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Gorilla Glass wants to make smartwatches more durable

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Usually the most fragile part of any device is its display, and over the past few years, companies like Gorilla Glass have been making strides into making the display tougher, making the devices themselves more durable. Continue reading Gorilla Glass wants to make smartwatches more durable

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Project Ara dies, as modular smartphones live on

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It is not always the innovators who dominate a market, because if competitors manage to imitate the ideas of these innovators, and execute them in a better way, then chances are, these imitators would be the one with the market share. Continue reading Project Ara dies, as modular smartphones live on

You can now play Tic Tac Toe right from the search results

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The Google Search Engine has evolved a lot over the past few years. Yes, it is still the same basic design with the same paginated display of results, but it has steadily added new features. Continue reading You can now play Tic Tac Toe right from the search results

Google is (mostly) ending support for Chrome apps

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The Internet of today could not be farther from its humble beginnings. In the beginning, it was all just text on a console, and then low quality images started popping up. As our speeds started picking up, and web technologies evolved, we started seeing more advanced webpages with better designs and higher resolution pictures. Continue reading Google is (mostly) ending support for Chrome apps

Google is working on Fuchsia: The universal operating system

There used to be a time when we had gadgets for just about every little task. We had music players, PDAs, Slideshow displays and much, much more, but as the years went on, the number started coming down, and these devices started converging. Continue reading Google is working on Fuchsia: The universal operating system

The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

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Android Police reports that the next Nexus phones may have a fingerprint scanner that won’t just scan fingerprints, but may also recognize gestures. Continue reading The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

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iOS and Android fanboys may argue for hours about which is better, but if there’s one thing where Apple definitely has a lead: Its updates often are compatible with devices several generations old, and its latest updates grab a large fraction of the userbase within days. Continue reading One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

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Battery life is one of the qualms that many smartwatch owners face, and that’s because it is hard to fit a large battery in these devices, and so the focus is on maximizing battery efficiency. Continue reading Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

Apple Watch sales sink like rocks in water

A few years ago, when the startup Pebble got millions from its Kickstarter campaign, and when rumors were fresh about Apple and Google entering the smartwatch market, the smartwatch was heralded as the next big thing.

But a few years later, the smartwatch isn’t as big of a hit as these companies hoped it to be, and the only company in the lead is Apple with the Apple Watch. But the Apple Watch sales are just a fraction of the sales of Apple’s other products, and doesn’t even generate meaningful revenue for Apple.

According to the IDC, Apple Watch sales have fallen by more than 55% to 1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 3.6 million sold in the same period last year.

Part of the reason could be that Apple Watch has almost saturated its target market, and those in need of a smartwatch already have one. A more likely reason could be the impending announcement of the Apple Watch 2, which is rumored to be improved on all fronts.

In any case, the Apple Watch cannot be called as a success in any way, and Apple really has to deliver with the Apple Watch 2 if it wants the Apple Watch line to actually generate sales and revenue.

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Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it

Google has always been a software company that occasionally ventures into hardware. Its Chromecast, for instance proved to be an instant success and its Nexus line of devices have proven to be excellent, and in case of the latest generation of Nexus devices, even successful. Continue reading Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it