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iOS 9 Ad Blockers Speed Up Internet But Worry Online Publishers
iOS 9 which was released yesterday finally allows for 3rd party apps aimed at blocking advertisements to be installed on Apple devices running the latest software Anyone who read PageFair’s “Cost of Ad Blocking Software” report  back in August will not be surprised at just how quickly  content blocking... Read more
Google: Software, Browsers, and the Android Watch
There’s a reason Google is everywhere, and it’s not just a bottomless bank account and an endless talent pool of techxperts vying to work for them. Largely, the thing that has made Google so exhaustively far-reaching is its ability to look past proprietary boundaries and reach out to new... Read more
Apple Starts Actively Rejecting Pebble Apps On iOS Store
Apple has started actively taking down apps that work with Pebble’s smartwatch, boding poorly for the future of Pebble’s system if iOS users are incapable of downloading apps for their smartwatch. SeaNav US was the first to bring up the situation, claiming its recent app update was rejected due... Read more
One Million Apple Watch Pre-Orders In First 24 Hours
The Apple Watch launch might not have been greeted with the usual commodity of fans at the doors, but it looks like online the first-generation smartwatch is pulling some good sales numbers. Data measurement firm Slice Intelligence claims Apple sold just shy of one million Apple Watch units in... Read more
Apple Watch Stores Opening in London, Tokyo & Paris
Apple has invested in a range of markets outside of the normal technology scope in the past few years, including healthcare, electric cars and luxury fashion. The latter is the subject of the next big launch, the Apple Watch. The company is currently reformatting the retail experience to match... Read more
Pebble Time Reaches $20 Million On Kickstarter
Pebble Time has reached $20 million in funding with a few hours to go, managing to double the original Pebble Kickstarter launched in 2012. It is the largest crowdfunded project ever on Kickstarter, surpassing Coolest Cooler by $6.7 million. Pebble is one of the largest companies to still use... Read more
Gucci & Will.I.AM Team Up For Smartwatch
At this year’s Baselworld trade show, there was a surprise from Tag Heuer as they announced Google and Intel would be joining them to make a high end smartwatch for the market but the real surprise came in the form of musician and celebrity, The musician has joined... Read more
Tag Heuer, Intel and Google Team Up To Make A Smartwatch
Without a doubt, the smartwatch is this year’s tech must have item. I mean, if you are going to buy a wearable then you are going to be looking at a smartwatch. Unless of course you just need a fitness tracker, but (exercise aside) where’s the fun in that? The... Read more
Why The Apple Watch Is A “Shut Up And Take My Money” Device
Isn’t it weird how times have changed? Time used to stop when Apple launched a new device, even if it was just a shinier, flashier update to an existing model. But now, with the announcement of the specs for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch, the industry is kind of like,... Read more
Prototype Smartwatch with Eye Tracking Created
At Mobile World Congress this week in Barecelona  there have been lots of fresh ideas and really cool tech appearing on the horizon. The field of wearables is hotting up and nestled nicely within that field is eye tracking. The EyeTribe are a firm that has already manufactured a... Read more
Order Dominos Pizza From Your Smartwatch
Dominos has launched a new app for Android Wear and Pebble smartwatches, allowing users to order pizza on the fly and check to see the delivery process. Using the familiar Dominos Tracker tool, users will be able to order a pizza and see which of the five steps the... Read more
Oband Aurora Smartwatch Review
One of the current gadget crazes is the smartwatch, with everyone from no-name startups to Apple getting in on the expensive fun. With a wide spectrum of pricing for this type of gadget, it’s not just the features that will vary, but the quality, too. First of all, what’s... Read more
Huawei Announces New Circular Android Wear Smartwatch
Huawei has launched its first Android Wear smartwatch at Mobile World Congress earlier today, featuring a circular display similar to the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. The China-based company is going for style points with its first smartwatch, focusing on the design and making it look like... Read more
Just What Else Will the Apple Watch Do?
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is on a tour around Europe before the launch of the Apple Watch, the company’s first product launched under the new CEO. The success of the Apple Watch will mean more than an additional bit of revenue for the company, as many consider Apple lacking... Read more
Pebble Time Kickstarter Launched, Full Color Smartwatch
Pebble has announced the third smartwatch in the range, called the Pebble Time. The smartwatch has been released first on Kickstarter and raised over $5m in just a few hours. Announcing the news with a Kickstarter campaign, Pebble is returning to its old roots to make a break in... Read more
Apple Orders 5 Million Apple Watch Units For First Round of Sales
Apple is preparing five million Apple Watch units for the first round of sales, set to start on April in North America, Europe and some South-East Asian markets. The order of units reportedly includes 2.5 million Apple Watch Sport units, 1.6 million original units and 900,000 Apple Watch Edition... Read more
Apple Watch Will Not Feature Advanced Health Sensors
The Apple Watch does not have one key feature, instead it has lots of new features to make the wearable appeal to all types of buyers, from fitness fanatics, to people who want a better way to read notifications. Even though it is a broad playing field for what... Read more
LG Watch Urbane Coming To MWC 2015
LG is preparing to launch its third generation smartwatch at this year’s Mobile World Congress —the Watch Urbane—an even more refined all-metal design with a circular display similar to the G Watch R and Moto 360. It comes ahead of the Apple Watch launch in April, but LG is... Read more