HTC unveils the revolutionary new wearable HTC Gluuv

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Smartwatches are lame, and HTC isn’t afraid to tell everyone that. Instead of wasting time developing something that no one would want, HTC has (probably) spent millions developing the wearable tech of the future, the HTC Gluuv.

Designed to function as a companion device to the new HTC One, the Gluuv is, well, a glove. It fits perfectly on your hands and puts tons of different technology literally at your finger tips. The Social Fingerz of the device let you gesture to interact with different social networks, so you can “thumbs up” that restaurant you just visited on Facebook, then take an “armie” in front of the restaurant with the Gluuv’s phenomenal 87.2 megapixel camera.

The Gluuv is the wearable device we’ve all been waiting for. Who’s ready to buy one?

source: HTC Gluuv

Samsung Fingers gets announced, the first entrant into the smartglove game

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Smartgloves are here. Samsung has announced Samsung Fingers, a wearable glove that has everything and the kitchen sink. And 5G connectivity. This is not your ordinary connected glove. Samsung Fingers has a built-in speaker and microphone, so yes you can communicate with your hand. Making sure the processor does not get behind is 4GB of RAM, more than your smartphone, and 32GB or 64GB of storage is available.

Being that this is a wearable, there is a variety of sensors. They include an accelerometer, thermometer, gyroscope, barometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, and compass. Did I mention that a 3-inch wide flexible display is located on the palm? Oh, and there is S Laser. This is a beam projector that has a 1080p resolution. Samsung Fingers weighs just one gram.

Samsung has yet to give a release date, but more information can be found when you hit the source link below. Happy April Fool’s Day.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

Google April Fools’ Day jokes for 2014

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[We will update this post as more jokes come in]

To check out last year’s antics, click here.

Google seeking the best Pokémon Master to bring Google Maps to the next dimension

Using Maps on their Android or iOS device, applicants need to find each and every one of the wild Pokémon. All applicants that are able to collect every Pokémon will be invited to the Googleplex for the final round of hiring. The winner will be deemed, Pokémon Master, and will start employment at Google on September 1, 2014. Now, yes, this is a joke, but the best part of it is that if you go into Google Maps now on your Android phone or iPhone, tap the search bar and press on the “Press Start” link, you will start seeing Pokémon now. I kid you not. You have until April 2 at 2:00pm PST to capture all of them. Good luck and check out the video below…..

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Rent Google Glass starting April 30th?

by Jeff Causey on
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As the curtain starts to drop on April Fool’s Day 2013, we have witnessed all sorts of pranks from Google Blue to treasure maps to the shutting down of YouTube. However, most of these are far too easy to immediately identify as an April Fool’s joke. Fortunately, online camera rental site BorrowLenses.com has come to the rescue with an item on their site that makes you pause and consider whether it is real or not. BorrowLenses has a listing for the rental of Google Glass devices which they indicate are expected to be available on April 30th.

It would make sense for BorrowLenses to make Google Glass devices available for videographers. Their catalog includes other point-of-view and wearable devices, so why not Google Glass. However, the listing includes several hardware details that have not been previously disclosed. If BorrowLenses actually got their hands on some of the devices, releasing this information seems like it might get them in some hot water with Google.

What do you think – April Fool’s joke or real item listing? If you don’t think it is real, do you wish it were true?

source: BorrowLenses
via: Phandroid

The complete listing of Google’s April Fools Jokes for 2013

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Google started a little early this year with a couple today, but we can only assume there will be a lot more April Fools jokes starting tomorrow. Make sure to bookmark this page as we will update it regularly as they appear. If it’s anything like last year, expect this page to be filled up with a lot of crazy antics by this time tomorrow from our favorite Mountain View company. Hit the break to get started.

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April Fool’s? 29 Individuals Still Using CM “TehUberDuckDistro” ROM… From 2011

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Sure April Fool’s Day has come and gone sadly, but many of us sure enjoyed the good laughs, right? Well sadly, a particular joke has taken an unusual— albeit comical turn that has gone on for the past year. Last year a CM ROM was renamed to “TehUberDuckDistro” for a single nightly release which featured an unusual duck as its mascot instead of the usual Android. Some 29 individuals did not get the memo of “TehUberDuckDistro” being a joke and are actually logging in info with CM’s reporting app featuring “TehUberDuckDistro“. Here’s CyanogenMod team member Ricardo Cerqueira sharing his thoughts on the stunning find:

“I accidentally noticed, while checking something entirely different in our stats data, that 29 people are still running TDUD today. That one year-old, one-shot nightly is still in use, and I want to meet these 29 people just to shake their hands.”

The moral of the story is two-fold. One— some of these individuals using the CM ROM featuring “TehUberDuckDistro” really need to update their CM ROMs… immediately. Two— perhaps the 29 people still using the joke ROM may really like their duck mascots? Perhaps.

source: Android Community

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean ROM Leaked For Galaxy Nexus

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You gotta hand it to the folks at XDA. They always seem to be three steps ahead of everyone. Today thing bring a huge leak for owners of the Galaxy Nexus… Android 5.0 Jelly Bean! Keep in mind, this is an early experimental build, not for daily use. Here’s a list of what’s working and not working:

Working
-Boots

Not Working
-Network
-Data
-Wifi
-Bluetooth
-Camera
-Basically everything

So if you’re brave enough to flash this very early build, visit the source link below. Please let us know how it works!

source: xda

Toshiba Introduces the ‘Shapes’ Line of Tablets [Video]

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Hot on the heels of the Excite 10 LE, Toshiba has a new line of tablets that are about to change the mobile tech game entirely. Meet the “Shapes” line of tablets. Toshiba’s attempt to create “a new and exclusive line of tablets designed to match your personality and style”. Don’t let technology threaten your individuality!

The video below outlines the three new “Shapes” slates from Toshiba. The Oblong – “technology that’s come full circle.” The Rhombus – “More than just a convex quadrilateral.” And the Amore – “This is one heart you can play with.” While the video clearly shows us how creative Toshiba can be when it comes to manufacturing displays, they forget to fill us in on any specs. I can imagine at least a 3.67 GHz quint-core processor in the business minded Rhombus but as for the other two? I dunno? Check out the video after the break and let us know what kind of specs you think these tablets will ship with. :-D  » Read the rest

April Fools and Google 2012: A complete list of all the antics [Updated]

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Google loves to have a lot of fun on April Fools. Remember last year’s Gmail Motion? Yesterday we already showed you their 8 bit Maps, which was just the tip of the iceberg. This year Google really got into the festivities with a whole bunch of stuff. To make things easier for everyone, we thought we would give you a quick roundup of all their antics. Make sure and let us know which ones are your favorites. [We will be adding to this as more stuff gets uncovered]

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Google’s April Fool’s Joke So Epic They Debuted It a Day Early

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A throw back to all of you out there that have experienced the frustrations and joys of owning Nintendo’s first console, the NES; Google has come out with a tool for you that will help you find places you need to go on your 8-bit system. They announced today that they will be releasing a Google Maps 8-bit cartridge for the NES. You can plug in your dial-up connection directly into the cartridge and you’ll see the world in 8-bit goodness. If you have problems with it a fix is as easy as blowing the dust out of the cartridge.

Rather than take my word for it you can check out the debut video for this awesome new product. If you can’t wait for the cartridge to be released though you can experience a trial version by pointing your browser to maps.google.com followed by clicking the quest option in the upper right hand corner. Check out the debut video for this awesome product after the break. While it may be a day early… April Fools» Read the rest