Batch of Android Wear smartwatches ready for IFA 2015


Despite quickly taking over the top spot for smartwatches, the Apple Watch has not been the roaring success some may have hoped for. Manufacturers of Android-based smartwatches have already discovered this truth, that the wearables market has not yet caught on fire, as shown by poor results for 2014 sales when only 4.6 million units were shipped. Nevertheless, several companies are preparing to introduce a new wave of smartwatches at the IFA 2015 show next week in Berlin, including ASUS, Huawei, LG and Motorola, with a heavy focus on the use of Android Wear for the operating system. Read more

Security hole found in Samsung smart fridges


Some testing recently conducted by Pen Test Partners revealed a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in Samsung smart fridges that could be used to hack into a user’s Gmail account. The Samsung refrigerator that was tested has Wi-Fi capability that among other things, allows a user to display their Gmail calendar on the screen. The Pen Test Partners’ testing showed that although Samsung implemented a Secure Sockets Layer for connections, the fridge was not validating certificates leaving it vulnerable to attack. Read more

Samsung Gear S2 might include nano SIM card slot

samsung_unpacked_2015_gear_s2_teaser_3At Samsung’s famous Unpacked event in NYC, the company teased an upcoming smartwatch called the Gear S2. The smartwatch will likely replace the original Gear S, but will include a round face and a rumored circular bezel for easy navigating. A new report states the smartwatch will likely include a nano SIM card slot for connection to cellular networks.

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