Google Pixel XL vs. Nexus 6P

Google has finally released "made by Google" smartphones, but they did not spring up from scratch. The Pixel XL's closest relative is the Huawei-manufactured, Google-overseen Nexus 6P. What are the differences between last year's well-reviewed Nexus 6P and the first phablet to bear the Google name? .. Continue Reading Google Pixel XL vs. Nexus 6P Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Nexus 6P Product Comparison Google Pixel Phone [Read Entire Story]

Hopped-up smartwatches gain new powers

While we've already seen a number of interesting functions that can be performed by specially-designed prototype smartwatches, it's hard to say how many of those innovations will ever make their way into production. Now, however, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed the ViBand system, which allows existing watches to recognize gestures, and identify objects held in the user's hand... Continue Reading Hopped-up smartwatches gain new powers Category: Mobile [Read Entire Story]

Gear S3 Pre-orders Live in Canada

Earlier this year, Samsung introduced the all-new Gear S3 smartwatch at a press event in Berlin. If you’re based in Canada, and want to get your hands on the Samsung Gear S3, there’s some good news for you. Best Buy Canada is taking pre-orders of both variants of the Samsung Gear S3 — Classic and Frontier […] (Read More ...) (C) Copyright 2007-2016 Geeky Gadgets. Republishing of this feed is forbidden without our written permission. SOURCE: Geeky Gadgets - [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Apparently Denying Gear VR Refunds For Note 7 Customers

So Samsung is currently accepting returns and are also giving refunds for customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7. This makes perfect sense especially when you consider that the handsets are potentially dangerous. However it seems that Samsung isn’t extending the same courtesy to customers of the Gear VR.Now there is nothing wrong with the Gear VR. However some customers have bought the headset because they were planning on using it together with their new Note 7, but following the recall of the [Read Entire Story]

Reference To ‘Apple Watch Victory’ Spotted On Apple’s Website

As far as the Apple Watch is concerned, Apple’s latest efforts involve the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ version, which at the moment is all there is to the Apple Watch at the moment. However could there be a different model in the works? Could there be some kind of special accessory that Apple has yet to announce?It’s really anyone’s guess at the moment, but it seems that some have spotted references made on Apple’s website to a certain “Apple Watch Victory”. Now before you get too excited [Read Entire Story]

Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch goes up for sale

The Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch we reported on last month is now available to buy from several online retailers. The company describes its product as the first ever ‘action sports smartwatch,’ and it comes with stylings to match. You can grab the watch in three color options, one black, the other “concrete” gray and the last a sporty mixture … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear 360 camera now in stores: here’s where you can buy them

Samsung has long made it easy for consumers to get their hands on its Gear VR headset, sometimes even throwing it in with a new Galaxy smartphone purchase. But the camera to create content for VR? Not so much. That changes today with the wider availability of the Gear 360 camera. Formerly available only through online purchase, the handy 360-degree … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s Website Mentions ‘Apple Watch Victory,’ a Possible Alternate Name for Nike+ Apple Watch

References to a mysterious "Apple Watch Victory" have shown up on Apple's website in the United Arab Emirates, hinting at an alternate name the company may have considered for the Apple Watch Nike+. An AppleCare+ support page for the United Arab Emirates, shared by 9to5Mac, mentions AppleCare+ options for the "Apple Watch" and "Apple Watch Victory," a product that does not exist. On a similar page for Canada, the "Apple Watch" and the "Apple Watch Nike+" are listed in the same text, [Read Entire Story]

Nixon Mission Android Wear watch on sale at Amazon for $400

One of the latest Android Wear smartwatches, the Nixon Mission, is now available to a wider audience. The $400 watch is available to purchase at Amazon, after its previous launch on Nixon’s webstore.The circular watch is still one of the first Android Wear devices to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, which was created specifically for the smartwatch market. The Nixon Mission has been designed for the company’s main audience of surfers, skiers and snowboarders. It has a 10 ATM water [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 pre-orders now live in Canada

The Samsung Gear S3 is now available for pre-order at Best Buy in Canada. Both the classic version and sporty Frontier variant are listed for CAD $469.99 (about $360 US) with free shipping.The Gear S3 runs Samsung’s own Tizen software rather than Android Wear and features NFC for cardless payments with Samsung Pay. The Gear S3 also adds 50 percent more RAM and a 50 percent bigger battery when compared to the Gear S2, released in October 2015. See also: Samsung Gear S2 review66The Gear S3 [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear VR return not accepted, still compatible with other phones

