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Starwood Hotels welcome Google Glass with SPG Glassware

Starwood Hotels announced a pilot program that allows guests to swap physical keys for virtual keys. That program was essentially allowing guests to use their smartphones to check-in, check-out and also open the door to the room. Flash forward till present day and it looks like Starwood Hotels has gone another step forward with support for new technology. They have announced the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app for Google Glass.

Google’s Project Tango torn apart by iFixit

Google's Project Tango has become the subject of the latest iFixit teardown. We like seeing these teardowns as they generally offer a view that most users will never get to see -- the inner guts. But in the case of Project Tango that is especially true as this is a prototype device. Or in other words, a device many will never see in the wild at all.

KitKat for Google Glass rolling out now

The KitKat update for Google Glass has begun rolling out, making a big leap to XE16. Prior to this update, the XE listing was at 12.1, so Google has sidestepped the norm once again and numbered an update as they see fit. The update brings quite a few changes as well, so Glass owners should get ready for this one.

Google Fiber hiring in New york

Google may be ready to take on the biggest domestic market, if a new job listing is any indication. A job posting on Google’s website notes Fiber is looking for a Regional Sales Manager for New York. It's their first Fiber position in the New York office, and has many excited the service may come to New York City.

Smartphones: latest and greatest vs. the old reliable

As you'll notice from our coverage here on the site, we get to play with a fair amount of new devices. In fact, there are several tablets and smartphones sitting on my desk at the moment, including the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5. As those are the two new flagships we suspect many readers would love the opportunity to say the same. The thing is, we aren't saying this to brag, but instead to illustrate a point about how the hot new device may not be the best (for you).

Five IFTTT recipes to extend Google Glass functionality

Google Glass has a good set of features straight out of the box. You can perform Google searches, take pictures, record video, get directions, send messages, make calls, listen to music and more. Google also offers Glassware apps which extend the out-of-the-box functionality. But even with that -- there may be some items missing for some users.

Google I/O registration starts today, sans headaches

Want to attend Google I/O? You’re not alone. Many clamor at the opportunity to be part of Google’s annual conference, with many new announcements and fun Developer workshops to take advantage of. Unlike past conferences, 2014’s version is not a race to press F5 and pay, but it’s still up to chance.
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