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U.S. wearable market is doing much worse than expected

Apple Watch Series 2 Apple may still be claiming that sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier. According to a new report from eMarketer, wearables like Apple Watch and Fitbit were expected to grow more than 60 percent year-over-year from 2015 to 2016. However, the firm is now cutting that estimate down to… Read More

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Sarah Perez

December 21st

Apple

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U.S. wearable market is doing much worse than expected

Apple Watch Series 2 Apple may still be claiming that sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier. According to a new report from eMarketer, wearables like Apple Watch and Fitbit were expected to grow more than 60 percent year-over-year from 2015 to 2016. However, the firm is now cutting that estimate down to… Read More

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Sarah Perez

December 21st

Apple

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MacOS Sierra update fixes MacBook Pro graphics issue and ditches “battery time remaining” estimate

macbookprotouchbarpictures2 Apple today is rolling out an update to macOS Sierra that addresses several issues with MacBook Pro computers, including the graphics problems on late 2016 MacBook Pro computers. Plus, in response to reported battery life concerns on these devices, Apple will now remove the “time remaining” display from the menu bar pulldown on the Mac, noting it was an inaccurate representation… Read More

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Sarah Perez

December 13th

Apple

Gadgets

Hands-on with Play-Doh Touch, the app that brings kids’ creations to life

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-3-53-59-pm Play-Doh has come to the iPad. With the newly launched toy set for kids, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, Hasbro has made a solid attempt at bringing the joy of Play-Doh to digital through an iOS app that brings kids’ creations to life. But the combination of physical play and digital is not a skill set that’s easily mastered even by top kids’ brands — just ask… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 18th

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Mobile

Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

Gadgets

Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

Gadgets

PBS debuts its own tablet for kids, the Playtime Pad

image001 The public broadcaster PBS today unveiled a new plan to bring its children’s television programming to its young audience, who spend more time behind tablets rather than sitting in front of TV sets. It’s debuting its own branded tablet, called the Playtime Pad. The tablet, which is produced by Ematic will come preloaded with PBS Kids’ entertainment, including games,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

October 17th

Gadgets

Mobile

Tile introduces a thinner, lighter version of its Bluetooth tracker, Tile Mate

tile-mate-keychain Tile, the Bluetooth-connected lost item finder which recently rolled out a newer, thinner version of its flagship product called the Tile Slim, is out this morning with its latest, an update to the original Tile, now called Tile Mate. While still bulkier than the Tile Slim, the new Tile Mate is now 25 percent smaller than the original version, and comes with a hole that allows it to clip… Read More

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Sarah Perez

October 11th

Gadgets

Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control

aura-lifestyle-1 We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher resolutions, in order to instead chase ever-lower price points. Aura aims… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 30th

Gadgets

Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control

aura-lifestyle-1 We’re taking more digital photos than ever, but we’re not very good about printing them out to enjoy them in our homes. Meanwhile, the digital picture frame market has filled with cheap products that haven’t kept up with technology developments, like ubiquitous Wi-Fi, better photo quality, and higher resolutions, in order to instead chase ever-lower price points. Aura aims… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 30th

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