Just last week, Oculus removed support for the Note 7 on Gear VR. That’s another domino effect of the Note 7 fiasco since the smartphone was positioned to work with the new virtual reality device. No official statement yet from the South Korean tech giant regarding this one but we’re assuming the two–Oculus and Samsung–disconnected […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Grab a 1st Gen. 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Space Gray for $219 shipped (Orig. $399)

Best Buy offers the first generation 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Space Gray (model MJ3T2LL/A) for $219 shipped. For comparison, this model originally sold for $399 and still fetches $280 at Target. Today’s deal is a match of the previous popular deal price and the best available. You can save even further by going with an open-box model in ‘excellent’ condition for $199 (scroll down to buying options). The first generation Apple Watch connects with your iPhone for notifications, [Read Entire Story]

Smart Lock for Android

It is good practice to have a password, pattern lock or PIN code on your smartphone.  Let’s face it, should your phone get into the wrong hands there’s a lot they could find out about you right? Some form of screen security helps avoid just this and is another layer of defence in those worse case scenarios. However, when you have your phone on you regularly, screen locks can be frustrating. Even if the reason behind it is sensible, unlocking each time you need access is time [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s Nike+ Watch variant to go on sale in India the same day as the US

India will be getting the Apple Watch Nike+ at the same time as the US and UK. SEE ALSO: Apple Watch Series 2 review: Less silly, more usable India wasn't among the first wave of countries to get Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It wasn't even among the first places to get the Apple Watch Series 2. But for a change, the Apple Watch Nike+ is launching in India on Oct. 28, alongside the US, the UK, and other major markets. ; Apple India has updated its website to reveal that the Apple Watch [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Refusing Refund On Gear VR For Galaxy Note 7 Customer

One owner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has taken to Reddit to voice their frustration with the company. Reddit user agolightly recently attempted to get a refund on the Samsung Gear VR that was purchased with their Galaxy Note 7, but Samsung has apparently refused to refund the device because it can be used […] (Read More ...) (C) Copyright 2007-2016 Geeky Gadgets. Republishing of this feed is forbidden without our written permission. SOURCE: Geeky Gadgets - Read entire story [Read Entire Story]

Apple Possibly Looking to Japanese Expertise to Improve Siri

Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that Japan has a big part to play in the company's ongoing development of AI, as he continued his travels around the country via bullet train on Monday. Speaking to Nikkei Asian Review, Cook revealed that Apple's new advanced R&D center in Yokohama, currently scheduled for completion in December, would focus on "deep engineering" and would be "very different" from the R&D base Apple is building in China, without giving away specifics. Photo via Tim Cook However, [Read Entire Story]

This week’s top stories: Apple Watch Nike+ hands-on & release date, iOS 10.1 beta 3, Apple’s interest in Sonder dynamic keyboards, more

In this week’s top stories: The latest iOS 10, watchOS, and tvOS beta releases,  Apple Watch Nike+ goes on sale Oct. 28 and we go hands-on, Ben shows you how to get bokeh in photos taken with older iPhones, and much more. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Quietly Updates Site Confirming Apple Watch Nike+ Launch on October 28

Apple recently updated the Apple Watch Nike+ section of its official website with a launch date two weeks from today, on Friday, October 28, for the anticipated device (via Watch Generation). When announced alongside the other Apple Watch Series 2 models on September 7, Apple did not divulge a specific debut besides sometime in "late October." Anyone interested can pre-order the wearable in four models starting at $369 for 38mm and $399 for 42mm. Apple's partnership with Nike aims [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Nike+ arrives on October 28th

If you've been holding off on getting an Apple Watch Series 2 in hopes of scoring the running-oriented Nike+ edition, you only have a few more days to wait. Apple has updated its product page to reveal that Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Oct... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

This week’s best smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals [Oct 14]

We've pulled together all the best smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals from this past week. This week's highlights include the Nexbit Robin for $200, the HTC 10 for $550, the Huawei Watch for $203 and the Jaybird X2 for $80. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Update coming for the Vector Watch software

Vector has a smartwatch with Windows 10 Mobile support. That app lets users customize their Vector Watch from their Windows 10 Mobile, get notifications on their watch, track their activity, set goals, set alarms, and install new watch-faces. It is set to receive an update with the following new features: Now supporting Vector OS version 1.7; New available watch apps: Camera App, Uber, Find my phone, Calendar, Agenda app; New streams: Watch Battery, Phone Battery; Improved apps: Activity [Read Entire Story]