Google Is Finished Selling The Nexus 4…Forever, So It’s Time For Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 4 -- In Alex's HandGoogle has made it clear to a variety of tech blogs and news sites that the Nexus 4 is no longer. They will not be requesting new units from LG in any storage size, and will no longer sell them officially anywhere. That is after huge success with its lower price for as an unlocked device, as well as the fact that a limited edition white model was sold.

And this segways nicely into the fact that the Nexus 5 is being built by LG, and new pictures are appearing of the device as leaks almost everyday.

It’s time for an announcement, Google.

Ducati’s New Flagship Motorcycle: The 899 Panigale

ducati-899-panigale-motorcycle-xlThis particular motorcycle just had to appear as a post, for the two simple reasons: one, that I love motorcycles, and two, it’s Ducati’s new flagship motocycle. Dubbed the 899 Panigale, it features a new L-twin engine producing 148 horsepower and 93 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 RPM, making it a lot more fun to ride. Besides the cooler engine, there’s the addition of a sweet electronics package: Ducati Quick Shifters, Ride-by-wire, triple-stage ABS, Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, and three-stage adjustable suspension with Brembo brakes.

The price? $15,000. It will release in October (my birth month, no less).

Via: Ducati

Meanwhile: AT&T Will Start Taking Orders For The Galaxy Gear

galaxy-gearsFor a smartwatch that only works with the Galaxy S 4, Note II and III, and a few other handsets, Samsung is definitely pushing the envelope of competence here, but it’s worth a shot.

Starting  12:01AM ET tomorrow, on September 17th and while AT&T hasn’t detailed pricing or a final release date, Samsung had previously suggested that the Galaxy Gear should reach the US by October for $299, so that should be settled.

Via: AT&T

So, Who Technically Owns The Moon (As Explained By Vsauce)?

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-EarthriseSince the 1967 Outer Space Treaty says that everything in space is the “common heritage of mankind,” it makes it kind of difficult to define to whom the moon belongs, but as things change, so do the rules.

In the video, Vsauce explains the numerous scenarios, treaties, and technical information regarding ownership of the moon, and if it really belongs to anyone in particular.

It’s also a pretty cool subject to bring up with friends, if the ownership of celestial bodies is your cup of tea. Watch it after the break.
Via: Vsauce

Google Glass Will Now Bypass Smartphone Tethering Plans

glass-teardown-exploded-top-thumbThanks to some clever engineering by the Google Glass teams, the companion app on Android will now sport a way of bypassing the additional monthly fees that would be incurred if one was to tether Glass to their smartphone, due to wireless hotspots plans set up by American carriers. With XE9 loaded onto headsets, the companion Android app pipes data to and from the hardware, bypassing both the smartphone’s Bluetooth tethering settings and extra plan previously needed from some carriers — all of which can be seen on-screen.

ViaNick Starr (Google+)

Twitter Will Allow Verified Users To Filter Tweets Now


As a response to the 50,000+ Verified Twitter users that consist of celebrities, journalists, and the general interesting people of the world, Twitter has put together a feature that allows them to filter out mentions from unverified users and spam bots.

Thus, a response sent to someone may be sent, but never actually seen; keep that in mind.

Twitter defines this as three categories in the “Connect” hub: “All” displays the same interactions and mentions that everyone sees, “Filtered” weeds out anything that Twitter’s algorithm thinks is spam, while “Verified” also displays other verified users.

Seems like an excellent management system, actually.

Via: Twitter

Photos Of The Finished Nexus 5 At The FCC Are Here

lg-nexus-5-fccIt doesn’t look too bad, actually. Taking a few notes from the ASUS Nexus 7 series of tablets, LG has created the next flagship Nexus device for Google, with characteristics of the G2 and the aforementioned. The actual “Nexus” branding is omitted from the device sent to the Federal Communications Commission, but that’s entirely normal.

Also, it’s worth mentioning in accordance with LG G2 and previously leaked specs is that the Nexus 5 could have a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM, LTE bands used by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint and a 4.96-inch screen with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a 2,300mAh battery.

Via: GigaOm, FCC