Google has recently released its newest endeavor, Google Glass, to a group of beta testers also known as Glass Explorers. Participants had to drop some serious cash to get their hands on one though, $1,500 to be exact. And this hefty price also comes with some restrictions. According to the terms of sale posted by Google, Glass Explorers cannot resell, loan, transfer or give their device to another person. Those who violate these terms are subject to have their device deactived and no refund, technical support or warranty will be given. Google is also putting its foot down in the tampering department stating that those who install unauthorized software onto the device will be deprived of technical support and their warranty. Google does say that you can buy a pair for someone as a gift in which they would be the owner and all the restrictions would apply to them. These restrictions have been linked directly to the beta testers, so it may be that Google eases up once the device is available to the general public. Let's hope so.
One of the most highly anticipated phones on the market is finally hitting the U.S. market. The Samsung Galaxy S4, which had a huge unveiling presentation full of tech information and theatrical presentation, is scheduled to hit stores in about a week. All the major carriers including T-mobile are expected to have the devices on shelf later this month. Other carriers like U.S Cellular, Cricket, and C Spire and even some of the retail stores known for selling cellphones such as Best Buy, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Costco, Staples and Target will also be selling the devices. Retailers are expected to list prices soon with AT&T listing the 16GB model at $199.99 with a two-year contract. That seems fair considerin the specs of the phones. Will you be camping out to get an S4?