Fitness is the word to describe this coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday

Out of shape? Need to do some more reps lifting your handset to your ear? T-Mobile hears you. This week’s T-Mobile Tuesday contest prizes includes five Grand Prizes. Each one contains a one-year membership to a Crunch gym and a $520 check that can be used to pay for taxes or miscellaneous expenses. Fifty First-Prize winners will score a free duffle-bag containing a one week supply of protein powder, a shaker bottle, the following workout DVDs/books: Men’s Health Riptensity, Men’s Health Body Weight Burners, Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates, Women’s Health Tone Up Workout, and New Rules of Lifting for Women. And most importantly, the bag includes a towel.

Two Hundred Second Prize winners will get free Spartacus workout DVDs called Body Weight Revolution, Total Body Blitz and Triple Set Scorcher. Overall, the contest will have 255 prize awards valued at $26,730.50.

Now that your phone muscles are all buffed up, this coming Tuesday’s give-aways include a $25 coupon for use with any of the 62,000 restaurants listed on In addition, T-Mobile subscribers will get a free DVD, Blu-ray or game rental for one-day from Redbox. For those T-Mobile customers who require additional battery capacity for their phone, this Tuesday you can take 25% off the purchase of any Mophie product. Lastly, this Tuesday will start a free 1-year (or 10-issue) subscription to Men’s Health or Woman’s Health.

Another good haul for T-Mobile subscribers starts in days. And with any luck at all, you could score one of the contest prizes. Good Luck!

source: T-Mobile

Korean version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950KOR) is now FCC certified

The Korean version of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 8, sporting the model number SM-N950KOR, is now FCC certified. The phone is expected to be made official following an August 23rd introduction just one week before the September 1st opening of annual trade show IFA in Berlin. This model will feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2880. 6GB of RAM is inside, and the Korean bred model is powered by the Exynos 8995 SoC.

The FCC filing indicates that the Korean Galaxy Note 8 will use the FCC E-label technique, and the screen will include an edge-to-edge glass. The FCC ID number is A3LSMN950KOR. Before July turned into August, we told you about the four variants of the Galaxy Note 8 that were green lit by the Feds. One model is the global “Korean” version powered by the Exynos 8995 chipset with 6GB of RAM. Two U.S. models have the Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood, and a display only variant has no wireless capabilities.

Most of the information released by the FCC doesn’t give away the specs that you’ve been looking forward to hearing about. But with the official introduction of the Galaxy Note 8 less than three weeks away, we all can summon up the strength to wait for the gala event, right? If by chance you cannot, your best bet is to check in here several times a day for the latest rumors and leaks pertaining to Sammy’s next high-end phablet.

source: FCC

HoloLens founder and Windows Insider chief say smartglasses will replace smartphones

Back in June, former Wall Street analyst Gene Munster said that the AR powered  Apple Glasses, expected to be launched in 2020, will be bigger than the Apple iPhone. And that analysis is similar to forecasts made by HoloLens creator Alex Kipman, and Windows Insider Chief Dona Sarkar. Both agree with Munster that AR smartglasses could soon surpass smartphones as our main go-to technology.

Kipman, who created HoloLens, says that the smartphone is already dead and that people just don’t know it yet. The HoloLens uses a combination of real and virtual worlds to form Mixed Reality. The real world appears as the backdrop in AR (Augmented Reality) while the virtual world obviously appears in Virtual Reality images. According to Kipman, small smartphone and television screens will be replaced by wearable holographic devices like a smartglass screen.

Windows Insider Dona Sakar has similar feelings although she is seeing things from the smartphone side. Saying that she loves her Lumia 950 XL, she realizes that a smartphone is just one single category of a group that encompasses mobile devices.  Like Kipman, Sakar sees Microsoft developing a screenless version of a smartphone that takes over for the handset.

