Apple unveiled its updated Apple Watch Series 3 today, and it will offer an LTE cellular connection, making it a standalone device. That's right, users will be able to make calls and send texts from the accessory, even without an iPhone in range. The Series 3 is also 50% more power efficient for both Bluetooth and Wifi, while enabling you to stream 40 million songs to your wrist through Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio. Expect to pay $399 for the cellular version, $329 for the one without. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Porsche Design is known for their high-end fashion accessories (backpacks, jackets, etc.), but they've been dabbling in the tech world recently, starting with a sleek laptop, and now this dual display smartwatch. From the looks of the user interface, it may connect with infotainment centers on future Porsche vehicles, letting users control certain functions and / or play music. Continue reading for more pictures.
MB&F's 'HM6 Alien Nation' may sound like an unidentified flying object, but it's actually one of the coolest looking watches ever. Limited to 6-units worldwide, each one is individually hand-sculpted in white gold by Olivier Kuhn over 34-hours. It consists of 496 finely-finished components, driven by twin hour and minute domes that rotate perpendicularly to the movement. The watch also sports a 60-second flying tourbillon with a retractable shield. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Huawei Watch Black AndroidWear Smartwatch is the perfect companion to any smartphone, and it's being offered for just $219.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. It offers a 1.4" full circle AMOLED display with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a stainless steel body, and a variety of pre-installed watch faces and easily swappable bands for your own unique style. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
If Nikola Tesla created a retro-styled watch today, it would probably look something like the NIWA. Boasting two incredibly small (IN-16) nixie tubes and glowing blue arc-reactor-ish coils (IV-15) on either side, this watch lights up to display the time, while its blue coils glow in the background. Despite how it looks at first glance, all of the hardware fits snugly inside a 55mm housing, and sapphire glass protects the dial to give it a nice shine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Introducing DOT, the world's first braille smartwatch, and it's not just a concept. Rather than a conventional display, this one uses raised bumps to show braille text. More specifically, the face is comprised of four cells with six balls each, and the biggest challenge for the company was figuring out how to keep the exposed pieces protected while in use. "The reality is that inclusive information access is limited by cost barriers and lack of innovations. While many products are designed exclusively for the majority, our visually impaired communities can't benefit from much of its advances," said founder and CEO Eric Kim. Available at select retailers in London, priced at $320 beginning next month. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of China's flame-throwing drone.
Most Android Wear devices can be a hassle to use, especially if the watch face doesn't have enough room to fit all the UI elements, but this concept aims to change that. This model features a easy to press "Home" / "Back" button, while the screen displays the current time, missed calls, weather, day, date, SMS, email and social network notifications. Installed apps now feature a vertical scrollable menu, and all the other UI elements are set against a white background. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Disney Research unveils "EM-Sense," a technology that utilizes the electromagnetic (EM) noise of electrical and electromechanical objects during their regular operation. Simply put, when a user makes physical contact with such an object, this EM signal travels through the user, owing to the conductivity of the human body. "By modifying a small, low-cost, software-defined radio, we can detect and classify these signals in real-time, enabling robust on-touch object detection. Unlike prior work, our approach requires no instrumentation of objects or the environment; our sensor is self-contained and can be worn unobtrusively on the body. We call our technique EM-Sense and built a proof-of-concept smartwatch implementation," according to the research paper. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a micro machine gun slingshot.
The Pebble Time Smartwatch is perfect for anyone who puts function over for, and it's being offered for just $58.64 shipped with coupon code: 9D7RN7TG, today only, originally $149.99. With an always-on color E-Paper display, water resistance up to 30 meters, durable glass lens, and thin, curved ergonomic design, you'll love wearing Pebble Time anywhere and everywhere. From the gym to the dinner table, from morning sun to the wee hours, Time keeps you connected while living in the moment. Plus, it works with both Android and iPhone smartphones. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 9D7RN7TG during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.
Elago's W3 Stand turns your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh computer, complete with a touchscreen display. In addition to being a stationary stand and functional charger, its "Nightstand Mode" enables users to access key functions, like the alarm clock and messages apps, near their bedside. You won't have to worry about bumps, as its scratch-free silicone prevents it from slipping off surfaces. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.