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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.

What do you think?

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Google’s Project Soli comes to the smartwatch

Wearables are stuck in a sort of limbo lately, and whilst they did come back from the dead with Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign in 2012. But even after a few years of iterations and launches of platforms from Google and Apple, the space has failed to get any real traction among consumers. Continue reading Google’s Project Soli comes to the smartwatch

Another day, another hobbyist board: The Pine A64, a $15 hobbyist computer is here

 

When the Raspberry Pi launched back in 2012, it was meant to be a cheap computer in order to bring the wonders of computing to the poor. However, its processing power and low price caused it to become popular among hobbyists, who appreciated its size, efficiency and cost. Continue reading Another day, another hobbyist board: The Pine A64, a $15 hobbyist computer is here

Razer acquires Ouya’s Software Platform

Remember Ouya? Razer now owns part of it

One of the first successful Kickstarter Projects was Ouya, and the missteps of the company behind it were perhaps a sign of the things to come, a sign of the pitfalls of crowdfunding. Continue reading Razer acquires Ouya’s Software Platform

Make anything interactive: The Makey Makey Go can turn anything into a Input Device

In a Text Editor, Makey Makey GO pushes "space" every time you touch the donut

Right now, most might think that there’s not much exciting happening in technology. This is because there’s no innovation happening in the most interesting of categories, and we have been following reiterative release cycles for quite some time now, but the fact is, you have to delve a bit deeper to get to the innovative things happening in technology. Continue reading Make anything interactive: The Makey Makey Go can turn anything into a Input Device

The computing Ultimatum: The CHIP is a fully functional Computer that costs only $9

In the last two decades, we have witnessed multiple revolutions. And all of these revolutions are based on the humble computer. Due to computers, we now have a massive interconnected network that allows anyone to access the information they want.  Due to computers, many new industries have emerged and some older ones have been swept off into the grave. On the other hand, the survivors experienced a complete productivity revolution, with the speed, efficiency, quality and capacity of Industries boosting. Continue reading The computing Ultimatum: The CHIP is a fully functional Computer that costs only $9

Virtual Reality is here: Oculus announces that it is releasing the Oculus Rift in early 2016

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Virtual Reality has been the dream for the last thirty years. The dream of having an immersive experience in another world, where the lines between reality and virtual reality blur has always been the vision, but it has never been conceptualized. Continue reading Virtual Reality is here: Oculus announces that it is releasing the Oculus Rift in early 2016

Pebble announces the Pebble Time in a crowdfunding Campaign that is earning $1000 every second

Over the past week, we saw Pebble announce its event, and inadvertently, as with the launch of every Product, rumors predicted what Pebble may be working on before its announcement. Continue reading Pebble announces the Pebble Time in a crowdfunding Campaign that is earning $1000 every second

Oculus buys Nimble VR: A Company making Solutions for Moving Around in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality has improved by leaps and bounds over the last two years, and all the problems we had with Virtual Reality have been fixed, but one thing still has not been figured out: How to move around in Virtual Reality. Continue reading Oculus buys Nimble VR: A Company making Solutions for Moving Around in Virtual Reality

Samsung buys SmartThings, a Startup specializing in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Industry has fast been expanding, with new entrants in the field and and even varied selection of Inter-Connected Devices.

It seems that even Samsung is looking to get a piece of the Pie, as it has announced that it is buying a Kickstarter Funded Startup named SmartThings, which specializes in the Internet of Things.

READ THIS: What is the Internet of Things Continue reading Samsung buys SmartThings, a Startup specializing in the Internet of Things