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Google's futuristic Project Glass could arrive earlier than expected and be available on store shelves by the end of this year. Google's Project Glass glasses will probably use a transparent LCD or AMOLED display to put information in front of your eyeballs. It's location-aware thanks to a camera and GPS, and you can scroll and click on information by tilting your head, something that is apparently quite easy to master. Google Glasses will also use voice input and output. Google plans to sell Glass for less than the $1,500 it now charges developers. If it launches this year, we expect it to be right at the end of it, targetting the busy Holiday shopping season. What do you think about Glass, excited about it?
I'm interested to see how much developed they will get after they finally start a beta with the public. Pretty cool piece of technology though. On the other side, I think this product has the potential to be unsafe like texting while driving or walking. People will divide their attention between two things and they will make mistakes that will cost them injury or worse. I also wonder how this will effect your eye. We already have questions about the radiation from our phones. What about this thing millimeters away fromyour eye? Also not sure I like the idea of Google seeing what I see, knowing even more about me and what I do and say than it did before. I have nothing to hide but still, too much information shared with people and companies I may not wish to share with....
- Six Strikes Officially Begins On Monday - After several
big delays the Copyright Alert System, known as Six Strikes kicks off
many months after the proposed rollout date was to begin. The
ISPs-industry giants AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and
Verizon - will launch their versions of the CAS on different days
throughout the week. Comcast is expected to be the first, on Monday.
So, now we get to watch people get falsely accused, those with open
WiFi suddenly have to fear bogus slow downs to their networks and other
assorted collateral damage. Oh, and does anyone actually expect to see
a sudden spike in "sales"?
- Best Graphics Cards For The Money: February 2013 - If you
count yourself among those lucky enough to have the money for one Titan card, consider
a GeForce GTX 690 instead. Its dual GK104 graphics processors are
faster, at the end of the day. The only time we'd recommend otherwise
would be if you're working within the confines of a small machine
unable to accommodate the 690's length: a Tiki, a Bolt, a Revolt, or
something else along those lines. However, if you're willing to spend
big on three Titans, well, there's nothing else out there capable of
matching such a configuration's performance.
- Benchmarking GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB: Fast, Quiet,
Consistent - Pay the same $1,000 for a GeForce GTX 690 if you
only want one dual-slot card and your case accommodates the long
board. The Titan isn’t worth $600 more than a Radeon HD 7970 GHz
Edition. Buy a GeForce GTX Titan when you want the fastest gaming
experience possible from a mini-ITX machine like Falcon Northwest’s
Tiki or iBuyPower's Revolt. Buy a GeForce GTX Titan if you have a
trio of 1920x1080/2560x1440/2560x1600 screens and fully intend to use
two or three cards in SLI.
- Best Buy Offers $100 Discount on Windows 8 Touchscreen PCs - Beginning
Sunday, Best Buy will be offering a $100 discount on all touchscreen
Windows 8 PCs.
- Windows 7, 8 and RT Updates Due on Tuesday - Breaking with
the regular Patch Tuesday routine of the second Tuesday of the month,
Microsoft has announced that Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT will
be receiving a new platform update on Tuesday, February 26th, which may
be a clue as to the launch date for the final version of Internet
Explorer 10 for Windows 7. The
Microsoft Support Page has word that there will be a platform
update released on that day for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
In fact, you can download a pre-release version of that update right now.
The update is supposed to offer "improved features and performance" and
is a prerequisite for IE10. The same support page shows that there will
also be a software update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server
2012 on that day, along with an update rollup for Windows Server 2012
Essentials. At the moment, the only information on what's included in
those updates is that they are supposed to "resolve issues in Windows".
- Google Releases Chrome 25 Stable Version - Chrome 25 is adding voice-based services including
support for Web Speech API and gives greater control of extension
installations. The update is automatic for pre-installed browser
versions or can be downloaded separately.
- Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook.com - Last week
Microsoft Corp. officially announced that its highly popular email
is ready for prime time. Since the release of Outlook.com last summer
as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using
it, making it the world's fastest growing email service, going from 0
to 60 million in just six months.
