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Wear OS Tiles manager June 2019 update (Source: 9to5Google)

Latest Wear OS update comes with a Tiles manager

After applying the latest Wear OS update, those using compatible smart wearables will be able to manage the tiles from the connected smartphones, as well as from the smartwatches themselves. The list of tiles that can be added inc...
Do sleep trackers really do their jobs? (Source: FitBit Community)

Sleep-tracking tech may not be fit for purpose yet, accoding to leading neurologist

Dr. Guy Leschziner, a prominent neurologist and consultant in London's sleep-medicine arena, has recently indicated his belief that sleep-tracking apps and similar technology may backfire on the user. This is apparently due to a '...
Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Band 4 in China, where it is expected to first go on sale. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is arriving on June 11

A new teaser confirms that Xiaomi will officially launch the Mi Band 4, its upcoming fitness band, on June 11. The successor to the popular Mi Band 3 will have a larger battery than its predecessor along with a larger, and OLED, d...
Huawei may have 12 month's worth of components for its devices. (Source: Reuters)

Huawei has stockpiled up to a 12-month supply of parts as a buffer against a potential ban

At the time that Huawei was placed on the US government's Entity List last week, Huawei is thought to have built enough supplied of key components to last up to 12 months. The report comes via the Nikkei Asian Review that says Hua...
The new Casio WSD-F30RG. (Source: Casio)

Casio's latest PRO TREK smartwatch has a dual-layer display and exclusive outdoor app features

Casio has released the WSD-F30RG, its newest smartwatch from the PRO TREK line. It has an OLED display, but also has individual monochrome and color overlays. The OEM also asserts that it has an improved resolution for detailed le...
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier gets One UI update May 2019 (Source: Samsung)

One UI update rolls out for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport

The latest software update for the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport is now rolling out over-the-air. The new One UI firmware comes with improved sleep and workout tracking, an updated settings menu, the ability to turn on and...
WeChat Pay is enhancing its operations in Europe. (Source: WeChat)

WeChat's cross-border payments business plans to break into Europe

WeChat claims to have over 1.1 billion users per month, 800 million of who also use WeChat Pay. Now, the company intends to make the use of this aspect of the service easier to use abroad. This involves improving on its existing p...
Micro- and mini-LEDs may be the future of lighting. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

The mini- and micro-LED market is set to grow by at least 100% over next 5 years

Micro- and mini-LEDs may make up the next generation of high-end displays after AMOLED. At present, however, they are more of a niche-application product. However, new research indicates that their market will grow to be worth US$...
Apple looks set to come to blows with third party developers over changes it plans to make to the App Store. (Image source: Time Magazine)

Apple to take on app developers with changes to the App Store to be announced next month

In changes to be announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple looks set to increase the number of its own Apps available on the App Store, directly challenging Google and Amazon. Changes look likely to increase ...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
The CCI has launched a probe into Google and its position in a relevant market. (Source: CCI)

Indian Competition Commission launches investigation into Google's effect on the mobile device market

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly launched a full-scale probe into Google's business practices. It is doing so based on allegations of anti-trust behaviors on the part of the Mountain View giant. Should the ...
The Nubia Alpha. It bends, but does it break? (Source: Digital Trends)

Nubia Alpha leads flexible-display devices into JerryRigEverything testing

The Nubia Alpha is an innovative device that may pioneer a trend of wrap-around displays on wrist-worm devices. Its latest trick is to have appeared on the JerryRigEverything channel for durability testing. Can this much really be...
Spotify's claims against Apple may have sparked a new investigation of the latter. (Source: Consumer Reports)

EU set to investigate possible anti-trust behavior by Apple, based on Spotify's complaints

The Financial Times claims that its sources have told it that the EU will indeed probe Apple's potential anti-competition business practices. The decision follows 'surveys' of interested parties such as Spotify, who claim that the...
Smartwatch market share in 1Q2019 compared to 1Q2018. (Source: Counterpoint)

