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Apple Watch Confused By Tattoos

May 1, 2015 10:39 am | by Meagan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance,” Apple wrote.

Technical Problem Could Curb Apple Watch Availability

April 30, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that the taptic engine made by China-based AAC...

Review: A Week With The Apple Watch

April 21, 2015 3:27 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

The Apple Watch is a huge new release for the company. Bloomberg's Josh Topolsky spent a week...

Apple Invests In Sustainable Solar Project, Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"It's important to us to tackle climate change everywhere we are," Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice...

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Apple Watch’s Debut Shows Growing Importance Of China

April 15, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The simultaneous debut of the Apple Watch in the U.S. and China exemplifies the increasing importance of the world's most populous country to top American retailers, according to consulting firm Tompkins International.

Wearables Gaining Popularity In Business

April 15, 2015 1:54 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Warehouses, manufacturing shop floors, and field maintenance sites already use smart glasses in some cases.

Online Excitement But No Long Lines For Apple Watch Debut

April 13, 2015 10:12 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

And some analysts said the lag time in shipping may help build anticipation while the company works to convince other customers — those who aren't early tech adopters — why they should want this new category of gadget.

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5 New Devices Released This Week Other Than Apple Watch

April 9, 2015 9:57 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Apple Watch isn't the only gadget available this week. Here are five other new devices and services targeting your wallet.

Review: A Week With The Apple Watch

April 8, 2015 10:03 am | by Bloomberg Business | News | Comments

The Apple Watch is a huge new release for the company. Bloomberg's Josh Topolsky spent a week with the new watch and can tell you if it's worth your money.

USDA Unveils App To Help Prevent Wasted Food

April 7, 2015 10:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The app specifically includes pages for more than 400 items, tips for proper cooking, notifications about products nearing the end of their shelf lives and an "Ask Karen" feature for other questions that can be directed to the USDA.

Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down Prices For PCs, Tablets

March 31, 2015 3:30 pm | by Michael Liedtke, Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As the prices for tablets and smartphones have been declining, it has forced on PC makers to lower their prices.

Editor’s Picks: This Week in Long-Form

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

In this new weekly series titled “Editor’s Picks,” I’ll be sharing with you my list of the Internet’s top reads, and I encourage you to take a look.                                                                                                                                                                       

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Chinese Stores, Websites Selling Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Yes, this is already happening.

Early Look: How Does Apple Watch Stack Up Vs Rival Watches?

March 10, 2015 4:13 am | by By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one.

Breaking Down The #AppleWatchEvent

March 9, 2015 10:44 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Articles | Comments

Everything you need to know from the Apple Watch debut told in tweets.                              

VT Farms Monitor Storage Conditions By Cellphone

March 7, 2015 1:13 pm | by Lisa Rathke, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Temperature fluctuations can shorten the growing season for farmers, and the worry doesn't stop when crops are stored inside for winter sales, as a drop or spikes can ruin what's meant for market. For years, growers would have to walk into coolers or other storage spots to...

A Spray Designed To Save Your Phone From The Toilet

March 6, 2015 2:54 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nanostate's Flash Flood is a coating designed to save your smartphone from accidental water exposure . . .                            

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3 Reasons Apple's Watch Will Or Won't Change The Game

March 6, 2015 5:12 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same? The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim...

Manufacturing Snapshot of the Week: Mobile World Congress

March 4, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Check out one of our favorite images from the world's largest annual mobile technology gathering.                         

Visa, MasterCard Moving Into Mobile Pay In Africa

March 4, 2015 10:24 am | by Ken Sweet, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing...

Auto Industry, Batteries Expected To Bolster Graphite Market

March 3, 2015 1:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report expects auto production and lithium-ion batteries to bolster the U.S. graphite market by nearly 30 percent by 2020. The analysis by New York-based PMR Research projects the value of the domestic graphite market to increase from $13.6 billion in 2013 to more than $17.5 billion by the start of the new...

Why I’m Weary Of Wearables

March 2, 2015 4:49 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

An editor’s letter on why smartwatches are all show, no substance.                             

Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay In New Phone

March 1, 2015 1:13 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is departing from its signature plastic design and producing its next flagship phone with a metal frame and a glass back. The new Galaxy S6 phone looks stylish, not cheap. Samsung also unveiled a premium model, the S6 Edge, with side displays. Both models will have...

Google, Apple Compete For Upper Hand In New Tech Markets

February 25, 2015 2:35 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Smartphone dashboards and mobile payment systems catch the attention of rival companies.         

Newest UPS & FedEx Competitor: Waffle House?

February 25, 2015 1:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A new ridesharing service has an unlikely ally in its quest to enter the package delivery marketplace: Waffle House. The iconic Southern breakfast chain will serve as the first official pickup location for drivers using the Roadie app. Roadie, launched late last month by...

Motorola Aims New Phone At First-Time Smartphone Buyers

February 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year's model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older model had a fixed-focus lens that didn't compensate for how far away...

Apple To Bolster Emoji Diversity

February 25, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

More than a year after an Internet outcry about a lack of racial diversity among Apple's emojis, users looking to punctuate their texts with tiny cartoon people will soon be able to select from a variety of new skin tones. Apple officials said the next update to its operating system for the iPhone and iPad...

Apple Invests $1.9B In Data Hubs

February 23, 2015 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it's investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, its largest such project in Europe to date. The hubs will power Apple Inc.'s online services, including iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri...

Samsung Buying Mobile-Pay Company In Bid To Challenge Apple Pay

February 19, 2015 8:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up to challenge Apple and its payment system on iPhones. The deal strengthens speculation that Samsung Electronics Co. plans to include mobile-payment technology in its next major phone, which is expected to be...

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