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]
Moto G to the Moto X, we cannot help but compare it to the Nexus 5. In part that may be due to our recent Nexus 5 usage (we reviewed the N5 and have been carrying it daily since), but we are also making the comparison given they are both available unlocked and with attractive price points. The thing is, the Nexus 5 is the top-tier and the Moto G is the mid-tier. That thought follows the patterns we see with the specs as well as the price. Anyway, talk of the Nexus 5 aside, how about we get into the Moto G, beginning with the hardware.
Google Glass has been expanding into the hands of more and more people lately, we cannot help but keep an eye on the development side. After all, in theory, the more developers create before Glass is readily available to the public, the more attractive they will be to the average user. One developer, Paul O'Brien from MoDaCo has recently released an app that should appeal to those taking lots of pictures.
Google+ posts as ads across other sites, the company announced today. The “+Post” ads will display on Google’s two million sites available on its Google Display Network. By taking posts that include photos, videos, or a Hangouts video and turning them into ads, Google thinks brands will consider “the entire web as their social stream.”
had on Cyber Monday, but judging from how quickly the Moto X coupon codes went last week and today -- it seems there was plenty of demand for a $349 Moto X. Well, $349 or $399 depending on whether you choose a 16GB or 32GB model. Anyway, the second day of the sale was today and just like last week, it ended within minutes.
Moto G recently. Last week we shared a bit of hands-on experience with the Flip Shell cover for the handset and while putting the finishing touches on our full review, we noticed a new boot animation. It seems the Motorola Boot Services app has been updated and it brings a bit of winter.
Xiaomi may be following in their footsteps. The image mentioned something called Magic Cube and similar to Ara, it appears as if users will be able to swap parts in and out.
Motorola has rolled out the latest update for Active Display. The update is live in the Play Store and while this isn't a huge update with tons of new features, it does bring one important important change -- a speed improvement. According to details coming from Motorola, this one is just about saving the user a few extra seconds.