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Wearables

The cool band will make the Apple Watch’s one day battery last for two days

The Apple Watch may not be on many people's wrists yet, but concerns over the battery life are already in prospective wearer's minds. The Wiipowerband accessory may help cure battery anxiety following its launch.
Music

Listen to Young Fathers’ Shame, Bully’s Trying, and more in our 5 songs to stream this week

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week that are are worth using your bandwidth on. Up this week: Young Fathers, the Mountain Goats, and more.
Gaming

No, not that Cloud: Final Fantasy XIII now streaming to iOS, Android devices

Final Fantasy XIII, which first appeared in Japan on the PlayStation 3 in December of 2009, is now available for iOS and Android devices. And the best part? You don't need a phone with 128GB of storage just to download it.
Mobile

Whether you want it or not, a 4K UHD resolution screen could be fitted to your next phone

Screen manufacturer Sharp is apparently waiting to put a 5.5 smartphone display with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution -- making 806ppi -- into production during 2016, meaning 4K UHD phones are headed our way next year.
Mobile

Forget pizzas, Sprint wants to bring your new smartphone to your house

If the idea of a Sprint store coming to you sounds more appealing than you having to go to it, then listen up – the carrier has just launched a free personalized service that will have a rep deliver the device, set it up, and show you…
Wearables

Apple Watch pre-orders reach almost 1m in U.S. on first day, Watch Sport proves most popular

Apple took almost a million pre-orders for its smartwatch in the U.S. on Friday, according to data from an e-commerce analytics firm. The large-case Sports option with a black band proved the most popular combo, the data showed.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart art, weather wearables, and pocket-sized VR

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Mobile

Here are the 5 hottest apps you’ll want to download this week

There are hundreds of new apps released every week, making it impossible to try them all, even if you can search them out in our ever more crowded app stores. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorites together in a handy list…
Mobile

IBM’s Watson supercomputer powers Usher, an intelligent museum tour guide app

A group of IBM researchers in India recently unveiled the first version of Usher, “an intelligent tour companion.” In their paper, the group says there are three advantages Usher has over its traditional audio guide counterparts when…
Mobile

Adonit Forge isn’t for drawing pictures, it’s for building ideas

Adonit's first drawing app, Forge, aims to help designers filter through ideas and find their next project. We spoke with the app's creator and an animator who uses it regularly, before we tested it out ourselves.
Mobile

Xiaomi sets a new Guinness World Record by selling 2.1 million smartphones in 24 hours

As part of a fan festival to commemorate its fifth birthday, Xiaomi ran a 12-hour flash sale that ended up selling more than 2.1 million smartphones via Mi.com, its consumer-facing online store – good for a new Guinness World Record.
Mobile

Report: Apple is the top smartphone maker in the US, Samsung slips, LG gains ground

Apple remains the supreme smartphone maker in the U.S., while Samsung holds the second spot on the list. However, No. 3 LG continues to gobble up more of the pie at a rapid pace, according to the latest data from comScore.