“The potential of these devices is that they could one day replace your phones, TVs, and all these screens. Once your apps, videos, information, and even social life are projected into your line of sight, you won’t need any other screen-based gadgetry … [it’s] the “natural conclusion” of mixed reality.”-Alex Kipman, foiunder, HoloLens

Wouldn’t that be ironic, and possibly an amazing come from behind victory for Microsoft if the Surface Phone turns out to be such a product? There probably would be great reluctance to give up the smartphone, but that could be expected anytime that a huge technological change is imminent. And unlike smartphones, there doesn’t seem to be too many different ways to differentiate between the product.

“Let’s talk about what mobile means … people think about mobile as this thing that they carry around in their pocket … I love my 950 XL … but that is not the only mobile device on the planet. HoloLens is a mobile device … There are going to be new device categories in the future that are also going to be mobile devices. It will be about things you carry with you everywhere you go. And as humans it is actually very unnatural for us to stare at a screen … this has only been around for the last 10 years … it makes us antisocial, it makes us not behave the way humans do.”-Dona Sakar, chief, Windows Insider

Considering that Google Glass was pretty much a consumer failure and that the smartphone still rules the roost, this all seems like science fiction. But we’ve gone from featurephones to smartphones and are now moving toward AR based smartglasses. As said in the Titanic movie, “It’s a mathematical certainty.”

source: WindowsCentral

Blizzard to launch new Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion on August 10

Officially unveiled in early July, the next Hearthstone expansion will drop on August 10, Blizzard announced today. Knight of the Frozen Throne is the sixth expansion for the card game and should go live in the Americas region on August 10, while Europe and Asia regions will get it on August 11.

The new expansion comes with 135 new cards and a new type of hero cards that replace the player’s hero and Hero Power. Moreover, Knights of the Frozen Throne brings a new Lifesteal mechanic, already known to many players since it’s a standard ability for some creature cards.

Players don’t have to buy the expansion, as the cards can be obtained with in-game gold. However, those who pre-purchase 50 Knights of the Frozen Throne will also receive the chilling Frostmourne card back to be added to their collections.

The theme of the expansion is the Icecrown Citadel, as each of the game’s nine heroes embraces the power of the Undead Scourge and become death knights under the command of the dreaded Lich King.

Finally, this is the first expansion that includes so-called Missions, a new type of free single-player content. There are eight Missions meant to take the players through Icecrown Citadel at the end of which they will have to face the Lich King himself.

Successfully completing each of these Missions will reward players three Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, as well as a random Legendary Death Knight Hero card.

New look Apple Watch to feature LTE and “stand alone” capabilities?

Bloomberg issued a report today saying that the next version of the Apple Watch will have the ability to connect to the internet without having to depend on pairing up with a nearby Apple iPhone. By the time that 2017 comes to an end, a new Apple Watch is expected to be available carrying its own LTE chipset; this will allow the new Apple timepiece to send/receive texts or follow GPS directions even if you accidentally leave your iOS powered handset at home. This version of the Apple Watch will contain all of the stand alone features that you were hoping to see from your Apple Watch from the very …

YouTube Music now allows users to download songs, albums and playlist for offline listening

Until Google merges YouTube Red and Play Music services, music lovers get to benefit from new features that are only available with a subscription. YouTube Red is a premium service that requires a monthly fee, but one of the features that its subscribers use on a regular basis is now available for free to YouTube Music users.

Starting with the latest update, YouTube Music gains the option to save songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening, Google confirmed recently.

If you already updated to the latest version of your smartphone, you will find a new Save Offline option hidden …

Apple Watch 3 launch date, news and rumors

Change: Apple reportedly plans to release an LTE Apple Watch later on this year, meaning you will not have to have your iPhone nearby to perform tasks including making telephone calls. We’ll see in the event that Apple Watch 3 with LTE debuts alongside the iPhone 8 in September, or perhaps is forced to 2018. Another reliable supply claims this present year’s Apple Watch will sport a new form element. Read on for every thing we have heard up to now about the next Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch 3 is undoubtedly coming, even as we’ve seen that the brand name is testing new ideas for the 3rd generation for the wearable.

