Motorola recently announced the second version of its Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, with many design and internal improvements. Like the Moto smartphones, the Moto 360 can be built to your liking with the Moto Maker. There is a men's and women's version, and the men's watch comes in either 42mm or 46mm. There are two different designs to choose from for the bezel, and three color options -- black, silver, or gold. You can also customize the color of the case with either of those three colors. As for the band, there are two leather colors and three metal band colors.
Motorola's latest smartphone, the Moto X Pure Edition, has a 5.7" 1440p Quad HD display and front-facing stereo speakers. It has a metal frame and curved back aiming to be more comfortable to hold. Like previous Moto X phones, the design is very customizable with Moto Maker. You'll have a choice of a premium leather or real wood back, along with colors and accent colors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 still has the same size 5.7" screen as the previous version, yet it's housed in a thinner body made from metal and glass. The display is Quad HD AMOLED at 518 ppi, and the back of the phone is curved to make it easier and more natural to hold in the hand.
The SlimFold wallet is a very thin, light, strong, and secure wallet. There are two different materials to choose from, and both are environmentally friendly and free of animal products. There are two sizes, original and MICRO, and it comes in a variety of colors and accent colors. Another advantage to the SlimFold wallet is the RFID blocking option, which will keep credit cards and key cards secure.
Intel's Skylake is a new processor that was just launched to succeed the Broadwell microarchitecture. It brings greater CPU and GPU performance, as well as reduced power consumption. Skylake uses the same 14 nm manufacturing processas Broadwell.
Look for Intel Skylake processors in your next laptop or desktop computer to get the most performance and power efficiency.
Motorola's latest Moto G smartphone packs many of the specs you'd expect from a modern phone, at a very affordable off contract price. It has a 5" 720p HD display, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. It also has a slot for an optional microSD card with up to 32 GB capacity.
Microsoft Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, and will be a more familiar experience to longtime Windows users. The Start Menu is back, and it will carry over your pinned apps and favorites as well. Instead of having one interface for desktops and tablets, Windows 10 will adapt itself accordingly, so its optimized either for touch or a mouse pointer.
Multitasking is improved in Windows 10. You can snap up to four apps into place and see all open tasks at once. It allows for multiple desktops too, so you can group similar windows into separate spaces.
As with many other maps sites and applications, Nokia's HERE Maps lets you search for places and get turn-by-turn directions. It has walking, driving, and public transit directions, live traffic information, weather, and more. But what sets it apart from a lot of the other maps sites and apps is its ability to cache maps for offline use. If you're heading to another country or a place where you have little or no cell signal, this is an important feature.
The Amazon Echo is a cloud connected, always-on black tube that sits somewhere in the house and listens for the wake word "Alexa." When someone says that wake word, it will respond with information about news, weather, sports, and more.
Spire is a small 10mm x 35mm health tracker that clips to your pants or bra. Unlike many other fitness trackers that focus on your activity, Spire is designed to measure your breathing patterns continuously throughout the day. Spire says that studies have shown that simply controlling your breathing can lower blood pressure and reduce tension.