T-Mobile prices up Samsung Gear S with special wearable plan

Chris Davies With built-in 3G and a curved AMOLED touchscreen, we weren’t quite sure how much the Samsung Gear S smartwatch was going to cost, but T-Mobile USA has put those questions to bed with availability news for the connected wearable. Headed to stores on November 9th – and up for pre-registration today – the […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook “proud to be gay”

Chris Davies Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly and openly discussed his sexuality for the first time, penning a coming out story in which he acknowledges that “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” The letter, which begins by reiterating Cook’s notorious desire for […]

Fitbit adds GPS and heart-rate tracking in wearable refresh

Chris Davies Fitbit has revealed a trio of new fitness tracking wearables, the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, promising not only health monitoring but Caller ID and sleep pattern tracking. Launching today in the case of the Fitbit Charge, and in early 2015 for the other models, each has a display – OLED on the […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick takes on Chromecast

Chris Davies Amazon may have been a late entrant into the set-top box space, but that hasn’t stopped it already pushing out a second model, with the Fire TV Stick taking a leaf out of Chromecast’s playbook by slotting straight into a spare HDMI port behind your TV. Undercutting the original Fire TV box at […]

Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: Bose Pads Its Lead In Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Bose has long-held the title of the maker of the best active noise-cancelling headphones available, per reviewers of a wide variety of publications and from a range of backgrounds. The QuietComfort 15 over-ear headphones really were the apex if you wanted decent sound, along with noise isolation that made even noisy airplane cabins silent enough […]

Fitbit’s Latest Activity Trackers Feature Heart Monitoring, Smartwatch Functions

Meet Fitbit’s latest: The Charge, Charge HR, and the Surge. These activity trackers will sit atop the brand’s masthead going into 2015 and beyond. But don’t look for most of these products this holiday season. Only the $130 Charge will be available this year. The $150 Charge HR and $250 Surge hit stores in early […]

Porsche, Mercedes said to be developing electric models in response to Tesla

Adam Westlake It appears that Germany’s luxury automobile manufacturers are waking up to the threat that California’s Tesla poses. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are all said to already be in development of their own all-electric models, however plans to see them on the road are still a few years off. This information comes from German […]

CVS joins Rite Aid in dropping Apple Pay, all NFC support

Adam Westlake It’s only been a little over a day since internal documents revealed that pharmacy chain Rite Aid was discontinuing support for Apple Pay at its stores’ registers, and now it appears that fellow pharmacy outlet CVS is doing the same. As of Saturday, a number of Twitter and forum users have posted about […]

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in 1980s-era electronics. […]