Not ready to rock an Apple Watch? Try a Pebble instead [Deals]

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Look, there’s a big smartwatch on the block, but if you’re on a budget and still want to rock some stylish tech on your wrist, check out Pebble Time. It packs everything you look for in a high end smartwatch into a slim, sleek, dare we say sexy form factor that’s certain to please even the most discerning timepiece hunter. It’s a watch that any wrist can benefit from, and right now you can get a Pebble Time for just $119.99.

Weirdest of 2015: The year’s biggest ‘whoops’ moments

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Apple fanatics got up to some strange stuff in 2015.
We all made a lot of mistakes this year.
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Cult of Mac's Best of 2015 We aren’t going to pretend we’re perfect, but that doesn’t mean we have no appreciation for the mistakes of others. They make us feel better about our own glaring flaws, and they also make for some good fodder for “weirdest of 2015” news roundups.

This year, we saw some really impressive corporate blunders as well as some head-slapping moments from Apple fans.

It’s about time: Pebble Health app plays catch-up with Apple Watch

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Pebble Health provides native fitness and sleep tracking.
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You no longer have to rely on third-party apps to track your fitness on a Pebble watch. Pebble is today rolling out a new update that adds Pebble Health, a new fitness and sleep tracking feature that wants to help you become fitter and healthier.

Apple Watch tops holiday list for IBM’s Watson

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IBM's supercomputer Watson isn't just good at Jeopardy.
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If you’ve watched any YouTube videos lately, you might have learned that IBM’s Watson supercomputer is a big fan of Bob Dylan, even though the deep-learning machine can’t carry a tune. But we can also add the Apple Watch to Watson’s list of likes, as the wearable has topped the think-bot’s list of items trending this holiday.

These results come from a brand-new, free app that collects and analyzes customer sentiment from across the Internet.

Pebble’s new smartwatch is Round and super-slim

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Pebble Time Round is the thinnest smartwatch so far. Photo: Pebble
Pebble Time Round is the thinnest smartwatch so far. Photo: Pebble

Pebble’s latest smartwatch forgot it’s hip to be square.

The Pebble Time Round has a circular display that hopes to appeal to traditional watch wearers, and compete round rivals like the Moto 360 and Samsung’s upcoming Gear S2. Its all-metal design is also the thinnest and lightest Pebble has crafted to date.