Samsung Gear VR Goes On Preorder For $99

Samsung Gear VR Goes On Preorder For $99 Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget site Got a penchant for VR but not deep pockets?  Well, if you’ve got a recent gen Samsung phone in your pocket you might be in luck.  Starting yesterday, Samsung started preorders on Samsung.com, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com for their Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Price you ask? $99. Not bad, but again, you’ll need to bring […] The post Samsung Gear VR Goes On Preorder For $99 appeared first on [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Founder Brings a Classy Smartwatch to Market

Fossil Q Founder Brings a Classy Smartwatch to Market Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget site The Q Founder is a practical Android Wear smartwatch from Fossil, but we wonder what will set it apart. The post Fossil Q Founder Brings a Classy Smartwatch to Market appeared first on Gadget Review. SOURCE: Gadget Review » Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

How To Set Up The Apple Watch

For those of you who just bought the Apple Watch or received one as a gift. We’ll walk you through how to set it up step-by-step. 1. The first step in setting up your new device, is to pair it with your iPhone. You can do this by turning on your Apple Watch (Press and hold down the side button until the Watch powers up). After turning it on, you’ll have to choose your language. Then, from your iPhone open up the Apple Watch app and tap Start Pairing, you’ll also have to [Read Entire Story]

Samsung pushes out battery maintenance update for the Gear S2

Samsung has just begun pushing out a nifty maintenance update to all variants of the Gear S2 in the United States. The upgrade itself weighs in at a relatively small 4.85MB and carries version number R730TUVU1AOL3, but don’t let its size fool you as the firmware includes some major battery life optimizations, in addition to the usual plethora of bug fixes and speed optimizations. Installing an update on the Gear S2 is a little different to the that of a smartphone or tablet. To get this [Read Entire Story]

Electromagnets promise precision finger-tracking for VR environments

Expected some time in the new year, the consumer launch of the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers soon after are set to open immersive new worlds for VR explorers. But how we interact with those worlds will continue to evolve long after the first headsets are strapped on. Offering a glimpse into the future of these input devices, one alumni of Oculus' research division has developed an electromagnetic sensor system that tracks fingertip movements, should you need to say, stop and play a piano or [Read Entire Story]

The 25 best Android apps and games of 2015

Another year has gone by, and these are the most significant, influential and impressive apps we've seen released on Android over the last 12 months. From high-octane gaming and on-the-go productivity to sedate puzzlers and music streaming, our collection of the year's best Android apps and games has something for everyone... Continue Reading The 25 best Android apps and games of 2015 Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Android Apps [Read Entire Story]

60 Minutes Airs ‘Inside Apple’ Special Providing Close Look at Company

60 Minutes on Sunday aired an Inside Apple special with correspondent Charlie Rose that included interviews with a number of Apple's senior executives alongside closer looks at Apple's secretive design studio, camera lab, mock next-generation Apple Store and under construction Campus 2 project. Watch "Inside Apple, Part One" (Image: CBS) Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed a wide range of topics with Rose, starting with the legacy of co-founder Steve Jobs. "This is Steve's company," said Cook. [Read Entire Story]

China Mobile Roadmap Claims New 4-Inch iPhone Coming in April 2016

Chinese cellular carrier China Mobile recently held an event discussing its upcoming plans for 2016, in which it hinted at an April 2016 release date for Apple's rumored 4-inch iPhone, reports MyDrivers [Google Translate] (via Gadgetz Arena). An April 2016 release date for the device is in line with previous rumors that have suggested it will launch during the first months of 2016. Apple is rumored to be holding a March event where it will introduce a second-generation Apple Watch, and it's [Read Entire Story]

HOLIDAY LIST: Best VR headsets of 2015

Virtual reality (VR) looks like it is ready, as a technology, to finally make it to the mainstream. With the help of great smartphone technology, VR headsets are now common – due mainly to the push of Google to make the technology more accessible to the market. Now, this holiday season of 2015, we break down for you the best VR headsets you can get for your money. Take note, though, that most of these will require a compatible smartphone for you to enjoy the technology to the fullest. HTC [Read Entire Story]

B&H: $70 off Apple Watch Stainless PLUS $100 Gift card (Tax only in NY) starting at $379 effective

Apple Authorized reseller B&H is clearing out their Christmas inventory of Stainless Steel Apple Watches, knocking $20 off list, plus another $50 off in today’s sale. Add in a $100 Gift Card, and the total effective savings comes to $170 off retail. Also, keep in mind that B&H only charges tax at time of purchase in […] . SOURCE: 9to5Toys - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Motorola Moto 360 Sport – Now in stock

Christmas may be a time of year for putting the exercise regime on hold until the New Year, when we all get back into the routine and look to burn off all those extra calories we did not need (but tasted so good at the time). Motorola’s Moto 360 series of smartwatches have proven fairly popular for those who like to be connected on the move. with notifications and information delivered to your wrist, you need not look at your phone that may be in a bag or pocket. The 360 Sport has been [Read Entire Story]

