Smartwatch shipments collapse in Q3 2016

Graph - Going down

All is not well for the global smartwatch market. Year-over-year shipment figures dipped for the first time in the second quarter of the year. Things did not improve in Q3 as International Data Corporation (IDC) reported yesterday that the market experienced a “round of growing pains” with another year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. Volumes dropped 51.6% from a total of 5.6 million […]

Joe Natale to replace Guy Laurence as Rogers Communications CEO

Joe Natale

Rogers Communications today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Guy Laurence is stepping down effective immediately. He will be replaced by Joseph Natale, the former TELUS CEO as soon as his non-compete arrangement with his former employer allows him to do so. In the meantime,  Alan Horn will serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have appreciated Guy’s leadership over the […]

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to “early 2017”

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google has delayed the launch of the latest version of its Android Wear wearables platform. When it was announced at Google I/O 2016 this summer, the company said that Android Wear 2.0 would be out sometime this fall. Google will instead extend the developer preview program into next year. We’ve gotten tons of great feedback from the developer community about Android Wear […]

No more Android Wear smartwatches from Huawei, LG and Motorola in 2016

Google Android Wear 2.0

The only new Android Wear smartwatch to be announced at IFA 2016 was the ASUS ZenWatch 3. Other Android Wear partners such as Motorola and Sony notably did not announce new smartwatches. CNET has now learned that Huawei, LG and Motorola all have no plans to release new Android Wear smartwatches this year. Last year, all three announced new wearables at […]

Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+

Apple Watch Series 2

As widely expected, Apple unveiled some new wearables alongside the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. The Apple Watch Series 2 retains the overall design of the original model while adding a number of new features including GPS and a new water-resistant shell. Apple has also updated key components, giving the Series 2 a brighter display and a new dual-core […]

IFA 2016: Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud launch pushed to November

Sony Xperia Ear

Sony first unveiled its Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud at MWC 2016 back in late February. It was originally scheduled to launch this summer. Sony today confirmed at its IFA 2016 press conference that the launch has now been pushed back to November. The Sony Xperia Ear is a single earpiece that connects to your smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth. It […]

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant today unveiled the latest member of its popular Manufacture Collection. The latest Slimline Moonphase Manufacture combines a starkly elegant ivory-colored dial with a detailed moonphase and date counter sub-dial at the 6 o’clock mark. The ivory dial is accented with sunray decoration and applied silver color indexes. The sub-dial features an illustration of the moon and stars on a contrasting dark blue background. It […]