This smart collar is like a ‘Fitbit’ for your dog

April 22, 2019

The Fitbit Inspire HR can do a lot for a relatively low price.Image: Zlata Ivleva / Mashable Fitbit Inspire HR $99.95 The Good Impressive feature lineup for the price • Easy setup • comfortable to wear • Mobile app integration works seamlessly ⚡ Mashable Score 3.5 📘Learning Curve 2.5 💵 Bang for the Buck 4.5


6 tech myths that live on in 2019

February 1, 2019

Apple isn't selling as many iPhones.Image: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Apple really isn’t selling as many iPhones. The company reported earnings for its December quarter Tuesday, revealing that iPhone revenue fell 15 percent, compared with the same time last year. That would be a steep decline for any quarter, but is particularly significant for a holiday period, when sales are typically strong.  We don’t know exactly howmuch iPhone sales…


Tim Cook awkwardly reassures investors as Apple revenue projections tank

January 8, 2019

Ouch.Image:  Anadolu Agency / getty  New year, new you. Or, in the case of Apple, new drastically reduced revenue projections for the first quarter of 2019 — leading to a temporary pause in the trading of Apple stock.  In a Jan. 2 letter to investors, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained that things aren’t exactly going as the company had hoped. Specifically, it expects to rake in a smaller pile of…


Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 4 with edge-to-edge display

September 14, 2018

Image: screenshot: jake krol Guys, isn’t growth beautiful? So proud of Apple for how far it’s come, watch-wise. 😪 At its product event Wednesday, Apple unveiled a brand spankin’ new smartwatch: the Apple Watch Series 4.  SEE ALSO: Live from Apple’s 2018 iPhone event While the Series 3 seriously ramped up the Watch’s abilities by adding GPS and LTE connectivity, the Series 4 now constitutes the most significant product redesign…


Fitbit is getting in the smart watch game – so how does it hold up?

September 1, 2018

Google confirmed in an interview with tech site Tom's Guide that it will not be releasing a "Pixel" smartwatch this year.Image: Stephen Lam / Getty Images Sorry, folks!  Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year. The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release it’s own-branded smartwatch in 2018. Tech news sites have been in a frenzy over the past…


Everyone’s avoiding the iPhone, so IFA will be practically phone-free

August 30, 2018

Image: Jen Osborne/Mashable Internationale Funkausstellung, or IFA, is Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics that takes place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 in Berlin. And it’s going to be a little different this year.  IFA is not really about phones — it never was. The big phone show is Mobile World Congress in February, and there are tons of brand-specific events throughout the year. But a few major…


EEC fillings likely confirm 6 new Apple Watch models

August 22, 2018

That screen is probably getting bigger!Image: Lili Sams/Mashable Apple is probably preparing to launch new Apple Watch models, according to a new filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database.  The filing, noticed by French outlet Consomac, lists a total of six new Watch models, all of which will be coming with Apple’s upcoming watchOS 5 operating system for wearables.  SEE ALSO: Food is actually being served on iPads and…


Your $10,000 Apple Watch Edition is basically useless now

June 6, 2018

Image: Apple This is going to be a hard lesson for early adopters.  While Apple’s new wearable operating system, watchOS 5, is packed with lots of new features, it’s not going to run on first generation Apple Watches. SEE ALSO: Apple Watch adds podcasts, competitions, and a walkie-talkie app So, that means the $10,000 Apple Watch Editions are now practically worthless. Or rather, they won’t be getting any new features,…


Report: Google working on Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch

May 14, 2018

Image: pete pachal/mashable Google plans on launching up to three Pixel-branded smartwatches this fall, according to VentureBeat mobile reporter Evan Blass, who cites a “reliable source.”  SEE ALSO: Google accidentally confirms Pixel 3 in new Android source code Such a watch would almost certainly be powered by Google’s Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). It would likely also incorporate Qualcomm’s upcoming wearable chip, which Google helped design.  Qualcomm’s senior director of…


The Apple Watch turns 3, and it’s still flawed

April 26, 2018

The Apple Watch Series 3.Image: lili sams/mashable In 2007, Apple changed the act of socializing, maybe forever, with the release of the iPhone. There it was, a perfectly packed 4.5-inch-long computer designed to pulverize boredom like a drill through your skull. You bought one, and now, whenever you have a few minutes of downtime, even if that downtime is shared with your friends or spouse or mom at Christmas, you…