Sure, the smartwatch market isn’t exactly on fire, but Apple is still a frontrunner in the area and a brand new effort to really make the Watch more health focused will really pay dividends in terms of being more than simply another phone display screen to be obsessed with.

The rumors are trickling away the Apple Watch 3, but we are nevertheless maybe not seeing anything tangible that the unit will appear alongside the iPhone 8… however, there’s a great possibility that the all-new Watch would gain an enormous halo alongside this massive phone reboot Apple is preparing.

This guide could keep you up to date with all the current latest news and rumors, along side our very own analysis. 

Of course that is insufficient we have put our heads together and exercised the features we think you want to see – let us know if you’d like to see something else too.

Cut to the chase

  • The facts? The following wearable from Apple
  • When can it be out? Later 2017 or early 2018 most likely
  • Just what will it price? Above many smartwatches

Apple Watch 3 launch date

We are able to be fairly confident there will be at the least annually between the Apple Watch 2 plus the Apple Watch 3, which means that we’re improbable to understand Apple Watch 3 before September 2017 during the earliest.

WatchOS 4 will introduce at some point in fall/autumn this season, to make certain that may increase the proof oahu is the time we’ll view a third Apple Watch. 

If it arrives in September, it’ll probably launch alongside the iPhone 8. However the original Apple Watch established in April, therefore maybe we are going to be waiting until April 2018, or Apple will choose another date entirely. 

All we can say for certain usually you’ve got a long time to truly save, even as we cannot actually expect this to be always a yearly-refreshed device from Apple, as it would create too many variants with not just a great deal to truly put in being an upgrade.

One of the most recent rumors does recommend Quanta Computer will no longer function as single manufacturer for the Apple Watch 3 and it will now share manufacturing with competing Compal. The rumor additionally suggests it’s going to introduce in the second half of 2017, therefore alongside the iPhone 8 might be a possibility.

On the other hand, another supply has advertised the Apple Watch 3 would be made by Quanta and also the firm is scheduled to see its profits raise by the end of 2017 because of the release. 

TechRadar’s take: Apple doesn’t seem to understand Apple Watch as being a unit which needs refreshing each year, so cannot expect seeing the Apple Watch 3 before 2018.

Apple Watch 3 display screen

Hottest leaks:

We’dn’t expect the size or shape of the screen to improve the Apple Watch Series 3, so anticipate a square 1.65-inch display. 

It’s prone to be OLED too, particularly since Apple is rumored become going towards that tech the iPhone 8, and it offers such great technological advantages.

Apple Watch 2

Alternatively, additionally it is been rumored Apple is considering Micro-LED panels for the next generation wearable. They’re brighter and more power-efficient than OLED, but they also tend to be costly.

That would resolve one key issue (or at the very least assistance): improving the battery pack life of the devices.

Regardless of the technology, there’s a good possibility your quality will stay at 390 x 312, as Apple rarely seems in every hurry to up the quality of its products.

Saying that, this really is one area which could stay become improved, as as the Apple Watch 2 possesses fairly sharp display it’s not quite pin-sharp, which can ben’t perfect considering that analog watches don’t have to concern yourself with this issue, and Apple would love to end up being the equal (or better) of anything in that market.

TechRadar’s simply take: Apple is sure to enhance the display screen in some means, be it a jump in resolution or changing the display technology, but cannot expect big modifications.

Apple Watch 3 design

Hottest leaks:

  • A platinum or Liquidmetal situation
  • A smart musical organization
  • A modular design

Although the general shape and style of the Apple Watch 3 probably won’t be much dissimilar to the Apple Watch 2, particular facets of the look could change considerably.

Apple Watch smart band

To begin with, there is an Apple patent detailing a smart textile wristband which could behave as an additional display, showing the full time or easy notifications. We are cautious about patents because they often don’t become such a thing, but this might be considered a clever method to expand the otherwise small screen of this Apple Watch.

