Nest Announces 3rd Gen Thermostat With Bigger Display

Remember the Nest Thermostat we showed you last week, with the bigger display, that we called the 3rd gen model? Nest made it official today. Yep, the new Nest 3rd gen Learning Thermostat is real and available today from Nest.

The new device not only has a bigger, sharper display, but it’s also “thinner, sleeker, and more beautiful than ever.” Nest says that the new Thermostat knows when you walk into a room from a distance and will light up to show you the temperature or time or a big clock face. This new feature is called Farsight.  (more…)

Lenovo Says to Expect the New Moto 360 by September 8

“It’s time,” according to Lenovo. Time for what, you ask? The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) of course.

The image below, which features that opening quote along with an image of the new Moto 360 emerging from water, was posted to Lenovo’s official Weibo account this morning. The image is an event invite with a date of September 8, which we can only assume is the day Lenovo plans to make the new Moto 360 available. Well, there is always a chance that this is when the watch will be unveiled, but we get the feeling it will be official on some level before then.  (more…)

Samsung Gear S2 Specs (Classic Too)

We now know just about all there is to know about the Samsung Gear S2 and its brother, the Gear S2 Classic, thanks to an announcement out of Samsung this afternoon. The watches are indeed round, carry minimalistic, yet classic designs, run Tizen, and in a way are very much like the Galaxy S6 in that they should be mostly future-proof.

Each watch has a high-res Super AMOLED display, 2-3 day battery life, wireless charging, dual-core processor, WiFi, IP68 water and dust resistance, and NFC for mobile payments. If you were looking for the total package in a Android-ready smartwatch, this is probably it.

Below, because we know some of you love the little details, you will find the full Gear S2 specs, along with those for the Gear S2 Classic and 3G model.  (more…)

T-Mobile to Stop Network Abusers Who “Steal” Terabytes of High-Speed Data a Month

In a post to the official T-Mobile blog, CEO John Legere announced that the company will begin to crack down on data thieves beginning today. The issue stems from abusers of the carrier’s unlimited high-speed data plan, which also grants a small portion of high-speed data for tethering devices.

According to Legere, approximately 3,000 T-Mobile customers are willfully stealing about 2TBs (yes, terabytes) of data for tethering each month. Utilizing rooted phones, software to help mask network activity, and other various means, these apparent evil-doers are not adding to an honest customer’s experience on T-Mobile. So, to put it simply, Legere is going to shut them down.  (more…)

Samsung Officially Announces Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, With NFC Mobile Payments, and More

Samsung just made its new round smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic official ahead of press events at IFA in Berlin. We now know specs, battery life, operating system, the differences between each, what the bezel does, how you will navigate around the UI, and also that it will have NFC for mobile payments. Ready to learn?

The Gear S2 Classic was “made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band.” It’s the black watch in this post. The regular Gear S2 is “ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.” It’s the white watch picture above and below.  (more…)