1148leather2 1024x1024 640x211The Apple Watch has been pegged for a release in 2015 and one of the advantages that the device has over most smartwatches is that it charges by connecting a charger to the back of it that sticks to the device via a magnet, much like the MagSafe adapters used in the MacBooks. This makes it easier to charge the device versus more traditional chargers that need to be plugged in.

Now if you had plans to get your hands on an Apple Watch when it is released next year, you might be interested to learn that the folks at Dodocase have created a dock for the Apple Watch that you can sort of pre-order already. Customers who are interested can leave a $5 deposit at Dodocase’s website and can expect it to begin shipping in 2015 alongside the device. Read full post →Apple Watch Charging Stands Already Up For Pre-Order

apple pay 002 640x360Apple Pay is Apple’s latest service in which they will allow iPhone 6 and Apple Watch owners pay for their purchases at retail stores using their phone or their watch. Apple is definitely not the first to the scene with a mobile payment solution, but apparently Apple’s entrance has managed to stir up a lot of interest in the industry.

According to a report from Reuters, it seems that many companies and banks out there are rushing to try and out-do each other in terms of promoting their support for Apple Pay. When the service was announced, Apple revealed that they had managed to get several big names on board, but now according to the report, more companies are rushing to the table so as not to be left behind. Read full post →Companies Reportedly Rushing To Get In On Apple Pay

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10545 2835 140919 A8 l 640x334Given Apple and Samsung’s relationship, many had speculated that for the A8 processor that Apple could be turning to TSMC to help manufacture the chips as opposed to Samsung, who used to be Apple’s go-to manufacturer for their A-series chipsets. Well thanks to the folks at Chipworks, it looks like the rumors were true after all.

Chipworks has found that TSMC was indeed the manufacturer of the A8 chipset used inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. TSMC is said to have used a 20nm CMOS process to help fabricate the A8 SoC, and that the A8’s contacted gate pitch of around 90nm is consistent with Qualcomm’s MDM9235, which is another chip fabricated by the company. Read full post →iPhone 6′s A8 Chipset Made By TSMC

There have been persistent rumors that Microsoft could be getting ready to drop the Nokia and Windows Phone branding. In fact recently an upcoming Windows Phone handset was spotted with just a “Windows” branding on the back versus “Windows Phone”. This seems to be in line with Microsoft’s plans to unify the Windows RT and Windows Phone platforms.

Well if you’re looking for further proof that this is the case, Microsoft has recently released two new ads that talk about the apps available on their Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 platforms, however interestingly enough not once during the ad did Microsoft refer to Windows Phone by name, instead choosing to refer to it as Windows. Read full post →New Microsoft Ads Makes No Mention Of “Windows Phone” Brand

microsoft  logoAs you might have heard by now, Microsoft has started sending out invites to an event on the 30th of September. It has been largely speculated that the event could be the announcement and possible release of the Windows 9 technical preview. However if you were hoping that would be the case, you might be disappointed.

According to the folks at WinBeta, they claim to have heard from their sources that the Windows Technical Preview might not be released on that day. Instead it is expected to be released several days later in the month of October. Instead the event will be more of an announcement and will probably just give the press a first look at what to expect. Read full post →Windows 9 Technical Preview Rumored For October Release

apple iwatch front ui 640x360With all the rumors flying around prior to the Apple Watch being announced, safe to say that it was probably one of the more hyped up wearables in 2014. While the device has finally been unveiled, was it everything that fans or the tech pundits had expected it to be? Some say yes, some say no, but it seems that the majority appear to be saying no.

In a recent survey conducted by Canadian investment bank, RBC Capital Markets, it was found that out of 6,000 people surveyed, only 11% of them said that they had plans to buy the Apple Watch. 24% went on to state that they are uncertain, meaning that assuming all 24% do end up buying it, that means only 35% of 6,000 participants would actually buy it. Those are some pretty low numbers. Read full post →Survey Finds That Not Many People Would Buy An Apple Watch

inspiration lite 640x411Monster is an audio company known for their cables and their headphones. If you’re in the market for the latter, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently announced a new pairs of headphones in the form of the Inspiration Lite which according to Monster, is a slimmed down version of the Inspiration headphones.

The new Inspiration Lite headphones are of the on-ear variety meaning that they will rest on your ears as opposed to cupping them completely. The headphones will also feature brushed metal accents. The headbands are interchangeable so you can switch them up to suit your style if you wish, and will also come with a protective travel pouch. Read full post →Monster Unveils Inspiration Lite On-Ear Headphones

driveclub white ps4It looks like a piece of software which has captured the imagination of the masses will also be able to fuel a corresponding spike in hardware sales. Apart from that, another hugely popular tactic by hardware manufacturers would be to roll out what they call “limited edition” bundles, since everyone loves to be exclusive, or at least have that sense of being “above the masses”. Well, Sony has recently announced another two more DriveClub PS4 bundles before the racer is released to the market in October, and one of these two bundles would include a Glacier White PS4.

Read full post →DriveClub White PS4 Bundle Is On Its Way

screamyDo you happen to live in an area where you are able to let your drone roam the skies without having the authorities to clamp down on your drone activities? If that is the case, then another risk factor ought to be taken into consideration – that there is a very real possibility of your drone actually flying free before it gets lost in the thicket that is full of trees, bushes, and other kinds of unknown horrors. Perhaps a locating device would come in handy, and this is where the Kickstarter project known as Screamy comes in handy.

Read full post →Screamy Helps To Locate A Possible Lost Drone

hitachi 3dcamera acHitachi of Japan has recently unveiled not one, two, or even three, but nine (yes, nine!) different models of air conditioners for the masses, where these happen to be the ‘Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun X series’ that will also see a “living camera 3D” installed. These days, when we talk about a 3D camera, we might think of something that has to do with movie making or the equivalent, but this particular air conditioner line from Hitachi is far removed from such an idea.

Read full post →Hitachi Air Conditioner Features 3D Camera