I love a good surprise. Next to waking up to a warm plate of breakfast in bed, this would have to come in close second. If you were one of the lucky few Sprint customers who were able to squeeze in a pre-order of the Galaxy Nexus (before it sold either due to overwhelming demand or short supply) you may have noticed a little surprise today from the delivery man. Looks like the Galaxy Nexus is showing up a full 2 days early, for some and is something not to uncommon for those that pre-order a handset and have it delivered to their home. Anyone else get their Galaxy Nexus today? More importantly, anyone receiving some of Sprint’s brand new 4G LTE in their area?
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Third Eye is incredibly simple. If someone unsuccessfully tries to unlock your phone, Third Eye snaps a photo with the front-facing camera. When you return to your phone and unlock it, Third Eye delivers a notification with the photo.
Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard just announced a Levi’s Commuter jacket that allows you to interact with your phone using a touch-sensitive sleeve. Launches in beta this fall, wide release Spring 2017.