We’re able to also see brand new materials utilized in the scenario. Apple added a ceramic selection for the Apple Watch Series 2, but there have been whispers of the titanium or platinum case, as reported by Apple Insider, and there have actually always been rumors of Apple working with Liquidmetal, which would be excellent for a timepiece.

It’s also feasible that the Apple Watch 3 are going to be smaller and slimmer than present models. One rumor indicates the Apple Watch 3 may accomplish this slimmer design through Apple going the haptic sensor on strap associated with view.

Another patent even details an idea to add modular functionality regarding the strap associated with the view. You might add additional battery pack, biometric sensors, speakers, digital cameras and/or solar panels to charge the device whenever on an outing.

It might also allow you to swap away features to make sure your device does not age therefore quickly.

Alternatively, the Apple Watch 2 is marginally thicker compared to the very first generation, so Apple might elect to pack more technology in instead of slimming it down.

One thing that probably will not change could be the fact it is waterproof. It was a significant brand new function for the Apple Watch 2 and we’d be very astonished if Apple removed it for the Apple Watch 3.

While the Apple smartwatch design might not alter all that much, on the other hand, blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball says he is heard this year’s Apple Watch could have an “all-new kind factor”. What that means precisely he does not state, but we could take for the significant redesign in the end.

TechRadar’s simply take: several new situation materials could be added, but the majority of the current ones will most likely remain. The general appearance for the Watch is not likely to alter a great deal. We also cannot expect a modular design, as no-one seemingly have cracked this yet.

Apple Watch 3 camera and battery pack

Hottest leakages:

  • A FaceTime camera
  • A better cordless charger

The Apple Watch Series 2 does not have a digital camera, but the Apple Watch Series 3 might. It’s a function that was at one point rumored the Apple Watch 2, letting you make and get FaceTime phone calls, so it is possible that the concept are resurrected for the Apple Watch 3.

Battery life in the Apple Watch 2 is near to two days – a great deal enhanced from daily charge regarding the original Apple Watch, and while there is no news on the Apple Watch 3’s battery life it seems not likely it could be any worse.

With multiple organizations getting involved with e-ink or monochrome LCD shows for smartwatches, we can just hope that Apple might perform some exact same by fusing a low-power screen having high-resolution display, obtaining the most readily useful of both worlds.

And when it does come time to charge there might be a far more convenient solution this time around, being an Apple patent was unearthed, showing a wireless asking stand that will charge the Watch no matter how it’s positioned on the base.

This would not merely ensure it is an easy task to connect to the charger, but in addition mean you could charge the Watch whilst it’s lying at an angle, so you could like put it to use as a bedside clock.

TechRadar’s simply take: A FaceTime camera doesn’t seem like it would be important function, but may be included if Apple can fit one in without having to sacrifice much else. Expect about two times of battery pack life, perhaps much longer.

Apple Watch 3 rest monitoring

We are poised to see the state Apple Watch sleep monitoring app due to the fact Apple just purchased Beddit, described as the ‘Fitbit of rest tracking.’

Beddit comes with an comprehensive iOS and Apple Watch software, but it presently requires a pricey, sensor-filled piece of material that slips under your mattress. Maybe not ideal.

Greater problem is battery life. Apple really must extend the Apple Watch 3 battery to three times making it perfect for using a Watch while sleeping.

watch OS 3.2 Theater Mode feature was step one. Buying Beddit was next step. Now incorporating two-day battery life is next step to the state sleep tracking software.

Apple Watch 3 OS and power

According to with regards to launches, the Apple Watch 3 will likely run either the freshly announced watchOS 4 and sometimes even watchOS 5. New features in watchOS 4 consist of improvements towards the fitness features, the capability to set other Bluetooth products and brand new view faces too.

Apple Watch 2

Which should be helped with a brand new processor, that’ll probably be called the S3. It is probably be a dual-core chip, much like the S2 in Apple Watch 2, but will presumably be somewhat faster.

