Omate’s Rise smartwatch races past its fundraising goal in 15 minutes

The Omate Rise is a 3G smartwatch that runs full Android 5.1, but with a custom interface to make the OS usable on a small circular screen, and it's going to cost just $200. You'll have to be quick if you want it for that price though.

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition bundles Kindle Unlimited and a leather cover for $250

If you want a more versatile tablet that still makes reading a priority, take a look at Amazon's latest Reader's Edition for the Fire HD 8. The company is offering a year of Kindle Unlimited, and a limited-edition leather case along with…

Amazon partners with Baidu to launch Fire Tablet in China

Amazon has announced that it will launch its inexpensive Fire Tablet in China, partnering with Baidu to import local apps onto the device. It is one of Amazon's first hardware moves in the country, as it tries to compete with local…

Tag Heuer sees early success for sold out $1,500 smartwatch, more coming in late 2016 1:14

TAG Heuer's first smartwatch is the Carrera Connected, made in conjunction with Google and Intel. The watch costs $1,500, and can even be swapped for a mechanical TAG Heuer watch after two-years. Here's everything you need to know…

Verizon rolling out Wi-Fi calling this week, but kicks off with Samsung devices only

Verizon this week flips the switch on Wi-Fi calling, finally joining AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in offering the service. Although only Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices will get it at launch, it should land on iPhones and other handsets…

Stephen Curry and Shaq lip-sync to Ed Sheeran’s Sing and it’s hilarious 4:14

Activision recently ran a fan contest for clips of people lip-synching to "Sing" by Ed Sheeran. Fans were asked to submit their best moments via the mobile app. More than 100,000 videos were submitted, and the results…
Cool Tech

10,000 Google Cardboard headsets handed out to fans during the Patriots’ practice

Google, Bank of America, and Visa have teamed up with the New England Patriots to give away 10,000 Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. Fans are taken virtually from the training room to…

Clean Cube picks up and delivers your laundry using Internet-connected lockers

There are lots of laundry-delivery services in New York, but Clean Cube wants to differentiate itself by offering secured lockers for your laundry once its employees drop off your cleaned duds.
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Report: Smartphone market will see smallest growth on record in 2015

Smartphone shipments will slow to single-digit growth in 2015, driven by sluggish growth in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Western Europe; and lowered expectations for Windows Phone shipments.

Weekly Rewind: How to live longer, Game of Thrones teaser, Zuck’s fortune, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…

The Digno Rafre is the world’s first washable smartphone 0:55

Japanese company Kyocera is set up to sell the Digno Rafre, the world's first soap-proof smartphone that you can rinse at the end of the day, because you're not the only thing in your life that needs a shower when all is said and…

5 apps to download this week: Yahoo Messenger, Ink Cards, and more

Finding a new app can be a hassle. So we've got you covered on the best apps to try this week, ranging from Yahoo's revamped messaging app, Adobe's Android video editing app, to Google's Arts and Culture app.