TODAY   |  March 03, 2013

Latest in tech: Siri on your wrist

“Dick Tracey is finally here,” said Mario Armstrong, TODAY’s digital correspondent of the latest must-have watch. Armstrong also shared other tech devices and apps that make his top three, including the Snapchat app, which makes images disappear upon receipt. TODAY’s Lester Holt interviews Mario Armstrong.

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>>> this morning, kicking off a new series, mario 's top three. today's digital life -style contributor mario armstrong has the biggest stories of the week in gadgets, pps and social media good morning.

>> hey, lester. good morning.

>> i said timely. the next big thing we might be wearing on our wrist. explain.

>> a lot of companies putting out what we call smartwatches. they are there to track our health. like this one from motorola. but the mart ian watch, you can use a speakerphone. you can read text messages and talk to siri, right through your watch.

>> you can do this and have a conversation with somebody?

>> absolutely.

>> the old dick tracey thing.

>> dick tracey is finally here. we don't have the jetsons flying car, but we have dick tracey 's watch.

>> snapchat. a college aged son turned me on to this. a way of sending pictures.

>> and video.

>> and then --

>> it self-destructs after a certain amount of time.

>> you set up a time up to 10 seconds . hey this is great. send that embarrassing photo and you don't want it to go public, use this app. it's so far from the truth. not what's happening. back when you look at the privacy guidelines of the app themselves, they say, we to not guarantee the privacy. the issue is, when i get a sena snapchat. i would get another recording device and capture that image or video before i open that snapchat. it's not private.

>> it gives you another way of sending things and the illusion of privacy.

>> at least the illusion and it can be fun.

>> and did you read the story about the kids with the ipad, and he gets on the itunes store and he bought.

>> he got dad to tape in his code to get into the app. this is in-app purchases. you can buy add-ons and different things within the app. once are you in the app, kids can buy things rather quickly.

>> and the 5-year-old did that to the tune of --

>> $2,500.

>> will they give them a break here?

>> first off, they are probably ecstatic, but they are going to pay them back, the family back. this is a -- an awareness for parents that give their devices to their kids. you need to change something called restrictions. if they go into the setting and into the general settings, go into areas called restrictions and turn off in-game purchases or in-app purchases.

>> put on a password, all that. mario armstrong, get me one of those watches.

>> i know you want one.