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Google selling Glass sans invite on April 15th

Google has confirmed the recent rumors, and those in the US will be able to purchase Glass without an invitation on April 15th. This purchase will fall under the current Explorer program, which is to say you'll be paying $1,500 plus any required tax. But while the invitation requirement will drop for the day, it seems there are still some limitations in terms of available spots.

Aereo announces Chromecast functionality starting in May

Aereo has just announced their service is coming to Chromecast. Starting May 29, anyone who currently uses Aereo to watch live TV can cast it to their Chromecast via their mobile device. With the duo of Aereo and Chromecast, users can now watch live TV for roughly $8/month.

Google updates Android security, app scanning

Google has announced an update to their app security protocol for Android, which will now continuously scan your devices for nefarious app activity. Prior to the update, Android verified the security of an app on install, but this update will keep scanning your device for any strange activity. It’s a measure to thwart malware and other odd app behavior.

Sonos update adds Google Play Music support

Google Play Music support has arrived on Sonos this morning. The support will be available for those using the Android app, as well as the controller app on a desktop. And interestingly, you'll also be able to stream Play Music (to a Sonos setup) direct from the Play Music app in the same way you have been streaming to a Chromecast.

Heartbleed only an issue for Android 4.1.1

There has been plenty of talk regarding "Heartbleed" lately. For those who may have somehow missed that story, the simple version is that Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL. But while that is simple to say, this is causing issues for quite a few people. On the flip side, we do have a bit of good news for Android users.

Five things HTC’s Sense 6.0 does better than Android

Stock Android is great. I’m a big fan, and am typically pretty critical of OEM overlays, eschewing them for Nexus at just about every turn. With the HTC One (M8), you’ll get Sense 6.0, which is HTC’s latest take on Android. One of the first Android skins, Sense has come a long way from the clunky blanket it once was. Mature and sensible, there are some things we think Sense does just a bit better than Android proper.

Smart Launcher Face-off – Battle of the Brains

Android has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to app launchers, but there is a certain breed of them that deserves special mention. These are the so called smart or contextual launchers and today we'll be giving you the rundown on a few of them.

LG G Watch pricing confirmed, won’t break the bank

LG is setting the pricing pace for the upcoming crop of smart wearables. The South Korean company has confirmed their G Watch, based on the Android Wear platform, will be £180 or less. This price point, should they translate it to other geographies and currencies, will put it at just under $250 stateside.