Latest report shows 1 in every 3 smartwatches sold in 2019 so far was an Apple Watch

Counterpoint Research's latest data on the smartwatch market indicates that 48% more of these products were shipped in 2019's first quarter (1Q2019) compared to that of 2018. Apple still has a considerable majority in these terms....
Practically professional: The SmarchWatch. Not available in stores. (Image source: Samson March)

The SmarchWatch: An open-source smartwatch that you can build yourself

Are you a fan of open source? Do you like making things? If so, then the SmarchWatch, a homebrew smartwatch, could be the ideal project for you. You will need a 3D printer and plenty of patience though.
A Ticwatch Pro affected by the new Wear OS bug. (Source: Piunika Web)

Google Maps reported to show blank screen on some Wear OS watches

Some users of Android smartwatches have complained that Google Maps fails to show any information following its newest updates. This issue was originally thought to affect Ticwatch devices only, but has also been reported on watch...
Google Maps can now spot addresses in a phone's clipboard. (Source: Google)

Google Maps now auto-completes addresses from a browser's clipboard; no paste needed

An XDA contributor has noticed that Google Maps has gained the ability to scan a mobile device's clipboard for addresses. This enables it to suggest an address that has been copied from, say, Chrome, in its search bar without the ...
The new 'bright red' Casio G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch. (Source: Casio)

Casio announces a new G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch with "Vibrant Red" strap

Casio has unveiled a new addition to the MT-G line of G-SHOCKs. It has Bluetooth connectivity so as to maintain accurate time via a dedicated phone app. This new 'bright red' MT-G is rated for 200M water- and shock- resistance, as...
Apple Watch owners might soon be able to jailbreak their devices. (Source: Stormfront)

An Apple Watch jailbreak for end-users is not too far away

A user-friendly jailbreak for the Apple Watch could soon be available thanks to efforts of developer @ethanpepro. The jailbreak is currently being developed for watchOS 5.1.2 and is not available for public download yet. The new j...
The old Google Wallet name and logo may have been re-appropriated by scammers. (Source: Google)

An app calling itself Google Wallet is scamming access to users' accounts

Google Wallet has reportedly gained access to a number of Google accounts over the last few days. That would be fine and all - if the official iteration of this app still existed. It was discontinued and absorbed into Google Pay s...
The P30 series is now available in China. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei claims the P30/P30 Pro took only 10 seconds to sell out in China

Huawei launched sales of the P30 and P30 Pro in China yesterday (April 11, 2019). It now asserts that it took only 10 seconds for it to run out of stock of the new flagships during this event. The OEM reportedly earned 200 million...
Apple wants to be powered by renewables as much as possible by 2020. (Source: GreenBiz)

Apple procures pledges from Foxconn, TSMC to fulfil its orders using renewable energy

Apple has convinced its main manufacturing partners, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn, to makes its parts and/or devices using green energy by 2020. This achievement is a big part of the OEM's current ...
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets new firmware, still on Tizen

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets its first software update

The new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is based on Tizen, the same version that came with this smartwatch at launch. The update has less than 14 MB in size and is currently rolling out in the US. It brings se...
Nubia Alpha flexible wrist-phone to hit the market April 10 2019

Flexible wrist-phone Nubia Alpha goes on sale tomorrow

Introduced to the world at the MWC trade show back in February, the Nubia Alpha "wearable phone" will go on sale tomorrow. This smart wearable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chipset and runs a custom Android build. Sadly...
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active in black (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active now official in Vietnam, sales starting this week

Unveiled back in February, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is now official in Vietnam, where sales will kick off on April 10. US customers can place their orders on Samsung's website already, but shipments are expected to begin in...
The MiLi Table Mate pad can be installed on any non-metallic surface. (Source: MiLi)

MiLi wants to make any table into a wireless charging accessory

MiLi is a company that integrates its Furniture Mate wireless-charging pad into any table-top. It aims this product at those in the service industry and also to those who want decor that can charge an increasing number of phones a...
Qualcomm has had a staff re-shuffle at its higher echelons. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm lets its CFO and Executive Committee member go

