Pebble shows off its latest smartwatch, and all the other news you might have missed

Because this is the most important news of the week

Many of you might have taken a break from work (and maybe even reading about the latest happenings on the internet) during the Chinese New Year/long weekend break. But now, it’s time to get back to reality – and reading our news. Here’s what made headlines this week.

Pebble puts its latest smartwatch up on Kickstarter

It’s time to welcome Pebble Time, Pebble’s newly official smartwatch. The company’s launched the wearable device on Kickstarter, which boasts a non-touchscreen colour e-paper display. That means you’ll get a colour readout without having to sacrifice on its excellent battery life.

Valve’s planning a “previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system”

Valve is one of the biggest digital distributor of PC games and since it’s already got that title, it looks like the company’s plans include moving into the VR space. It most recently announced its plans to soon show off a “previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system”, which you should be able to set your eyes on at the Game Developers Conference next week.

 

Motorola has something exciting scheduled for MWC 2015

Don’t think that Samsung and HTC are the only companies that have fancy gizmos to unveil at MWC 2015. Motorola too, has something up its sleeves. It’s sent out a note to press to expect a mystery box on 25 February that is sure to be a lead-up to this “exciting announcement” due at the trade show.  

LG’s excited about its new mid-range smartphones

LG’s taken the wraps off its newest mid-range smartphone range. Beautifully named Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy, these four smartphones pack design elements and features usually seen in premium mobile units onto the devices. LG’s already shown a preview of them, but you’ll be able to learn more about the line-up at MWC 2015. 

Microsoft revises its health Band

Head’s up – Microsoft’s got a new tile as well as an onscreen keyboard for its Microsoft Band. In addition to that, it’s also revamped its new Health website to include a dashboard for viewing the data retrieved from the wearable device. There’s also a preview of the upcoming SDK for developers (woohoo!).