Galaxy Gear Stories November 10, 2015

A new smartwatch prototype experiment from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon might just be the smartwatch use case we’ve all been waiting for.

The technology, called EM-Sense, which is currently being shown off running on a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, uses electromagnetic (EM) noise from electrical and electromechanical objects to determine what you’re touching. This gives your theoretical future smartwatch a glimpse into what you’re doing and allows the device to be context aware beyond just your email inbox, your calendar, and your geographical location. It’s also maybe a little creepy. expand full story

Galaxy Gear Stories March 3, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (32GB) $480, Galaxy Gear 2 $170, Gear Fit $75, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G LTE GSM N910A (Latest Model) 32GB unlocked for GSM networks: $479.99 shipped (Reg. $700)

Samsung refurbished Gear Fit Fitness watch w/ heart rate monitor: $75 shipped (Reg. $150)

SanDisk’s groundbreaking microSD card will stuff an extra 200GB in your MacBook, GoPro, more

Small States Review – Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion, $249 giveaway

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Pansonic’s Nubo weatherproof, 4G-equipped monitoring camera is poised to slay Dropcam

Galaxy Gear Stories February 9, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 $240, Galaxy Gear 2 $170, Incipio charging pad $12, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 T337A Wi-Fi + 4G LTE 16GB AT&T GSM Unlocked: $240 shipped (Reg. $300)

 

rooCASE Google Nexus 7 2013 FHD Case: $6.80 shipped (Reg. $40) – Amazon Lightning Deal ends at 1 PM PST

Download the first episode of Better Call Saul in HD for free

Sling TV is now available with free 7-day trial, details on new channel availability

Valentine’s Day bailout: up to 70% off select jewelry and free 1-day shipping

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  • Raspberry Pi 2 launches with juiced up specs and free Windows 10 at the same low price
  • Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controllers $25, Controller Adapters for Wii U $30
  • Kitchen Tech: Pressure Cookers make the perfect chicken sandwich, and much more
  • Olympus and Samsung queue up new cameras and accessories for the Spring
  • SONOS announces new PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition wireless speaker
  • Gaming For Couples: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and NES Remix Pack
  • Life Hack: these simple Velcro ties make cable management a cinch
  • Eero beams carefree WiFi to every corner of your home or office
  • The Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive arrives

Galaxy Gear Stories August 26, 2014

Samsung claims there are over a thousand apps for its Galaxy Gear smartwatches

An infographic posted by Samsung claims there are more than a thousand apps for its Galaxy Gear smartwatches (actually, it claims “more than a thousand of Gear Apps,” but we’ll gloss over that).

The number is presumably aimed at people like me, who still look at smartwatches in a somewhat bemused fashion, viewing them as a solution in search of a problem. “Look at all the things they can do,” is the message here.

I don’t doubt the number, but quantity of apps doesn’t tell us much about their usefulness – and when Samsung chooses to lead its top five recommended apps with one that measures how much water we’re drinking, I have to say that does nothing to persuade me that the devices are so far little more than a novelty …

Galaxy Gear Stories July 23, 2014

Samsung’s advertisements are often inflated, but every now and then the company manages to get things right. Today, the outfit released a new marketing piece promoting its partnership with the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and guess what? The ad is pretty darn good. Unlike previous efforts, there’s no mention of the competition and product placement is very subtle.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Galaxy Gear Stories July 3, 2014

CNET reports that Samsung is partnering with bicycle manufacturer Trek and its factory race team to explore the options for integrating the company’s technology into future bicycles.

The company has begun testing some of its mobile products — such as the Galaxy S5, its Gear portfolio, and the Galaxy Note — on the Trek Factory Racing Team as they train for some of the world’s top races, such as the Tour de France. As they ride, the team will monitor their health stats, racing cadence, and speed, along with communicate about team strategies and race routes …

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