Qualcomm has announced that George Davis, an executive who had served as the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the past 6 years, has left the firm. His immediate successor is David Wise, who also acts as senior vice-pres...
The Google Pixel Watch may still be on the table. (Source: AWOK)

Newly-discovered Google patent suggests unique strap-release mechanism for the Pixel Watch

The Pixel Watch is still rumored to be Google's first own-brand smartwatch. The company has added fuel to the rumor-fire to this effect by filing a patent for a new kind of watch-band clasp. It could be integrated into the prospec...
A stat from the 2018 Android Security Report. (Source: Google)

Google releases its 2018 Android Security Report

Android is now coming up on 10 years of use as a mobile device OS. Google claims that 2018 was one of its most secure yet. Its report on this subject attributes decreasing rates of potentially harmful apps to the implementation of...
Lyft is now trading on the Nasdaq. (Source: Investor's Business Daily)

Lyft has started trading on the Nasdaq

Lyft has successfully completed its IPO in the US, and is trading on the Nasdaq platform as of today (March 29, 2019). It had been estimated to start at US$72 per share; however, this value is now closer to $88. This, then, is the...
The Garmin Approach S40 currently comes in three colours (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Approach S40 Smartwatch: A GPS golf watch that costs less than US$300

The new golf watch from Garmin features a 1.2-inch touchscreen, a GPS tracker along with golfing features like AutoShot and Green View with which you can manually position your pin and check distances or obstacles.
Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazfit Verge Smartwatch Review

You snooze, you lose. Smartwatches are experiencing an upsurge these days. This is primarily thanks to the increasing crowd of low-priced alternatives to Apple Watch. Already in the price range of around 100 Euros (~$112) one can find devices offering plenty of features for the money. The Amazfit Verge is such a candidate and we had a closer look at it.
The Apple AirPower's release may be on the cards (again). (Source: Apple)

The Apple AirPower charging mat may launch soon: new leak

DigiTimes has cited sources at a components supplier in a new report that alleges the AirPower accessory is finally going to be released soon. This article also asserts that the long-awaited wireless charging pad will work with at...
The LumiCharge is back with wireless charging this time. (Source: Lumicharge)

LumiCharge II: The teched-out desk lamp returns with a wireless-charging upgrade

LumiCharge made a good impression among tech correspondents with its first-gen desk lamp. This product had an LED clock, not to mention ways to charge iOS and Android smartphones with built-in wired connections. Now, the company i...
Xiaomi Mi Pay hits India (Source: Android Authority)

Xiaomi finally launches its mobile payments service in India

Already available in China, the Xiaomi Mi Pay mobile payments service has been tested in India in the second half of 2018. In the meantime, the Chinese company obtained the approval of the Reserve Bank of India, and Mi Pay is now ...
The Batfree strap boosts battery life for the Apple Watch. (Source: Togvu)

Batfree: the first "charging strap" for the Apple Watch

If smartwatches have one problem, it is their restricted battery capacities. The company Togvu has announced its "battery case" that may solve this problem for Apple Watch users. It is a strap for these devices that integrates wir...
A leaked render of the forthcoming Huawei Watch GT Active. (Source: WinFuture)

Huawei set to ditch Google's WearOS for its next GT smartwatches

Huawei looks to be the latest wearable maker to give Google’s WearOS a miss in favor of an in-house alternative. According to Winfuture, the next Huawei GT watches will run the company’s LiteOS as it looks to differentiate itself ...
Apple Watch Series 4 wearable, Apple the leader of the wearable market in 2018 according to IDC

Apple dominated the wearable market in 2018

According to a fresh report by IDC, Apple shipped more than 46 million wearables in 2018 out of a total of 172.2 million such devices sold worldwide. Smartwatches accounted for almost 30 percent of the entire wearable market and A...
Currently apple watch customers have to resort to third party sleep tracking apps (Source: Shutterstock)

Slept late: Apple Watch will include sleep tracking feature in 2020

Apple’s smart watches may be able to recognize arrhythmic heart rates using its ECG function but they may have slept late another neat feature: sleep tracking. The manufacturer based in Cupertino is currently working on making imp...
Except for the material, little is expected to change in terms of the Apple 5’s design.

