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Samantha · Dec 16, 2014

Sony SmartEyeglass SDK Update Brings Artificial Reality Rendering API

We’ve all heard of Google Glass, the spectacle wearable that just until recently, we all believed was only possible in sci-fi movies. However, a very similar prototype has also been worked on by Sony called SmartEyeglass, which looks like a bulky pair of swimming goggles fitted with a 3 megapixel camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, microphone, brightness sensor, and hefty battery pack. Needless to say, it’s not as sleek or chic as Google Glass, but kudos goes to Sony for exploring...

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jerdog · Aug 9, 2014

Epson Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

Here at XDA, we enjoy seeing new companies enter the mobile world, and even more so when they desire to reach out to the development community. Epson, the long-time printer company, recently released the world’s first app-enabled label printer, the Labelworks LW-600P. Compatible with a variety of unique tapes (glow-in-the-dark, satin ribbon, iron-on, fluorescent, cable wrap, polka dot, and more), the LW-600P opens up a world of label-making possibilities that go beyond simple adhesive labels. In addition to the hardware, Epson also...

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jerdog · Jun 9, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: LG Developer Event to Highlight New SDKs for Developers

LG has been very involved in Android ever since they became the hardware manufacturer for Google with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and if the rumors are true, the G Watch. They've also upped the ante with the G2 and the soon to be released G3, and today they've announced their new QCircle SDK for developers. The SDK gives developers the ability to utilize features found in LG's G2 and G3, most notably QCircle, QSlide, and QRemote: LG QCircle is...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 1, 2013

Need Help Getting Started with the Android SDK and ADT?

Installing the Android SDK and ADT is the first step in the long road towards coding your first Android application. Getting these tools onto your computer is also the first step towards many other goals such as obtaining ADB access and using DDMS. While there are plenty of simpler ways to go about accomplishing the latter two tasks, it's often best to learn the old fashioned way. And in this case, that's installing the SDK and using that to give...

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Mike Szczys · May 30, 2013

Using Internal/Hidden Classes of the Android API

Pssst... over here. Yeah, did you know about the Hidden Android Classes? Shhh... it's a secret. They let you do stuff you otherwise couldn't. You can read internal data, like the text message database stored on a phone. You can also gain lower level access to the hardware in order to extend your app's access to things like the touchscreen input values, or WiFi radio usage. To get your hands on that kind of contraband, you'll need to do some...

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