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Asus christens rookie wearable effort ZenWatch, details coming soon

The smartwatch terrain is quite fertile nowadays, probably because intelligent wearable pieces are yet to break into the mainstream tech décor. Or maybe it’s because Apple keeps delaying its market entry, giving a welcomed head start to Pebble, Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola.

So, USB Condoms are a real thing now

Last I checked, USB ports can’t transfer herpes, but perhaps there’s a computer equivalent to STDs that you need to actively avoid. Enter the USB condom, which is now a real thing. When you charge your devices through untrustworthy USB ports (what crazy USB hubs are YOU hanging out at?), you can use the USB condom to create an extra layer of security for your devices. Thus, you don’t have to worry about your device leaking access to all your mobile secrets.

Dropbox Pro introduces 1TB of Storage at a competitive price

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services available on the internet. The company offers various plans to cater to the needs of various types of internet users. Recently, the company announced the updated Dropbox Pro which now comes with 1TB of storage, as well as a few more features for just $9.99 per month or $99.99 a year.

Kobo unveils Aura H2O, the first ‘premium’ waterproof e-reader

An e-book reader manufacturer at its roots, and quite a popular one in Canada back in the day, Kobo tried its hand at more evolved tablets, knowing little success with the impressive but far too costly Arc 10HD.

It’s official, LG’s next-generation G Watch is… round

Motorola, you’ve been served. As for you Samsung, you might be the smartwatch market’s current leader, but you’ll need to step things up to remain at the top of the ranks. Apple? They can definitely pull a groundbreaking iWatch up their sleeves any minute now, but they may also want to get a move on.

Microsoft shaves $100 off all Surface 2 models, cheapest version now $349

Given the glaring productivity, functionality and performance gaps between the Windows RT-running Surface 2 and the Windows 8.1 Pro-powered Surface Pro 2, not to mention the Pro 3, you’d expect Microsoft to pull the plug on the humblest member of the tablet family any day now.

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition officially announced

Not too long ago, a sapphire edition of the Huawei Ascend P7 was confirmed by one of the executives of the company. If you’re waiting for the handset, you’ll be glad to find out it’s officially announced by the company, and will hit the retail shelves in China in the coming weeks. The device will come with a “Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition” moniker and may just be limited to China at the moment.

Moto G2 previewed ahead of launch, removable back cover and microSD slot confirmed

It’s weird, Motorola has a Moto X sequel in the pipeline that’s rumored to make the original look like a featherweight, plus an even beefier Nexus phone codenamed Shamu, yet we seem to find ourselves talking more about the low-cost, low-end G2. You know, Moto G’s follow-up.

HTC One M8 for Windows en route to Sprint and T-Mobile, say tipsters

With the original Android-running HTC One M8 almost six months old, many deemed its Windows counterpart an experimental device. A way for HTC to keep some of its commitments to Microsoft and secure a nice front-row seat to eventual future platform developments without risking much in the short term.

Plantronics says new BackBeat PRO wireless headphones offer 24 hours on a single charge

Plantronics today announced new wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with enhanced battery power. The over-the-ear BackBeat PRO Bluetooth headphones are available for $249.99 and promise 24 hours of listening time on a single charge.

IFA starts early for Archos with Windows and Android product announcements

Perhaps afraid no one’s ever going to notice its gear at next month’s IFA, with high-profile product announcements from Samsung, Sony, Asus or Huawei in the cards, Archos decided to let the cat(s) out of the bag early, previewing a quartet of upcoming Android and Windows-powered gadgets.

HTC Desire 510 wants to give everyone a taste of 4G LTE

While other smartphone companies are bringing out new smartphones with advanced specs and features, HTC for its contribution to the smartphone market is bringing in a more affordable and yet capable mobile device, the HTC Desire 510. According to HTC, the HTC Desire 510 puts emphasis on the content you consume on your smartphone and not so much on how premium the device is. Still, said smartphone was built with enough quality for you not to be ashamed of using it.The most important thing is that the HTC Desire 510 will enable you to connect to the internet at 4G LTE connectivity without draining your pocket too much.