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Details about the Apple Watch 2 have leaked online. The first-generation Apple Watch has only been around for a short time but there has been a lot of talk about its follow-up recently. This latest report from Digital Daily (Korea) claims the device will be similar to the current Apple smartwatch but include a handful of key differences. While the smartwatch’s display will reportedly keep its current dimensions and resolution, the display will be thinner…

Some of the most believable iPhone 6S images have been leaked and they reveal a phone that is nearly the same as the iPhone 6 on the outside. The photos are of the phone’s internal and external casing. Based on these images, Apple has not gotten rid of the external antenna stripes nor has it included a dual lens camera system. Instead of altering the back of the phone, Apple decided to use the exact…

The V-Moda XS on-ear headphones are one of the latest editions to V-Moda’s relatively small product line. While they are not known for being studio quality or “high-end” in that way, I have always associated V-Moda with good sound quality and great design, two things that fit the XS headphones as well. When it comes to design, metal and plastic are basically all that you will find on these headphones and metal is what really…

Even though phones are being to store and access larger amounts of content, physical on-phone storage space is rarely big enough unless you pay a premium to get a 64GB version of a phone. Since many of the most popular phones do not even include microSD card sots, wireless storage and cloud storage have become very popular ways to increase space on a phone, but those are not without problems. If you want to avoid a troublesome setup…

With the exception of sleep quality, heart rate is one of the few health metrics that almost anyone can benefit from tracking. The Mio Alpha, though it may be limited in terms of features, does one thing right and that is tracking a user’s heart rate. The watch’s $199 price tag places it at the high-end of the price spectrum in terms of health-centric wearables but for athletes who really care about tracking and monitoring…

There are a lot of startups in the fitness wearables space but Withings is not one of them, instead, it is well-known in the community and has a line of products that include WiFi scales and even blood pressure cuffs. Given its experience and the success of the first Withings Pulse, the O2 has a lot to live up to. Although some fitness trackers are really great for athletes, the Pulse O2 seems like it…

It’s very common now in the headphones industry for feature-heavy headphones to come out and while they have a lot to offer, audio performance is normally equivalent to a pair that does not cost as much. The opposite is true for Supertooth’s $150 Freedom headphones which don’t offer much in the way of features but sound just as good as a $200 or $220 pair. The Freedom’s design is very basic with a glossy plastic…

iHome iBN26 iHomes are no longer as popular as they used to be, primarily because people use their phones directly for alarms and docking an iPod or iPhone to a speaker is not as common now that wireless connections have taken over. iHome seems to be combing the old and the new with the iBN26 which doesn’t allow for docking and instead works with a wireless Bluetooth connection. The version we tested was black and…

The BlueAnt Pump shares some of its design elements with other sport headphones but unlike its competitors, the Pump is actually worth using even if you are not exercising. Sport headphones have a tendency to be very lackluster in their audio quality, and while BlueAnt’s are not spectacular, they are definitely better than some. Design It can be a little bit tricky to actually get the Pump headphones on, since positioning them involves bringing them…

There are numerous “quantified self” applications and products currently on the market and while they are great for people interested in health and fitness, they don’t necessarily tell you when to exercise. That is the main difference between other fitness electronics and the Ithelete Finger Sensor ($69.99). By monitoring a user’s heart rate variability (HRV) each day, Ithlete claims that its mobile app can tell users when they should exercise and when they should take…

Huawei, the Chinese phone maker, has announced the Ascend P7 smartphone which will be released shortly. Starting in May, it is available at $630 in 31 markets which include China and Britain, but as usual, not the United States. The handset is reportedly the slimmest to make it to market at just 6.5 mm and with high-end specs, the Ascend P7 is being put up against Apple and Samsung devices, which dominate the top-tier smartphone…

The Navy is understandably cautious when it comes to electronics. Since iPads, Kindles, and other handheld devices are not always secure, it does not allow service members to use them on submarines. This means that the only way for someone working on a submarine to obtain reading material is to go to a small on-board library and check out a book, which is just too old fashioned. So, the Navy is coming out with an…

There is a “close realationship” between Google and the NSA according to Al Jazeera America, which obtained emails between the two parties as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. In the emails, NSA director Keith Alexander is talking to two of Google’s main executives, Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin. In the emails, a relationship between Google and the NSA is revealed but it has nothing to do with spying on Americans or…