Apple Watch Series 5: A tiny first glimpse into the future

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already letting us in on the details of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 5. Apparently, an expansion of the ECG support feature to include more countries and a return of the ceramic casing is in the ca...
The RAVPower 14mm PD wall charger. (Source: RAVPower)

MWC19 | RAVPower releases its thinnest-ever 45W wall charger with PD

RAVPower, the well-known accessory-maker, has a stand at MWC this year. It showcases a new PD charger, an ultra-thin (14mm) 'wall wart' based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology. RAVPower also has a new wireless charging stand tha...
The Nubia Alpha. (Source: Nubia)

MWC19 | Nubia Alpha: the flexible wrist-phone unveiled at MWC

There is a new alternative to the foldable phone already. Nubia has unveiled the Alpha, a device with a screen that curves along a wide watch-like form factor. This display is 4 inches long, and operates using the Snapdragon 2100 ...
Swatch claims that Samsung has copied its trademarks. (Source: Swatch)

Swatch has filed a legal case against Samsung for trademark infringement

The Swiss watchmaker group Swatch has filed a complaint with US legal authorities to the effect that Samsung has impinged on its trademarks. This is connected to the design of some downloadable watchfaces for Gear-line smartwatche...
According to a new report, smartphones are now the most popular form of consumer tech. (Source: YouTube)

Smartphones account for 59% of all spending on consumer electronics in 2018: tech author

Jim Harris, an author and speaker on disruptive innovations, has released a new report on consumer tech ahead of MWC 2019. In it, he claims that 59% of all the money spent in the same market in 2018 was expended on smartphones. Ha...
A pre-existing physical Huawei store. (Source: Retail in Asia)

Huawei's first flagship offline store outside China will be located in Vienna, Austria

Huawei maintains a number of physical stores for its devices in China. Reuters has reported that it now plans to open its first international bricks-and-mortar establishment in Vienna. This outlet will reportedly be open by summer...
Samsung also has new wearables. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung wearables - the Galaxy Buds, Fit and Watch Active - have been launched

Samsung has released three new types of wearable to go with the Galaxy S10 series in 2019. They are the Galaxy Buds, a possibly improved set of earbuds, the Galaxy Fit, a new activiy tracker, and the Galaxy Watch Active, a new spo...
The PlusUs Xpad. (Source: PlusUs)

The world's thinnest wireless charging pad is now up for crowdfunding

PlusUs has introduced its Xpad, a charging pad that measures only 2.2 millimeters in depth. This spec leads the start-up to assert that it is the thinnest product of its kind worldwide. It is available as a reward as part of an In...
Xiaomi may release a smartwatch that has nothing to do with Amazfit or Huami. (Source: Amazfit)

Xiaomi's first own-brand sports watch may be launched via crowdfunding

MyDrivers has reported that Xiaomi intends to announce a crowdfunding project for a new product: a smart sports watch. This device will apparently support real-time GPS tracking, so that a user can generate and maintain maps of th...
 LG Watch W7 Smartwatch

LG Watch W7 Smartwatch Review

Novel idea, poor execution. With the Watch W7, LG has tried to strike a balance between the functionality of a traditional watch and the technology found in most smartwatches. While this is an interesting concept, its implementation is lacking.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 1.2" | 79.5 g
TCL could be working on as many as five foldable devices. (Source: TCL/CNET)

TCL may be working on five foldable devices, including a possible smartphone bracelet

A report from CNET mentions that TCL Corporation could be busy working on up to five different foldable devices. It seems two of the devices are tablets, two are smartphones, and one appears to be a combination of a smartphone, sm...


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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)