Google Will Let Anyone in the U.S. Buy Google Glass on April 15

Google Glass

Even if you don’t have a Google Glass Explorer invitation, you can soon get your hands on Google’s wearable computer. On Thursday, the company announced a limited promotion on April 15 that opens the doors to anyone in the U.S. to become an Explorer and get a pair of Google Glass with a free frame or shade. This news followed a Verge report that Google was considering such a promotion. Does this say anything about Google Glass in the consumer market? Perhaps. The company has steadily increased availability of Glass Explorer invites over the prior year, meaning that they’re less exclusive than they were prior. Some Google Play Music All Access subscribers, for example, could purchase Glass starting in December. At $1,500, these aren’t an impulse purchase, so I’m wondering if maybe nearly everyone who wants Glass at that price already has the product.

Read the full story at Giga OM, and the original report at The Verge.

Google Glass Promotion

Google Acquires Assets of Green Throttle Games: Is an Android Console On the Way?

Green Throttle Gaming

Four months after Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games slowly shuffled off this mortal coil, PandoDaily has confirmed that its parts and labor have been quietly scooped up by Google as a possible asset in the increasingly warming arms race between tech giants to create the perfect set-top TV box. Green Throttle Games launched in late 2012, the brainchild of Charles Huang of Guitar Hero fame and Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend, who worked on the initial iteration of the Palm Pilot. It was backed by $6 million in series A funding, led by Trinity Ventures and DCM. Green Throttle sold a custom Atlas controller, which worked alongside its Android Arena app via bluetooth. It was criticized for being late into the space, too far behind competitors like OUYA and PowerA but the founders insisted that its point of difference was that it had made its software developer kit available to developers to innovate on its platform.

Read the full story at Pando Daily.

Piano Keyboard on Pink “Flexa” flexible silicone soft skin case cover for Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S

  • (1) CellXpressionsTM slip-on silicone protector case cover with 90-day warranty
  • Be sure to check your phone model’s compatibility carefully before ordering. Cover is tailor-fit ONLY for the exact model specified
  • Made from washable, durable & supple 100% silicone that offers exceptional style and protection
  • From CellXpressionsTM, creator of “The World’s Most Unique Phone CoversTM”
  • Compatible ONLY with for Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S

CellXpressions, Designer of The World’s Most Unique Phone Covers! Excite your senses with our unusual styles, textures and colors! You’ll also protect your valuable and essential phone from scratches, drops, and other damage. Change your phone’s “look” whenever you wish, to suit your style or mood.

Price: $25.00

Konnet Technology KN-8284 PowerExpress – Charge & Sync Cable for the New iPad, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs, 3G, iPhone and iPod with Cable management – 1 Pack – Retail Packaging – Black

  • Dual USB connection doubles the charging power and shortens charging time of iPods/iPhones
  • Supports iPad – charge iPad with PC/Mac; data sync.Handy, sleek design neatly cable management
  • Highly portable
  • Compatible with the New iPad, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G, iPhone, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch, iPod Nano 5G, iPod Nano 4G, iPod Nano 3G, iPod classic
  • Color: Black

KONNET is a registered trademark of KONNET Technology Inc. Dual USB connection doubles the charging power and reduces charging time for iPad / iPod / iPhone. Supports charge and sync function. Stylish design neatly stores cables. Highly portable. Compatible with iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs, 3G, iPhone, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch, iPod Nano 5G, iPod Nano 4G, iPod Nano 3G, iPod classic. Please know that this is the Cable Management for iPad / iPhone / iPod. For more USB Charger & Sync Cable at lowest price, search B002DEMCVG.

Price: $19.99

iHome IP4GZC FM 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock Boombox (Gunmetal)

  • Pivoting connector charges and plays iPhone and docking iPod models
  • Powerful amp pushing two 4″ woofers and two 1″ tweeters for huge sound, with SRS TruBass and 5 band EQ
  • Digital tuning FM radio; also works with iHome Radio app for access to thousands of internet radio stations
  • Operates on included 100V – 240V universal voltage AC adaptor or 6 D batteries (not included)
  • Magnetized remote control and aux line-in jack

The iP4 is a re-imagining of the classic stereo boombox with intriguing updates for your iPhone and iPod. The iP4 features SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology and 5 band EQ coupled with an amp pumping 4″ woofers and seperate 1″ tweeters for sound that has to be heard to be appreciated. Includes FM radio and auxillary line-in jack. Works with iHome Radio app for access to thousands of internet radio stations. Operates on included AC adaptor or 6 D batteries (optional).

Price: $229.99

KONNET Auto Essential Kit – Six-in-One Pack for iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs, 3G, iPhone and iPod Touch, Nano, Classic – 6 Pack – Retail Packaging (Black) – Special Promo

  • Six-in-one Car Mount Kit for use with iPhone® / iPod®, includes: Car Windshield Mount x 1 Air Vent Mount x 1 Universal Holder x 1 Auto Charger x 1 Charge & Sync USB Cable x 1 3.5mm Plug Audio Cable x 1
  • Two different pedestals lets you mount your iPhone® / iPod® to the windshield, or air vents in your vehicle
  • Adjustable Universal hands free holder fits different iPhone® / iPod® models and keep it in view and within easy reach Quick release button lets you grab your iPhone® / iPod®
  • Auto Charger connects to any car’s lighter socket and powers/charges your iPhone® / iPod® via the 30 pins to USB connection cable
  • Bundle with 3.5mm Plug Audio Cable to connect AUX input of your vehicle x1

KONNET is a registered trademark of KONNET Technology Inc. Complete Car Mounting Solution for your iPhone / iPod. Six-in-one Car Mount Kit for use with iPhone / iPod. Two different pedestals that let you mount your iPhone / iPod to the windshield, or air vents in your vehicle. Adjustable Universal holder fits different iPhone / iPod and keep it in view and within easy reach. Quick release button lets you grab your iPhone / iPod. Auto Charger connects to any car’s lighter socket and powers your iPhone / iPod via the 30 pins to USB connection cable. Bundle 3.5mm Plug Audio Cable to connect AUX input of your vehicle. Included: Car Windshield Mount & Air Vent Mount & Universal Holder & Auto Charger & Charge and Sync USB Cable & 3.5mm Plug Audio Cable. Compatible with: iPhone 4S, 4, 3Gs, 3G, iPhone, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch, iPod Nano 5G, iPod Nano 4G, iPod Classic.

Price: $29.99

Belkin Verve Folio Leather Verticle Case Fits At&t Apple Iphone 4/4s

  • Fits your Apple iPhone (At&t, Verizon) perfectly!
  • Durable leather construction protects from scratches and scuffs
  • Microfiber inner lining
  • Easy-access design

Belkin Premium Black Leather Folio – iPhone 4 Durable leather construction protects from scratches and scuffs. Microfiber inner lining; Rigid protective outer layer. Easy-access design; Sleek design to minimize bulk. Multipurpose pocket; Openings for docking, headphones, speaker and camera. Compatible with Apple iPhone 4/ 4s

Price: $29.99