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Lilbits 304: Maybe Microsoft makes more money next year

Microsoft has just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. As expected, the company took a nearly $8 billion write-off for costs associated with its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business. So it’s probably not all that surprising that the company says revenue from its Devices and Consumer business declined. Windows OEM […]

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Report: Next-gen Google Glass aimed at enterprise (bigger display, faster processor)

Google Glass hasn’t exactly taken off as a consumer device. Google introduced its wearable face computer a few years ago, charged people $1500 for the opportunity to beta test the device, and killed off the Explorer program for early adopters earlier this year. But the Google Glass project isn’t dead… it’s just shifting focus. According […]

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Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition ships in March for $840

Sony has started taking pre-orders for its Google Glass competitor. The Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will ship in March, with pre-orders already open in the UK and Germany. It sells for 670 Euros, 520 pounds, or $840, depending on one market you’re in, and it should be available in 10 countries including the US, […]

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The New York Times explains why Google’s Glass Explorer program shut down

Less than a month ago, word came down from the big guys at Google that the Glass Explorer program was shutting down and the company would stop selling the wearable device to the public. The news was somewhat of a shock. It came out of nowhere. At least, that is how it felt from the public’s […]

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Glass Explorer program ends, Google Glass to become a consumer product

Google is ending the Glass Explorer program and will stop selling Google Glass kits for $1500. But this might be good news for enthusiasts of Google’s wearable computing device that puts a screen just above your eye. That’s because Google Glass is moving out of the research division at Google X and the team working on the […]

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Sony’s latest gadget makes ordinary glasses smart

Google Glass-style smart glass products may not exactly be mainstream yet. But Google’s not the only company working on wearable, head-up displays. Lenovo, Toshiba, and Sony, all have their own models under development. Now Sony is unveiling a new product that’s designed to turn a normal pair of glasses into a smartglass product. The new […]

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Lilbits (10-15-2014): Android 5.0 SDK arrives Friday

The first phones and tablets with Google Android 5.0 Lollipop software should begin shipping in early November. But ahead of that launch, Google will release the final Android 5.0 software developer kit. It’s coming on Friday, October 17th. That’s when developers will be able to download the latest tools to help polish their apps for […]