1st Mobile World Congress event, and now Bloomberg has some more details on what might be in store. The follow-up to the HTC One M8 is indeed codenamed M9, the news service reports, and features a similar design to its predecessor with gold, gray, and silver color options.
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Big name brands are trying to cull the Internet’s crop of imitation luxury watchfaces for wearables like the Moto 360. According to TorrentFreak, companies like Armani, Michael Kors, Tissot, and Omega have been disseminating cease-and-desist notices to websites and individuals hosting digital likenesses of their work, and providing as little as 24 hours to comply.
Smartwatches are going to be the next big thing. They’ll keep us connected, keep us informed, and make it feel like we’re living in the future. Virtually every mobile phone maker has dipped its toes into smartwatch waters, including Apple, which is going to release its much-hyped smartwatch next year. There are also a number of companies whose sole job is to make smart watches, and they’ve been doing some really interesting things.
The reality is that most people probably don’t have a need…
Signaling an imminent launch, Sony’s upcoming Smartwatch 3 just appeared on the Google Play Store. The sporty yet altogether disappointing Android Wear device is listed at $ 249.99, putting it on par with the rest of the competition, but there still isn’t a firm release date.
The Smartwatch 3 was announced at IFA last month. Waterproof but inelegant, the device doesn’t make a terribly strong showing as compared to the Moto 360. Still, Sony fans should keep an eye out for an official release date if they want to pick one up.
What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 16-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you’d load a desktop operating system from twenty years ago onto a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch with a 1.63-inch display, but, hey, why not? Thanks to emulator software available for Android, this technology mishmash is a reality. Check out the video above to see the results, and if you can’t remember all of the amazing things Windows 95 can do, let Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston give you some groovy tips and tricks.
Back in January, Intel said it would be working with designer Opening Ceremony to create a smart wearable device that was also fashionable. The big question was just what exactly what it would do. The two companies answered that today with the My Intelligent Communication Accessory (or MICA), a wireless bracelet that could easily be confused with a normal piece of jewelry from one side, and a smartwatch on the other. The device displays SMS alerts and notifications on a curved, sapphire glass touchscreen display that wraps around one side of the device, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear S smartwatch. According to Business Insider, there also plans to include a 3G radio so that the bracelet can function sans phone.
Long before we were debating the merits of Android Wear and the rumored iWatch, companies were experimenting with quartz technology, LEDs, and miniaturized circuits to create the ancestors of the modern wearable. HP — which made some of the most important calculators back when calculators were a big deal — pitched in with the HP-01, a busy hunk of metal that took the crown as the world’s first calculator watch (long before the days of the Casio you might have in your desk drawer). According to the Museum of HP Calculators, it cost $ 600 in 1977 dollars, weighed a third of a pound, and could be had in your choice of gold or stainless steel.
Today, the HP-01 is a bona fide collector’s item — doubly so when it’s being sold in an unreleased…