Google Glass Monthly Update: Now There’s A Full Web Browser

coolhuntingOh, that’s right. Google Glass just got a full web browser for all of your wearable computing needs. But even better, Google has addressed several issues with Glass. First off, users can answer phone calls and have messages read aloud, as well as call and message any Gmail contact. As for the built-in web browser, you can ask to see a webpage and navigate it using the touchpad. Google Glass Explorers can expect to receive the update in the upcoming days.

Via: Google Glass

Casio Privia PX-150 Digital Piano Review: Iniziare, Maestro!

Casio-PX-150This is the Casio PX-150 digital piano. It’s a full-size, 88 key piano with 18 different tones, 3-step variable response for the keys, comes with a foot pedal, USB MIDI input and has support for two headset inputs along with splitting of the keys so that you can play two instruments at the same time.

It’s a great way of getting some music production done. Which is why I titled the review in Italian; which by the way means, “Begin, master”. The rest of the piano is just a mix of features meant for production and playing of what is perhaps the most elegant instruments of all time: the piano.

PSA: You Want Google Play All Access For $8 A Month, Right?

gplay-all-accessWell, today is the last day to go ahead and do that. Besides having millions of songs available for instant streaming via the web or your Android smartphone, Google Play All Access has been getting lots of popular public approval, mostly for its design interface and release times on songs (mainly the day new albums come out).

June 30th being the last day that a new subscriber can get a 30-day free trial and pay $8 monthly instead of the full $10 that Spotify and Rdio charge, it’d make sense to jump ship, no?

Via: Google Play All Access

HTC First Review: Definitely Not First, But Not Last

HTC FirstThe HTC First has all the aspiring qualities of a bestseller, but manages not to achieve that, with AT&T recently demoting the device to the price of $1 on a new, 2-year contract. It’s actually quite depressing, that the first Facebook phone really pushed out by Facebook turned out to be such a flop, but regardless, let’s take a quick look at what it’s like to use, as what it should be: a stock Android phone.

Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available To Everybody!

windwos 8.1Be happy, I guess?

Windows 8.1, which will arrive as a free update to current Windows 8 users later this year and as a full upgrade for those still on Windows 7, is now available in its preview form, to anyone willing to perfrm a fresh install and try it out. Many of the new Windows 8.1 features are geared towards the Start screen and the re-introduced Start button (which is jumps you to the Start screen), along with wallpapers in said screen of apps, performance improvements, sharing options, and a whole lot of bug and security fixes.

Other, more enthusiast improvements include higher resolution support on more screen sizes, tweaking of the hot corners, and addressing search inside of the system. If you really feel up to it, the source link will provide you the instructions.

Via: Windows Team Blog

Get Your Laptop Hardware From Tmart

image01The invention of laptops is probably one of the major technological revolution upon us today in my own opinion. Gone are the days of mainframe computers and desktop computers that were practically immobile. There are numerous benefits of laptops that make them crucial in this modern age. Some of the benefits, but are not limited to, ability to access all data and information on the Internet everywhere, syncing information to the cloud, entertainment centers etc. The laptop,without any doubt is the backbone of the modern age. There have been many technologies involving laptop batteries, motherboards and the cooling system in recent years.

Verizon Reaches The 500th 4G LTE Market, Marks Milestone

vzwltemilestoneAfter many months (and years) of planning, releasing, and integration, Verizon Wireless has completed its initial rollout of 4G LTE in the United States. The last, and 500th market reached is Parkersburg, West Virginia, but Verizon says that Liberal, Kansas and Warren, Pennsylvania are also getting LTE service today, so the total number of LTE market reaches well over 500. So basically, Verizon has covered 99% of its existing 3G network with 4G LTE which is proportionate to 95% of the US population; about 298 million people.

 “It’s about more than just speed, we provide speed where you want it, when you want it.”
“It’s about more than just speed, we provide speed where you want it, when you want it,” said Palmer. It goes on without saying that Verizon’s LTE advertised speeds of 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up are usually always achieved on the user’s end, and in fact most of the time, surpasses those numbers.

As for complete departure of 3G? Not anytime soon; LTE-only devices will most likely make a debut starting in 2015, the same year that VZW’s 3G network will start to see less support.

Via: Verizon Wireless

And So, Minecon 2013 Will Be Hosted In Orlando

What do you do if you’re the game studio behind a game that has sold 11 million copies? Hire a PR agent to suggest the best spot to host your annual conference? Nope. Just get a sword, stick it in a globe, and find out where you’re going next. Last time, it was Paris and this time, it’s Orlando.

Specifically, Disney Orlando, just like Disney of Paris last year — they must really like Disneyland. Tickets go on sale next month for those who are interested.