Alcatel OneTouch debuts new white style of its smartwatch


Starting today, you can purchase the Alcatel OneTouch Watch in a new all-white style. The device, which has been around for just a few months, was previously offered in a black and red color option. The white color option looks much more stylish with the white, text band matching the chrome accents. So, if anything, you will have a smartwatch on your wrist that is more fashionable while counting steps, monitoring heart rate, and analyzing sleep.

Alcatel OneTouch will sell this color option at the same $149 price, but it is only available in the small/medium band size.

Hit the break for additional images of the Alcatel OneTouch Watch in white.

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BBC giving away mini computers to help students learn programming


In the United Kingdom, the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) is giving away tiny micro:bit computers to children in year 7 (I assume similar to grade 7 here in North America) across all of the UK. The computers are similar to how a Raspberry Pi would work and function. The idea is if they give the computers out to students it will encourage them to get into programming and teach them the basics of hardware design.

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Samsung preparing a Snapdragon 808-powered flip phone for Chinese markets

samsung smg9198Samsung has been known to dabble in the Android flip phone market occasionally (I guess someone is buying these things?) and it looks like they’ll be testing a high end Snapdragon processor in one of their upcoming flip phones. Does that make any sense to you? No? Me either, don’t worry.

A new phone has appeared in a TENAA listing with the model number SM-G9198. It looks like it sports a clamshell flipping design and some seriously high-end hardware, including a Snapdragon 808 processor and a 16 megapixel camera. That’s roughly on par with LG’s flagship G4, for reference. Read more

Price points for upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab devices leak


Sources are reporting they have obtained pricing details about several Samsung tablet devices that should be hitting the market sometime this summer. It has been a year since Samsung released their Galaxy Tab S, the last major upgrade for the company’s high-end tablets. Samsung has several variants of a successor line of tablets, Galaxy Tab S2 devices, in the works along with an entry level Galaxy Tab E. This is the first word we have seen regarding pricing for the devices. Read more

Samsung starts pushing out Lollipop update for the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi


If you’re the owner of a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi (SM-T330) and reside in the United States, you may want to listen up, as Samsung has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1.1 update to the slate. In terms of added functionally, the upgrade brings the latest build of Lollipop to the device, in addition to a redesigned user interface, better notifications and performance improvements.

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