Worried about Sprint and T-Mobile merging? Sources tell the New York Post you shouldn’t be. According to them, the deal is “dead”. The FCC, who are outspoken about wanting four major US carriers, are said to be dead set against the merger.
Google Glass users have another update coming this week, and it seems this is one they will want to grab right away. This time around the update is dealing with images and video as well as answering incoming phone calls. In this case of phone calls -- it seems Glass is about to get a bit smarter.
Galaxy S5 users were always able to unlock their handset using the fingerprint scanner. PayPal also added support shortly after the handset launched. Well, it looks like another company has come forward with support. This latest is LastPass and the support comes by way of the recently updated Password Manager app.
The Android Silver name first came up earlier in the month. At the time the Silver program was thought to be a way for Google to better work with the carriers, and also to establish a bit more control over Android. There was talk of displaying these handsets in special sections of carrier stores, and having them be sold by specially trained employees.
In an “ask me anything” session today, former Nokia chief and current Microsoft head of devices and services Stephen Elop answered questions on a variety of topics. One of those was Nokia’s decision to make devices for the Windows Phone platform instead of Android. When prompted if he thought it was the right decision, his answer was as reasonable as it was surprising.
With Google’s purchase of Nest, many speculated that the division could morph into Google’s internal hardware branch. While the company focussed on connected home products, it was widely believed Google was trying to alleviate their reliance on hardware partners like LG or Samsung. News that Nest is interested in the team behind the newly defunct Nike Fuelband heightens that speculation.
As if all the current news surrounding Google Glass security issues weren't enough, another tale has popped up. A woman (who you are familiar with if you follow Glass — read on) was asked to take Glass off during a flight on United Airlines. According to her, someone on the staff ask that she remove the headwear due to “security concerns”.
The Rox wireless earbuds are the latest from Jabra. These are touted as offering an ultra-secure fit and massive wireless sound. We've spent quite a bit of time with some of the other Jabra products, and quite honestly, we have really been digging the lineup. Having said that, when Jabra reached out with an offer to check out a set of the Rox wireless earbuds we were pretty anxious. What follows are some thoughts after a week of use.
A few news articles are touting that Google Glass is available to all today, effectively ending the Explorer beta program and opening up the world of Glass to anyone. Clicking a specific link gave access to the Glass order page from their April 15 sale, but the Glass home page yields a different experience. We’ve reached out to Google, and have the official story.
Vic Gundotra, who has championed Google+ since inception, is leaving Google. He confirmed the departure via his Google+ page, and CEO Larry Page further discussed the matter with Re/Code. Gundotra’s farewell touched on his passion, and finding what’s next. His departure is effective immediately.