How much would you pay for a smartwatch?

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The Apple Watch won’t ship until early 2015, but when it does arrive Apple’s first smartwatch won’t exactly be cheap. Prices will start at $349 for a basic model, but Apple will offer models with a range of materials and wrist straps. Something tells me the 18K gold model will cost a bit more than […]

Intel introduces Reference Design for Android tablets

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Intel wants to make it easier for device makers to build Android tablets with Intel chips. To that end, the company has launched a new program called Intel Reference Design for Android. The idea is that Intel will provide a branch of Google Android to device makers that’s guaranteed to work with a certain set […]

Goodnight Click Wheel: Apple kills the iPod classic

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Apple may not have launched any new iPods during today’s event (although you could argue that iPhones are the new iPods). But the company has gone ahead and pulled the plug on an old model. The iPod classic is no longer available from the Apple Store. If you want to buy an iPod that doesn’t have […]

Intel’s next-next gen “Skylake” chips coming in 2015

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Intel’s 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” chips are just starting to arrive, and we won’t see most of the new chips from this family until early 2015. But Intel says it’s already working on its 6th-gen Core chips and that members of the “Skylake” family should launch in the second half of 2015. At the Intel Developer […]

Apple iOS 8 launches September 17th

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Apple will release iOS 8 on September 17th, just two days before the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ship. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be available for the iPad 2 and later, iPod touch 5th gen and later, and the iPhone 4s or later. Apple iOS 8 features support […]

Meet the Apple Watch (Coming in 2015 for $349 and up)

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Apple’s first smartwatch is called… Apple Watch. It’s a wearable device which you can pair with an iPhone to run apps on your wrist. It also functions as a fitness tracker, and of course… a watch. But this isn’t just a tiny iPhone that hangs out on your wrist. Instead the Apple Watch has an entirely […]

Older iPhones get cheaper: Meet the “free” iPhone 5c

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Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus begin shipping on September 19th… but Apple isn’t getting rid of last year’s models just yet. Instead it’s making them cheaper. The iPhone 5s will continue to be available, but now the starting price drops to $99 when you sign up for a 2-year contract. The iPhone […]

Apple launches iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple is going big(ger) with its latest iPhones. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch displays. While smartphones running Android and Windows Phone have been available with large screens for years, up until now you haven’t been able to buy an iPhone with a screen larger than 4 […]

Deals of the Day (9-09-2014)

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The LG G3 smartphone features a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snpdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and Android 4.4 software. You can pick one up from US wireless carriers for around $100 or $200 when you sign up for a 2-year data plan. But unlocked models […]

Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch dissected

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Now that Motorola’s first smartwatch is shipping, the folks at iFixit opened up a Moto 360 up to see what makes it tick… or not tick, since this is an electronic gadget and not a mechanical watch. There aren’t many surprises under the hood… but there are a few. For instance, Motorola says the watch has […]

Amazon Instant Video app for Android arrives

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Amazon has finally brought its online video service to Google Android. You can now stream movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video on an Android phone or tablet. That includes any videos you’ve purchased or rented from Amazon as well as thousands of videos that are available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Using Amazon Instant […]