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Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.55.56 PM Apple has updated its Apple Watch support documentation, confirming that the device may have issues when worn by users who have wrist tattoos. The changes were added following a series of reports from new Apple Watch owners who found that their tattoos seemed to interfere with the smartwatch’s ability to track their pulse, or cause other problems. Apple now says that permanent and… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 1st

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Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.55.56 PM Apple has updated its Apple Watch support documentation, confirming that the device may have issues when worn by users who have wrist tattoos. The changes were added following a series of reports from new Apple Watch owners who found that their tattoos seemed to interfere with the smartwatch’s ability to track their pulse, or cause other problems. Apple now says that permanent and… Read More

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Sarah Perez

May 1st

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An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

watch-nav-screen With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch owners actually be interested in actively reading news, shopping or playing… Read More

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Sarah Perez

April 24th

Apple

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Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners

applewatch-2 As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist. The sessions allow customers to learn about their new device and be walked through its features, as well as have the opportunity to ask… Read More

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Sarah Perez

April 24th

Apple

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PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work Like You Thought

apple-watch-event0367 Sorry to disappoint you, recent Apple Watch buyers, but you’re not going to be able to use one of those brand new Apple Watch strap trading sites to get a whole new, extra watchband when your Apple Watch arrives. In case you missed it, a couple of Apple Watch band trading sites recently popped up, reportedly offering owners the ability to swap out the included extra watchband with… Read More

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Sarah Perez

April 10th

Apple

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The Neobase Is Your Own Private Social Network In A Box

Neobase-Still-COMP-V011815-04 With the growing number of large-scale hacks and revelations of government surveillance still fresh on people’s minds, a company called Neone is introducing a way for families and friends to more privately share content, including files, photos, videos and more, with one another without having to rely on the cloud. Instead, with a piece of hardware it’s calling the Neobase… Read More

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Sarah Perez

April 1st

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Tile Launches Sharing, Allowing Others To Help You Find Your Lost Items

tile-purse Tile, the lost item tracker that you can attach to purses, keys, luggage, bikes or anything else that tends to go missing at times, is today rolling out a new feature designed to make it easier for people to get help finding their items. In an update to the company’s iOS and Android applications, users will now be able to share their Tiles with others, including friends, family,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 31st

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Mobile

The “Momento Pearl” Smart Jewelry Offers A Digital Upgrade To The Keepsake Locket

Husband tap “Smart” jewelry today largely includes functional gadgets designed for health tracking functions, or those offering some sort of alerting feature, like rings that vibrate when you receive texts or calls. But now, a new piece of smart jewelry called the “Momento Pearl” is combining technology with sentiment and emotion by allowing the jewelry’s giver to record a… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 17th

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AmbyGear’s New Smartwatch For Kids Combines GPS Tracking With Educational Games

unnamed (1) A company called Ambit Networks has just launched its own take on wearables aimed at children with the debut of the AmbyGear Smart Watch, now live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new watch includes built-in GPS and alerts for parents as well as educational content and games for kids. It’s initially available for $99, and will ship later this summer. Specifically, AmbyGear’s… Read More

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Sarah Perez

March 4th

Gadgets

Kickstarter Says Today’s 2-Hour Long Outage Wasn’t Pebble’s Fault

kickstarter-logo Kickstarter says that the roughly two-hour-long outage that took place today was unrelated to the massive traffic sent to its service by those backing the Pebble smartwatch’s latest, and now record-breaking, campaign. According to a company spokesperson, it was only a coincidence that the Kickstarter website went down today, even though yesterday was one of the company’s… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 25th

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