Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

pebble-steel Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $ 50 and $ 30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $ 99 and $ 199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More

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Pavlok’s Wristband That Electroshocks You For Facebooking Or Skipping Workouts Now On Indiegogo

hand Pavlov and his dogs proved conditioning shapes behavior patterns. A hundred years later, a startup called Pavlok hopes the same theory and its electroshock wristband will make us exercise, wake up on time, and stop procrastinating. Launching today on Indiegogo starting at $ 99, Pavlok’s app lets you set up goals like hitting the gym or avoiding social media sites, and then its… Read More

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Mophie’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Juice Pack Gives You Ample Smartphone Life

samsung-gs5-mophie-case Mophie has a new Juice Pack out, designed for the Galaxy S5. The case packs a huge 3,000 mAh battery within its glossy shell, which is slightly larger than the 2,850 mAh unit within the Galaxy S5 itself. True, you could carry around a spare battery for the GS5 and pop the back whenever you want more power, but the Mophie’s extra juice is just a switch away, and it includes passthrough… Read More

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iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Arrive In China On October 17

iphone-6-6-plus Apple has announced the official launch date for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. On October 10, customers will be able to pre-order the devices from Apple’s site. On October 14, they’ll be able to put earlier orders in at Apple’s retail locations, and devices will become available for pickup on October 17. Read More

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HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

hp stream 7 The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $ 99 tablet along with introducing a $ 199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

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