Google Glass XE 12 Update Adds Wink To Take Photo, Hangouts And YouTube Apps

Google Glass on Stefan!The Google Glass camp just got a massive boost in features, potential, and also privacy concerns. You’re now allowed to send SMS, chats or even video calls using the Hangouts app, and YouTube for simple Glass video uploads, along with Google Play Music playlist and All Access viewing.

But the top feature on this list? Wink to take a photograph. It’ll be that simple for a Glass wearer to shoot and capture what he/she pleases when wearing the headset.

Also added in the XE 12 update is an optional lockscreen which turns on if Glass is removed from the head, or you simply turn it off. Guest Mode is being axed however, because it required too much work on Google’s part; with that issue, the Glass dev team suggest creating a demo Google account to associate with just the headset, but that’s the user’s call.

And that settles 2013 in terms of updates for Glass. It’s come a long way, and will go even farther.

ViaGoogle

The Word From Microsoft: A New CEO ‘In The Early Part Of 2014’

MicrosoftKeeping the technology industry on the edge, Microsoft will announce its new CEO “in the early part of 2014”, with tons of popular and current technology candidates being the subject of Microsoft’s new CEO position — like Nokia’s Stephen Elop or Ford’s Alan Mullaly.

In fact, Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson stated that looking at “over 100 possible candidates”, the tech giant has whittled it all down to, “a group of about 20 individuals”.

Time will tell who it is.

ViaMicrosoft

Xbox One Has Been Bestowed With Its Own Verizon FiOS App

xbox-one-fiosFor those of you with fanciful Verizon FiOS service, like myself, your new Xbox One will now have wireless access to a lot of your favorite TV channels — 74 of them, in fact — through a strong WiFi connection.

This cuts the need for a cable box to make use of the HDMI-in connection on the Xbox One, and instead just lets you sit back, relax, and enjoy some TV for the holidays.

ViaVerizonXbox Wire

San Francisco Debuts Free WiFi On Market Street

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San Francisco promised city-scale free WiFi nearly seven years ago — that never happened. But starting today, SF residents can begin enjoying 50MBps internet on Market Street, the busiest place in San Francisco, along a 3-mile stretch of between the Embarcadero and Castro Street.

This serves as a space between the full-fledged roll-out and the possible success of the current experiment, as well as determining if the trial should continue.

ViaPR Newswire

Minecraft Arriving On PS3 Dec. 17th, PS4 And Vita In Coming Months

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The hit sandbox game, Minecraft, with an art style that has captivated millions, fledged from a small alpha game online, into a massively recognized brand, is arriving on the PS3 this December 17th.

The PlayStation 4 and PS Vita will see their released copies of the game sometimes in 2014, according to the game’s developer, Mojang.

Anyone excited for some TNT building and bow-and-arrow hunting?

Via: Mojang

HTC One Max Review: Super Sized And Dramatized

DSC01452There was once a phone, that shook the design principles of a market already saturated with tons of designs. That phone was the HTC One. It looked great, felt great, and performed great, because it was great. Then a Play Edition came along, which stripped all of the impurities that Sense may or may not have layered on top of the Android build.

Then, there’s this. The HTC One Max is a super-sized version of that phone, with a 5.9-inch screen and an added rear-end fingerprint sensor. Apparently, people can put this in their pockets and hands.

Read on, and I’ll tell you if this is actually possible, among other things.

Apparently, Sprint Wants To Buy T-Mobile In 2014

tmobile-sprint-att-verizon-imageAn official deal is a long ways off, but it is possible and was in the plans of Sprint for a duration of time. Possibly a bid of $20 billion, but there aren’t any solid numbers to go by. The crux of the matter is that Sprint wants to buy out T-Mobile, which when observed from a technical standpoint already poses many issues, such as the fact that Sprint uses CDMA technology and T-Mobile uses GSM, making existing towers and phones incompatible with each other. And that is all besides the FCC approving or declining the deal.

But if it does work, then the big four become the big three, and Sprint has network coverage, capital, and users to rival the forces of AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Via: Forbes