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by frankspin

Are we too connected to the internet?
This is going to sound a bit luddite, please hear me out, but I think we may need to re-evaluate our "need" to be on top of everything going on around us. I started to get this feeling after watching the Android Wear demos and exploring all the different watches currently available. If you go back and re-watch the onstage demo, and look at any press shots or hands on, every image shows it receiving a... Read more →

by FlipJumpman

Gear 2 Durability Issue (Screen Broken Shattered)
Not more than a week (7 days to be exact) the screen on my Gear 2 shattered. I was walking into my house, right hand to unlock the dead-bolt and my left hand where the watch was on. As I opened the door, the watch nicked/hit/grazed the door frame and blam... Shattered! I would hardly call it a hard it. It hit the right-top corner where the glass curves and spider webbed down to the middle. What I don't get is how this can crack so easily? It's made from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (as stated on... Read more →

by frankspin

What's the deal with smartwatches?
There was no shortage of smartwatch announcements today, with Google announcing Android Wear [1], featuring partnerships [2] with HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola [3] and LG [4]; the latter two showing off their first smartwatches under that partnership.
Even after watching Google's concept videos for Android Wear I am still having a hard time understanding what benefit smartwatches bring to the consumer. I... Read more →

by frankspin

All the news that's fit to print from MWC 2014
CES is the go-to place for all things consumer-related, but for the cellphone fans there is nothing quite like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year is no different, with some exciting stuff being shown off by Sony, Samsung, Huawei, Firefox and more.
To no one's surprise, Samsung unveiled the latest Galaxy phone, the S5. Aside from the usual processor and memory upgrades, Samsung added in some new... Read more →