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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.

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.

Google delays Fiber in Austin, cites issue getting permits

Google Fiber is highly anticipated, and those lucky enough to be getting gigabit Internet service rejoice when they hear the news. For folks in Austin, Texas, the joy has quickly turned to frustration, as Google has announced Fiber is being delayed in that city. While Google initially planned to have Fiber up and running by mid-2014, it seems the opaque “later this year” is their new answer for when Austin will get Fiber.

T-Mobile announces Operation Tablet Freedom

T-Mobile unveiled the Simple Starter Plan yesterday. That was a $40 per month plan offering unlimited talk and text with 500MB of 4G LTE data. But along with the new plan, T-Mobile also mentioned how they would be doing a few rapid fire announcements. Basically the Simple Starter Plan was the announcement for day one of three. Today marks day two and the announcement of Operation Tablet Freedom.

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets opened up by iFixit

The folks at iFixit are back with another device teardown. This latest is for the Samsung Galaxy S5, a device we are currently taking a look at ourselves. Except in our case, we certainly aren't going to be cracking it open. That last thought rings especially true after seeing the assigned repairability score -- a 5 out of 10.
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