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Microsoft Band 2 $75 discount stretched until the end of July

Microsoft Band 2 $75 discount stretched until the end of July Over the last few months, the US Microsoft Store has been offering recurrent discounts on the Microsoft Band 2.Earlier in May, the company renewed a $75 price cut on the fitness band, making it available for $174.

Apple Watch 2 could be thinner or have a larger battery

Apple Watch 2 could be thinner or have a larger battery The Apple Watch is over a year old and rumors about what Apple will do to improve it on a second-generation model are sparse.Citing Apple supplier TPK Holding, DigiTimes claims Apple will use thinner "One Glass Solution" OLED displays that could potentially help reduce the thickness of the Apple Watch 2.

Report: New Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be unveiled very soon

Report: New Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be unveiled very soon According SamMobile, the Gear S3 will retain the Gear S2's round display and rotating bezel.The Gear S2, as Mashable chief correspondent Lance Ulanoff said in his review, is the best round smartwatch on the market and possibly the best non-Apple Watch smartwatch available.

Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts

Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts As per its name, the Mi Band 2 isn’t the first wearable Xiaomi have delivered to the market, but it’s definitely the first smartwatch.With the Mi Band 2, Xiaomi added in a OLED screen, allowing it to become a smartwatch.

Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date?

Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date? It is much larger compared to the Charge and Charge HR, meaning the Charge 2 is able to display way more information that what was available on its predecessors.The Charge 2 includes the heart rate monitoring feature.

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality When the idea of wearable computing was first proposed, analysts and industry executives jumped on the concept like rats off a sinking ship.We’ve seen some weak demand for smart watches from companies like Pebble or Apple, and some success for fitness trackers and other, similar wearables.

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit

Pebble confirms it is shutting down, devs and software acquired by Fitbit While Fitbit is acquiring Pebble, it’s not going to keep making Pebble devices.That means the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core from the most recent Kickstarter are being canceled.

nnected toys and wearables for Christmas? uld be a cyber security risk

nnected toys and wearables for Christmas? uld be a cyber security risk ESET is warning consumers about connected gifts this Christmas season, as the popularity for devices such as wearables, connected toys and baby monitors continues to grow.The cyber security specialists warn these types of devices can be easily hacked by e-criminals, or turned into a threat to consumers’ privacy.

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed?

After a year of setbacks, can smartwatches still succeed? The Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core campaign was a big success, at least by the standards of Kickstarter.The first year or two of Wear was encouraging as many smartphone OEMs partnered with Google to release smartwatches.

Google just dropped the last Android Wear update before its launch

Google just dropped the last Android Wear update before its launch After months of delays, the company pushed out the final version of the developer preview for the upcoming Android Wear 2.The update includes support for one of the most significant changes coming to the platform: iOS support for standalone apps.

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch These "reorganization efforts" amount to the elimination of six percent of Fitbit's workforce, or about 110 employees.Most of the acquisitions had to do with tech not typically found in Fitbit's activity trackers, like Coin's wearable payment platform.

This wearable device can turn any surface into a keyboard

This wearable device can turn any surface into a keyboard But a wearable device that can eliminate keyboards entirely?has invented a new wearable called Tap Strap, which essentially lets you turn the world into a giant keyboard.

This audio feedback vest makes music hum and VR come alive

This audio feedback vest makes music hum and VR come alive Now that we've crossed that truly immersive threshold, the next step is the rest of our senses: haptic feedback.But beyond music, it turns out that the Subpac M2 also does a damn good job at providing a kind of faux haptic feedback in VR.

Google missed its big chance to stomp all over the Apple Watch

Google missed its big chance to stomp all over the Apple Watch It has none of the Watch Sport's aforementioned wireless capabilities, less RAM (512MB), and a smaller battery (240 mAh).The Watch Sport's case is simpler and the internal components are all new, but the fit is still painfully bulky.

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms

Apple dominates the smartwatch market — but competition looms Still, the company won't reveal any specifics about the Apple Watch, but using new smartwatch market projections from analysts, we can take a stab at just how well the Apple Watch sold last year.We predicted this would happen back in December, after the smartwatch market limped into the 2016 holiday season.

There's finally a way to prove HoloLens is as cool as you say it is

There's finally a way to prove HoloLens is as cool as you say it is If you're wearing Microsoft HoloLens and no one else can see the mixed reality you're experiencing, is it really happening?Called Spectator View, this hardware and software setup will allow HoloLens developers to capture photos, videos and stream mixed reality presentations live.

This wearable can turn your dance moves into music

This wearable can turn your dance moves into music Making music you can dance to is so 2017.That’s clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance.

7 wearables saving babies' lives around the world

7 wearables saving babies' lives around the world Here are seven wearables helping babies from low-income regions in the crucial first few days of their lives.Neopenda is a hat designed to support infant health and survival in developing nations.