What Apple Watch? Fitbit was the surprise winner this Christmas

Fitbit is ending the year on a healthy note. All signs from third-party platforms point to Fitbit being one of the big winners this holiday season, driving up the company's stock even as the wearable device maker faces mounting competition from technology giants like Apple. See also: The 100 best iPhone apps of all time Amazon announced Monday that the Fitbit Charge, an activity-tracking wristband, was among the three most popular items ordered using Amazon Prime's free same-day delivery option [Read Entire Story]

VLC media app gains Split Screen + Touch ID features on iOS, much more

[Update: VLC incorrectly included Apple TV support in today’s release notes. That release is coming “very soon” but not available today. The iOS/watchOS updates are out today.] The popular VLC app for playing a variety of media formats not supported by iTunes has now made its way to the new Apple TV. We heard in September that VLC for Apple TV was in the works, and last month the team started accepting beta testers. Today VLC for Mobile delivered a major update that includes [Read Entire Story]

Best apps for your new Apple Watch

So you’ve unboxed a new Apple Watch and now you want to unlock all the cool features and see what this thing is all about. Once you pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone, the Watch app on your iPhone will ask you if you want to add all your compatible apps. You can do this, but I recommend skipping that step for now and slowly adding apps to your Apple Watch over time to see what’s good and what’s not. Then check out my hand-picked list of Apple Watch app recommendations to [Read Entire Story]

Review: Booq’s Slimpack gives DSLR-toting MacBook users another all-in-one bag option

Ever since I upgraded from an 11″ MacBook Air to a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro, I’ve been hunting for the perfect hybrid computer and camera bag — a compact backpack that could hold my laptop, DSLR, lenses, and accessories at the same time. Six months ago, I covered several MacBook/camera bags from Incase, including the DSLR Sling Pack I’ve loved for years, and larger “Pro” options for bigger laptops. Each hybrid bag makes different compromises: for my needs, [Read Entire Story]

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes $100 Gift Card $80, iPad Air 2 Smart Cover $18, Beats Solo2 $100, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: $100 iTunes Physical Gift Card for $80 shipped (20% off): save on apps, music, movies, more! Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Cover $18 (Reg. $35), Smart Case $35 (Reg. $70), more Beats Headphones: Solo2 On-Ear $100 (Reg. $200), Powerbeats2 In-Ear $85 (Reg. $150) Write-Off [Read Entire Story]

Kevin Lynch says Steve Jobs tried recruiting him to Apple after Flash debate

This may not be widely known, but it’s an interesting piece of history that’s now confirmed: Steve Jobs personally tried to recruit Kevin Lynch to Apple after the big Flash debate in 2010. Lynch, of course, was Adobe’s chief technology officer at the time and had just went head-to-head with Apple CEO Steve Jobs over Flash and iOS. Apple later hired Lynch away from Adobe in 2013, giving him the title VP of Technology and a project that would later become the Apple Watch, a hire [Read Entire Story]

Jeremy’s 5: Rethinking Apple TV, Touch ID failures, Kimoji, Badland 2 + Real Boxing 2

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest quick roundup of 5 interesting little things I’ve been testing over the past week. These are all items that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are worth sharing with you anyway. This week’s edition discusses the state of Apple TV apps/games as we close out 2015, a tip on how to deal with a broken Touch ID sensor, and three apps: Kimoji, Badland 2, and Real Boxing 2 CREED… 1. Rethinking [Read Entire Story]

iOS 9.2.1 Release: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To

iOS 9.2.1 Release: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Apple’s iOS 9.2.1 update is confirmed but many of the important details remain in the shadows. Based on what we know about Apple’s update process and the update itself, here’s what we expect from the iOS 9.2.1 release from Apple. iOS 9.2 is only a couple of weeks old but we’re already talking about its successor. Apple’s iOS 9.2.1 update is already confirmed [Read Entire Story]

The Geak Watch 2: A Smart Watch Fit for Bond

The Geak Watch 2: A Smart Watch Fit for Bond Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget site Ready for a smart watch that puts the emphasis on class, style, and vintage looks as well as multiple app features? Chinese firm Shanda has your back with the Geak Watch 2, an upgrade from its previous Geak Watch with a well-planned crowdfunding project. Amidst anticipation for the Apple Watch and the growing number of […] The post The Geak Watch 2: A Smart Watch Fit for Bond appeared first on Gadget [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Increases Product Capacity: Due in January

Apple Watch Increases Product Capacity: Due in January Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget site After a pause for technical difficulties, it looks like the Apple Watch project is back up and running. Both G for Games and the Taiwanese United Daily News have reported that problems with manufacturing Apple Watch components have been fixed and that product is scheduled to pick up in early 2015. The smart watch has […] The post Apple Watch Increases Product Capacity: Due in January appeared [Read Entire Story]