Black Friday is coming soon and retailers are constantly tweaking their Apple Watch prices to offer up the best deals. Today, Amazon has slashed $45 from the price of the brand-new Series 5 cellular model, which just came out in September. You can now pick up the 40mm version, with support for GPS and LTE, for $454. Black Friday 2019 Early Black Friday deals that are actually worth a damn Cyber Monday: Worth waiting for? Holiday gift guide 2019: CNET editors' top picks We're also seeing significant discounts on the Series 4 and the Series 3. In fact, Amazon has the best price ever on the 38mm Series 3 cellular model, at $199. That's just $10 more than its price for the 38mm GPS version. Now playing: Watch this: Apple Watch Series 5 review: You can see the time now 6:58 As always, we've got links to all of the deals, plus the best price for each, below. Apple ReportAll the latest Apple news delivered to your inbox. It's FREE!The Apple … [Read more...] about Black Friday Apple Watch deals: Amazon drops Series 5 cellular price by $54
Update: Launch successful, and satellites deployed successfully! We await word on connectivity and other post-launch goals. SpaceX’s launch tonight is being performed for a very important client: itself. Yes, the Falcon 9 that will lift off at 7:30 PM Pacific time is loaded not with government or commercial payloads, but the first of SpaceX’s own Starlink orbital communications satellites. You can watch this first-of-its-kind launch here. (This article originally appeared on May 15, which was to be the launch date, but delays pushed it to this week and the launch window on May 23.) In the launch press kit (PDF), SpaceX provided new details of the launch, the deployment process and the Starlink satellites themselves, which have only been described in roundabout fashion via regulatory filings and such. Weighing 500 pounds each, the 60 Starlink satellites add up to around 30,000 lbs of payload, considerably less than the Falcon 9’s upper limit of over 50,000 lbs but … [Read more...] about Watch SpaceX’s 60-satellite Starlink launch tonight right here
SpaceX is about to launch 60 satellites at once, sending them into orbit on a veteran rocket that’s already seen space four times. If successful, the launch will be a big step forward for the company’s space internet ambitions. The satellites are part of SpaceX’s Starlink project — a group of satellites that the company hopes will eventually provide stunningly fast internet nearly anywhere in the world. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has said they hope to begin offering services to customers as early as mid-2020. There’s still a ways to go before SpaceX can start connecting customers. The company has gotten approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch 12,000 satellites as part of Starlink. And it’s asked an international regulator for the ability to communicate with an additional 30,000 satellites, bringing its ambitions for the project to 42,000 satellites total. So far, the company has only launched 60, a feat that was … [Read more...] about Watch SpaceX launch 60 satellites into orbit
On Wednesday, Apple unveiled Apple Watch Series 4—the fourth iteration of its popular smartwatch. Capable of detecting falls, identifying abnormal heart rhythms, and taking electrocardiograms, Series 4 is the tech giant's most overt foray into wearable medical technology. Giving the Series 4 some cred is the fact its atrial fibrillation (AFib) and ECG tech received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. It also helped that Apple had Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association, onstage at its press event to speak about the potential life-saving applications of having an ECG machine on your wrist at all times. This is all very impressive from a hardware standpoint but the question is: How relevant are these features for relatively healthy people under 60? AFib affects somewhere between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control. But it's also a condition that primarily affects older individuals. According to a JAMA study, 70 … [Read more...] about How Helpful Are the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG Readings?
If you're wondering whether to buy an Apple Watch, consider your computing life as a hierarchy of needs: At the bottom sits your must have device—a computer, tablet, or phone—capable of independently accessing the Internet and storing useful quantities of data. And one step above that is Internet access itself. You need a device to use it, but your device can’t do much without it. Every tier similarly builds upon the one below it. Next comes useful apps—browsers, productivity software, whatever you need to work and play—and these all extend your device’s functionality in basic, useful ways. Services for work (Dropbox, Office 365) and entertainment (Spotify, Netflix) follow. The line between software and services is increasingly blurry (especially if we’re talking about software-as-a-service) but most of them feel more optional. Everyone needs a browser. Not everyone needs Dropbox and Netflix and Facebook. Finally, we get to the top of … [Read more...] about Review: The absolutely optional Apple Watch and Watch OS 1.0