Musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, clearly not content with launching a line of eyewear andtrying to sue Pharrell Williams over the use of the phrase “I Am,” has branched out into the world of wearable tech. The Black Eyed Peas member and millennium man has debuted his i.am+ company with the launch of the PULS smart band, a new entry into the wearable tech market which offers a music player, fitness tracking, GPS and a pedometer alongside apps like Facebook and Twitter. More interestingly, it can also utilize a built-in mirrored SIM to make calls and texts without the use of a conventional phone.
will.i.am claims the PULS will be more of a “fashion tech” item than wearable tech (a move similar to Apple – who recently enlisted fashion photographer David Sims to shoot an editorial for their smartwatch) – which seems like a wise move, although the i.am+ company is set to offer some pretty dubious-sounding jacket and shoes to accompany the watch. While we’re not entirely convinced on the future of wearable tech, i.am+ and the PULS look to offer an interesting rival to the Apple Watch to say the least.
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Google follows up the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with a new smartphone of their own, the Nexus 6. Manufactured by Motorola, the biggest Nexus phone thus far features a 6-inch display – bigger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Specifications include a Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a 3220 mAh battery and two front-facing speakers. Internal storage is available either 32GB or 64GB options while the device comes in either blue or white.
The Nexus 6 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop which is also being launched today. The operating system was first demonstrated back in June, when Google unveiled a brand new design style for Android that featured a playful and colorful look throughout based on simple shapes and sheets of paper. Lollipop also includes a battery saving feature that can extend a phone’s life by up to 90 minutes for those times when you really need to be reachable. Perhaps best of all, the Nexus 6 also comes equipped with one of Motorola’s Turbo Chargers, which can charge the phone back up to six hours’ worth of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order on October 29 and will be available in stores beginning in November. It will retail for $649 unlocked or on a monthly contract. The unlocked model will work on all four major U.S. carriers and Google says the Nexus 6 will also be offered through AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular and Sprint. The Nexus 5, meanwhile, will continue to be sold.
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