Fitbit Versa Lite joins family along with Ace 2 and new Inspire bands

Fitbit has decided that today would be a good day for a bumper crop of new smart fitness wear to bring everyone into the sweating mood for the spring season. The prime device of the pack is the new Fitbit Versa Lite (pictured right), a smaller and more focused smartwatch …

2018: 1.44 billion smartphones sold for $522 billion

A new GfK study reveals, in time for the upcoming MWC, that in 2018, smartphones, mobile phones and wearables accounted for 44 percent share of the $1.2 trillion technical consumer goods (TCG) market. Smartphone demand declined in 2018 by 3% to 1.44 billion, with sales reaching $522 billion, which represents an increase of 5%. …

Kuo: Frosted iPhone XI, 32GB RAM on 13-inch MacBook Pro

TF International analyst and veteran Apple watcher Ming-chi Kuo has put out a bumper crop of predictions for a lot of upcoming hardware based on supply chain reports. In an investment note obtained by 9to5Mac, Kuo outlined his vision for the upcoming iPhones, which we’re operationally calling the iPhone XI, …

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

The term wireless charging has been around since… well, Nikola Tesla attempted to demonstrate it in 1901. For nearly a century after, however, the technology was without many practical uses, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models. Over the past decade, wireless charging matured through the formation of various …

Amazon’s Woot slashes the price of the Fitbit Charge 3 by over $30

We at Macworld spend a lot of time chatting about the Apple Watch, and for good reason. But the Fitbit Charge 3 is a fine alternative if you’re looking for a capable fitness tracker that won’t gouge your paycheck, and right now Amazon’s Woot service is selling it for $118.99Remove …

OPPO in 2019: 5G, smartwatches, headphones in the works

Who says you can’t get any new information from promoted content? Qualcomm has been posting interviews with executives of major Chinese tech manufacturers on Sina Weibo as the country heads forward to the 5G era. OPPO CEO Chen Mingyong was one of the latest subjects to talk about his company’s …

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon still waiting in the wings, but here are more specs

The 2019 editions of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Wear OS smartwatch are officially real products, but we still don’t have any idea about when they will be released or how much they will cost — last year’s Tambour Horizon cost around $2,500. Luxurious wearable tech starts with its physicality: …

Google still wants in on Wear OS with $40 million buy of Fossil assets

Fossil has been a strong adopter of the Wear OS platform. Google has been struggling to figure out what to do with that platform after seeing its traditional diversified tech partners fall away from the software for their smartwatches. Will old dog Google be able to learn new tracks from …

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After failing to meet its own shipping timeline in 2018, Apple is now thought to have two manufacturers ramping up production of its AirPower wireless charging pad, according to a Hong Kong-based website that specializes in device charging news. As first reported by MacRumors, the website ChargerLAB tweeted out this …