There is an old saying that goes “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.” To try to help make sure Google Glass devices don’t become a pariah amongst wearable tech devices, Google has come out with a list of do’s and don’ts for the devices. They include an admonishment to not be a “glasshole” when wearing the devices. » Read the rest
The update to Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy Note 3 was a welcome change for the device, which had all the latest hardware, but lacked the latest software. However, while the update did a whole lot of good, it also brought upon an issue that disabled compatibility with third-party accessories.
Samsung began rolling out an update to fix the issue today. It also fixes a bug that prevented apps from writing to external storage on KitKat. Obviously this problem shouldn’t have come up in the first place, but it’s good news that Samsung jumped on it so quickly. The update’s build number is N9005XXUENB3. To check if your phone can grab the update, go to Settings -> General -> About device -> Software update.
If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Chromecast in the past few days, now may be the time to do it. The device is currently available on Amazon for $30. There doesn’t appear to be any side-deals on this one, like there have been in the past, which include Google Play Credit, rebates, etc.
With Chromecast’s SDK now available to the public, the device is as valuable as it’ll ever be, until of course the next model comes out. If you’re down to dongle, head on over to Amazon and grab one.
The latest figurine in Dead Zebra’s Android figurine line is the relatively massive MEGA Android figurine. These figures stand 10 inches tall, which is quite a bit larger than the standard Dead Zebra collectibles.
The MEGA figure is just a standard Android robot, so there’s no design to this one, but that will likely change in the coming months. » Read the rest
A tweet from @evleaks revealed that Samsung is working on a device called the “K Sport.”
What’s a K Sport, you ask? Well, we don’t know either.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has managed to get their operating system on to giant coffee table like devices. After shifting the Surface name over to their tablet line of devices, the Windows coffee tables are now dubbed PixelSense devices. 3M and Ideum decided the world of computer powered coffee tables could use some variety and they are now preparing a couple Android powered devices for consumers. » Read the rest
LG’s next big flagship will surely be the LG G3, and it seems that the company has some big things in store for the device. According to LG execs, the company is “considering all possibilities” for the G3 after being asked whether the device could include an eye or fingerprint scanner.
Trying to combat the extreme customization options of the Moto X, HTC has come out with Double Dip. It’s not nearly to the level of the Moto X, but Double Dip lets you customize the colors of the top, bottom, and middle of a case for the HTC One. The original Double Dip case came with a red top, light grey middle, and dark grey bottom, but now there are 6 different colors to choose from: Glacier Gray, Neon Lemon, Atlantis (green), Bright Peach (pink), Navy Blazer (blue), and Pastel Blue (Holoyolo).
Cases are $30, and you can create your own via the source link below.
We thought Huawei would be unveiling the successor to the Ascend P6, the Ascend P7, later this month at Mobile World Congress— instead, they’ll be launching another phone, alongside a brand new smartwatch.
Details aren’t yet available on either device, and we’d expect that most would be more interested in the smartwatch of the two. It looks as though Huawei, Apple’s main Asian competitor, will be beating Apple to the wearable market, at least in Asia.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of this, especially because, as always, leaked specs and photos should be coming relatively soon.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Ever wondered how difficult it would be to install Google Glass onto your own prescription frames yourself? Truth be told, it’s actually not as difficult as we would first imagine. Thanks to Matt Coddington, we are shown a step by step process in achieving this feat. Check out the video after the break and take a look!