Samsung Gear S4 could be the 'Galaxy Watch', new Gear Fit in the cards

Samsung recently trademarked the ‘Galaxy Watch’ and ‘Galaxy Fit’ names, presumably for use in its future endeavors in wearables, and this could be a big deal. Samsung’s current wearable lineups are split under the Gear and Gear Fir monikers. It’s a name that the company has been using for various phone accessories and smaller devices, but it seems that as far as fitness trackers and smartwatches are concerned, things may change in 2018.

A recent trademark application published by the USPTO reveals that Samsung now owns the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit …


Samsung trademarks the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit names for some reason

The newest names trademarked by Samsung might create a little bit of confusion among consumers who are looking to buy the South Korean company’s products. The Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Fit names now belong to Samsung and that might not be a problem if they wouldn’t be saved for the naming of wearable devices.

As many of you probably know by now, Samsung uses the Gear moniker for its wearables, so the fact that it’s now trademarked completely different names is a bit weird. It probably suggests that Samsung may want to unify the naming scheme of its smartphones and wearable devices.

That …

This is the data usage for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, where do you fit? (results)

We asked you last week how much mobile data do you consume on average per phone line, and it turns out that 28% of our 1322 respondents fit neatly into the sub-5GB average that the big four US carriers report. Most of you consume less than 10GB a month overall, yet there are plenty of people who are letting their hair down on unlimited plans, and get to 20, 30, and even 50+ GB of cellular data on a line, and that number is only set to grow in the future.

If you have ever been curious how much data are Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint using …

This is the data usage by type and plan for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, where do you fit?

If you have ever been curious how much data are Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint using by cellular and plan type usage, the latest AppOptix report by research firm Strategy Analytics brings us the answer to that pressing question. Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but folks on the cheapest unlimited mobile data plans – those of T-Mobile and Sprint – are using much more bytes than those on the “expensive” carriers like Verizon or AT&T.

As you can see from the graphs below, T-Mobile subscribers are the absolute leaders in monthly data usage among all four major US …

I'm the guy who makes quips in the elevator when no one else can fit and here's my artistic process

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Hey. You may recognize me as the guy who makes hilarious jokes in an elevator once it reaches maximum capacity. But there’s more to it than meets the eye.

This is my process.

What I typically do upon waking up in the morning is just congratulate myself in the mirror for being who I am. I’m hilarious, I deserve this, and I am solely responsible for the satisfaction of the American workforce. You can do this too, just make sure your neighbors don’t hear you or they’ll try to come up with a scheme to get you evicted, like when my neighbors told our landlord I was housing 43 long-haired dachshunds in my apartment. Read more…

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18:9 wallpapers that are a perfect fit for bezel-less smartphones

Infinity Displays, FullVision displays, Full View displays, 18:9, 18.5:9, “tall” aspect ratios. More and more phones are adopting bezel-less designs and implementing taller displays and that necessitates some special care when decorating the extra screen real estate. Fret not, however, for we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been tailored to fit the high resolutions and tall aspect ratios of the newest LGs, Samsungs, iPhones, Pixels, Huaweis, and whatnots.

Finding awesome, high-quality backgrounds is no easy task (believe us, …

Sony introduces new wireless earbuds fit for your workouts and with strong bass

Sony has just introduced a pair of new, Bluetooth-based wireless earbuds that combine light weight, digital noise cancellation and sweat resistance that makes them suitable for workouts.

The new earbuds go by the brilliant WF-SP700N (for the cord-free model) and WI-SP600N (for the neckbuds) names, and Sony claims they are the first one to combine BOTH noise cancellation features and water resistance.
First, the WF-SP700N, the “true” wireless kind: battery life on them is 3 hours, considerably less than the 5 hours you get …

Deal: Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro now comes with free U Flex headphones ($80 value) in tow

When Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro went on pre-order in the United States back in September, customers who would get one would also receive the U Flex headphones for free. Once the wearable hit the shelves, the deal disappeared and customers who would purchase Gear Fit 2 Pro wouldn’t the pair of earphones for free.

However, since Samsung kicked off its “12 Days of Joy” promotional offer, every day there’s a new crazy deal that customers can take advantage of. Today’s deal brings back the pre-order offer that Samsung had available back in September, which means if you …

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 hands-on

Continuing its assault into the fitness category, Plantronics is giving consumers variety in the form of what they can choose to bring to the gym for workouts, as the new Plantronics Fit 300 is an ultra-lightweight offering from the company. While its other solution, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500, is for users who prefer the on-the-ear style, the BackBeat Fit 300 on the other hand will cater to those who want something in-ear instead.

Compared to its offerings in the fitness category in previous years, the BackBeat Fit 300 takes a totally different approach with …

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 hands-on

Wireless headset maker, Plantronics, is hoping that one of its latest Bluetooth headphones will strike a balance between form and function. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 expands the company’s line of “fit” headsets, which are intended to cater to fitness fanatics that require an extreme level of protection against their rigorous routines – while still delivering solid audio performance in the process.

While it’s a distant cousin to the Plantronics BackBeat 500, which was released earlier in the year, the BackBeat Fit 500 clearly has a more aggressive design. For starters, …