Google Now Headed To Chrome OS And Windows, Beta Version Reveals

googlenow-chromium-flagIf you’re gutsy enough to install Chromium, the browser of which Google Chrome is developed, before it turns into, you know, Chrome, you may find flags in the backend section of the app that tells you about upcoming features. In this case  Chromium enthusiast François Beaufort found a flag pertaining to Google Now for Chrome OS and the Windows web browser version (no info for Mac users). If enabled right now, it wouldn’t warrant any cards or notifications, so it’s still very much WIP (work-in-progress) with no word on a release date.

Via: Chromium Code Reviews

Two Days Away From Announcement, Purported Galaxy S IV Video Appears

gsiv-leaked-videoYou can’t get enough of pre-event leaks, can you? In this round, it’s the Galaxy S IV (purportedly) with a 5-inch screen, thinner bezel, two SIM card slots, aluminum at the sides, and polycarbonate back. In the video, you see a perfectly functional smartphone, with the unmistakable “bloops” of Samsung’s Touchwiz interface, that when steered towards the Settings page, reveals it’s running on Android 4.2.1.

Is this what I’ll see on Thursday here in New York City at the Unpacked press event? No idea, but evidence continues to point in the leaked Galaxy S IV’s direction. Video after the break.

ViaYouTubeSammy Hub

Google Glass Will Have Gmail, Path, And New York Times Apps

Google-Project-GlassGoogle has been fleshing out the Project Glass hardware at SXSW today. Bringing Google Glass to SXSW meant more than just bringing in the hardware: new features. First of all, by tilting your head a certain way, you’ll get breaking news headlines from the New York Times, or have Google Glass just read the headlines to you. The Google Glass Path app allows for pictures to be uploaded to the social network, and users to be alerted with notifications from Path regarding their images.

As for Gmail? That’s covered. You can see the email sender’s photo and the subject, while responding by dictation. One con? Google Glass will not have any streaming of video, unless it’s in Google+. A sweet little video of how it all works is after the break.

BlackBerry Z10: $200 On AT&T, March 22nd, And 4G LTE

AT&T has announced the dates and prices for the BlackBerry Z10. Starting March 12th, customers will be able to pre-order the Z10 for $199.99 on a 2-year contract, with an official release across all AT&T assets on March 22nd. The Z10’s typical specs will be included, alongside 4G LTE. So, is anyone going to take the plunge? Quarterly results and plenty of tweets will inform us, later on of course.

BlackBerry Z10 AT&T

Via: AT&T

Samsung Could Be Hiding (Or Not) The Galaxy S IV In A Case

gsivrumormondayWhen the Galaxy S III was announced, it was morphed to look like the previous model by enclosing it in a case similar to the predecessor. Now, a few days from the launch event, and where we see a phone that looks like new hardware, but is somewhat bulky, hinting to its hiding in a case, that oddly enough, looks like the Galaxy S III. This particular model also seems to be a dual-SIM version that would be used overseas, Android (4.2.1) with a 1080p display (no word on dimensions), 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera on the back, with the possibility of using a 5410 Samsung Exynos chip with quad-core processing power.

And then of course, everything I just typed out here could be proven false, and the above device could be the actual design of the real Galaxy S IV. Can March 14th get here any faster in New York?

Via: Sammy Hub52Samsung (Chinese)

Brevity Review: Razer Megalodon — It Has The Right Bite


This is the Razer Megalodon gaming headset — named after the super shark that probably lived on Earth millions of years ago. Its main purpose is to deliver the best sound of your dying enemies in any PC game available — or if you’re not the killing type, the sorrowful sighs of all those you came beneath you. It’s quite simple at first glance: a USB connection (meaning that this headset is PC-only; no 3.5mm headset jack), its own sound processing board with controls, a microphone that can be bent to varying degrees, the Razer Maelstrom 7.1 surround  sound engine, to top it all off.

So, it’s named after a shark, is built for gaming, and has some decent looks, but is it really that straightforward when you start using it?

Newest ‘Star Trek’ Trailer Puts Captain Kirk At The Bridge

Star-Trek-Into-DarknessMore of Captain Kirk, you say? Don’t mind it at all, he’s just doing the usual things that makes his character a complete renegade. In the latest Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer, Kirk interacts with several of the movie’s main characters in different environments  — and don’t worry, people are jumping off of platforms, plus there’s some big fish. All that and more when the latest Star Trek hits theaters May 17th.

Trailer after the break.