It might seem strange that Sony would try once again to create a smart wearable considering that it has released multiple iterations of the Smart Watch, the most recent being less than one year ago. However, that didn't stop Sony from using CES 2014 to debut the Sony Core, one of many fitness tracking systems on display here at the Consumer Electronics Show.
When he's not busy hosting a show that empowers or dashes the dreams of American singers, Ryan Seacrest backs a company that built a BlackBerry-style keyboard to slide onto an iPhone. Unfortunately for him, BlackBerry thinks the Typo keyboard takes a little too much from its style
Samsung apparently couldn't wait until CES next week to let the world know about the follow-up to its Galaxy Camera, the aptly named Galaxy Camera 2 that loads Android 4.3 Jelly Bean onto a point-and-shoot digital camera.
Samsung has announced a new Bluetooth-powered Smartphone GamePad that connects with Galaxy devices to provide physical buttons and controllers for a more traditional mobile gaming experience.
Though Chromecast is already quite a deal at $35, it never hurts to make that deal sweeter by dropping the price down to $29, which Amazon and Best Buy have done for Black Friday. Chromecast, which links smartphones and HDTVs through an HDMI dongle, is temporarily on sale. The Amazon deal is preferable because each purchase includes a $6 Google Play credit good for music, movies, apps, or games, ensuring you'll have plenty of content to access once it arrives.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear has started receiving the software update that Samsung promised would make the smart watch compatible with more smartphones, including the Galaxy S 4. In addition to freeing the watch from only connecting to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear update also adds improves app management, adds notifications from all sources, and better gesture support. Users can check for an update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Select Software Update > Select Check for Updates.
Pebble, the Kickstarter darling and one of the few successful smart watch concepts introduced last year, has unveiled a new notification system that works much better with iOS 7 devices like the iPhone 5S.
The main problem with the Samsung Galaxy Gear, aside from the almost universal dislike of the product from the online tech circle of reviewers, is that the smart watch worked only with the Galaxy Note 3 when it debuted. Samsung is now adding compatibility to several other devices.
The concept and dream of being able to communicate with a wrist watch has been a staple of science fiction and entertainment for decades. Samsung is harking back to that history to promote its Galaxy Gear smart watch.
Purchasing a Pebble smart watch has not been easy in light of the device's record Kickstarter success and limited supply. Production has ramped up in a deal that saw Pebble appear in Best Buy, and AT&T has announced that it will sell the watch in stores as well. Pebble will be a "carrier exclusive," meaning AT&T will be the only carrier in the U.S. to sell the Pebble in its retail stores and at ATT.com. Customers will be able to purchase a Pebble from AT&T for $150 begnning September 27.