Nike and TomTom have updated the GPS-toting Sportwatch to include NikeFuel and maintain parity with its FuelBand active bracelet. NikeFuel is a universal standard that converts your exertions into a normalized score -- great for when you want to want to compare your exertions against friends with different hobbies.
Nike won't have its Back to the Future 2 kicks on shelves until next year, but it looks like the folks who make their money selling knockoffs aren't waiting around. Since Nike announced the Mags with power laces will be a very limited edition available only via auction, we can expect a healthy market for fakes.
Style Me UpAmazon ive bracelet patterns to get you started. The app has step-by-step animations and video that shows you exactly how to make the bracelets. As you make them, you earn points called loomies that you can then redeem for more patterns that are in-app purchases. The i-loom from Style Me Up is available now and is priced at $37.
Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the Fitbit Blaze at CES last month, Fitbit is back with the announcement of another new fitness wearable, the Alta. Unlike the large-screen Blaze , the Fitbit Alta features a more typical bracelet-style design, with a minimal screen that displays just the right amount of information.
Uber announced a new partnership with mapping and navigation company TomTom today, allowing the ride-sharing service to strengthen the traffic and map data within its own apps. The deal is seen as follow-up move after Uber failed in its attempt to purchase the HERE mapping service from Nokia earlier this year.
While Japan has already seen the slimmer PlayStation Vita hardware released in a rainbow of assorted colors, here in the US we've only gotten black. That's about to change, as Sony has announced we're getting our own exclusive color: aqua blue. The new PS Vita option will still sell for the same $200 price, but will be exclusively available at GameStop starting in November.
It's been over two years now since Nintendo debuted its 2DS handheld system in the US, dropping the 3DS's clamshell hinge as well as 3D functionality in favor of a slate-like form factor with a budget-friendly price. Now the odd portable is arriving in Japan for the first time, but in the form of special Pokemon -themed editions.
I find in my area that the maps that are on my TomTom GPS device leave a lot to be desired, especially in rural areas. TomTom has a very hard time with rural county roads and I often end up going to my Android smartphone and Google Maps to find my way.
When a problem comes along, you must fix it. This weekTeslanoticed a defective seatbelt in one of itsModel Ssedans, so the automaker immediately issued arecall for all 90,000 vehicles on the roadout of "an abundance of caution." In other transportation news, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin beat out Elon Musk's SpaceX in the race to developa rocket that can return intact from space.
It seems that ASUS is out to squeeze as much as it can from its ZenFone 2 champion. After announcing several variants in India, the manufacturer flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil to introduce the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. Don't be fooled by the similar name. While it does have the same markings as the Deluxe version in India, this ASUS smartphone adds even more.
Motorola has announced the Moto X Pure Edition will be going up for preorder tomorrow in the United States. The Pure Edition will have a starting price of $399.99 USD, and will be available this coming fall, according to Motorola’s website.
How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker Romain Jerome , then. It just unveiled a limited edition Super Mario Bros. mechanical timepiece that marks the 30th anniversary of the plumber's adventures in style.
LinkedIn is a social network aimed at pros who are looking to expand their professional reach. Like most social networks, you can add and remove friends. LinkedIn has now announced a revamped messaging service that makes it easy to have conversations of a professional nature from within the app.
In a set of motions far too fast to be captured by traditional cameras, the blue-capped cordonbleu has been found to "tap dance" their way into each others hearts. Or at least in a mating ritual that, before now, we humans didn't even realize existed.
There’s just nothing worse than exercising in glasses or sunglasses when they slip, bounce and fog up because of perspiration. When the Gadgeteer was asked to review the Nike Vision Run X2 Sunglasses, I volunteered to see if they might function better than others during exercise.
Last year I reviewed the Kenu Airframe+ cell phone car mount . It made my list of my top gadgets for 2014 . It was the ultimate combination of portability, price, functionality, style, and performance for any car mount I have ever used. So simple in design, and yet so awesome. This year, Kenu came out with the new Airframe+.
LG does have a tablet in store for IFA 2015 next week, but it's not the G Pad II 8.0 that suddenly popped up in South Korea. It is, however, also a G Pad II, LG's next generation tablet family. The LG G Pad II 10.
Periscope has pushed out an update for both its Android and iOS apps, adding a revamped Global Map and the new ability to skip ahead on replays, the latter of which caters to the more time-pressed users out there. In addition, for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners, there’s also 3D Touch shortcuts, including Search People, Teleport, Broadcast, and Broadcast Mutuals.
On September 24, I gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and national security journalism in the age of surveillance. It was part of the excellent Dawn or Doom colloquium, which I greatly enjoyed. The organizers live-streamed my talk and promised to provide me with a permalink to share.