Phil Nickinson

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Google Glass as a music player: Sounds pretty good, but it's also tough on battery

Google Glass as a music player: Sounds pretty good, but it's also tough on battery

Phil Nickinson 15

Google Glass actually is a decent little music player. OK, insofar as $1,500 face-mounted wearables go. The official Google Play Music Glassware app was made available on Dec. 2, along with $85 stereo earbuds that plug into Glass' USB port.  Do the math, and that's damned near $1,600 to do what your phone and a $100 pair of headphones could accomplish. But that's not really the point....

Apps of the Week: Ravenmark Mercenaries, Android Web Developer, Knightmare Tower and more!

Apps of the Week: Ravenmark Mercenaries, Android Web Developer, Knightmare Tower and more!

Andrew Martonik 23

Great apps to try on your own device this weekend It's our first Apps of the Week column for December, and as we round the final corner towards 2014 we're keeping up with the same recipe as all previous columns. Each Saturday this post rounds up an app pick from each of the writers here at Android Central, accompanied with a little explanation of why it's on our device. This week's list...

Coming up at CES 2014: Android Central, Mobile Nations and Geek Beat join forces!

Coming up at CES 2014: Android Central, Mobile Nations and Geek Beat join forces!

Phil Nickinson 16

A full week of live coverage coming up from CES in Las Vegas in January​ Someone might have hinted during our last podcast that we've got something special lined up for CES next month — and we're finally ready to let the cat out of the bag.  We — as in Android Central and all our sister sites at Mobile Nations — are once again teaming up with Cali Lewis and John P and all the other...