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Samsung Gear A watch: There may be 3 different models

Samsung may introduce its first round smartwatch soon. The device may sport a rotating bezel, a crown-shaped power button, and 3G connectivity. Here's everything we think we know about it so far.

Wearables

TouchJet WAVE turns your TV into a giant Android touchscreen device

Imagine using your old plasma screen TV to play Hearthstone. That's exactly what TouchJet aims to do with its upcoming television peripheral it calls the WAVE. The WAVE intends to bring the Android 4.4 Kitkat ecosystem to your living room without an expensive…

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HTC left unsecured fingerprint data on the One Max

A security team has revealed the HTC One Max had a security flaw which meant it stored unencrypted data related to fingerprints, which may have left them vulnerable to hackers. The issue has since been fixed, but highlights the need for tighter security around…

Mobile

Samsung seeks independent VR content creators for new Gear Indie channel

As part of its effort to secure the long-term success of its virtual reality initiatives, Samsung this week launched Gear Indie, a video channel it hopes will encourage independent VR filmmakers to create content for its Gear VR headset.

Wearables

Google wants Android One phones to cost below $50 in India

Android One was supposed to bring the next billion people online with a smartphone, but it's off to a slow start. There's still hope though. Google is still committed and now wants to see phones selling for less than Rs3,000 ($50).

Mobile

Science, not civets: You can now buy fermented coffee that’s poop-free

If you've always wanted to try kopi luwak, the coffee made from beans found in civet poop, get thee to Kickstarter. Cultured Coffee is fermented, so it mimics the less-bitter brew.

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Google becomes Alphabet, and Sundar Pichai begins his reign as Google’s CEO

Google is no longer Google. Founders Larry page and Sergey Brin renamed and restructured the company as Alphabet. Alphabet contains Google, Nest, Google X Labs, Calico, and more businesses. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google.

Mobile

Hangouts on Android updated to version 4.0 with a fresh coat of paint and more

Hangouts version 4.0 for Android packs a metric ton of improvements. It's got a material design-inspired interface, a new Android Wear companion app, Google Voice MMS support, and more.

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The Netatmo Welcome isn't just watching you, it knows who you are

We use faces to recognize people in our lives, so it makes sense that security devices do the same. The Netatmo Welcome is a smart security camera with unique face recognition…

  • Pros: Beautiful design , Clever face recognition tech , No…
  • Cons: Placement can be difficult , Faces aren’t always…

Galaxy S7 News: Samsung considers Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and a dual-cam setup

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is reportedly on the way. Here's everything we know so far about Samsung's next flagship, including possible specifications, pricing, and release date info.

Mobile

Alcatel OneTouch is going up against the Moto G 2015 with this $180, 4.7-inch smartphone

After being announced in April, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is finally coming to the U.S. and Canada. At $199 unlocked, the Idol 3 4.7 has some compelling specs, but is it good enough to compete with the Moto G 2015?

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I'm a grown, cynical man and this smartphone magic kit still amazed me

Is it really possible to give traditional toys a new lease of life using a smartphone and a cleverly created augmented reality app? Marvin’s iMagic is quite literally, a box of…

  • Pros: Fun, interactive tricks , High-quality app with great AR…
  • Cons: None