Do you need a virtual keyboard on a smart watch?

Virtual keyboard on the Moto 360

On the heels of Minuum’s decision to bring its virtual keyboard to the Moto 360, we had to ask ourselves – do we really need a keyboard on a smart watch? According to Minuum, “for smart watches to truly be smart, they need a keyboard.” The popular keyboard app maker argues that you can’t always…

Apple wants to make Smart Cover for iPad even smarter

Apple wants to make Smart Cover for iPad even smarter

Apple has recently filed for patent that describes an even smarter Smart Cover for iPad. According to AppleInsider, which caught the filing with the USPTO, with this cover the Cupertino company will be able to show notifications on the Smart Cover itself. This in turn will instantly notify users of incoming text messages, emails and…

Samsung to unveil a smartwatch with fingerprint sensor in 2015?

Samsung to unveil a smartwatch with fingerprint sensor in 2015?

Samsung is looking to cram fingerprint sensors into its smartwatches next year. The hint comes from The Korea Herald article which caught Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman saying that this is indeed possible with first wearable devices with fingerprint scanning technology hitting the market sometime next year. According to his sayings, using a fingerprint ID sensor…

Glance turns any watch into a smart watch

Glance turns any watch into a smart watch

We’ve seen any number of smart watched in our time, most of which look like hi-tech devices rather than something fashionistas would want to wear. Toronto-based Kiwi Wearables looks at this as a business opportunity. Owners of expensive Swiss watches won’t be giving up on their jewelry that easily and the Canadian company doesn’t want…

Pebble gets cloned in China; Meet the Zebble

Zebble

Certain Chinese OEMs can’t help but make copies of well-known devices. The latest gadget that caught their eye is Pebble, the smartwatch that started its life on Kickstarter and has gathered an impressive following ever since. It got its Chinese “version” in the form of Zebble, which not only looks like Pebble but also has…

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