Until now to purchase a Google Glass unit, you needed to be on a very short list. You either had to have attended I/O, or be a friend of someone who is already using a pair. However, if you are signed up for Google Play Music’s All Access service and want some Glass goodness for yourself, you are in luck.
Google sent out the invitations this morning to its All Access subscribers to join the Explorer program (which is the name given to the testing and usage of Google Glass). To become an Explorer, all you need is an invitation from Google and $1,500. It’s a hefty price to pay, but then again, being able to use the newest technology before most people is pretty cool. Read more »
So you want to be more connected to your car? Well if you’re sporting a new Mercedes-Benz, then Pebble has just the smartwatch for you. They’ve teamed up with the iconic German automotive manufacturer to create a wrist-watch style piece of wearable tech that should be available in 2014.
The Mercedes Benz/Pebble product and all of its details will be unveiled at CES between January 7-10. It’s safe to assume that the smartwatch will work with Mercedes’ already existing smartphone application: Digital Drive Style. Read more »
A press image of a yet to be announced LG wearable device made the rounds on Twitter, unsurprisingly thanks to @evleaks. Dubbed LG Lifeband Touch, the gadget is likely to break cover during CES 2014 next week.
The leaked press shot of the LG Lifeband Touch appears less than a week after a word arrived about the Korean manufacturer’s alleged plans to release wearable devices called G-Arch and G-Health. Read more »
LG has officially unveiled the second edition of their Pocket Photo printer. The new generation Pocket Photo is a lot slimmer and is shaping up as a nice companion for customizing, printing and sharing images on the go.
The South Korean manufacturer will be showing the Pocket Photo 2 at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7. Read more »
Sony and Panasonic will be terminating their joint venture for developing OLED television screens. The farewell decision comes on the back of some poor financial quarters for both the firms in the recent times.
Both Japanese manufacturers will now focus on building their own conventional liquid crystal display, which will be used for the increasingly popular 4K ultra high definition televisions. Read more »
Avegant announced that it is working on a wearable display product known as Glyph. The upcoming gadget will make use of a virtual retina display, which beams the images right into your eyeballs.
The Glyph focuses on portability as the device is said to be very light and consumes very little power. Avegant has announced that the company will be showing its latest development at the Consumer Electronic Show in January. Read more »
The majority of the products that shipped with NFC on board during the past year were smartphones, a new research claims. The latest data from ABI Research says that 4 out of every 5 NFC-enabled devices are smartphones.
Near Field Communicatio usage, or NFC as it’s more popularly known, has recently been on the rise. From making contactless payments through pairing seamlessly devices to even transferring small chunks of data, the short distance radio communication standard is being adopted in various electronic gadgets. More so in smartphones, as it seems. Read more »
Samsung has released a new ad to promote its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 3. The ad is Christmas-themed as appropriate for the season.
The two minute ad is titled as “Galaxy Note 3 – Holiday Reflections” and does not promote any of the features of the device for a change. Instead, the new campaign reflects the holiday images in 3D. Read more »
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook is said to be selling some of his Facebook shares to raise about $2.31 billion. The founder of the popular social network will sell about 41.4 million ‘Class A’ shares and utilize the money to fund a tax bill.
Mark is allegedly buying 60 million ‘Class B’ shares of his company and that is when the tax bill is expected to arise. The sale of shares would mean that Zukerberg’s stake in Facebook will drop to 56.1% from 58.8%. Read more »
Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp has announced that the popular messaging service now has about 400 million active users across the globe.
In a blog post, Jan also claimed that WhatsApp has added 100 million users in the last four months. Read more »
Microsoft has released its ‘Project Siena’, which allows you to create your own Windows app without any hassles. The Windows 8.1 app is designed to help also those enthusiasts who would love to build an app without any programming skills.
The new project from the Redmond giant is focused on creating relatively small applications with high visuals, images, shapes and buttons. Read more »
Recently, we have seen gold plated iPhone, HTC One and a couple of other smartphones go up on sale. Now, we have a special edition of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, which is covered in 24 carat gold.
Harrods, a popular high-end retailer in the UK has showcased the gorgeous looking gaming console. The impressive handmade gadget is up for grabs for £6,000 (about $9,774). Read more »
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the team sheet. Sounds like every fan and manager’s dream, but it’s a luxury only the Samsung-assembled Galaxy 11 team can afford.
The Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was the final one signing the team who will be facing a squad of aliens in a football game where the Earth’s future is at stake. Good thing then that the coaching duties have been assigned to German legend Franz Beckenbauer, who has proven to know a thing or two about tactics. Read more »
Google has expanded the reach of Maps Navigation to 25 new countries across Africa, Europe, Central America and Asia.
Google Maps Navigation, which is still carrying the beta tag, is now available in 99 countries. The coverage in newly added countries is said to include all the major roads covered with turn-by-turn navigation. Read more »
Not content with having flying droids deliver your packages, Amazon has another service that will seemingly inch them closer to world domination: Pantry.
Think of Pantry as an online Costco. Amazon plans to carry about 2,000 of the most commonly purchased groceries and offer them online, at warehouse store discounted prices. Also, like Costco, there is a yearly fee: Amazon Prime. However, if you’re a regular shopper on Amazon, then you probably have a Prime account anyway. Read more »