Android

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.

Five things the HTC One (M8) just gets wrong

Though we like the new HTC One (M8), there are a few things giving us headaches. The device is still top-end and wildly popular, and like anything else, has some features and settings that frustrate. Things you may not notice in-store while you’re fondling your potential new handset aren’t always immediately evident, so keep these things in mind when you’re ready to hand your credit card to the cashier.

New FCC spectrum auction may stop a T-Mobile/Sprint merger

The demand for spectrum from mobile service providers is at an all-time high, and only promises to increase. To satisfy the wants of consumers and carriers alike, the FCC has decided to take some spectrum earmarked for TV and auction it to carriers. In addition to the added spectrum, the FCC may implement a few rules about purchases for the upcoming auction that could signal their intent to thwart a Sprint/T-Mobile merger.

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).

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner foiled, device hacked

Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint sensor. Like the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor has been hacked to allow access. The part responsible for the hack is -- as you may have guessed -- the same person who found the  vulnerability on the iPhone 5S when it was launched.

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.