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HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

Right off the bat HTC is going all-in with the HTC One M8 here in New York City, aiming to release every different edition of the handset as quick as possible. What you’re seeing here is a concentrated effort by HTC to show confidence in their device - rather than waiting a period of time before releasing oddities like the Google Play Edition or carrier editions, they’re all coming at once. This includes the HTC One M8 Developer Edition and SIM-unlocked editions as well.

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

Right on top of the HTC One M8 being revealed this week in full, officially, the company has made clear they intend to continue releasing Google Play Edition devices. What’s unique about this release - as opposed to the HTC One code-named M7 from 2013 - is that it’s got some API code HTC is providing Google to make its camera setup work in Google’s vanilla Android build. The camera, as you may already know, is not one, but a set of two on the HTC One M8’s back.

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Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google has inked a deal with Ray-Ban and Oakley parent company Luxottica to develop a Google Glass collection, potentially pushing the wearable computing platform directly into the gaze of the mass market. The collaboration will see a joint team of Google and Luxottica eyewear and wearable tech experts collaborate on "the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products" to make sporting a computer on your face more fashion-friendly.

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MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

Diving a bit deeper into the Android Wear world from Motorola’s perspective, the MOTO 360 is being shared from a few more angles this week. This device is the first smartwatch from Motorola in the Android Wear age, the company having previously delved into this ecosystem with devices like MOTOACTV all the way back in 2011. Here and now Motorola gets classy with a glass-fronted circular smartwatch that’s not afraid to be understated.

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LG G Watch gets clearer for Android Wear launch

LG G Watch gets clearer for Android Wear launch

LG has revealed a second image of the LG G Watch, the company's first Android Wear smartwatch, and giving a clearer view of the upcoming wearable. The Korean company is one of several - also including Samsung, HTC, ASUS, and Motorola - to pledge support for Android Wear, Google's attempt to fettle Android for the wrist, and one of only two companies to show off their upcoming hardware, though the first glimpse LG gave was relatively clandestine.

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Google Public DNS blocked in Turkey over Twitter ban

Google Public DNS blocked in Turkey over Twitter ban

Just days after the Twitter ban implemented by their government, net-savvy Turks have found ways to circumvent it. One of these ways included the Google public DNS service: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, which are open to all. It has now come to light that the government has tightened the noose over this service and blocked all access once more. This Twitter ban is in light of recent viral tweets surrounding a corruption scandal reported earlier this week.

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The Secret to Smartwatch Success is Non-tech Firms

The Secret to Smartwatch Success is Non-tech Firms

Smartwatches will be everywhere this year. With Google announcing Android Wear and companies already showing off devices at CES and Mobile World Congress, it won’t be long before a slew of smartwatches are sitting on store shelves.

Of course, smartwatches are already available. In fact, several companies, from Samsung to Pebble, have offered their interpretation of wrist-worn wearables. The trouble for those firms, however, is that so far, those products haven’t taken off. And it’s unclear whether even Android Wear could go a long way in pushing smartwatches onto more wrists.

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