Like other smartwatches on the market, Toq doesn't have the full functionality of a smartphone or tablet. Rather, it syncs with users' smartphones, allowing them to quickly scan through texts, phone calls, and other alerts, such as calendar and WhatsApp notifications, without taking their phones out of their bags. It runs on Qualcomm's operating system and uses the company's low-power mirasol display. For now, Toq will only work with Android, but Qualcomm is considering extending the connectivity to … Read more
Gear sports a 1.63-inch 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen surrounded by a metal frame and includes a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized band. The strap itself is available in six different colors, including a beige option that features a champagne-toned metal frame rather than the standard silver. Gear is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
The device will arrive in US stores in October, the same time as the Galaxy Note. The two products will be available in other countries September 25. It will retail for $299, Samsung said.
Some of the most noticeable changes for the devices come in their design. The Note 3 sports a slightly larger screen than its predecessor, and both devices feature a svelte, new leather-effect rear casing edged with stitching. While still made of plastic, the new design gives the devices a more premium appearance. Samsung's products have faced criticism in the past for looking too "plasticy" when compared … Read more
Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, showed the devices during opening remarks at an event in New York's Times Square. He didn't provide any more details about them, but check back with CNET for full coverage.
"This is proof and [a] reflection that Samsung is truly relentlessly innovative in bringing first-to-market products and having the best mobile products in the marketplace," Lee said.… Read more
Bamboo, you've been eaten by pandas. Wacom's jettisoning the Bamboo brand for its consumer graphics tablets and encompassing them within the Intuos brand, simultaneously rebranding its Intuos5 line as Intuos Pro. The latter remains unchanged, save for the bundling of the wireless connection kit in the box and a new $379 Special Edition of the medium tablet with silver bezels on top and bottom for those of you who don't like the basic black.
Wacom's also made some odd pricing changes, dropping the price of the small tablet by $20 to $249, raising the price of … Read more
If you're looking to score a true Android smartphone on the cheap, and with no contract, the new $79 Huawei Valiant for MetroPCS just may be the ticket.
Judging from specs alone, the Valiant doesn't pack much of a component punch. While the phone's screen measures a sizable 4 inches across, it's powered by a relatively slow 1GHz dual-core processor. It also has just 2GB of internal storage, though features an SD card slot for upgrades.
The Valiant's 3-megapixel camera likely won't impress, and Huawei fails to mention how much RAM the handset has … Read more
The kitchen has no shortage of mysteries. But for every eternal question like who ate my lunch or if the refrigerator light really turns off when the door is closed, there are an equal number of down-to-earth considerations to ponder. For example, when that expensive steak is cooking, just where in the spectrum of rare to well-done does it fall? Unlike questions of evil co-workers or refrigerator gnomes, knowing when to pull the steak is of great practical concern. (Well, stolen sandwiches are, too, but let's move on.)
Nothing can substitute for experience, except maybe a bright multicolor light. … Read more
Time to get excited, tech fans: we're just days away from IFA 2013, the gadget extravaganza where the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will lead a torrent of new and exciting technology. With our heady mix of live blogs, thrilling video, and expert hands-on First Takes, you'll be right at the heart of the action.
IFA is an industry trade show held every year in Germany, bringing together the world's technology titans at an event considered to be the European CES. Around 240,000 gadget fans flock to Berlin each year to join the scarlet-tressed Miss … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be a Jelly Bean-powered device with a 2.5-inch OLED display with a 320x320-pixel resolution, if reports by AmongTech prove true.
In addition, the Gear could come in two different storage capacities: 6GB and 8GB options. Other specifications in the concept device include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4-megapixel camera capable of 720p video recording, and 1GB RAM, with a battery life up to 10 hours.
The Gear's hardware and software details allegedly come from an anonymous Samsung warehouse worker, days ahead of the watch's debut. One thing we can be … Read more
Just when you thought it was safe to back away from the grill. (Not that one would ever necessarily want to.) Here we are at the end of summer and it is back to school time. The grill has enjoyed a nice season of delivering flame-licked food and soon it will be time to start cooking in the kitchen again. But that big ol' box that we call an oven can wait, because there are still recipes to explore outside.
Making pizza on the grill is one of those activities that combines a bit of necessity with a smidge of … Read more