Nexus 7 tablet lineup today. The new arrival is a new color -- white. While the specs and pricing remain the same as before, the white model Nexus 7 does have a few tidbits worth mentioning. To begin with, this model is only available with 32GB of storage space.
Glass, then a party barge for press, then a mobile laboratory for X Labs? Whatever it really ends up being, it’s on hold. The Coast Guard has asked for changes to the interior, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is taking issue as well.
Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson began teasing the MOJO back in June. At the time he referred to the system as an "Android micro console" and while we later learned this would be the latest Android powered game console, the price and availability details weren't revealed until much later. We saw those in October, and as was promised -- the Mad Catz MOJO console has arrived for purchase.
Chromecast. One of the recent hints was for Plex and as of this morning, Google has announced support for that, along with nine other apps. The others include VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Avia, Real Player Cloud, Revision 3 and BeyondPod.
Google Glass. This time around we are seeing an app called wpForGlass, which as the WP in the name suggests, is WordPress. The app hasn't been released by WordPress though, and instead comes by way of Weber Shandwick, a PR agency.
LG G2 has been available for quite some time now, however it looks like LG may be prepping another variant. Similar to current trends, it is looking like an LG G2 Mini may be in the works. The details are still in the rumor category, however it is looking like the handset will be announced in January and sporting a 4.7-inch display.
T-Mobile has yet to formally announce, however according to some users reports, it looks as if they have begun rolling out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The update is coming over-the-air and arriving as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with baseband version T889UVUCMK7. Perhaps the key here, this update means T-Mobile Galaxy Note II users will be able to leave behind Android 4.1, which originally arrived back in June as v4.1.2.
had been expecting, OPPO has released the N1 smartphone for those in the US and Europe. The handset is available in white and there is an option for either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage space. The OPPO N1 is priced at $599 (16GB) or $649 (32GB) and sporting the key features touted by OPPO including the rotating 13 megapixel camera, O-Touch Panel and O-Click Control fob.
Google's Project Glass is pushing more than just the boundaries of stylish and wearable technology. In certain jurisdictions around the world, it is also pushing the boundaries of driving laws as well. Joining into this fray is Illinois which might soon outlaw the wearing of Google Glass while driving. Google Glass once again touched on this sore legal point late last October when a woman from California was ticketed not only for speeding but also for wearing Google Glass. While it's almost a pleasure to know that authorities are quite aware of the existence of Google Glass, the incident brings up again the debate of whether the eyewear should be lumped in with other sources of driving distraction that are specifically forbidden by laws. Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein thinks so, joining his voice with others from New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia. Even across the pond in the UK, legislators are mulling over penalizing the use of Glass while driving. For the Senator, Google Glass is just another source of distraction, the same way monitor or cellphones are, regardless or because of the fact that the display in this case is located directly within the driver's line of sight. That said, given the novelty of the device, it may, indeed, cause some amount of distraction when it starts becoming available to consumers. There are some, however, who theorize that cellphone use while driving, which is being used as the basis for anti-Glass legislation, actually has very little bearing on recent vehicular accidents. Given the utility and convenience that Glass affords in the areas of driving and navigation, as well as some automaker's interest in the device, such preemptive legal action might make it more difficult for Glass to be widely adopted. VIA: BGR [timeline]