Report: Sony’s first Android Wear smartwatch (and more) launching this week

Sony has been making smartwatches for a few years, but the company’s next model could be a bit different. According to a report from 9to5Google, the Sony Smartwatch 3 will be the first wearable device from the company to run Google’s Android Wear software. Earlier this year Sony said it’d continue using its own custom […]

Windows 9 “Threshold”: Microsoft removing the Start Screen from Enterprise and the desktop from Windows RT?

Microsoft is expected to release a preview of the next version of Windows this fall and it will likely be followed by a full release of Windows 9 in early 2015. Right now the software’s code-named Windows “Threshold,” and details about the software have been leaking left and right. It’s not clear how accurate all […]

Lilbits (8-25-2014): The future of smartwatches looks… round

Motorola’s doing it. LG’s doing it. So is Samsung… reportedly. All three companies are apparently working on smartwatches featuring round watch faces. Smartwatches aren’t exactly common these days, but if you have seen one in the wild, odds are that it’s had a square or rectangular design. Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 with a round face […]

Lilbits (8-21-2014): Windows 9 coming soon, while Windows RT drops the desktop?

The next version of Microsoft Windows is expected to bring back a sort of start menu, kill the charms bar, and generally be easier to use on desktops. If the latest reports are to be believed, Microsoft could launch a free preview of the next-gen operating system at the end of September. Meanwhile the company […]

Lilbits (8-18-2014): Chrome web apps going native(ish) on Android

Google is working on a new project called “Fizz” which is designed to make mobile web apps more like native apps. In other words, developers may eventually be able to send work even when you’re offline, send push notifications, or perform other actions just as if they were native apps. You won’t even need to have […]

Lilbits (8-15-2014): Windows “Threshold” preview coming this fall?

The next version of Windows could launch next year, bringing back a version of the Start Menu, adding support for virtual desktops, removing the Charms Menu, and generally improving the user experience for keyboard and mouse users, among other things. But Microsoft likes to test its software extensively before releasing it to the public… and […]

Reports: HTC smartwatch, tablets on the way

HTC may be preparing to launch a whole range of new Android devices this year. Reports have already suggested the company is building Google’s next Nexus tablet. Now @evleaks reports that an HTC Android Wear watch is on the way as well as two more tablets. The Google Nexus 9 is expected to be an […]