Almost every major consumer electronics company has a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable device to sell you. But one company isn’t quite ready to jump into wearables just yet.
HTC is holding an event to launch new products this week, but the company’s expected to focus on smartphones and cameras, not smartwatches or smart eyeglasses.
- HTC won’t launch a wearable device until 2015
HTC officials acknowledge that the company is working on wearables. It just won’t launch any before the end of 2014. [Recode]
- Stable channel update for Chrome OS adds improved touchscreen compatibility, MTP file transfer support
Now you can plug in an Android phone and copy files to and from your mobile device more easily. [Chrome releases]
- TinyScreen is a… tiny screen for DIY wearables and other gadgets
Tired of waiting for HTC to launch a smartwatch? Why not build your own with this 1 inch display and Arduino-compatible development kit? [Kickstarter]
- Adobe Digital Editions 4 monitors your eBook reading habits, sends unencrypted, plain text data to Adobe servers
If you’ve downloaded an EPUB from a public library in the United States recently, you’ve probably used Adobe Digital Editions. [The Digital Reader]
- Google Voice now supports MMS on 100 different North American wireless carriers
Now you can send pictures with your free text messages on most major wireless carriers in the US and Canada. [Android Police]
- Toshiba reveals a robot that communicates via sign language, makes liberal use of the phrase “lifelike”
Don’t get me wrong, a robot that can sign is kind of awesome. It’s just also kind of creepy. Thanks uncanny valley. [MyNewsDesk]