Possible pricing for LG Watch Urbane appears on retail site

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The LG Watch Urbane, the all-metal, all-luxury big brother of the G Watch R, was announced earlier this week, but without pricing and availability details.

Today, a product page on MobileFun.com appears to have some more information on the forthcoming smartwatch.

While an availability date is not yet announced, the site lists the Watch Urbane for $368.99 and is currently accepting pre-orders.

We’ll get you more on the device as a release date nears, but this is all that’s known for now.

Source 1: Mobile Fun 1 / Mobile Fun 2

Pebble app version 2.3 hits the Play Store with Android Wear compatibility

pebble_firmware_updatePebble recently announced that they were bringing Android Wear compatibility and actionable notifications to their smartwatch platform, and those features have finally gotten the green light for users. The update is available on the Play Store and brings the Pebble application to version 2.3. This update will let any Android Wear app work with the watch, plus you’ll get the ability to quick reply to text messages with some predefined responses.

You’ll also see some bug fixes, as well as the new option for apps and watch faces to update while Pebble is idle. You can see the full changelog below. Read more

Dish Network’s Sling TV strikes deal with EPIX to compete with Netflix

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Sling TV, Dish Network’s self-proclaimed “cable-killer,” has struck a deal with EPIX cable movie network to bring more than 2,000 on-demand titles to customers.

The news comes after last week, the company also signed a deal with AMC channels to its core-package ($20) which already has ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, HGTV, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network and the Disney Channel.

The EPIX content will be available through a paid add-on package — the cost of the package is not yet public.

Netflix is clearly more embedded in our homes than the EPIX service, but this certainly makes Sling TV a whole lot more enticing for those looking to drop their cable subscriptions.

Source: NY Daily News

The NBA is filming the All-Star Game in 360-degrees for Samsung’s Gear VR

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If you’ve ever wanted a court-side seat at an NBA (basketball) game but couldn’t afford the $9.000 price tag, Samsung and the NBA may well be on the verge of providing a solution. All you need is a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, its accompanying Gear VR headset, access to Samsung’s Milk VR Store and you could be watching NBA highlights in virtual-reality

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Metal Moto 360 variants will be available in Canada in March

moto_360_alternate_faceIf you’ve been waiting to pick up a Moto 360 with a metal band in Canada, your wait is almost over. The company is set to release the metal-clad variants of its smartwatch later in March this year at a few different retailers.

The dark and light metal Moto 360 will be available for $329, and you’ll be able to pick up both options at Future Shop or Best Buy. TELUS will also be carrying the dark metal 360, and they’ll exclusively sell the champagne finish watch with the 18 mm strap, if you’re looking for something a little thinner. Read more

[Deal] HTC discounts the One (M8), select accessories, and the RE Camera through the weekend

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This weekend, various products designed and sold by HTC will be available at discounted prices. The company will reduce the cost for buyers of the One (M8), RE Camera, Dot View case, Double Dip case, and Flip case. The reason for discounting these items can probably be explained by the March 1 event hosted by HTC. The company is expected to introduce a new range of prodcuts, namely the HTC One (M9). A successor to the RE Camera will likely debut as well.

Here are the terms of the sale:

  • $150 off when buying the HTC One (M8) for $499
  • 50% off when buying the Dot View ($25), Double Dip ($12.50), and Flip cases ($15)
  • 25% off when buying the RE Camera for $149

The discounts will be applied when items are added to the cart prior to checkout.

Source: HTC

Mattel brings VR to the newest View-Master, based on Google Cardboard

Mattel_View-Master_Google_Cardboard_01Mattel and Google held a little event this morning in New York City, and as expected, they unveiled a new view-master. The first view-master was launched in 1940, and with over 200,000 reels released, it was one of the most popular toys for many years. But it wasn’t just a toy as it was also used to train pilots and doctors. Now it’s entering the virtual reality (VR) world.

When Mattel saw Google Cardboard, they knew it was the next generation of the view-master. Just like Google Cardboard, it will work with smartphones and whatever apps that are designed for it in the Play Store. Mattel will offer their own custom app as well. The new view-master will be compatible with Android at first, but support will come to iOS and Windows.

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[Deal] Motorola extends $100 off Valentine’s sale to February 17

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Motorola has been running a $100 off promotion that was supposed to end tomorrow, February 14, but they have decided to extend it to February 17. That’s three more days to come up with the dough to buy a shiny new device.

How it works is that as long as you make a purchase of $499.99 or more from Motorola, they will knock off $100 ($35 off for $249.99 or more). No coupon code required.

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