Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts

Great last-minute Father's Day gifts

Time is running out. Father’s Day arrives this Sunday, June 16, which means your gift-procurement window is closing rapidly. Indeed, if Dad lives far away and you’re hoping to have something delivered, it’s time to act. Fortunately, many stores are positioned to help last-minute shoppers. Amazon Prime subscribers can, of course, get two-day shipping on […]

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Get your dad a discounted Apple Watch for Father’s Day

Apple Watch: Best tips to make you a smartwatch ninja

Surprising your dad with an Apple Watch this Father’s Day works on three fronts: 1. Your dad likely has enough ties. 2. Your dad likely enjoys gadgets. 3. Your dad likely appreciates that you’re getting a good discount. You can find Apple Watch Series 3 or Series 4 models on sale and can help him […]

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WWDC 2019: Apple updates WatchOS 6, adds voice memo, he…

WWDC 2019: Apple updates WatchOS 6, adds voice memo, he...

Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2019. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET At Apple’s annual WWDC conference, which kicked off Monday in San Jose, California, the tech giant announced several updates to its wearable operating system, WatchOS 6, which will be available in the fall. These updates, alongside the company’s signature Apple Watch smartwatch, continue Apple’s ambitions of seamlessly […]

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Nubia Alpha: A smartphone with the right idea but the w…

Nubia Alpha: A smartphone with the right idea but the w...

The first thing you notice about the Nubia Alpha is its long, narrow, curved screen, which wraps around your wrist when you wear it. I had a number of curious strangers ask me about it, some who thought it was a house arrest bracelet and others who thought it looked like a watch Batman would […]

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Varjo XR-1 is an AR headset so fast, Volvo test drives …

Varjo XR-1 is an AR headset so fast, Volvo test drives ...

Test driving with the XR-1 on is actually possible: Volvo is doing it. Varjo I see a car driving down a test track. The dashboard is real. But now it’s a glowing blue skeletal frame. The dashboard has changed. It’s become virtual. The car is still racing. Real car, real driving, virtual interface. Welcome to Varjo […]

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Oculus Quest review: Facebook’s new VR headset is the b…

Oculus Quest review: Facebook's new VR headset is the b...

Everywhere I’ve been, it’s been the same: Entering mysterious worlds through kitchens or bedrooms or offices or hallways. No matter where I go, I put on the headset, draw the magical boundaries of my new space like a boy making his window out of magic chalk, and I’m there. No matter where I go, there […]

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Wearables market to grow by 15% by 2023

Wearables market to grow by 15% by 2023

According to market research firm Technavio, wearables are expected to see a compound annual growth rate of around 15 percent between 2019 and 2023. A key factor driving that level of growth, according to Technavio, will be the increasing digitization of the global economy. In layman’s terms, the proliferation of things like artificial intelligence, VR, […]

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YouTube VR will be on Oculus Quest at launch, boosting …

YouTube VR will be on Oculus Quest at launch, boosting ...

YouTube lends the Quest headset a familiar, popular name. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET YouTube will amp up the content available on Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, with Google’s massive video company saying its VR app will be among the launch titles for the closely watched device, which is set for release Tuesday.  That’ll make YouTube one of […]

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Apple Watch: Best tips to make you a smartwatch ninja

Apple Watch: Best tips to make you a smartwatch ninja

When the Apple Watch was first announced, it was half fitness tracker, half notification device. With cellular connectivity and several software updates, the watch has become a miniature iPhone, only with a heavy dose of health and fitness features. Heck, there’s even a chance that the Apple Watch Series 4, in combination with an app, can […]

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Wear OS: What’s new and what’s coming soon

Wear OS: What's new and what's coming soon

James Martin/CNET At this year’s Google I/O, Google’s smartwatches aren’t invisible like Daydream VR, but they’re definitely laying low. One domed demo space has a number of Wear OS watches running the latest software feature, Tiles, which I had a chance to finally use. But that’s not what things were like last year. A year […]

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