Emerging Tech

5 crazy successful Kickstarters that didn’t live up to the hype

Funding a Kickstarter project is a gamble. From the Coolest Cooler to the PonoPlayer, we've put together a list of products that received millions in funding, only to produce a lackluster product in the end.

Rebble is exactly what you need if you want to bring your Pebble back to life

Want to bring your Pebble smartwatch back from the dead, after the June 30 official service shutdown? Rebble is here to help. It will help reinstate many of the best features you love about the Pebble watch.

Fitbit extends support for Pebble devices through June 2018

Pebble's days are numbered but Fitbit announced it is extending its support of the Pebble smartwatch ecosystem for six more months to June 30, 2018. After that, however, all bets are off.

The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist

The cool thing about the Pebble watch is that it has third-party app support. It can't hold very many, so you have to choose well. We've picked 36 of favorite apps, games, and watch faces for you to choose from.

You can now download a Pebble watch face just like the one from ‘Resident Evil 7’

A developer has created a downloadable watch face for Pebble smartwatches based on the device Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters has strapped to his wrist in the recently released horror game.

Nomad giving away chargers for Pebble devices after Fitbit takeover

Mobile and wearable accessory vendor Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble owners after Pebble announced it was shutting down due to an acquisition by Fitbit. Nomad's chargers were supposed to sell for $15.

Pebble smartwatches will keep working (for now) despite acquisition by Fitbit

In a blog post, Pebble said it would ensure that existing smartwatch owners wouldn't shut down existing software after its acquisition by Fitbit. It will work to migrate server-side apps and services in the coming year.

Pebble acquisition could help Fitbit build a successful smartwatch

Fitbit recently announced its acquisition of Pebble, and while it claims that it's aim was to get its hands on Pebble's software, all signs point to a new Fitbit smartwatch at some point in the future.

Pebble is shutting down and will stop manufacturing its devices

Fitbit is officially buying Pebble's core assets and while the price hasn't been announced, it's rumored to be less than $40 million. Pebble is shutting down and will no longer manufacturer devices.
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FitBit snaps up Pebble in bid to stay alive in shrinking wearables market

Also today: Apple looks to the skies - but not space - to improve the Maps app, and Nokia's classic 'candy bar' phones may return to the market.
Emerging Tech

Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns sparked these thriving companies

Making a lot of money on Kickstarter is great, but it's not the only metric for success. These five Kickstarter campaigns did more than just make a lot of money -- they helped create sustainable businesses.

Great deal! The Pebble Time is on sale for just $80

Picking a new smartwatch can be daunting, but fortunately not every smartwatch requires a hefty down payment. At $80, the Pebble Time Smartwatch is not only $70 off, but also one of the better options available if you're tired of Apple and…

Pebble 4.0 smartwatch update revamps Health app and quick launcher

Pebble's introducing a massive software update with a new Pebble Health app, revamped Timeline interface, slicker launcher, and more in tow. It's scheduled to hit the Pebble time, Pebble Time Steel, Pebble Time Round in the coming days.

In the market for a Pebble? Here’s a guide to choosing the right one

Looking for a new smartwatch, or perhaps you're in the market for a fitness tracker? Pebble's latest devices offer something for everyone, whether you're a fashionista or a fitness junkie at heart.

Pebble’s new limited edition Pebble Time Round could be the most stylish Pebble yet

Pebble's 2016 lineup is halfway through its Kickstarter campaign, but Pebble's not done for the year yet. The company just launched a limited edition Pebble Time Round, which could be the best-looking Pebble yet.
Health & Fitness

Pebble publishes fitnes-tracking data, launches ‘Happiness’ app

Pebble just wants you to be happy. So much so that it's launching the 'Happiness' app, and publishing all of its health tracking algorithms to encourage developers and third parties to suggest changes on how to make things better.
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Minecraft hits milestone, Pebble’s Core likes Alexa, Google’s podcars hit the horn

Minecraft's popularity shows no sign of slowing down, Pebble rolls out some new gear on Kickstarter, including an interesting connected device, and Google's self-driving cars get a very human feature.

Pebble’s clip-on Core will tap into Amazon Alexa for voice assistance smarts

Pebble's new clip-on Core wearable is gaining a new feature ahead of its 2017 launch: voice-assistance chops courtesy of Amazon's Alexa. It'll be able to use many of the same skills and features as Amazon's Echo hardware.