I'm not into tech news these days but has anyone been able to build a smartwatch with as long a battery life as the Pebbles? I always thought epaper was the right tech for smartwatches since because of size limitations they are restricted to a small battery
You don't really *need* more battery life but it's nice to have it and being able to forget charging for a few days.
I currently have a Xiaomi Mi band 2 and, while it's not exactly a smartwatch I love that its battery life is long (around 2 weeks). Also, since it tracks your sleep it's nice being able to wear it while you're sleeping since you don't have to charge it every day
I didn't buy any Pebble hardware but by what I've read it seems like the right approach to smartwatches: epaper displays, software that's useful but doesn't try to do too much, long battery life. It's a pity they couldn't make their business profitable
I'd actually be willing to pay money to Google to use their services if they wouldn't gather any data from me.
How you'd guarantee they're not keeping it anyway I don't know, but if they offered it and somehow you could be reasonably sure they aren't actually storing anything I'd pay.
It could if connected to a dock that gave it a mouse, keyboard and monitor.
Also, mobile OS would need to be replaced by real OS which allow the user to run more than one app at once, allow root access, etc.
Exactly, technically it seems Win 10 is pretty good. What kills it for me it's the hideous mobile-like UI but mainly the spying and blatant pushing of Ms' own products inside of Windows itself. An OS should let the user take control. Windows 10 takes part of that control away from the user but most of all an OS should not have spying nor publicity.
Well, yes many people wear earbuds but it's their own freaking resposibility to be aware and alert of their surroundings. When I wear headphones on the street I'm specially careful when I'm going to cross
I'd really like to know what hardware this has inside. It might very well be something similar to the new NES, i.e.: an ARM SOC running an emulator.
It'd be really cool if this was running on the original chips. As opposed to the NES it seems the Genesis used pretty standard hardware: A Motorola 68K, a Z80 a pretty common Yamaha sound chip.
Alas, it's probably more expensive to build a device with those chips nowadays than to use the ARM and emulator option.
Sadly the only thing most people will care about will be about the SD card slot.
We live in times where our ability to do things with our computers (of any size, including smartphones) is being limited...and that's enabled by the fact that most regular joes don't care.