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Everything Google Stayed Curiously Quiet About at I/O This Year

In tech journalism, rumors are like editorial gambits. Some seem like a sure thing, some just smoke and mirrors, while others still are very real but very far off. Earlier this week, I took a good guess at what I thought might pop up at Google I/O 2015. But there were a few things that were curiously missing. » 6/01/15 9:18am 6/01/15 9:18am

Samsung's Next Smartwatch Will Pack A Round Screen And Rotating Bezel

Amidst all the Apple Watch hype, it’s easy to forget that Samsung’s aleady worked its way through two generations of smartwatch, and is prepping to launch a third. And according to a new Samsung software development kit, the next Gear will have a circular display, and rotating bezel to control it with. Digital crown… » 5/13/15 1:00am 5/13/15 1:00am

Get the Best Apple Watch Features on Android Wear

The long wait for the Apple Watch is almost over, but wait one second—you don’t necessarily have to rush out and spend $349 (or more) to get some of its most useful features on your wrist. You can add these tweaks and third-party apps to Android Wear to get a more Apple Watch-like experience from your wearable. » 4/23/15 10:03am 4/23/15 10:03am

Huawei's Android Wear Watch Is Handsome, But Still Too Bulky

Huawei is launching not one but three wearables this year at Mobile World Congress, and the new Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch is the most interesting of the trio. The Huawei Watch is nice but also, well, just another Android Wear watch, and to me it's as bulky as almost every other smartwatch out there—with a… » 3/01/15 10:09am 3/01/15 10:09am

This Wildly Nerdy App Gives Android Wear Watches Super Geek Powers

Maybe you've heard of Tasker. If so, welcome nerd. If not, it's a robust but complex Android app that lets power-geeks (like me) program their rooted phones to do just about anything. Now, thanks to a Tasker plug-in called AutoWear, you can extend that sort of ludicrous control to an Android Wear smartwatch. » 2/27/15 10:50am 2/27/15 10:50am

The Moto 360 with Metal Band Comes with a $50 Gift Card Today

We featured a few deals recently on the Moto 360, but they were mostly limited to the leather band versions. Today though, Best Buy is giving out $50 gift cards when you pay the full $300 sticker price for the metal model. It's not as good as a true discount, but it's still the best deal we've seen on this version. [… » 2/13/15 9:45am 2/13/15 9:45am

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any other Android Wear. It's the first with built-in GPS and a screen you… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

Leaked Companion App Spills Details on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was already one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2015 before the year even started. And though current rumors indicate we still have two months worth of waiting, a new leak of the watch's companion app, posted by the ever-reliable Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, give us even more details on what this watch… » 1/13/15 4:55pm 1/13/15 4:55pm

Flappy Bird Is Probably The Perfect Smartwatch Game

Smartwatches are good for certain things. Music. Notifications. Fitness monitoring. Social alienation (kidding!). But one activity they have consistently sucked at, ever since calculator watches first spelt naughty letters, is playing games. A proper version of Flappy Bird for Android Wear could change all of that. » 1/03/15 2:00pm 1/03/15 2:00pm

Install Rad New Watchfaces on Android Wear

When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to… » 12/18/14 12:11pm 12/18/14 12:11pm