Electronics

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

People think Bitcoin is funny money and Google Glass has no specs appeal -- if they even know what these new technologies are. Many people are still unaware of Google's smartglasses or digital currencies, according to new research from the UK, and those that do are worried about the privacy or financial issues of these hot ...

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of clide. He posted various images of a home try-on kit, as well as the above email he received from the Glass customer support representatives. Spencer Kleyweg of ...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year. The commitment, announced Tuesday, has the backing of the five largest U.S. cellular ...

Google Sells Out of Google Glass During Promotion, Doesn’t Disclose Sales Figures

Google Sells Out of Google Glass During Promotion, Doesn’t Disclose Sales Figures

Google ditched its invite-only approach to Google Glass for a single day when it made its wearable device available to the general public in the US on Tuesday, and the company has revealed that its allocation of devices is now sold out. Google isn’t saying exactly how many devices and spots on the Google Explorer program ...

Google’s Modular ‘Project Ara’ Phone Kit May Launch in January for $50

Google’s Modular ‘Project Ara’ Phone Kit May Launch in January for $50

Google’s ambitious modular smartphone concept, an attempt to disrupt the market dominated by Apple and Samsung, could be available in January 2015 for as little as $50. Paul Eremenko, Google’s Project Ara head, told attendees of its developer conference that the modular device is scheduled to go on sale in January next ...

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

There’s no shortage of video-focused, Internet-connected boxes on the market and most of them can handle music streaming too. But what if you stripped out the video and concentrated entirely on audio? That’s what ‘social WiFi’ company Fon is doing with its new Gramofon device. Hook a Gramofon box up to your Internet ...

Amazon’s Smartphone: Take a Look at the Leaked Pictures

Amazon’s Smartphone: Take a Look at the Leaked Pictures

After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones. At a distance, Amazon’s upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen phone on the market. But the company has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience that has two main ...

Google Acquires Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace, Beats Facebook to the Punch

Google Acquires Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace, Beats Facebook to the Punch

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a ...

Ford Mustang is Celebrating its 50th Birthday With Events in NYC, Charlotte and Las Vegas

Ford Mustang is Celebrating its 50th Birthday With Events in NYC, Charlotte and Las Vegas

Few American cars are as iconic as the Ford Mustang. This week, the Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday -- and you can play a part. Ford is asking for any and all Mustang fans to sign an electronic birthday card. If you want to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang history, you can customize and add a birthday message ...

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

So far, consoles compatible with Apple's CarPlay feature have only been integrated into a handful of high-end cars. If you want to use the feature without buying an entirely new vehicle, Alpine Electronics will soon be able to hook you up—Nikkei reports that the company will begin selling a standalone CarPlay console in ...