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Legend gives the Apple Watch a bespoke luxury treatment and new name

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After adorning the iPhone 6 family and the Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup in gold and exotic leather, the Finnish maker of luxury accessories Legend turned its attention to the Apple Watch. The Helsinki-based company turned the wearable into a bespoke luxury item and dubbed it Tempo.

The Apple Watch Tempo features a body covered in 24ct gold and a crocodile leather strap with a deployment buckle made from the same metal. Read more »

Moto 360 finally gets Android Wear 5.1.1

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Android Wear 5.1.1 finally made its way to Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch. The update is rolling out to the wearable device over-the-air.

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the firmware update for the Moto 360 was delayed due to performance issues. Read more »

WSJ: Huawei Watch will not arrive in China until 2016

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According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Huawei Watch will not launch in China until next year. The Android Wear device is still set to debut in the United States and Europe in the coming months.

Citing Huawei’s manager for wearable devices Yang Yong, WSJ reports that issues with the implementation of Android Wear will prevent the device from hitting the shelves on time in its homeland. Read more »

This is what happens when you place an Apple Watch Edition between neodymium magnets

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As you probably know by now, the gold Apple Watch Edition has an eye-watering starting price tag of $10,000 and tops out at $17,000 (probably a lot more for the celebrity-only version). However, the five-figure price tag didn’t stop a crafty YouTube user from putting the wearable through an original torture test.

The setup involves an “entry-level” 38mm Apple Watch Edition and a duo of powerful neodymium magnets. The latter are used in a number of high-tech industries and, depending on their size, can generate a massively crushing force. Read more »

Google outs an online tool to help you choose the right Android smartphone

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Google released an online tool to help you choose the right Android smartphone for you. The solution is available via the search giant’s Android homepage.

The entire process features a nice graphical interface and is quite fun. Read more »

Update to Google Slides brings Chromecast and AirPlay support

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Google Slides for iOS and Android received a major update. The new version of the productivity app now supports Chromecast and AirPlay, thus making it easy for users to present on just about any screen with no wires.

Once you begin casting the presentation on a compatible device, the screen of your smartphone or tablet acts like a companion. Read more »

Apple is working on its own mapping database with street view

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Apple confirmed that it is hard at work on building its own mapping database with street view. The Cupertino giant is currently relying on third-party data for Apple Maps.

The Silicone Valley heavyweight has a number of camera-toting vehicles around the world that collect street view imaging data. Read more »

Sony a7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV digital cameras go official with 4K video capture

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Sony took the wraps off a trio of high-end digital cameras. Sony a7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV add 4K video recording to the company’s already rich lineup of premium snappers.

Sony a7R II is the Japanese tech giant’s new camera flagship. Read more »

Sony PlayStation Now support arrives for select Samsung Smart TVs

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As expected, Sony Playstation Now support made its way to Samsung Smart TVs. Sony announced the partnership with Samsung on Playstation Now late last year.

Playstation Now is currently available as a live open beta for a number of the Korean giant’s 2015 Smart TV models in the United States and Canada. Read more »

Microsoft reveals Xbox One console with 1TB of built-in storage

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The previously rumored Microsoft Xbox One console with 1TB of built-in storage is now official. The Redmond giant will begin selling the device in the United States on June 16 for $399.99.

Select markets globally will also receive it later this month. A free copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will also be available for a limited time. Read more »

This is a remote-controlled submarine for GoPro cameras

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There is a remote controlled mini submarine you can attach your GoPro camera to on the way. Dubbed TTR-SB Seawolf, the underwater vessel works with GoPro Hero3 and Hero4 cameras.

The submarine is designed and manufactured by the Swedish company TTRobotix and comes with a forward-facing GoPro mount. Read more »

Apple App Store reaches 1.5 million apps, 100 billion app downloads

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Apple released several rather interesting numbers about the performance of its iOS app store. The latter has now reached the 100 billion app downloads mark.

Furthermore, the Apple App Store now offers more than 1.5 million applications to choose from. Read more »

LG G4 leather covers go up for pre-order in the United States

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LG G4′s optional genuine leather back covers went up for pre-order in the United States. The Korean giant now offers its latest flagship smartphone though al major carriers in the country – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.

The premium back covers are priced at $69.99 in LG’s online store in the United States. Read more »

Mac OS X El Capitan launches with improved performance and user experience

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Apple’s first major announcement at today’s WWDC keynote is the successor of last year’s Mac OS X Yosemite. Dubbed OS X El Capitan, the new OS iteration brings improved performance and user experience to the platform.

Unlike last year’s OS X release which brought major UI redesign, El Capitan focuses on subtle UI tweaks and under-the-hood improvements. Read more »

Apple music streaming service WWDC debut confirmed by Sony Music exec

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According to VentureBeat, the head of Sony Music confirmed the unveiling Apple music streaming service during WWDC. The Cupertino giant’s annual developer conference will kick off in San Francisco in less than 24 hours.

Debut of Apple music streaming service should hardly catch anyone by surprise – rumors about it have been floating for months now. Read more »