Google Play Edition Devices Start Receiving The Android 4.3 Update

DSC00754Along with the minor improvements made to Android version 4.3, includes some specific improvements to the Google play Edition devices, namely the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. They include: larger icons on the homescreen, infrared functions now work on the HTC One, and Bluetooth-based internet tethering is now an option for the Galaxy S 4, as well as bug fixes. What’s so interesting about this update is that it stands as a testament to the update cycle for Google play Edition devices — which seem very short, and therefore quite forgiving.

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Motorola Outs The Moto X In NYC: $199, Is Customizable, And On 5 U.S. Carriers

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The newest Motorola device under Google’s leadership has been kept under wraps, rather poorly, for the past few days before today’s press meeting in New York City’s West Side. Between the demonstrations and hands-on booths, I’ve managed to put together several shots you can see after the break, along with the press release, but below lies the details on Motorola’s newest flagship, the Moto X.

My first impressions are actually somewhat less exciting than the DROIDs that Motorola put together. It is physically appealing both in hardware and software, but lacks a “wow” factor. But that’s the point: it does everything like no other Android device so far can, which is stay up to speed, while displaying actual new technologies. And, Touchless Control is for the most part, very reliable and useful.

UK May Ban Google Glass While Driving, Due To “Concerns”

Google Glass Man & WomanWest Virginia and the UK may have something in common — when it comes to Google Glass. Due to concerns of using Google Glass while driving, the Department of Transport in the United Kingdom is considering a law that would make it illegal to wear Glass while driving. As stated by a spokesperson:

“We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the Police to ensure that individuals do not use this technology while driving. It is important that drivers give their full attention to the road when they are behind the wheel and do not behave in a way that stops them from observing what is happening on the road.”

Keep in mind laws that require the driver to pay attention are already in place on UK’s roads, but one for Glass isn’t.

“OK, Glass, tell me which countries I can drive in with you on my face”.

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LG 27EA83R-D 27-inch Monitor Review: All Those Pixels Count For Something

DSC00995Yes, 4K is the hot topic when it comes to screens nowadays, but realistically it will take a few years before this technology actually becomes the norm, plus the simple fact that they’re really astronomically expensive for most people who just want a monitor to watch videos, multitask, design, or play PC games with. But 1080p HD is getting kind  of old, so that’s why LG’s 27-inch qHD monitor — that’s 2560 x 1200 pixels in resolution — is perfect for the user can can throw money (but not their life’s earnings) towards a monitor.

Full review after the break.

Google Suggesting Its Glass Explorers To Invite A Friend Into The Program

Google Glass on Stefan!You still have to pony up $1,500 into the program to get a hold of Google Glass and be part of their development process, but the chances of owning one just went up. Users are now receiving emails from Google, suggesting that they may now invite a user to the Explorer Program. The requirements? A US resident, at least 18 years of age, and willing to pick up the hardware in San Francisco, New York or Los Angeles.

Via: Marketing Land

Razer Announces A New Naga 2014 Gaming Mouse

razer-naga-2014For the most part, the Razer Naga is the most successful gaming mouse ever created. Naturally, Razer is making another effort to squeeze more out of the design, with a refreshed Naga MMO gaming mouse that features a better mechanical 12-button setup on the side, a new tilting scroll wheel, in-game customization, and an option for left-handed or right-handed gamers.

And in the end, it all comes down to $80.

Via: Razer

PlayStation 4 Will Support 2,000 Friends Come Launch Date

The PS4Two thousand is double the number of friends you can have on a PS4 than an Xbox One, Sony says.

Without need of a paywall via a PlayStation plus subscriptions, users will be able to contain on the PS4 a Party Chat system, along with friends lists that support up to 2,000 users — no more, no less. Certain apps will be available without a paid PS Plus subscription as well, like Netflix and free-to-play games, which rounds out the PS4 to become a nice offline games console, in theory.

My question is, if you have that many friends, why aren’t you hanging out with them, in you know, real-life?

Via: Sony