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Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Demand Far Outstrips Supply in Strange Apple Watch Rollout

Only a small proportion of consumers who bought an Apple Watch have actually received the device, according to a Business Insider article by Rob Price. Market analyst Slice Intelligence believes that on the Monday following the device’s first weekend ostensibly on the market, about 78 percent of its buyers haven’t actually received the product. That’s…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Amid Apple Watch Fanfare, Samsung Leaks More Details on Gear A

Amid Apple Watch Fanfare, Samsung Leaks More Details on Gear A

As its previously-released and modestly successful smartwatches are eclipsed by today’s launch of the Apple Watch, Samsung has revealed a few more details about a new smartwatch of its own on its blog, according to a Reuters report. Samsung has revealed that its forthcoming Gear A smartwatch will feature a round face, that the company…

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

Buzz Builds as Apple Takes Smartwatch Preorders

The Apple Watch is now available for pre-order, and consumers have been flocking to Apple Stores in droves to get a first glimpse at the device, according to a Reuters report from Noel Randewich and Astrid Wendlandt. There’s a growing degree of buzz about the forthcoming device, but little by way of numbers to quantify…

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

NCR subsidiary Digital Insight has developed a Wright-Patt Credit Union app that is compatible with Android smartwatches. The app uses biometric authentication to let users access their financial services on Android Wear devices. The new app automatically syncs to the user’s Android Wear devices. After that, logging on the smartwatch is done via voice command.…

New Samsung Smartwatch Doesn’t Require Phone Pairing

New Samsung Smartwatch Doesn’t Require Phone Pairing

Samsung has revealed a few more details about its upcoming smartwatch, according to a TechRadar article by Matt Hanson. For one thing, it has a new name: Whereas it was previously referred to as Orbis, the smartwatch is now called the Samsung Gear A. That isn’t a huge surprise in terms of branding, given the…

Can Wearables Right Smartphones’ Wrongs?

Can Wearables Right Smartphones’ Wrongs?

Apple and Google are telling consumers to buy their wearables so they can stop having to deal with their distracting mobile phones. At least, that’s what Chris O’Brien says those companies are saying, in an article for VentureBeat. O’Brien cites two main examples. The first is a TED talk by Sergey Brin, one of Google’s cofounders.…

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…