Glass support website finally confirms ‘Glass: Enterprise Edition’ name, add-on battery pack

We told you across several exclusive reports last year about not-so-new Google Glass hardware that the Mountain View company has been privately testing within the Project Aura group and with external clients, but we were also the first to tell you that the device is internally known as “Enterprise Edition”.

Now, public-facing support pages we discovered on Google’s servers confirm the “Enterprise Edition” moniker as well as reveal regulatory and warranty information for the device…

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‘Cardboard++’ might be Google’s internal name for a Cardboard & Project Tango smashup

Update 2: People familiar with the matter have said that this isn’t an internal codename for a future project, but rather just referencing the concept of iterative “++” in programming.

Update: Taylor’s LinkedIn profile has been updated to redact mentions of Cardboard++: “In January I began working with the Cardboard team.” Previous version can be seen in a screenshot below.

We know that VR has become much more central to Google’s ambitions lately, but what exactly might the company be working on? According to some evidence scattered across the web, one project in the works might be called “Cardboard++,” a collaboration between the Project Tango augmented reality team and the Cardboard virtual reality team…

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Samsung said to introduce two new non-Galaxy S ‘bendable’ flagships in 2017, Galaxy Note 7 name seemingly confirmed

Now that the “Smartphone 1.0” era is apparently coming to an end, manufacturers are rolling up their sleeves to try and figure out what comes next. Google is betting big with its Project Ara modular smartphone, but other OEMs, like Samsung, are taking a different path.

A report from Bloomberg is saying that the Korean giant may be working on two experimental devices with rollable and foldable screens, which may see the light of day as early as next year…

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Cabin baggage ban on laptops & tablets over in all but name after latest exemption

The ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on certain flights into the USA is over in all but name as a fourth airline is exempted. It’s clear by this stage that the ban was simply an aggressive way to force airports and airlines to adopt tougher security screening measures.

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Instagram copying Snapchat’s ephemeral sharing ‘Stories’ feature right down to the name

Facebook has been trying to recreate Snapchat’s success on its own ever since it tried and failed to buy the social app, and the latest feature it has developed for Instagram is no different. Instagram today unveiled Stories, a new photo and video sharing feature that borrows from the Snapchat-created feature right down to the name. Unlike traditional Instagram posts, Instagram Stories are more ephemeral and disappear 24 hours after being posted…

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Last call for guesses: Google to reveal the sweet Android N name today [Poll]

According to a tweet from the Android Twitter account this morning, Google is set to finally reveal what the “N” in Android N stands for today. The Android team told us a few weeks ago that we would be getting the Android N name in a “few weeks,” so this isn’t the most unexpected announcement considering it has been right at 21 days since.

This comes as we’re just over 2 weeks since the release of the fourth Android N Developer Preview, and we have one more preview to go before the final release. The last several preview releases have fallen 4 weeks apart, so it’s possible — although not necessarily likely — that the 5th preview will drop today alongside the name of the new OS.

Sketchy report claims now-dead Amazon India page confirmed OnePlus Mini name and specs

For a device whose existence has not even been confirmed by OnePlus, we’re getting a veritable flurry of claimed leaks. After earlier alleged photos from China, Indian site TrueTech reports that Amazon India accidentally posted a product page for the device (above), confirming both the name and the specs.

The specs show a 5-inch 1080p display, though the claimed 401ppi doesn’t quite add up – but it’s possible that five inches is an approximate size. The device is said to use a MediaTek MT6795 processor, have 2GB RAM and 32GB storage.

An even sketchier rumor suggests that the OnePlus Mini would come with a force-sensing touchscreen developed by Synaptics to offer similar functionality to 3D Touch in the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This is a feature which Synaptics had suggested would be available only on flagship handsets.

Lenovo is phasing out the Motorola brand name

Update: Motorola has provided us with an official comment on the new branding.

In an interview with CNET, Motorola COO Rick Osterloh said that the storied Motorola brand will be phased out for Lenovo. Purchased by Google in 2011 and then sold to Lenovo in 2014, Motorola has had varying level of successes. While praised for stock Android, Moto devices on the high-end have not been successful in dethroning Samsung or LG.

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