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Archive for “Google” news
If the Easter story is true—and I’m an agnostic, so I neither confirm nor deny the truth of what I’m about to discuss—something really amazing happened roughly 2,000 years ago. The Romans put a Jewish preacher up on a cross, killed him, and buried him … only to see him leave his grave a few days later, visit some friends, then rise to heaven with a promise to return.
CBS 3 has tracked down a few (lucky?) Google Glasses winners, who have been selected to receive an advance pair (not for free) via social media. They are among the 8,000 users getting to try out the new technology, which should be available late this year, or early next year. The glasses, if you haven't heard, basically do a lot of the stuff your iPhone already does, with a little monitor/camera/audio recorder affixed to the right-hand corner of the right frame. "So now, I can be wearing the glasses and she won’t even know I’m taking pictures of her and
Behold: Google's most extensive peek yet at the profoundly invasive new "Glasses" technology (not yet on the market). In the video, you'll witness users snapping pictures, shooting videos, translating words, sending text messages (speech-to-text), telling the temperature, cooking vichychoisse and other stuff your iPhone does. Except you just have to tell your glasses to do it, making it the only computer device mute people can't use.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v1uyQZNg2vEThis invention, which Google previewed to a more limited extent in April, is disturbing for three main reasons. First, you can film people completely surreptitiously. Second, no one will have any idea whether you're really looking
Gmail user? You're a Google+ member. YouTube video producer? You're a Google+ member. Reader of Zagat restaurant reviews online? You're a Google+ member. It doesn't matter that you probably don't actually use Google+ to connect to friends and acquaintances the way you do on Facebook and Twitter; Google is requiring that users of its many online services sign up and create a profile on its social network in order to use those services. The point? Like Facebook, it's to capture users' real names and target them with increasingly specific ads. Sam Ford, a 26-year-old, was surprised to find that he
Thank God for Google, right? The other night I was at a bar and we couldn't figure out the name of that movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger is preggers (don't ask). It basically ruined my night, but I knew that if I couldn't figure it out (I did, it's Junior), I had Google to fall back on. It seems as though many people felt the same way in regard to the 2012 presidential candidates. There was a recent spike in the number of Google searches for "who is running for president" because America is basically one, big, Leno man-on-the-street sketch. [The
A Wharton professor is taking his Google hate to a whole new level now that he's warned students they be penalized if they submit a paper using Gmail. Students who forward mail from their Gmail address to their Penn account will receive an automatic zero if the professor finds out. Betcha they get detentions for using Google Chrome instead of Mozilla Firefox. [Under the Button]
Pretty much every Saturday and Sunday since the release of the original iPhone, you've probably rolled out of a deep slumber, pawed at your mobile device, and discovered that you must've gone through a worm hole in your IMDB app playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon after one or five two many glasses of Jameson. Luckily, this dilemma is a plague society no longer faces because Google has come to the rescue. Simply type "Bacon number" and then an actor's name and Google will connect the dots for you. [Gawker]
Are you ready to have your computing world rocked again? Two weeks ago, Seattle-based e-tail leviathan Amazon sent out an announcement that rightly sent tremors throughout the publishing and consumer electronics worlds: It would be holding a press event on September 6th in Santa Monica.