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March 19, 2018 8:57 AM Apple is secretly producing high definition MicroLED displays which are brighter, slimmer and more energy efficient than today's screens (but you'll have to wait at least three years to get one)

iPhones of the future will be equipped with brighter, slimmer and more power efficient screens, a secret research project at Apple suggests. Experts at the firm are working on MicroLED displays to replace today's top spec OLED screens, according to industry sources. If successful, the technology would address the burn in issue common to OLED displays 27

March 12, 2018 2:26 AM Sydney commuters 'tap' with credit cards

Sydney commuters can now 'tap on' for single trips using their phones, tablets and smartwatches instead of Opal cards when travelling on the city's ferries and Light Rail. The "contactless payment scheme" came into play on Monday and is expected to be rolled out to trains before the end of the year, said NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance 30

January 31, 2018 7:36 PM You can now use Alexa to TEXT any phone (but only on an Android and it doesn't do group texts or emojis)

Thanks to a new software update, you can now use Alexa to deliver SMS text messages to any phone. It only works for Alexa users in the US with an Android device that also have the Alexa app installed on their phone. You also can't use the feature to text 911 or participate in group text messages. Don't try to send your friend your favorite emoji, either 67

November 13, 2017 3:20 PM This Is Who Is Winning In Wearable Tech In 2017

You might have seen the headlines about the unsold Snap Spectacles lying in warehouses or startups like Doppler Labs biting the dust without a big tech company swooping in to save them. It's not all doom and gloom, though. It was the second Wareable Tech Awards, in association with Currys PC World, this week - we chose 15 Award winners, with the help of a panel 104

March 28, 2017 12:57 PM Samsung seeding firmware update for Gear S3 Frontier and Classic with various new features

The update brings additional features for Samsung native apps such as S Voice and Samsung Health. Samsung is rolling out a new update that brings an array of new features and improvements to Gear S3 frontier and classic smartwatches. Users can now add new data and music complications to selected Watch Faces. Several Samsung native apps such as Alti-barometer 91

February 16, 2017 9:37 AM How to call an Uber from your Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Only those watches running Android Wear 2.0 and above can use the app. The Uber app has finally arrived for Android Wear 2.0 supported smartwatches. The app is a standalone one, which means users do not need their smartphones and can directly hail a cab through their smartwatches. The app available on the Play Store and can be installed on your watch 66

January 22, 2017 8:52 PM LG's G6 phone may get Google Assistant

LG reportedly in talks with Google about putting a smart assistant on its upcoming phone for February. An existing partnership with Amazon makes us wonder if its Alexa assistant could also hitch a ride. So far, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones to use Google's AI assistant, which it unveiled on October 4. If LG were to bring Google Assistant 31

December 5, 2016 7:49 PM Apple Watch 2 Review: In Depth

Apple Watch 2 Review: With this second generation wearable, Apple has made several improvements over the original Watch. Built-in GPS, full water resistance, updated WatchOS software and a strong variety in design means the ‘Apple Watch Series 2’ could be the best smartwatch we’ve rocked on our wrists. Here’s our full Watch 2 review. Smartwatches have been around 41

October 10, 2016 11:17 PM Potential Apple Watch snooping: A not-so-paranoid cyberespionage risk

U.K. ministers have reportedly been barred from wearing the Apple Watch in sensitive meetings It may sound paranoid, but the next time you enter a highly confidential meeting, leave your smart watch behind. It's possible the device could be spying on you. That's what ministers in the U.K. are reportedly being told. They've recently been banned from wearing 7

October 10, 2016 2:01 PM Theresa May 'bans Apple Watch from UK cabinet meetings'

Does the PM see smartwatches as a cybersecurity threat? The UK's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, appears to have banned smartwatches from official cabinet meetings, on the grounds that foreign governments could hack them and listen in on political conversations. "The Russians are trying to hack everything," an anonymous inside source told the Telegraph 4