TicWatch E vs. Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: Which watch is smartest for you?

When it comes to putting tech on your wrist, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. The modern smartwatch landscape can be a bit difficult to engage since it’s a nexus of style and functionality, so we thought we’d take a look at the pros and cons of three consumer favorites and see how they stack up against each other. By now, the TicWatch E, Apple Watch, and Fitbit Versa have been in play long enough for users to get a good handle on their feel and practicality. Choosing the smartwatch [Read Entire Story]

Everything you need to know about Fitbit Pay

Contactless payments have seen a steady growth over the past few years. It has never been easier to make a contactless payment. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and more let you use your smartphone and recently, your smartwatch, to make payments without needing your wallet. Not to be left behind, Fitbit launched its own payment solution last year — Fitbit Pay. Here’s everything you need to know about Fitbit’s homegrown payment solution. What is Fitbit Pay? Fitbit Pay allows you [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 gets new update with lots of useful features

The new Samsung Gear IconX 2018 truly wireless earbuds haven’t been out all that long, but Samsung is already making them better. The April software update adds a lot of features to improve the user experience. The Ambient Sound function allows you to hear your surroundings through your earphones, and the update now allows you to tune the sensitivity. The update also has a new Voice Focus function that amplifies nearby voices. There are five more equalizer presets, too, and a more [Read Entire Story]

MousePad+ charges your phone and looks amazing doing so

You know it as well as we do — the modern tech enthusiast can work from anywhere. We have all the tools we need at all times. At some point you will need to charge your laptop, though, as well as your phone, tablet, smartwatch, and your Bluetooth headphones. You get the point. Other featured crowdfunding projects: Quin Smart Motorcycle Helmets focus on safety, dump the bells and whistles Nireeka electric bike: good-looking, affordable and smart N-Tech projector is smart, 4K-capable, and even [Read Entire Story]

Android skin blunders that make no sense

Aside from the Android vs. iPhone debate, the fight between stock Android and skinned Android is probably the argument Android enthusiasts are most passionate about. There have been countless articles written and videos made featuring users proclaiming their love for stock Android and how they wish all phones came with as much of a vanilla ROM as possible. Editor's PickHere are the best smartphones running stock AndroidThese days, the differences in specs when comparing rival smartphones aren’t [Read Entire Story]

6 Pieces of Smart Clothing You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Smartwatches were a glimpse into the future. But who said companies, or consumers, were satisfied stopping there? Clearly, based on recent releases, no one. Companies are being founded with the sole mission of making wearable… ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesOne of the Rarest Rolex Watches Is Headed to AuctionJ.Crew Is Bringing Back Its Most Iconic PiecesConverse x JW Anderson Thunderbolt Denim Sneaker ; SOURCE: Cool Material - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Versa is a $199 smartwatch with a Pebble soul

Fitbit has pulled up its sleeve and revealed its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, a metal-bodied wearable with more than a few hints of Pebble to it. Dubbed the lightest metal smartwatch in the US, the Versa not only introduces new Fitbit hardware but the latest version of the company’s OS for wearables. That’s Fitbit OS 2.0, and it promises … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. (credit: Valentina Palladino) If you hate looking at your smartphone all day, you should consider getting a smartwatch. While it may seem counter-intuitive to get a new gadget to lessen your dependency on another, it's more effective than you think. Smartwatches take the most crucial parts of a smartphone—call and text alerts, app notifications, and quick controls—and put them on your wrist. That means no more fumbling with your smartphone during a meeting to [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Everything we know so far (Updated: January 15)

In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are among the best smartphones you can get. They offer gorgeous bezel-less designs, sexy curved displays, and top-of-the-line specs. But they do have their faults we hope Samsung will address with their successors. These include the weirdly positioned fingerprint scanner, the lack of dual-cameras, an [Read Entire Story]

Video: Our favorite smartphones, gadgets, and more from 2017

2017 has brought us a ton of cool tech— crazy, foldable smartphones, new smart speakers, some awesome wearables, and more. If you’re curious to know about Android Authority’s favorite gadgets from 2017, look no further! What’s some of your favorite technology from this year? Be sure to speak up in the comments. SOURCE: Android Authority - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Siri can’t talk to me: The challenge of teaching language to voice assistants

Enlarge / Depending on your language preferences, the answer to this prompt remains "no." Apple’s most recent fall event centered on excitement about the iPhone X, face recognition replacing Touch ID, OLED displays, and a cellular-enabled Apple Watch. But instead of “one more thing,” people living in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and many other places all over the world certainly noticed one missing thing. Siri learned no new languages, and it’s kind of a big deal. Touch [Read Entire Story]

Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay: Pros and cons

When you go shopping this holiday season, many of you might be tempted to ditch using your credit cards, or even cash, in favor of one of the mobile payment systems that’s available for smartphones. Starting with Apple Pay, which launched in 2014, and joined later by rivals like Android Pay and Samsung Pay, it’s become more and more popular to pay with your smartphone, whether you are at a physical retail store or online at your favorite shopping web site. But which online payment [Read Entire Story]

PLY is a motorcycle smart helmet that won’t break the bank

Those who have looked into smart motorcycle helmets can attest to the fact that they are usually absurdly expensive. I put together a list of the best ones last July, and the cheapest one was the Sena Cavalry helmet at $349. Now, that’s expenive considering we can’t really call this a true “smart helmet”. It’s a simple half helmet with an integrated Sena communicator. Start adding true smart features and you will see prices rise well over the thousand dollar [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Everything we know so far

In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are among the best smartphones you can get. They offer gorgeous bezel-less designs, sexy curved displays, and top-of-the-line specs. But they do have their faults we hope Samsung will address with their successors. These include the weirdly positioned fingerprint scanner, the lack of dual-cameras, an [Read Entire Story]

Dear Google, When are you going to fix Android Wear?

Smartwatches are in a funny state. They’re not really all that popular amongst the populace at large, but they’re not exactly busts either. The Apple watch is still the big seller in terms of market penetration. Android Wear is no slouch either, with many OEMs producing a wide array of options. There’s just one problem. The Android Wear software is just not good. To me, the root problem with Android Wear devices is that they’re trying too hard to be watches. We use the term [Read Entire Story]

The biggest mobile tech blunders in history

Today, we can do things with technology that would seem like magic even fifteen years ago. We carry around glass rectangles that can tell us anything we want to know. But it hasn’t been a totally smooth process. Thomas Edison said that in his failures, he learned how not to make a lightbulb. Let’s see how smartphone makers learned how not to make lightbulbs. The heart breaker The rise and fall of webOS has been documented time and again, so I won’t go into the hows and whys. It was one of [Read Entire Story]

Why is interest in new smartphones falling?

There’s no doubt about it: comparing the year-on-year data, interest in new smartphone launches is falling, and falling dramatically. It hasn’t just been over the last few launches, either – this downswing has been happening for years. Google Trends data shows it clearly, whether you’re looking at recent Galaxy S line launches: or Apple iPhone launches: No phone launch has come close to the iPhone 6 launch in terms of interest. Just so we’re comparing Apple with [Read Entire Story]

LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch with plenty of features and an elegant design

Smartwatches nowadays can do all kinds of neat things. In fact, they are becoming more independent than ever, some even featuring wireless data connectivity, killing the need for a companion smartphone. But there is one thing manufacturers haven’t handled well – battery life and charging. Other featured Crowdfunding projects: Action video too shaky? Check out the Quark stabilizer for GoPro Helio doubles as a solar battery pack and light source Is the CrossHelmet the smart [Read Entire Story]

How to Use Smart Lock and Skip Fingerprints on the Galaxy Note 8

How to Use Smart Lock and Skip Fingerprints on the Galaxy Note 8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. With Smart Lock on the Galaxy Note 8, you can skip the fingerprint scanner in most situations. This feature recognizes trusted environments so the phone can unlock itself. You won’t need a fingerprint, face scan or PIN to use your phone. This works at home, connected to your car stereo and there’s even an option to set it up to trust your voice. Smart Lock enables the Galaxy Note 8 to [Read Entire Story]

Does the future of audio remain tied to mobile?

The smartphone replaced the MP3 player and iPod as nearly everyone’s portable music player of choice, but are newer technologies right around the corner about to replace it? I would wager not. Streaming services seem more popular than ever, plus we can take TV and film with us on the go with our supersized modern screens. In fact, more and more new audio innovations appear to be increasingly reliant on smartphones as a central hub. However, the audio and media markets are moving fast, [Read Entire Story]

What’s the safest way to lock your smartphone?

Based on the generalization that technology becomes more advanced over time, it’s likely that many of us just assume our devices are becoming more secure too. After all, we’re constantly buying the latest devices and receiving software updates, which are supposedly patching vulnerabilities like putting caulk around a leaky faucet. However, it sometimes feels like our devices are as vulnerable as ever. We may have hoped that cyber security would become more robust and impenetrable as consumer [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro pack GPS for fitness

Samsung has a pair of new wearables for IFA 2017, the Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport, each targeting the wrists of fitness enthusiasts. The two smartwatches each come ready for a variety of exercise types, including a new Speedo partnership for tracking laps in the pool. Unusually, each also includes onboard GPS. Both the Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]