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As the owner of a Pebble smartwatch—a device that has really changed the way I interact with my smartphone—I’m incredibly excited about the news of Pebble creating their own, 1st party, App Store. According to the Kickstarter startup, the App Store will launch in early 2014 and will only offer apps that are FREE. That being said, Pebble did say that those free apps, could require an additional app for iPhones and Android devices that will cost money on their respective OS stores. Aside from the no brainer watch face apps, Pebble...

Do you remember when it was rumored that Google was going to spend close to half a billion dollars to advertise the Motorola Moto X? So far, we haven’t really seen anything to crazy, all the typical advertising has been there, like bus signs, billboards, web ads, TV commercials and yes, some print ads. But today it was announced that in the January issue of WIRED, we’re going to see the first, real, interactive, “offline” ad for the Moto X and this ad must have cost a pretty penny, not only to place, but to develop. The...

As we move into a more digital world, people are looking to replace the things we’ve become accustomed to, like computers to tablets, analog watches to smartwatches and now even digital wallets. One company looking to push the envelope is Coin, who has created a new digital credit card so to speak. Here’s the gist, you use a card swipper (similar to Square) in conjunction with an app to swipe a credit card that will load the card onto the Coin card via LE Bluetooth. After you’ve swiped the card, you can then take a picture...

To be fair, T-Mobile (#4) may be the biggest threat to Sprint (#3), as the “Now Network” was the only carrier to lose subscribers. While AT&T (#2) only added 363,000 new customers, Verizon (#1) added 927,000. But it’s T-Mobile who was the big winner, with over 1,000,000 new customers, of which 672,000 were post-paid. It looks like CEO John Legere was right, customers do want a change, they do want to be “un-chained” and they want to pay less and do more. T-Mobile’s new “Un-Carrier” marketing...

A few weeks ago Rovio, makers of Angry Birds and Bad Piggies, sent out a teaser trailer for a game that would be in the Angry Birds universe, but would be more of a Kart racer. Today, they made the game official and gave us a December 11th release date. The new Kart-based game, closely resembles that of Nintendo’s—Mario Kart—but, despite the striking (and damn near mimicking) similarities, it actually looks really solid. First the first time, we get to see the characters of the Angry Birds world rendered out in full 3D, and...

When Samsung announced the 5.6-inch Galaxy Note 3 at IFA, they also announced the new Galaxy Gear, an Android-powered smartwatch that literally ushers in the future. You may have seen a previous commercial that showed clips from popular television shows like Dick Tracy, Night Rider and the Power Rangers, which depicted actors/actresses talking to their watches, the new commercial below is a slightly different approach, with the same idea. Instead of showing the clips from the TV shows, Samsung chose to show the actual watches or devices...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced the new fall 2013 line-up of new Kindle Fires today, now called the Kindle Fire HDX. The new HDX, like the previous models, will come in both 7- and 8.9-inch sizes and HD displays with resolutions of 1920 x 1200 (323ppi) and 2560 x 1600 (339ppi) respectively. Aside from the size differences, both models will be powered by the ultra-powerful Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz. Both will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, as well as either WiFi-only or LTE equipped...

Monkey see, monkey do. A gold phone is nothing new, high-end fashion companies have been doing it for a while, but when it comes to a mass market device, there hasn’t been many. When rumors and leaked images of what is now known as Apple’s iPhone 5s surfaced, showing a gold or champagne exterior, some scoffed at the idea of a gold phone. However tacky it might be to some, the gold iPhone has been the most sought after version since the 5s went on sale last Friday. Since Apple announced their new gold iPhone, we’ve seen...

Since T-Mobile USA disrupted the telecom industry a few months back, when CEO John Legere announced their new Jump! phone upgrade promotion, the industry—and by that, I mean AT&T and Verizon—quickly reacted and offered up their own plans, like Edge and Next, from Verizon and AT&T respectively. Sprint, however, has been rather quiet, that is until today. On Friday (9/20) morning, the Nation’s 3rd largest wireless carrier announced their own “upgrade plan” and it’s perhaps the most compelling one yet,...

On the verge of the Toyko Game Show, the team over at Madfinger games have finally announced the release date of the highly anticipated zombie shooter, Dead Trigger 2. The game will be released on October 23rd, 2013. “This real time and never-ending story will be affected by the behavior of every single player,” explains Marek Rabas, CEO at Madfinger Games. Dead Trigger 2 is a unique title, in that everything is happening at the same time all over the world and with each new update, the conflict changes to different parts of the world,...