EU Regulators Set to Approve Google/Fitbit Deal

Following concessions by Google, the EU looks ready to approve its acquisition of Fitbit.

Google Fails to Stop Full-Blown EU Fitbit Investigation

It appears Google’s efforts to prevent an investigation into its Fitbit acquisition have been unsuccessful, with the EU ready to launch a full antitrust probe.

Google Vows Not to Use Fitbit Data For Advertising

In an effort to prevent the EU from challenging its Fitbit deal, Google has committed to not using Fitbit data in its advertising.

Apple Watch Outsells Entire Swiss Watch Industry

It may only represent a small percentage of Apple’s revenue, but the Apple Watch has already beat the entire Swiss watch industry by a large margin, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the press release, Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at…

2020 Could Be ‘Breakout Year’ For Apple Wearables

According to TheStreet.com, Jefferies analyst Kyle McNealy believes 2020 may be a “breakout year” for Apple wearables. Apple’s Wearables unit has been growing increasingly important for the company, as AirPods, AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch have become must-have devices…

Filings Reveal There Was a Bidding War Over Fitbit

Fitbit made news recently when it was announced that Google would be purchasing the wearables firm. According to CNBC, it appears Facebook was also interested and “bid several times to acquire” the company. An SEC filing referred to “Party A,”…

Apple Is Trying To Be A Subscription Company

They were a phone company, they were an ecommerce company, and now they’re trying to be a subscription company. You see that in their services and their service numbers. They have the largest distribution system on the planet probably other than Google. If they commit to it there is no reason they can’t be successful.

Amazon Will Soon Add Alexa to Wearable Devices

Amazon’s digital assistant is branching out. In a January 5 announcement, Microsoft revealed a new developer kit aimed to help device manufacturers integrate Alexa’s functions into their wearable devices, which will essentially create a new, mobile version of the popular…

Crowdfunded Ion Belt puts a complete smartphone recharge around your waist

​Portable battery boosters are a great idea. Trouble is you’ve always left them at home when your phone decides to haemorrhage its last 20% of battery and leave you in the lurch. This Kickstarter project is looking to solve that…

Fashion brands up the smartwatch game with designer Android Wear watch faces

​Already tired of your smartwatch’s limited array of customisation options? Yeah, us too. Well, Google has partnered with a number of fashion brands to bring a new mix of designer Android Wear watch faces to the mix and bolster those…

Domino’s Apple Watch app will tell you when it’s pizza time

​The only thing worse than a hangover is a New Year’s Day hangover, but help is now just a screen tap away for Apple Watch owners. Domino’s Easy Order App for the wearable lets users order a slice of hangover-banishing…

Fitbit launches its first colour touchscreen tracker with the Blaze

Fitbit is the market leader in wearables, so it might come as a surprise to hear that it’s only just announced its first colour touchscreen device. Billed as a ‘smarter fitness tracker’ rather than a smartwatch, the Fitbit Blaze was…

Kids can play whack-a-mole with these new Skechers

If you’ve ever experienced the joy of owning those light-up trainers as a kid – you know, the ones that had flashing red lights on the side when you walked – you’ll understand why kids will love these new gaming…

Hands-on with Casio’s rugged Android Wear watch

You might not think that by looking at this thing, but the larger-than-life Casio Smart Outdoors Watch WSD-F10 marks a serious step forward in smartwatch evolution, honest. Not only is it the first true smartwatch designed for the wannabe Bear…

Google Launches Android Wear For iOS

Google is rolling out Android Wear, its wearables operating system, for iOS so that people with iPhones can use their devices along with devices like Android watches. Android Wear now supports iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus running…

Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO

Fitness tracking wearables company Fitbit has decided to go public According to Fortune, Fitbit will trade on the NYSE under the symbol FIT. The company says it plans to raise $100 million, but that number is likely to change. Fitbit’s…

Your Apple Watch and Your Tattoo Don’t Get Along, Confirms Apple

Apple has confirmed that yes, your arm tattoo is probably messing with your Apple Watch. Earlier this week, some new Apple Watch owners discovered something rather troubling – their shiny new devices weren’t working quite right. Turns out, their sleeve…

Apple Watch Pre-orders Nearly Hit a Million on Launch Day

Hours after Apple opened up pre-orders on its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the product sold out. Shipping times slipped from the original target of April 24 to 4-6 weeks out, and even longer in some cases. Of course,…

Google Was Just Granted A Patent For Manufacturing Contact Lenses

On Tuesday, Google was granted a patent related to the manufacturing of contact lenses. This comes at a time when the company’s approach to Glass is in something of a transition. Google pulled the plug on the first phase of…

Google Glass Is Far from Dead, Says Eric Schmidt

If you think Google Glass is dead, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt would like to tell you you’re wrong. “It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google,” Schmidt recently told the Wall Street Journal. “We ended the Explorer…