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Glass update XE16 now rolling out

XE16 is pushing out right now to Google Glass users. As we mentioned yesterday, this brings the platform to KitKat and has a handful of changes and new features.

First you’ll be updated to XE 12.1, which gets things prepared for the real update, which comes right after.

We’re having a look at what’s new and how well it works, and we’ll report on anything that worth reporting.

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft are but a few of the names that have announced a commitment to including features to deter smartphone theft in all future products. Even the carriers are on board, with the big four announcing support and commitment as well.

What they’re all committing to is the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment.” All phones sold by the signees after July 2015 will offer, at no additional cost, the following tools and services:

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Get This Look: Sixth Sense

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic  [Read More...]

Changing your display timeout will affect your battery life, though

One of the first things I did after getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 was extend the timeout period on the display. By default, the screen shuts off after 30 seconds of inactivity, which not only means you have to wake it up again by hitting the power button on the right side, but if you’ve got a lock code in place, you need to go through  [Read More...]

The fifth iteration of the Humble Mobile Bundle is now available, bringing another handful of DRM-free games with proceeds going to both the developers and charities. If you’re not familiar with the system here, it’s a “pay what you want” model that lets you make a donation and receive the first three games, with an above-average donation unlocking another three (or more) games. The six games available in this bundle aren’t blockbusters, but they’re a pretty great deal:

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Tech21 Impact Shell: HTC One (M8) Review

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Today the nice folks at Tech21 have graced us with a their new Impact Shell for the all new HTC One M8.  The case comes in three different colors: black, red, and purple and cost about 35 dollars.  I know what you’re thinking, “35 dollars, that’s alot of money for a case”, however Tech21 has  [Read More...]

After a few months in beta, the Adaptxt keyboard is now available to the public with a few new features. Adaptxt is both app- and location-aware, offering tailored predictions based on where you are and what you’re doing. The latest addition to that end is the ability for users to manually enter preferred locations, so your keyboard can quickly predict street names and landmarks as you type.

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Rogers has announced some new roaming add-ons for Canadian travelers. Not too long ago, Rogers unveiled a $ 7.99 daily roaming plan for the U.S. (which already faces stiff competition against WIND’s $ 15 unlimited plan), and this new one is built for roaming worldwide. But don’t get too excited; it’s $ 9.99 for a day for up to 20 MB (depending on where you’re going), with no voice or text. That’s better than the $  [Read More...]

Google Glass KitKat update coming this week

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The biggest news about the update is that KitKat is coming to Google Glass, bringing with it under the hood changes and massive improvements to battery life. Also now that Glass runs Andriod KitKat, developers can write Glassware apps using the Android SDK.

Other changes the update also includes:

Photo bundles — Your pictures will be sorted as bundles, making them easier to navigate through.  [Read More...]

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Need to pick up a new memory card or USB drive? You’ll definitely want to check out Amazon’s Gold Box Deal for today, April 15. The online retailer is offering discounts of up to 65% on Kingston products in that space. We’ve pulled out a few of the deals to highlight what’s available but, rest assured, there are plenty of other promotions. Hurry, these are  [Read More...]