As the Apple "iWatch" rumor mill gets wound up, a new report holds that Apple already has a team of 100 people working on the rumored smart wristwatch, including some prominent Apple employees.
Following a spate of reports that Apple is developing an iOS-based wristwatch, unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that the team working on just such a device has grown over the past year and includes employees from its marketing, software, and hardware units who had previously worked on the iPhone and iPad.
Key members of the team are said to include James Foster, Apple's senior director … Read more
Like hands on a clock, rumors that Apple is developing a Dick Tracy-like wristwatch have come around again.
The New York Times reports today that Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like iOS devices that sport curved glass. The advantage of the "iWatch," as some have labeled it, is said to be in the company's expertise with curved glass.
The smart wristwatch notion isn't exactly groundbreaking: a lot of smartwatches, fitness bands, or some hybrid of the two, were talked up last month at CES. Some of those devices include the long-awaited Pebble wristwatch, which made its debut … Read more
Ever since the sixth-generation iPod Nano, lots of people have thought that Apple making its own branded watch is not merely a smart potential move but simply a matter of time. No matter what some have recently argued, I doubt, however, that today's Apple is hungry enough to create the fabled iWatch device.… Read more
It's looking to be a banner year for tech fans.
We're just two months into 2013, and we already have a long list of hotly anticipated products due by the end of the year -- everything from the PlayStation 4 to the upstart Ouya game console to the Razer Edge. And that doesn't even include the rumored (but likely) products such as the next Xbox or the new iPhone, or the more ephemeral "iWatch."
Since we originally created this list on February 8, we've added some new entries to the list based on your … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Hasbro let the Internet choose the new Monopoly token and this is what they picked.
- Pebble watch gets growing pains.
- USPS to stop Saturday mail delivery.
- "Walkie Talkies" are shoes you can use as phones.
Where was I when the lights went out?
I was at my post for the game in the CBS operations center inside the Superdome, sitting next to our head of NFL sales and our director of operations. As with every Super Bowl, we stayed in constant communication with the production truck to make sure all the commercials and promo spots played as scheduled. There are formats, rules, and procedures, and our job is to oversee them. We are there for quality control, and usually it all goes right.
Nothing prepared us for what we heard over the director's intercom: &… Read more
The final numbers are being tallied, but based on overnight ratings, it looks like Super Bowl XLVII had record viewership. We're thrilled to know that tens of millions of people saw our promos.
In case you missed them, here they are for your viewing pleasure:
"2 Broke Girls - Spectacular"
The making of the "2 Broke Girls - Spectacular"
"Under the Dome"
David Letterman and Andrew Luck
"The Big Bang Theory"
"We are the Champions"
It's always a treat to watch the game coverage by the peerless NFL on CBS team, which is the very best in the business. And backing up our amazing group of analysts and experts in front of the camera is a trained crew of CBS Sports production and technical pros behind the scenes.
Their No. 1 priority is to deliver the perfect angle of every play, along with the sophisticated replays, zoom, and hyper-broadcast detail that TV viewers have grown to love. The production logistics and technical complexity associated with broadcasting the Super Bowl are astounding. This year, CBS … Read more
Run a Google search for smartwatch, and you'll find quite a few choices out there. But many of these watches fall flat of actually delivering what a real geek wants: a timepiece with sexy specifications, a cool (and actually usable) interface, and total independence from a smartphone.
Neptune Computer -- a startup based in Montreal -- is looking to deliver a smartwatch called Pine that could fulfill those geeky needs. Before you get too excited, though, note that some hurdles stand in the way.