Shapeways User Selling Bumper Cases for Moto 360, Priced at $8 in Variety of Colors

The Moto 360 is not exactly rugged; its internals may be protected by a stainless steel exterior and Gorilla Glass 3, but that does not mean it is not susceptible to nicks, scratches, or worse. Lucky for paranoid owners, one enterprising user of 3D printing marketplace Shapeways, has begun selling an additional layer of protection – bumper cases.  (more…)

Dates and Locations for Next Project ARA Module Developers Conference Posted

Google announced the dates and locations for the upcoming Project ARA developer conferences, with two main hubs taking place in Mountain View and Singapore, complete with additional satellite events taking place across the globe.

The first event will take place in Mountain View on January 14, with satellite events happening simultaneously at Google offices in New York, Buenos Aires, and London. Following that, an event on January 21 will happen in Singapore, with satellite events being held in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai.  (more…)

The Wolf Among Us is Now Available Through Google Play, Free to Download

After a period of exclusivity through Amazon, The Wolf Among Us is now available to the majority of Android users through Google Play, priced at free to download. Created by Telltale, the same folks that brought you The Walking Dead series, the game is based on episodes, meaning that once you complete the first episode, you will need to purchase the additional parts of the story.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Are You Pre-Ordering the Nexus 6 Today?

At some point today, the Nexus 6, Google’s new flagship smartphone, will go up for pre-order through Google Play. That could happen in a couple of minutes or it could be another couple of hours. Google doesn’t ever tell us when these things will go live, we instead have to sit here for hours tapping the refresh button. The fun of a Nexus launch!

Because this is a major launch, we want to know if you are planning to pre-order one. You will have a couple of color (white or blue) and storage size (32GB or 64GB) options to choose from, along with starting prices of $649 and $699. There are no carrier deals to be had today. If you want to pre-order the Nexus 6, you have to fork out the full retail price.

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Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition Now Available for $699

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon that we first told you about last week is now available for purchase. For $699, you can own Samsung’s latest oversized device and have the opportunity to unlock its bootloader.

In case you were wondering, this is the same Galaxy Note 4 that has been available from carriers. You are still looking at a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and S Pen functionality. The only difference here is the unlockable bootloader that tinkerers tend to need in order to, well, tinker.  (more…)

Google is Halloweenifying Your Photos Through Google+

To get into the Halloween spirit, the Photos app from Google+ is now Halloweenifying your photos, allowing you to create your very own spooky scenes or scary portraits.

Creating your own Auto Awesome photos with Halloween effects is very easy. To start, open up the Photos app on your device, then hit the three star button in the top right corner. From there, select either Spooky or Fun Effect. Then, choose your photo. Once you hit “okay,” Google+ does its magic.  (more…)