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Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Can’t wait for Google Glass? Recon’s MOD Live has you covered today

Google Glass may be grabbing the headlines at IO this week, but with Explorer Edition developer devices not shipping until 2013, it might be worth looking elsewhere for your head-up display fix. Recon Instruments has just the thing, with a new Android SDK for the MOD Live eyepiece that will allow developers to create their own applications that float in the user's eyeline.

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Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google looks to be getting serious in its quest for online storage, announcing some new features at the Day 2 I/O keynote that will take on competitors like Dropbox and Evernote. One of those is in the introduction of Google Drive SDK 2.0, which will allow app developers for Android and iOS to implement Drive functionality straight into their mobile apps.

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

We’ve seen SoC exclusive app stores and games in the past thanks to NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, but now Qualcomm is hoping to to leverage its own hardware with a new SDK. The Snapdragon SDK for Android allows developers to tap into various features available on the hardware platform that were previously unavailable thanks to new APIs. The first release is only available for the Snapdragon S4 8960 processor, but Qualcomm say more will be added over time.

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Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows 1.5

Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows 1.5

Kinect might be a great way to experience motion gaming on your Xbox 360, but the sensor accessory has a use on desktop PCs too, with a full blown SDK being offered by Microsoft to take advantage of the hardware. Now the company has updated the SDK to version 1.5, bringing with it some new features to let developers further utilize the motion tracking hardware in their applications.

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Apple rejecting apps with Dropbox functionality

Apple rejecting apps with Dropbox functionality

Apple famously doesn’t allow apps to have links to external subscriptions or purchases, instead requiring developers to adhere to the in-app purchasing system. That way, Apple can take its 30% cut, and all would be right with the world. Is Dropbox starting to face the same problem? Developers are reporting that their apps are being rejected for including Dropbox functionality.

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Tizen 1.0 SDK and source code released

Tizen 1.0 SDK and source code released

MeeGo may have bitten the dust, but from the ashes rose Tizen, the open source OS backed by players like Intel and Samsung. News surrounding Tizen has been somewhat quiet as of late, but here’s a pretty big milestone: the OS has just hit version 1.0, codenamed Larkspur. The Tizen group will be releasing a new SDK to go with the release so that developers can get to the grips with all the new additions, as well as the source code.

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Sony releases PlayStation Suite SDK open beta

Sony releases PlayStation Suite SDK open beta

Sony has released the PlayStation Suite Developer Program open beta, as promised, enabling coders to create games for the PS Vita, PlayStation-certified phones and tablets, and more. Available for PC only, the PlayStation Suite SDK 0.98 includes the PC Suite Studio and UI Composer for creating interfaces that take advantage of physical and touchscreen controls, as well as a simulator for testing out your handiwork.

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