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Control Your PC from Your Android Device With Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop App

Interacting with your PC from your Android smartphone just got a little easier. Google has just released Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, a way to securely access your computer from your Android device. Chromebook users are probably familiar with Chrome Remote Desktop, a program which allows users to access a PC’s desktop from a remote location. Any PC running Chrome can be accessed using the app, via a wi-fi hotspot of just over your wireless data connection. For Android, Chrome Remote Desktop had to be tweaked a little, due Read more

Ian Kersey

LG G3 to be announced in “Late June,” available in “Early July”

LG is apparently looking to revamp its phone launch schedule and unveil its 2014 flagship sooner than expected. According to reports from Korea — and brought to our attention by G4Games — the company will announce its latest flagship in “Late June” and make it available in “Early July.” It is said that this model will pack a 5.5-inch screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 or 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a powerful camera on the back with Optical Image Stabilization. We’ve no idea Read more

This is how Amazon’s upcoming smartphone looks like

We’ve been telling you about Amazon’s upcoming smartphone for quite some time now. And today we’re glad to you show you how that device will look like, compliments to BGR and its savvy ninjas. What you can see here is a phone that’s covered by a protective shell to prevent people without authorization from seeing its physical design. That’s a usual practice OEMs are using to keep the excitement before their devices are officially announced. The good news is that earlier rumored 4 cameras are there, placed around the screen. Read more

Samsung working on headphones with integrated head-up display?

Samsung has filed a patent application for headphones with integrated head-up display (HUD). Despite calling this product the “Earphone,” we see it as a member of the “smart glass family,” and it will obviously compete with Google Glass. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that Samsung wants to enter the smart glass market. Previously, we’ve told about Galaxy Glass, which may be officially announced at this year’s IFA in Berlin. Moreover, we’ve seen that augmented reality keyboard patent that could be used for getting around various functions included in Read more

Super-portable Windows laptops are coming and they won’t cost a fortune

In case you’ve missed it, Microsoft decided to stop charging Windows license fees for devices with up to 9-inch screens. That, I think, will open the door for OEMs to launch some affordable (and amazing) tablets and laptops. After all, they won’t have to pay Microsoft a penny for preloading Windows on such devices! And I personally hope to see something powerful and portable announced soon. What I’m talking about is a 9-inch Surface tablet that can pretty much work like a full-blown laptop. Or a device from Asus’ Transformer Read more

Microsoft working to add Pebble support to Windows Phone

Microsoft is working with folks behind the Pebble smart watch to make it [Pebble watch] compatible with Windows Phone devices. It’s still not clear when we’ll see the fruits of this co-operation, but we tend to think some beta app will be out sooner rather than later. Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone. So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the Read more

Google working on a smart contact lenses with built-in micro camera to improve vision and aid the blind

Obviously the Glass isn’t cool enough for Google. After all, everyone can see you wearing one of these and that makes you look freaky a bit (except when you’re surrounded with your geek friends). Enter smart contact lenses with built-in camera. Sounds even worse, but that’s exactly what Google is seemingly working on. According to the search giant’s patent filing, these smart contact lenses won’t be made for spies and geeks only; rather, Google wants to use this technology to improve one’s vision and even aid the blind. The tiny Read more

Moto Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M getting Android 4.4 KitKat in a few weeks

Motorola Mobility’s Senior Director of Software Product Management David Schuster spilled the beans on the upcoming update to the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M, saying that these two phones will get their KitKat goodies in a few weeks. “A number of people have been asking me about that status of the KitKat upgrade for the 2012 DROID family (HD and M). I am happy to report that we have made great progress and it should only be a few more weeks until you guys can enjoy it. So stay Read more

Register Now for Google I/O 2014!

Google I/O registration opened up this morning, giving developers and Google enthusiasts the chance to receive tickets for the June 2014 event. For Google I/O 2014, Google has completely revamped the registration process, introducing a lottery of sorts which will determine who will be able to purchase tickets to the event. This year, perspective attendees must register with Google anytime from today until Friday, April 18th. Google will then initiate a lottery, choosing attendees from the pool. Tickets for I/O will run you $900, unless you can prove you’re a Read more

Ian Kersey

Hacker Bypasses Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Scanner, Gains Access to PayPal

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is surely a device to behold, packing tons of features and a fingerprint scanner to facilitate security. While fingerprint scanners have been used in smartphones before, such as the iPhone 5S, the scanners may not be as secure as we think. Security Research Labs has used a pretty simple method of fingerprint spoofing to bypass the GS5′s fingerprint scanner, allowing him to not only sign in and control the device with a fake fingerprint but to utilize PayPal’s new app as well. The company was able to Read more

Ian Kersey

Watch the Project Ara Developers Conference Here!

Google is reinventing the way we interact with our smartphones, and you can watch it happening live right now! The Project Ara Developers Conference is now underway, revealing the nitty-gritty details of Google’s Project Ara, a really sweet and mind-blowing modular smartphone concept. Project Ara smartphones will include modules that allow users to swap out components as they please, upgrading to a newer camera or slapping some more RAM into your smartphone without replacing the whole device. There are currently plans for three different sized frames which components can be Read more

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Ian Kersey

Anyone Can Now Buy Google Glass for $1500, Today Only!

Google is allowing anyone with $1500 and nerves of steel the chance to buy Google Glass today. Finally, us normies can plop down double our rent for one month (unless you live in the Bay Area of course) to purchase a pretty weird-looking but interesting device. Up until today, Google has kept Glass availability airtight, allowing only developers enrolled in Google’s explorer program the chance to plop down hard cash for Glass. So, are you grabbing Glass today? If so, you might want to make sure you keep Google Glass Read more

Ian Kersey

Verizon unveils a pair of low-cost phones – LG Zone 2 and LG Extravert 2

Without much fanfare, Verizon Wireless unveiled a pair low-cost devices, LG Zone 2 and LG Extravert 2, both of which lack 4G LTE connectivity support and are limited to 3G speeds. The Zone 2 is an Android 4.4 KitKat-powered smartphone that comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 3-megapixel camera on the back, 4GB of expandable storage (with microSD cards) and a 1,700 mAh battery. When it comes to the LG Extravert 2, it’s a feature phone that’s selling for just $79.99. It has Read more

Google Glass getting KitKat update later this week

Google Glass will be getting Android 4.4 KitKat update later this week, the company has announced on Google+. Users should expect a number of goodies, including: KitKat enhancements – It’s not a visible change, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future, while allowing developers to write Glassware using the latest Android SDK. Photo bundles – now when you scroll through your timeline – your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you Read more