Hacker Gets an Apple Watch Before Everyone Else Does

By Darren Orf on at

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iWear: Hacker runs iPhone notifications of a Moto 360

The wait for the Apple Watch has been an excruciating one. Not only was the thing announced back in September, but after such a long wait, it seems the first generation won't even be near as amazing as Apple hoped.

With all the great wearables already out there already running Android Wear, one hacker decided he was just going to make his own Apple Watch by successfully pushing text message notifications from his iPhone 6 to a Moto 360. OK, it's just one feature, but it's a start! Take a look:

Rumourtown

  • Google may be updating how search results display on mobile, sacrificing space for design. [Android Police]
  • iPhones may be giving up on IPS LCD displays and finally transitioning to OLED, meaning deeper blacks and less power consumption. [Trusted Reviews]
  • Apple may use an OS X-like public beta program for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9. Apple must be getting tired of "buggy" complaints. [TechCrunch]

Your Apps, Updated

  • Microsoft is making a People Sense app to find friends on Windows Phone. Too bad hardly anyone has friends on Windows Phone. [Microsoft Place]

De(vices)

  • LG wants to become king of the middle by launching four new mid-range handsets. [The Next Web]
  • Motorola says it has something "exciting" to show on February 25th. Maybe it's a new Moto 360 complete with Superfish adware! [The Verge]

Bucket of Random

  • Twitch announces its own convention, both for broadcasters and viewers, and will call San Francisco home September 25-26. [Twitch]
  • A Legoland employee and comic lover's obituary reads that he was "upper cut by Batman" and then died. [CNET]

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