Hands-On With the World's First Flexible Wearable | WIRED. Why does everyone want SmartWatches to look like traditional watches? What if all telephones created after 1920 stayed with the big black telephone form factor? Design should follow function; not the other way around. In 2016, expect to see a new paradigm. The Wove Band wraps a screen around the user's wrist and is always on. Check out the video to see what is coming.
LG Watch Urbane, take 2: Why I'm seriously skeptical about an LTE smartwatch | Computerworld. This author is skeptical about SmartWatches with phone capabilities. He is wrong. It isn't just about taking and making calls on the SmartWatch; although, that IS the cool feature. As someone who has been doing it for a year with the Gear S, I can attest that it is really handy in the car. No hands, no phone, calls without being distracted. No, I don't do it in public, and you do have a choice. But, the really useful thing about phone enabled SmartWatches is that you aren't tethered to the phone within Bluetooth range, and you can get your notifications while out and about, even if the phone is on your desk or in your briefcase at the office. So, don't be skeptical. Be cool.
Samsung Gear S2 3G vs Samsung Gear S | TechRadar. The Gear S2 is available for purchase today at big box retailers, like Best Buy. However, the S2 3G won't be available until November. I am not sure I will buy the S2 anyway, as I like the big rectangular screen of the Gear S. Somehow, the bigger screen says geek to me, and that is what I want. If you want a lower profile, wait for the S2 3G. You can use it as a phone.
First look at the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE | Android Central. The author of this article fails to mention, except in passing, the Samsung Gear S, which I have been calling people on for the better part of a year. Sometimes, I wonder about people. The Gear S looks different, which I like, and is 3G instead of 4G LTE; but, on a small device like a SmartWatch, 3G is fine. I can make and take calls, and do all the other stuff that SmartWatches can do. While I might invest in one of the new round watchphones when they drop at the end of this year, the Gear S will still be my go to device. Big rectangular screen, ideal for text and email, and news, and a phone chip that works fine, thank you very much.
LG announces the first Android Wear smartwatch with LTE | The Verge. It looks like I will have a choice to make in the coming months. When the 3G phone enabled Samsung Gear S2 comes out in November, it will have traditional round styling; but, will have a phone chip like my Gear S, which is big and rectangular, and looks like a tiny smartphone on the wrist. I like the geek factor; but, it would be nice to have a round version suitable for wearing on dressier occasions. Now, the beautifully styled LG Watch Urbane, which I own, will be getting a big brother with an LTE chip. 4G speed in a SmartWatch would be very cool. No date for it yet, though, so we will wait and see.
Google's Pixel C could be the perfect tablet for Android power users. While I need a Windows machine to practice law, as many of my best productivity tools are Windows based, this new Android tablet with a magnetic keyboard could be just the thing for Android power users who want the Android ecosystem; but, who also need to create content. You can add a Bluetooth mouse for navigation if you don't want to reach up to use the touch screen, just as I do with my Windows tablet. An interesting new device from Google, and I predict that it will become popular.
Execupundit.com: Plans Look Simple. Every plan is simple when proposed; but, no plan survives the first action. While lawyers get blamed for complexity, the real blame should be shouldered by the person who wants a foolproof plan that doesn't fall apart. All plans go awry. If they didn't, we wouldn't need lawyers.
Google%u2019s new Chromecast has better WiFi and a new design | Android and Me. My favorite use of the Chromecast is to display my content on hotel screens when traveling. However, the new Chromecast promises much better WiFi connectivity, and a stronger signal. Don't throw your old one away, as it will still serve you well. But, Google has really improved the reach, and the new ones are worth a look.