- Google to offer free and unlimited music streaming - While
not as popular as Apple, Google does currently offer their own music
download service in the U.S. and parts of Europe. Now they want
to expand their music offerings by creating a real music streaming
service that would be free and similar to Spotify. Reports have
suggested that the new streaming service would be advertisement
supported. There has also been word that Google may offer an
ad-free version for a subscription fee, but no word on how much it may
- Google Glass Video Shows Off UI and Voice Commands - Google
has put out another Google Glass video showing off new
features like search and voice commands
- I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates - Human beings
have developed a new problem since the advent of the iPhone and the
following mobile revolution: no one is paying attention to anything
they're actually doing. Everyone seems to be looking down at something
or through something. Those perfect moments watching your favorite band
play or your kid's recital are either being captured via the lens of a
device that sits between you and the actual experience, or being
interrupted by constant notifications. Pings from the outside world,
breaking into what used to be whole, personal moments.
- Google Glass Has Another New Gadget - CONAN Highlight:
Google innovation, only this time going in an all-new direction!
- Video Tracks Chinese Hacker In Action - It is pretty
interesting to get a behind the scenes look at a Chinese
hacker in action
- PayPal Here Coming to the United Kingdom - PayPal Here is
designed to offer small business owners the ability
to accept all manner of payment forms, be it cards, check, of PayPal.
The service is based around a small card reader that plugs into your
smartphone and a companion app that runs the software side of things.
Now PayPal Here is on its way to the UK, albeit in a slightly different
- A video hands-on with the HTC One - The One will
be available on carriers starting mid-March. The device isn't
merely technically advanced, but is lovingly crafted from premium
metals, too, leaving no doubt that the Taiwanese smartphone
manufacturer has placed considerable blood, sweat, and tears into this
handset. Rectangular, flat, and extremely thin, the HTC One is
practically all screen. Its 4.7-inch (1080p) LCD display uses what the
company calls SoLux technology for improved picture quality and
generates 468 pixels per inch (ppi). This, says HTC, helps the One's
screen to boast the most impressive viewing experience of any phone it
has ever created. Since the display is slightly smaller at the same
resolution, the One's screen has a denser pixel count than the Droid
DNA (5-inch, 440 ppi).
- Raining Circles On The Sun (video) - On July 19,
2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a moderately
powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal
rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong
magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible, but the
charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly
in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and outlining
the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface
- Nebulas Are Even More Amazing in 3D - Wired has a handful of
cool 3D animations of nebulas posted today that are definitely
worth checking out.
- Fanta - The World's First Tastable Print AD! - check it out
- Daytona Speedway crash injures driver, 28 fans - A
pile-up at the Daytona speedway on Saturday injured at least 28 fans
and a driver after the 10-car crash sent car debris, including a tire,
flying into the crowd in the final lap of the Nationwide NASCAR race.
Race officials said 14 fans were sent to nearby hospitals and another
14 were treated at the Florida track, which will host the prestigious
Daytona 500 race on Sunday.
- Game Of Thrones - Season 3 Trailer - check it out
- Robot and Frank Trailer - Set in the
near future, aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank
(Frank Langella) lives a solitary life until his son (James Marsden)
installs a caretaker robot; against he and his daughter's (Liv Tyler)
wishes. The robot upends Frank's lonely life - filled only with books
and a visit to his favourite librarian (Susan Sarandon) - with a strict
regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon
realizes Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of
heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born.
- Russian Reaction To Meteorite - It's probably fake, but
- How eight fake cops stole $50 million in diamonds in 5 minutes
- It took eight heavily armed men only five minutes
to drive two ersatz police vans through a hole in the perimeter fence
of the Brussels Airport and onto the runway, lights flashing, where
they then pried open the hold of a passenger aircraft headed to
Switzerland, unloaded about 120 packages holding at least $50 million
worth of polished and uncut diamonds, and sped off into diamond-heist
- Exploding Arrows In Super Slow Motion - Don't try
this at home folks! :-D
- Selita Ebanks 4 Manor Lingerie - Selita Ebanks
come back into the fold and models for Manor lingerie.
- Inessa Tushkanova Is The Sexiest Rally Driver Ever - Hello there
Ineessa. I'd like a one way race to your bedroom please :P
- Elisandra Tomacheski Is The Hottest Thing You'll See All Day -
I hope we'll be seeing a lot more
of Elisandra in the future!
- The best pics on the Internet #4 -All pictures are
carefully handpicked, you'll find lots of amusing silliness here!