The key things we’ve seen in the new pc software – that could point to the latest Watch hardware’s type and function – include device learning (so the Watch could be more of a electronic associate than ever before), smarter connectivity through improved Bluetooth help and a much deeper capacity to work in water… that sit well with all the idea that the Watch 3 will be a more health-focused unit.

TechRadar’s simply take: The Apple Watch 3 will run whatever the latest version of watchOS happens to be with regards to launches – most likely watchOS 4. You can expect snappier performance too.

Apple Watch 3 other features

Hottest leakages:

  • Phone-free mobile capabilities
  • Capacity to measure your respiration price

Apple included GPS towards the Apple Watch 2, to monitor your runs without a phone, but with the Apple Watch 3 the business might go one better and allow it to exert effort completely separately of an iPhone.

We’re not only talking fully standalone apps, but additionally possibly a unique SIM card, permitting access to mobile data while the capacity to phone and text even although you’ve kept your phone at home. An early on August report from Bloomberg states Apple is taking care of an LTE Apple Watch with intends to introduce it in the latter element of 2017.

Supposedly Apple considered these kinds of features for the Apple Watch 2, but found them an excessive amount of a drain regarding battery. If the company can overcome that problem this might become the primary selling point associated with the Apple Watch 3.

One feasible feature could be the ability to determine your breathing price, because has been revealed in a Apple patent. It generally does not mention the Apple Watch 3 by name, but does say the machine could possibly be wrist-worn.

BGR has also reported information from a source that claims the Apple Watch 3 should come having glucose monitor. It will help people who suffer from diabetic issues monitor their blood sugar effortlessly.

It still seems like another little bit of tech taking into consideration the primary way many diabetes clients monitor their amounts is through bloodstream samples, which can be painful and irritating doing. 

Tim Cook was spotted using a glucose monitor recently – sparking extensive rumor that the next Watch might have this functionality built in.

Another interesting physical fitness angle ended up being spotted by BikeRadar as brand new feature in the updated Apple Watch, where it might be a power meter for cyclists.

The view, detailed in a patent application, could account fully for elements like speed, wind resistance (somehow), hand place and angle… all to be able to determine a rider’s power output.

What’s most interesting about any of it application could be the wider physical fitness abilities Apple is apparently imbuing the Watch 3 with, showing your brand views this being a key battleground for its wearables.

TechRadar’s take: Cellular abilities could be the big function the Apple Watch 3 needs to actually be noticeable from past models, so this is going to be something Apple will endeavour to include.

Apple Watch 3 cost

The first Apple Watch started at $349/£299/AU$499 when it established, and also the Apple Watch 2 upped the values to $369/£369/AU$529.

Thus far there areno cost rumors for the Apple Watch 3, but it’s likely to stay at approximately across the same price as the Apple Watch 2, as even though prices went up between your very first and 2nd generations we’d think the Watch 3 might battle to offer if it starts greater.

Apple Watch 3 apparently will not require your iPhone to produce calls

Apple Watch could soon get where this hasn’t gone before, including LTE help and for that reason ditching the need to have your iPhone nearby for tasks that want a system connection. 

Sources addressing Bloomberg state Apple includes a form of its smartwatch in the works that can tap into mobile systems, sans mobile handset. 

The new model, likely the Apple Watch 3, may release in second section of 2017, though its launch could be forced past this year.

One possibility is the brand new Apple Watch to debut alongside the iPhone 8, the tenth anniversary flagship Apple hinted it’ll debut in September. 

With integrated cellular help, the newest Apple Watch could make calls, send communications, stream songs, request an Uber, and download information from maps, to mention several functions that currently require your iPhone be nearby.

Based on Bloomberg, Intel will source the device’s LTE modems. The chip giant’s stock is seemingly increasing as appropriate dispute between Apple and Qualcomm rages on. 

