[Deal Alert] Get $50 off Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro

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Smartwatches are not as popular as they used to be, but of what's available right now, Samsung definitely has the best offerings. The recently-announced Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro have already seen a discount at various retailers, including Samsung's online store. You can get the proper watch for $249.99 and the Fit for $149.99, meaning that you can save $50 off either or both. Ryan took a look at the Gear Sport not too long ago, and he came away impressed. If neither of ...

[Deal Alert] Amazon has the Garmin vívosport for $150 ($50 off)

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With the holidays nigh upon us and New Years resolutions around the corner, some may be interested in a new fitness tracker. Considered to be one of the best around, Garmin's vívosport is on sale for $149.99 over on Amazon, a savings of $50. With built-in GPS, stress tracking, and an always-on display, the vívosport has plenty of smart features and fitness monitoring tools available to use. Battery life sits at around seven days. it's waterproof for swimming tracking, and the unit itself can show notifications from ...

Gear S3 Value Pack update brings UX changes, improved fitness tracking, and much more

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Considered to be one of the better smartwatches available, and my personal favorite, the Samsung Gear S3 received a substantial update today. Dubbed "Value Pack," it brings both the Classic and the Frontier to Tizen 3.0.0.1, as well as a bunch of new stuff. Here is the massive changelog: Samsung Connect: Monitor and manage smart devices the smarter way with Gear S3 Gear VR Controller: Easily control your Gear VR right from your wrist with the Gear S3 PPT Controller: Command the audience and the presentation with the ...

[Deal Alert] Verizon’s discontinued Wear24 smartwatch pops up on eBay for $129.99 ($220 off)

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Verizon tried its hand at selling an Android Wear smartwatch earlier this year, but the $350 Wear24 was a flop and Verizon quietly pulled it after just four months. Perhaps this smartwatch will be more appealing now at a steep discount. The Wear24 has appeared on eBay for just $129.99, less than half the original price. Verizon's loss is your gain. The Wear24 is manufactured by Quanta Computers, a white label manufacturer that produces hardware for many different companies (that's why the listing says ...

Opera’s Android TV browser renamed to ‘Vewd Browser’

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Several years ago, Opera Software spun off its TV division as a separate company, fittingly named 'Opera TV.' While the company was responsible for the various TV ports of the Opera browser, it also developed an entire software platform designed for media players, car head units, and smart TVs - similar to Roku OS and Android TV. Opera TV was purchased by Moore Frères & Company in 2016, and in August of this year, the company announced it was rebranding itself as 'Vewd.' Now the Android ...

Android Oreo feature spotlight: Android TV now recommends apps to install during setup

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It has been a while since the last Android Oreo feature spotlight, but there are apparently still discoveries to be made. Oreo was a pretty substantial update for Android TV, with a new launcher in tow. The update has another change for Android TV - recommended apps during the setup process. When you're setting up your Android TV device for the first time, or after a wipe, Google will now show you a few apps you can install. The recommendations are based on your installation ...

Cartoon Network app now works on Android TV

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Cartoon Network has an impressive legacy, with shows like Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Regular Show under its belt. At this point it's mostly a 24/7 channel for Teen Titans GO, but you're into that, you might be excited to hear that the official app now supports Android TV. Like most applications for cable networks, the CN app allows you to watch select on-demand content from your mobile device (and now, your TV). There's even ...

Android TV app for Comcast Xfinity coming in 2018, but only for Sony TVs at first

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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast and Sony today announced that Xfinity TV customers will soon be able to access their cable service via the Xfinity TV Partner app on Sony’s Android TVs. Beginning in 2018, Xfinity TV customers with Sony’s Android TVs will be able to enjoy live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings via the Xfinity TV Partner app. They will also enjoy the seamless design and rich programming data of the Emmy ...