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Glass Boutique app store, MP3 player, Lock-screen & more revealed

Glass Boutique app store, MP3 player, Lock-screen & more revealed

Google's recent XE7 update for its Glass Explorer Edition already shows signs of an unactivated locking system for the wearable, as well as a "Boutique" app store and media player. The official changes in XE7 include a web browser - which you can see demonstrated after the cut - using physical head movements to navigate pages, along with boosts to search, contacts, and other features. However, some digging through the update itself has revealed a number of much-anticipated extras that Google hasn't mentioned publicly.

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Google Reader is dead: 5 replacements for your consideration

Google Reader is dead: 5 replacements for your consideration

This week Google Reader says its final goodbye, sending itself off in a wave of suggestions for replacements from the news media. It would appear at first that groups like Feedly and Digg have taken early leads in the war of potential, but what else is out there to work with? And what bits and pieces of Google Reader do you think you'll need to move forward with an alternative?

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AOL Reader beta released (though it’s still half-baked)

AOL Reader beta released (though it’s still half-baked)

AOL Reader, the company's attempt to step into the fast-arriving gap left by Google Reader's demise, has launched in beta, though the service still lacks key features like mobile apps and search. Part of the rush of Google Reader alternatives, AOL Reader offers a relatively minimalist layout and simple tagging and staring, similar in fact to what you might be familiar with from the outgoing Google service.

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Saints Row SDK coming soon: modding community taking hold

Saints Row SDK coming soon: modding community taking hold

Saint's Row is a game that's brought a rather odd assortment of open-world experiences to the fingertips of PC gamers for several generations. It's a game that exists in the Grand Theft Auto-like universe of open sandbox playability: here offering a place for gamers to run around like wild, doing whatever they might, driving, interacting with fellow characters, and everything in-between. This world is strange, and with Saint's Row IV, it's about to get a lot stranger: but up until now, the game has been closed to the modders of the world.

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Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel is yet to close a single content deal for its upcoming Intel TV service, sources claim, despite reportedly offering media companies as much as a 75-percent premium over what traditional cable firms pay. The combination live and on-demand TV service is expected to launch this year, according to Intel, but insiders familiar with the ongoing content owner negotiations tell Reuters that no programming has actually been settled upon at this stage.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s full AllThingsD interview video now available

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s full AllThingsD interview video now available

Apple CEO Tim Cook's full interview on the D: All Things Digital stage has been posted, with the 80-minute long video showing the chief exec weighing in on wearables, taxes, and more. Cook's appearance - and grilling at the hands of Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher - saw the Apple CEO relatively tight-lipped on the sort of breaking news his interviewers were digging for, though he did drop hints about a new iOS version at WWDC 2013 next month.

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Sony bribes Minecraft creator with gold PSone

Sony bribes Minecraft creator with gold PSone

It seems Sony really wants Minecraft on its PlayStation platform, all the way to the point that the company is bribing the game's creator, Markus Persson, with a VIP E3 2013 invite and what looks to be a gold-plated PSone console, as well as an original copy of Dungeon Master 2. Persson seems to be laughing it off, though.

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US Navy makes history with first drone takeoff from aircraft carrier

US Navy makes history with first drone takeoff from aircraft carrier

As drones become more controversial, the government is digging deeper into the technology to make it more useful. Case in point: the US Navy make history by developing a specialized drone that can takeoff and land from and aircraft carrier. The X-47B, as it's called, is in its prototype stages, and it marked the first time that an unmanned aerial vehicle has taken off from an aircraft carrier.

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