This week's video roundup is packed to the brim with some of the hottest products reviewed in the last seven days. Earlier this week we got our mitts on the Microsoft Surface 2 (due out in October), the updated Apple iMac, as well as the lineup of new sizzling hot Kindle Fire tablets. Our CNET UK team also reviewed the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Did the stylish gadget live up to expectations? Plus: We'll show you how to fix some of the annoying new quirks in iOS 7, and Rumor Has It breaks down … Read more
Best Buy announced Thursday that Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be up for preorder on Friday. It will be one of the only retailers to carry all six colors of the device.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear earlier this month at the IFA show in Berlin. The device has hit some countries around the world already and will be available in the US next month. Sprint announced that it will start selling the smartwatch on October 4.
The Gear, which costs $299, features a touch screen that tells time, provides access to notifications and messages, and works with apps. … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch needs some improvement, one of the company's executives said in a recent interview.
Speaking to Korea Times in an interview published on Wednesday, an unidentified Samsung official said that the company has "acknowledged that our [Galaxy] Gear [smartwatch] lacks something special." The executive said that Samsung plans to increase "investment for user interface and user experience."
The 5.7-inch smartphone will cost an enormous $349.99 with a new two-year service agreements or for customers eligible for upgrades.
In addition to the large display, the Galaxy Note 3 boasts a 13-megapixel camera and a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Learn more about the device in our full hands-on preview.
Sprint will also sell the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion accessory that ties to the Note 3 and other Samsung products for $299, and … Read more
But until then, let's take a little break from Apple, and round up a few other rumors that've been making the rounds the last couple weeks: Samsung might release a Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch … Read more
Samsung unveiled its first smartwatch just a couple of weeks ago. Is a successor already in the works?
A Galaxy Gear 2 is indeed currently in development, at least according to Korean news site Media. According to unnamed sources, the next version of Samsung's smartwatch will offer GPS, improved battery life, and support for a greater array of Android devices. The Galaxy Gear currently can pair with one device only -- Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.
The new watch could be unveiled next year at the Consumer Electronics Show in January or the Mobile World Congress in February, say … Read more
The Korean electronics giant has partnered with designer Dana Lorenz on jewelry to accompany its wearable computing device, including spiky metal charms that can attach to the watch's strap. While the line doesn't include custom bands for the Gear just yet, that could change in the future.
"I feel the sky is the limit," Lorenz told CNET.
Fashion Week may not be Samsung's typical venue, but the company looked right at home Sunday in the main white tent at … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Gear is the latest smartwatch to attempt to crack the code on wearable computers. It is loaded with sensors and a camera, and has the brief battery life of a smartphone. It also costs $299. At the other end of the spectrum is the Pebble, a $150 watch with week-long battery life that relies more on a "micro-interactions" with an iOS or Android smartphone to be useful.
Pebble, which raised $10 million on Kickstarter and earned a spot at Best Buy, had orders for more than 275,000 watches by mid-July, and in excess of … Read more
This was a big week in tech, and we've got the video to prove it.
IFA 2013 in Berlin kicked off to a roaring start with tons of announcements and reveals, including the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear, an Android-powered smartwatch that partners with your phone. We also saw a 55-inch OLED TV from LG that actually comes with a paint-style frame to mount on your wall. Can a TV really be a work of art? To get the full highlights, you'll want to check out our must-see videos from IFA.
On the other side of the world, … Read more