Electronics

The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships

The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships

When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition figures. But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other unknown products ranging from door locks to basic thermostats that require ...

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Moto X and Moto Hint Pre-Orders Open on September 16

Motorola announced Sunday that the next-generation Moto X smartphone and Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece will be available for preorder on Tuesday. In addition to an AT&T version with a $100 carrier-subsidized price, the handset maker will also make available for preorder an off-contract Moto X with an unlocked SIM card ...

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google has unveiled the first smartphones to run on its Android One platform, a standard designed to help push affordable smartphones in the developing world. The initiative kicks off in India, where Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn are all selling phones with 4.5-inch screens, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front ...

Apple Sold 4 Million iPhones in 24 Hours on Friday

Apple Sold 4 Million iPhones in 24 Hours on Friday

Apple is once again setting new pre-order records for its new iPhone. After announcing a new "overnight" record last week, Apple revealed that it sold more than 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in just 24 hours. "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much ...

Report: The Apple Watch Edition (With 18K Gold) Could Cost $1,200

Report: The Apple Watch Edition (With 18K Gold) Could Cost $1,200

A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple Watch Edition pieces. It ...

The Apple Watch, Misguided Criticism and The Internet of Things

The Apple Watch, Misguided Criticism and The Internet of Things

In the wake of Apple’s live event last week, there’s been some understandable finger pointing at Apple Watch. Unspecified battery life, a watch whose thickness means it doesn’t slip under the sleeve, the price. But that’s what you get with first-generation technology. It will get better with time, so let’s not ...

A 17-Year-Old Designed a Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

A 17-Year-Old Designed a Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype. Angel investor and gun reform ...

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

Apple Watch Can Play Music to Bluetooth Headphones Without an iPhone

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. Cook wore a white Apple ...

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: Things to Ponder

The most impressive thing about Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was not the hardware, software or the company's fantastic ecosystem. It wasn't Apple Heath or even Apple Pay. It was Apple's clear and well-executed strategy. While the Street was not impressed with any of it (as evidenced by the downward movement in share ...

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

The Next Apple Watch Will Go Way Deeper With Health Tracking, Says Reuters

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple launched its Apple Watch. But healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more. Observers say there is little evidence for now that the device's fitness capabilities surpass the competition. ...