Google first teased its interface for wearables by releasing a video back in March. On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley search giant showed off more of Android Wear at its annual I/O developers conference, along with the first smartwatches that will run the software.
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has removed his music from Spotify, saying that “new artists won’t get paid f***all” while “shareholders are rolling it in.”
- Spotify responded to Yorke’s claim, saying that it pays handsomely and is “having a hugely positive effect on artists and new music.”
- Word on the street is that Apple is beefing up its iWatch staff and prepping for an ‘aggressive’ development of a smart watch.
- The British royal baby hasn’t even been born yet but it already has an app.
- Microsoft just cut the price of its tablet by a third. This move is a hint that it is struggling to gain traction in the tablet market.
Have a great day!
Now available at Best Buy: The Pebble smartwatch
In the dark hours last night, the Pebble project broke the previous Kickstarter funding record of $3.3 million. And still the backers arrive. The project has 31 days left to run, and at the time of writing it has $3,428,933 in funds and nearly 24,000 backers.
Read more about how Pebble is proving that the reports of the wristwatch’s death are greatly exaggerated->
The wristwatch is dying, right? Nobody even wants a “smartwatch.”
Wrong: Allerta raised $3 million in less than a week for its iPhone connected Pebble.
"We’ve been working on smartwatches for years—I think they key was iteration. It’s a very personal device, as people wear a watch and it’s constantly in contact with them. You wear it to bed, you wear it when you’re eating and when you’re working." Thus design was absolutely key to Pebble, and Migicovsky complimented his indistrial designer Steve Johns, who "spent a lot of time looking at what people wear on their wrists, and how we could make something that could be customizable, and beautiful and small and sleek."