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Tech 2020-11-06T21:11:28Z

I've been using Amazon's smart ring that you need a special invitation to buy, and it's another reminder that Alexa doesn't belong in everything

After receiving an invite for Amazon's Echo Loop, I found that quick Alexa access alone isn't enough to justify a $130 purchase.
Tech 2020-10-13T18:20:37Z

These new Beats earbuds have some of the best features of AirPods for a much cheaper price

The new Beats Flex only cost $50 and come with popular AirPods features like quick pairing and automatic pausing.
Tech 2020-10-12T17:59:13Z

Apple's cheaper Apple Watch SE is the best Apple Watch for most people

The Apple Watch SE's lower price, big screen, and health features make it a better choice for most people in the market for a smartwatch.
Tech 2020-09-09T19:57:36Z

Apple is expected to announce a new Apple Watch next week — here are 3 things we want to see

Apple may be close to releasing the Apple Watch Series 6, which we hope will come with better sleep tracking and longer battery life.
Tech 2020-08-26T18:04:10Z

The NBA bubble has rolled out some wild technology to help keep players, coaches, and staff COVID-free — including a $300 smart ring that can monitor biometric data

The NBA ordered more than 2,000 health-monitoring smart rings, which are optional for players. Now we have an idea of how widely it's being used.
Tech 2020-07-27T16:14:42Z

Some Garmin services are still offline several days after a giant cyber attack shut them down, the company said

Many Garmin Connect features are still down as part of an outage caused by a recent cyber attack, the company confirmed.
Tech 2020-07-07T15:38:37Z

A new pair of Apple's cheaper AirPods that look like the AirPods Pro could be coming next year, says one of the most accurate Apple analysts

Apple may release a new version of its cheaper AirPods that look more like the AirPods Pro, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Tech 2020-06-22T22:31:13Z

Not every Apple Watch will be able to track your sleep — here are the models that Apple just announced will get the new features in the fall

Apple's watchOS 7 update for Apple Watch will bring sleep tracking and hand washing detection, but it's only available for the Series 3 and later.
Tech 2020-05-07T15:23:03Z

The Apple Watch is still growing in popularity and dominating the competition, even while people are stuck at 真人百家家乐网站home

Apple Watch shipments increased in the first quarter of 2020 even as more people began to stay at 真人百家家乐网站home in March.
Tech 2020-05-06T13:00:00Z

Microsoft is releasing its new AirPods rival after months of delays — and it's even cheaper than expected

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are finally launching on May 12 and they'll be priced at $199, lower than the originally announced $249.
Tech 2020-04-27T13:59:00Z

How Silicon Valley's favorite sleep tracker is being used to fight the COVID-19 crisis and detect early signs of its aftermath

Researchers are working with Oura to see if its smart rings can detect COVID-19 symptoms early. So far, tens of thousands of people have signed up.
Tech 2020-03-24T14:38:01Z

Emergency medical workers in San Francisco are wearing smart rings that can monitor body temperature in an effort to detect COVID-19 symptoms early

More than 2,000 medical staff will wear the rings as part of a new trial to detect coronavirus symptoms early.
Tech 2020-03-09T16:26:07Z

The Apple Watch is getting a new health-tracking feature that Fitbit quietly added to some products earlier this year, report says

The Apple Watch may soon be capable of monitoring blood-oxygen levels, a feature it lacks compared with Fitbit.
Tech 2020-03-06T20:01:29Z

A Chinese tech company you've likely never heard of made a smartwatch that looks identical to the Apple Watch — and it has a big feature Apple's is missing

The Oppo Watch may look like an Apple Watch clone, but it can track your sleep unlike Apple's smartwatch. It also should offer longer battery life.
Tech 2019-11-01T17:38:07Z

Google just went from being a nobody in wearables to a top player with Fitbit, and that's sure to put an even bigger target on its back

Google has acquired smartwatch maker Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal, making the search giant a sizable player in the wearable tech industry.
Tech 2019-09-26T13:57:36Z

I spent a few minutes with Amazon's new Alexa smart ring, and it feels like it could be the first step toward something bigger

Amazon's Echo Loop is a smart ring with its Alexa virtual assistant built in. Here's what it's like to use it.
Tech 2018-09-12T18:01:43Z

Watch Apple unveil a new, bigger watch

Apple debuted its new Series 4 Watch at its September 2018 iPhone event. The watch can detect falls and has FDA approval to take electrocardiograms that can be shared with your doctor.
Tech 2018-04-29T16:43:00Z

Snapchat's Spectacles are new and improved, but they don't solve the fundamental problems with wearing cameras on your face

I wasn't impressed with the overall design or execution of the first Spectacles. Snapchat's second-generation camera glasses announced this week look like a definite improvement, but there are some obvious issues with the device as well.
Tech 2017-10-13T13:49:46Z

I wore Google's and Levi's $350 smart jacket for a week — here's the verdict

The denim jacket, made in collaboration with Google's Project Jacquard, has conductive threads woven into the sleeve that make it function like a touchscreen.
Tech 2017-06-29T19:16:09Z

This $250 ring could replace your credit cards, keys, and a lot of other everyday items

In Token's world, you'll never need to carry your wallet, house keys, transit pass, or even remember your computer password. All you'll need is a ring.
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