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Google Glass gets unofficial ClockworkMod Recovery

Eventually Google hopes that its Google Glass wearable computer will be an affordable device consumers can use to get directions, snap photos, and run apps without pulling a phone from their pockets. For now, Glass is an expensive, hacker-friendly device with short battery life. But folks who spent $1500 to get their hands on a […]

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Lilbits (5-17-2013): Linux Mint 15, Ubuntu on Glass, end of the Kindle Keyboard?

Linux Mint is an easy-to-use operating system that’s based on Ubuntu Linux. It comes pre-loaded with support for Flash, Java, and a range of media codecs that you’d have to install yourself with Ubuntu. While Linux Mint supports a range of desktop environments, the default user interface also looks a lot more like the classic […]

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Lilbits (5-02-2013): Is this the Motorola X Phone?

Ever since Google acquired Motorola, there have been rumors about the cool new phones we should expect. While the last few devices from Motorola have had their charms (such as extraordinary battery life or super-thin bezels), they were all in development before Google bought the company. But now the Google-owned Motorola is working next-gen hardware, […]

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Lilbits (4-30-2013): The web turns 20, Google Glass tries to make it obsolete

It’s been 20 years since the first website went online. It’s a bit underwhelming by today’s standards, with nary an animated GIF in sight. But without that first page we probably wouldn’t have Amazon, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pandora, or any number of other companies that have come to be such a big part of our […]

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Google Glass is hackable (ADB debugging, unlockable bootloader)

This week the first people who don’t work for Google started to pick up their own Google Glass wearable computers. Google is making a limited number of Google Glass Explorer Edition devices available to developers and others who signed up for early access… and who paid $1500 to basically be guinea pigs and beta testers. […]

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Lilbits (4-25-2013): View Office docs in Chrome, meet Saucy Salamander

Google now lets you view Microsoft Office documents in the Chrome web browser (when install an extension), which means you can click a link from a web page and open a document without first downloading it. That’s something that’s been available to Chromebook users for a while, but it’s a new feature for the Chrome […]

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Google ships Glass explorer units, announces specs, API, other details

Google is now shipping the first Google Glass Explorer Edition units to early adopters that ponied up $1500 for a chance to be guinea pigs for the new headware/mobile computer. This is the first time Google is sending Glass units to folks who don’t work for the company, and Google is releasing a lot of new information […]

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Google Glass could ship as a consumer product by end of 2013

Google Glass may seem like something out of the future: a wearable computer that snaps photos and videos, lets you chat with people around the globe from anywhere, and provides answers to your questions as well as directions while you walk or drive. But Google is already providing thousands of prototypes to early adopters (for […]