Monday, 9 September 2013

Google Glass Update XE 9 has arrived


The Google Glass update for September has arrived. Officially named XE9, Glass now comes with updated features including new Google Now cards. These include Nearby Photo Spot which alerts you to a popular photo spot. There are also Transit cards which identifies mass transit opportunities and Reminder cards.

In addition to the above, there is a feature called Sound Search. Basically, this program will listen to a clip of a music track of your choosing and then try to identify the name of the song as well as the artist. This sounds like a real time waster to me but no doubt will be quite enjoyable.

A new feature called vignettes has also been debuted. This allows you to post a screenshot of your Glass display above a photo. Google apps account support and news results in search are also noteworth additions.

All the Glass explorers out there will certainly be happy with the XE 9 update for September. It is clear that Google is putting serious effort behind their updates for Glass so it seems that, at least for now, Google Glass is on pace to make its retail debut in the future.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Motorola Moto X Scratch Test


Motorola's newest smartphone offering the Moto X has been out for a couple weeks now and many users are quite enamored with this phone. It boasts a 4.7 inch, 720*1280 pixel display and if bought through the Motomaker website, the level of customization offered is insane.

In addition to the above, the Moto X runs on Android 4.2 which is a bit of a drawback seeing that Android 4.3 is already out. Anyway, as with many new smartphones on the market today, there is always the question of the phone's ability to resist scratches. Of course, someone always steps up to the plate and answers this question once and for all.

So, let's get right down to it. Below is a video courtesy Phonebuff which shows a Moto X smartphone being put through the ringer with a knife as well as a hammer! Those of you that don't like to see expensive phones get beat up, really shouldn't watch this video. For everyone else, check it out below.