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Google Glass XE17 Firmware Trickling out to Glass Explorers

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A little under a month ago, Google Glass received a rather healthy update to firmware version revision XE16. For those who don’t recall, XE16 brought all the latest KitKat goods, as well as several new features such as Photo Bundles, photos in hangouts, voice commands sorting, and more. A little while later, the factory images for this update were released, and a pre-rooted bootloader was made available. Now, XE17 has just been released, and it’s trickling out current Glass explorers.

Unlike the previous XE16 update, today’s XE17 build doesn’t bring anything in the way of brand new features, making its version number a peculiar choice for Google. That said, XE17 is sti. . . READ ON »

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Droid DNA Gets KitKat, Google Accidentally Sells More Glass? BBQLinux Android Dev Guide Available – XDA Developer TV

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Android KitKat for the Verizon Droid DNA is being rolled out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that HTC has updated its software release pages with Sense 6 upgrade info for older devices, as well as the guide showing you how to get started with BBQLinux! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for PerAppFonts. Then, TK showed you Tasker on the Galaxy Gear. And later, TK gave us an Android App Review of Auto Config F. . . READ ON »

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Google Glass Now Open to Anyone… with $1500 to Spend (Update: Not Anymore)

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Google Glass, which recently received its official update to KitKat (as well as a maintenance update to XE16.11), is the company’s first attempt at wearable computing. Although it has been available to developers and early adopters for a little over a year now, many would-be purchasers have been unable to get their hands on Glass. This changes today, however, as Google has opened up Google Glass Explorer Edition to everyone… well everyone with a spare $1500 USD to spend, that is.

You may recall that a few weeks ago, Google made Glass purchases open to everyone for a single day. Now looking back, this move can be viewed as Google testing the waters of consumer adoption. But they were either. . . READ ON »

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Google Glass gets KitKat and Rooted Bootloader, Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 Soon – XDA Developer TV

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Android KitKat for Google Glass has been rolled out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Android 4.4.3 is being rolled out to the Google Nexus 5 (sort of) and that HTC Sense 6 has been ported to the Nexus 5! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Call Blocker. Then, AdamOutler told you how to hack an Android App. Later, TK gave us an Android App Review of Lockdown Pro. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Google Glass XE16 Update Factory Image and Rooted Boot Image Now Available

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You may recall that early yesterday, we talked about the XE16 update to Google Glass, which finally brought Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the tech world’s most controversial piece of wearable computing. For those who don’t remember, XE16 brought several new additions such as Photo Bundles, Photos in Hangouts, and Voice Command Sorting.

At the time that the update first rolled out, we noted that although direct OTA links were available for your updating pleasure, there were no factory restore images to go along with the update. This was then a rather roundabout way of reaching the XE16 build, as users on older software who wanted to force the OTA would have to load XE12, and then receive or sideload the in. . . READ ON »

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[OTA Captured] Google Glass XE16 Update Brings KitKat, Photo Bundles, Photos in Hangouts, Voice Commands Sorting, and More

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product_7Earlier today, for one day only, Google opened up Glass Explorer Edition purchases to interested parties living in the US. Of course, you still have to plunk down $1500 in order to get your hands on this sleek piece of beta wearable tech. But for those looking to be on the bleeding edge, the investment is well worth it.

Back in December,  was updated to firmware version XE12. This brought many new features such as wink pics, Hangouts and YouTube Glassware, improved Play Music support, and improved Google Search cards. Now, Glass has received the long awaited update to XE16, which among other things, brings the device up to Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Google X Announces Smart Contact Lenses, FDA Approval Pending

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OK, so it finally happened. Google wants to take wearable tech to the next level with a set of smart contact lenses. Now keep your pants on for a second—this has nothing to do with their first foray into wearable tech, Google Glass. Rather, they are now testing a “smart contact lens” that allows users to more easily keep track of their glucose levels when managing diabeetus.

These new glasses work by embedding a tiny wireless transmitter and a miniature glucose sensor in between two layers of a soft contact lens. Prototypes currently undergoing testing are able to obtain measurements at a rate of one reading per second. And given this impressive temporal resolution, the system could poten. . . READ ON »

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Epson Moverio BT-200 Takes on Google Glass with Head-Motion Tracking, Camera, Stereoscopic qHD Display

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In late 2011, Epson released the Moverio BT-100 Wearable Display. While the device was quite an innovation at the time, it was just a bit too rough around the edges to gain any appreciable amount of popularity. Then, Google Glass happened. And with it, wearable computing was thrust directly into the limelight.

Now, Epson has announced the successor to its two-year-old Moverio BT-100, the oh-so-creatively titled Moverio BT-200. Given its pricing and featureset, it seems to have one clear target: Google Glass. Although many still question whether a head-mounted device with a camera is socially acceptable at this time, Epson thinks that it can make an impact with this update to the Moverio line.

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Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

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The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013.

Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile device choices, the rapid expansion of wearable technology and Google Glass, and much more. So take a moment to check out today’s video and see the top 5 trends in the mobile industry this year. Let us know if we got it right or why we are dead wrong in the comments below!. . . READ ON »

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