Wearables

Legality of using Google Glass while driving still murky, even after woman avoids ticket

Legality of using Google Glass while driving still murky, even after woman avoids ticket

Phil Nickinson 113

Getting out of a ticket on a technicality doesn't do much to solve the larger legislative issues Cecilia Abadie, the 44-year-old California woman who gained a bit of notoriety after she received a traffic ticket last year for wearing Google Glass as she was stopped for speeding, has had her day in court. And in the end she avoided a ticket (that presumably would have cost far less than...

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....

'Premium suite' with Android 4.3 + Galaxy Gear support headed to U.S. Samsung phones

'Premium suite' with Android 4.3 + Galaxy Gear support headed to U.S. Samsung phones

Alex Dobie 41

Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 getting 4.3 + Gear support 'in the coming weeks;' Gear update for Galaxy S4 Active, S4 Mini and Mega 'in the coming months' Following the emergence of a leaked update timetable on Friday, Samsung has confirmed that the "premium suite" update pack for the Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 will be arriving on U.S. devices "in the coming weeks." The update includes Android 4.3...