Watch Google Pixel 2 livestream here

The Google Pixel 2 event livestream link is already available, despite us being more than two weeks ahead of the October 4th date.
So if you needed an early reminder, here you have it: mark October 4th, 9:00 am PT | 12:00pm ET for the Google Pixel 2 launch.
That’s exactly when Google plans to kick off the livestream for the announcement.
What do we expect to see?
Of course, two new phones by Google: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but also a new Chromebook and a smaller …


Watch the first-ever U.S. youth poet laureate perform a stunning poem about social change

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This summer, 19-year-old Amanda Gorman sat down to outline her priorities. As the very first U.S. youth poet laureate, a position she earned for her literary talent as well as her record of community engagement and leadership, she asked herself, “What do I want to accomplish?”

Since Gorman took on the inaugural role, she’s embarked on a national tour across the U.S. She hopes to make poetry accessible to America’s young people, and has sought them out when she speaks and performs. She wanted to be the one sitting and listening, too. Young people around the country, she believes, deserve a say in what she does.  Read more…

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T-Mobile matches its rivals, bumps data speeds on the Series 3 Apple Watch to 4G

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is more attuned to his customers’ wishes, hopes and desires than any other executive in the industry. So when T-Mobile subscribers complained that the Apple Watch Series 3 would be limited to data speeds of 512kbps (basically 3G), Legere looked into the matter. Today, the executive disseminated a tweet with good news for T-Mobile customers.

According to Legere, T-Mobile’s new Apple Watch plan will provide 4G LTE speeds for Apple Watch users at the same $10 per month rate that it was going to charge for 3G. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 started yesterday …

You can now pre-order iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3

Starting at 12:01am PT | 3:01am ET on September 15th, you can pre-order the brand new Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3.
Pre-orders open at all major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as at Best Buy and Amazon.
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available in a selection of three colors: silver, gold and space gray. They both come with more storage now as well: you have a 64GB base option and a 256GB model (as expected, neither supports microSD card …

Android Wear 2.0 starts rolling out for AT&T's LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition


Great news for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition owners who purchase their smartwatches through AT&T, as the carrier has just announced Android Wear 2.0 is now being pushed to the wearable device.

AT&T’s LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is the last version of the smartwatch received this update after Verizon released it about a month ago. Not to mention the first generation model got Android Wear 2.0 back in April.

It’s been almost seven months since Google launched Android Wear 2.0, but it looks like carriers have been delaying the release of the update for quite a long time.

Anyway, …

Apple has discontinued Apple Watch Series 2

Apple has discontinued the Apple Watch Series 2 and you can no longer buy it.
It is replaced by the new Apple Watch Series 3 that is offered in two versions, a pricier one with cellular connectivity and a cheaper one without it, plus the Apple Watch Series 1 remains available as the most affordable option.
Here are the prices for the models that are currently available:
Series 3 Sport 38mm GPS | Cellular: $330 | $400Series 3 Sport 42mm GPS | Cellular: $360 | $430Series 1 Sport 42mm: $280Series …

Apple Watch Series 3 models with no LTE won't come in ceramic or stainless steel variants

Save for the end-of-the-show “surprise” iPhone X reveal, Apple’s Tuesday event felt extremely rushed: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus part was particularly bad about this, but other stuff like the Apple Watch Series 3 also wasn’t given nearly as much attention as it could have.

For example, Apple only mentioned that the new wearable will come in two variants, one with cellular and one without, and conveniently sidestepped the whole mess of editions (and Editions) — by our count, the Series 3 will be available in a whopping 31 different variants at launch, spread …

Apple Watch Series 3 requires an iPhone 6 or later for setup; battery gets 1 hour of talk time

Apple announced yesterday that unlike previous versions of the Apple Watch, the new Series 3 model does not need to be paired to a nearby iPhone for internet access, or to make/take phone calls. But it still requires an iPhone to configure the timepiece. And while the Series 1 Apple Watch can still use the Apple iPhone 5s and up to communicate with and to set up the device, the new Series 3 watch requires an Apple iPhone 6 or higher for the configuration and set up of the timepiece. The phone must have iOS 11, or higher, installed.

This means that if you are moving up from a Series 1 Apple …

Watch the first ad for the Apple iPhone X right here

Earlier today, we showed you the official new product videos for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8s, Apple iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. All four are narrated by Jony Ive in his inimitable fashion. Now, this morning, we can show you the first television commercial for the tenth anniversary iPhone. Running for approximately 70 seconds, the ad is called “Meet iPhone X.”

Not only is the lack of a home button mentioned, the ad also shows the swipe up gesture that takes users of the phone to the home screen no matter where they are in the iOS 11 eco-system. New features include …

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular: AT&T and Verizon unveil monthly plan rates

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a cellular connectivity option that costs $400 for the 38mm size and $430 for the larger, 42mm size, but did you know that you will need to pay an additional monthly fee to your carrier in order to use that cellular connectivity?
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have now announced prices: it will cost $10 a month to get that cellular connected watch rolling on their network.
This makes 2017 one of the priciest years to own already premium priced Apple products. The iPhone X costs more …