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Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And Pebble.com

The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy, ahead of ship dates staring in early July, and in-store retail availability at the electronics giant starting in mid-July. ...

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Nokia Confirms Plan To Return To Phone Market In 2016

So much for terse denials. Former world number one mobile maker Nokia, which sold its device making unit to Microsoft last year, is indeed intending to get back into the mobile game next year — when a Microsoft contract clause that currently prevents it from putting its brand name on handsets lapses. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told Germany’s Manager ...

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Doppel Is A Wearable That Puts A Pulse On Your Pulse

The wacky world of wearables has a new would-be entrant: meet doppel, a wrist-worn device that’s not a smartwatch, not a fitness tracker, and not (just) a heart-rate monitor. Caveat: It’s also not yet a product; the London-based team building doppel have just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to try to get their working prototype ...

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PureWrist Puts Contactless Payments Inside A Bracelet

Launched on Indiegogo last week, PureWrist is a fashionable silicone bracelet that contains an embedded NFC payment chip that lets you go through life without Apple Pay. The chip inside the bracelet is powered by the same technology found in Apple Pay and NFC-enabled credit cards. This allows PureWrist to be used to as ...

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