Talks regarding attempting to sell and supporting the LTE-equipped Apple Watch are said to be underway with US and European companies, additionally the big four in america (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile) apparently plan to carry Apple’s updated wearable.

One major anxiety about the latest smartwatch is battery pack life, though Apple is earnestly evaluating methods to keep power from depleting too quickly as a result of added LTE functionality.

Whenever the Apple Watch 3 makes its debut, it’ll likely run WatchOS 4; Apple has already stated the new wearable operating-system will show up this fall. 

WatchOS 4 will feature better made work out functions, tighter Siri integration, peer-to-peer payment support, and updates towards Apple musical application. 

Also, a post by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber that went up shortly after Bloomberg’s report says the dependable Apple blogger has heard an “all-new form factor” is available of the year’s new Apple Watch. Exactly what type element involves Gruber does not say, but we’re able to be in for significant redesign.

We anticipate the Apple Watch 3 / LTE Apple Watch become all set the Christmas shopping season, though if the technology giant can’t get all the features right, including decent battery pack life, then it’s likely we won’t see the brand new view until next year, at earliest.

T-Mobile to launch its own REVVL T1 budget-friendly smartphone on August 10

The first report about T-Mobile’s affordable smartphone packing premium features, the REVVL T1, surfaced back in May. As we’re getting closer to Android O’s release and the unveil of iconic new devices like Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, T-Mobile plans to introduce its own budget-friendly smartphone.

Although the Uncarrier has yet to unveil the device, an official document reveals the REVVL T1 will be launched at T-Mobile on August 10. The smartphone will be available for $0 down and $7 per month with JUMP On Demand, but only for a limited time.

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Some times, you just can’t travel a drone

Searching right back, my weekends really are a perfect research study of exactly how impossible it could be to travel a drone in New York City – or really any metropolitan area.

I remember wasting a definite Sunday final month looking for a place to fly a drone. it is in contrast to i simply went willy-nilly and failed. No, this is a colossally disappointing day’s drone traveling – or lack thereof.

I invested over one hour a couple of days before the weekend looking for areas and very carefully consulting the safe traveling zones designated on Hivemapper and also the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) very own B4UFLY app. From all my research, Fort Totten Park appeared like an ideal location since 1) there is a classic canon battery pack there and 2) it sat perfectly between three no fly zones.

Every where you are able to and can’t travel

Inspite of the weather being perfect and my plans being fairly sound, upon trying to introduce the DJI Spark the connected smartphone application prevented me from starting the drone due to the area being an “illegal flying zone.”

But, that was preposterous, because we examined two different sources including the FAA’s very own maps. In this instance, either DJI had different maps or its GPS position was a little off. Ultimately, I had to take my little drone and return back on three hour journey i recently came from.

There’s plenty of disappointment that accompany traveling drones you need to be prepared for. With the DJI Spark alone, I had to cancel more or less as many routes as I actually was able to perform considering winds being too strong, wanting to launch through the incorrect location, unexpected sunlight showers, and other facets you can’t plan.

Eventually, traveling a drone inside city makes things also tougher. Airports and heliports are no fly areas in just a five-mile radius for good explanation, nevertheless when you can find over a dozen spread through the entire area, there’s fundamentally nowhere to get. 

Don’t think you’re totally safe with flying around the great outdoors, either. All usa national areas don’t allow drones, and you’ll desire to be careful you don’t stray into nature reserves.

Global travel also can make owning a drone tricky as some countries – including Dubai, Morocco and Sweden merely to name a couple of – have started to ban and limit them. Not only can’t you travel drones in these nations, in some instances airport protection may also impound them until your return trip or confiscate them forever.

So, be prepared just before fly, and prepare for frustration when you can’t. The many limitations seem sensible without doubt, but will make traveling drones completely a discomfort.

Beyond the Rift actually bi-weekly line in which we take a look at rising technology that’s simply just starting to sprout up on earth. We will glance at the latest technology like eBoards, eBikes, wireless headphones, 360 cameras and many other things. 

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