Microsoft revealed their new Surface computer, Google improved the functionality of Chromebooks, and Apple has some exciting things coming in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
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Consumers haven't yet decided that wearables are a necessity so companies are actively working to gain market share. Pebble launched as a Kickstarter project and is currently beating the major brands.
Microsoft announced their new Surface Pro 3 lineup yesterday and you can now pre-order one of the five available models. My Surface Pro is my primary computer, but it is now time to upgrade.
The smartwatch market is continuing to grow and with Google I/O next month Android Wear will likely be a force to reckon with. Samsung currently dominates the smartwatch market thanks to its marketing power.
WWDC takes place next month and as we approach Apple's annual event rumors appear that some advanced multi-tasking support may be coming in iOS 8.
More and more people are using tablets, smartphones, laptops, and devices while traveling as passengers in vehicles and the new generation of GM vehicles is being powered by OnStar.
Samsung greatly improved upon their Galaxy Gear with these two new wearable products. However, sleek designs and solid functionality still doesn't mean overwhelming popularity for this evolving area of the mobile world.
We have seen a couple Android laptops in the past, but a video leaked online from HP shows a new Android-powered touchscreen laptop may be coming soon.
When you think of a good cup of coffee, you don't usually think about technology. Nespresso is using the latest tech to provide an optimal coffee making experience.
Nike's FuelBands are elegant life-activity tracking devices, but a recent CNET report stated the hardware team was dissolving as Nike leaves others to focus on wearable hardware.
Smartphones and tablets seem to be everywhere today, but a recent Flurry study shows most of the time US users spend with those devices is for gaming, social networking, and entertainment.
Sure, Office for iPad will help some justify using the iPad for work. But there other reasons people do or don't decide to buy an iPad.
Android Wear and wearables, Surface 2 LTE, new Android phones are coming (MobileTechRoundup show #317)
Google revealed the Android Wear platform with LG and Motorola showing off a few watch details. There are several new Android phones coming, but it is going to be tough to knock out the Moto X.
Five reasons you should still consider the Pebble and Samsung Gear even with Android Wear coming soon
Google excited many folks by announcing Android Wear smartwatches with a focus on Google Now, but there are still many valid reasons to consider the Pebble and new Samsung Gear options.
Some new information was posted showing how extensive Apple's Healthbook may be and seeing the list of data I can't believe an iWatch can collect it all. Healthbook may turn out to be a Passbook for your activity and collect data from other sources.
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