Friday, May 24th, 2013 at
Google glasses cannot be used when driving?
Google’s new invention seems to be receiving heat from all corners. The invention which we all fell in love is now facing a possible legal ban. Don’t get it wrong. You can wear your Google glasses as long as you are not invading anyone’s privacy or pulling any weird lip-reading stunts (which might count as an invasion of privacy anyway). The issue now is that you can’t wear Google glasses while driving. We spoke about Google Glasses and some new compitition earlier. Now lets see how useless Google’s glasses actually is.
According to a bill proposed in West Virginia, it will be illegal to wear Google glasses while you are driving considering the Google glasses can be classified as wearable computer with head-mounted display. According to lawmakers, the reasoning behind this bill follows along the same principle that is behind not texting and driving.
Google glass, an amazing invention from the software giant, is a device that allows you to see the world in a different way.… Read On Here….
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at
Technology is evolving right before our eyes and the evolution has no end in sight. Gone are the days when phones were so ugly and so dumb, with screens that were similar to those of calculators and ringtones that sounded like broken pianos.
Just like mobile phones have evolved, computers have also evolved; from desktop computers to laptop computers and now to tablets. The popular tablet manufacturing companies remain Apple Inc and Samsung, even though Samsung has not released anything major since the Samsung Galaxy tablet received a few blows from Apple in the court room. In spite of the accusations of patent infringement, the Samsung Galaxy tablet is still one of the bestselling in the world and is still a very close competitor to Apple’s iPad. The Microsoft surface tablet
PC manufacturing companies like Hewlett Packard, popularly known as HP, and Dell are the lords of the laptop manufacturing niche but so far, there have not been anything spectacular from these companies.… Read On Here….
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at
Recent rumours have it that facebook is planning to release a smartphone but it seems that is not the case. What facebook has released, or rather we should say what Mark Zuckerberg and his team have been working on is what they say is something that is much deeper than an app. Mark Zuckerberg it a point to clarify that the company is not working on an operating system or a smartphone. The new software is called “ a new way to turn your Android phone into a great, living social phone.”
As Android rises up to compete against Apple’s iOS, Facebook has assisted Android by releasing a software suite that gives Android a little boost in the market. The software suite, according to Facebook CEO weaves the social network into the home screen of Samsung and HTC smartphones that are based on the latest versions of the Android operating system. It is designed to focus on people and not just apps.… Read On Here….
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at
Connecting your Car to the Internet is a reality.
Smartphones, smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart ovens and now smart cars. It is the new craze in the automobile world and it is just a matter of time before class and sophistication is measured by how connected your car is.
At a recent car show in New York City, the new range of connected vehicles were shown off. From brands like Ford to Toyota and to Mercedes, cars are getting connected more and more every second. If you are wondering what we are talking about, here is the gist: it is possible to keep your hands on the wheel throughout and still do everything you need to do.
Voice recognition is not an entirely novel technology in motor vehicles but now, the technology is becoming widespread. Cars now include a digital personal assistant, sort of like Siri on the iPhone; meaning you can speak to your car and get responses to your everyday questions like restaurants that are close by, the kind of music you would like to play from your smartphone or iPod.… Read On Here….
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at
Google glass faces competition with Baidu digital eyewear.
Just when the hype around Google glasses is reaching the peak, competition begins to loom and this time it is coming from China.
Baidu, a Chinese firm which provides the search engine also known as Baidu has announced that it will be releasing its own digital eyewear, another competition to Google’s latest invention- the Google glass.
Baidu’s digital eyewear is known internally as Baidu eye and is currently undergoing testing by the company. According to Kaiser Kuo, Baidu’s spokesperson, it is not sure at this stage if the product will ever be commercialized and it should therefore not be compared to the Google glass just yet.
Kaiser Kuo also said that the device will be mounted on to a headset and will enable the individual user to make voice searches and facial recognition matches. The headset onto which the eyewear will be mounted will also have a LCD screen.… Read On Here….
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at
Is Facebook still the hangout for cool kids?
Social networking sites have been around for a while. Many caught the attention of the public for a couple of years and then people moved on to better sites. Some social networking sites never got off the ground while others were created to steal the spotlight completely from other sites.
Facebook, when it was first created was a revolutionary social networking site. The features soon made it the most popular social network in the world; the inclusion of a ‘wall’ in each profile, enabling friends to comment on pictures, tagging friends in pictures, status updates, amongst many other things. At the time facebook was released, hi5 was one of the popular social networking sites but it was just a matter of time before facebook caught everyone’s attention. Hi5 became last season’s news and facebook became the new hangout for the cool kids.
More than eight years and billions of dollars in revenue later, facebook seems to have lost its touch and other social networking sites are stealing the spotlight.… Read On Here….
Monday, May 20th, 2013 at
The dispute between Apple and its Chinese consumers reached a peak after two weeks and finally, Apple has been pushed into a corner. The company issued an apology to its Chinese customers after being attacked by government media for its repair policies. The attack was launched in the form of an anti- Apple campaign for two weeks.
The attack campaign was led by the nation’s broadcaster CCTV and a renowned newspaper run by the nation’s ruling party, People’s Daily. People’s Daily in a rather harsh headline vowed to rid the smartphone and tablet manufacturing company of its unparalleled arrogance. In very mean words, the company accused Apple Inc of looking down on the Asian market, providing inferior products and services to Chinese customers. It also accused Apple of dishonesty, greed and unparalleled arrogance. The paper was rather determined to bring Apple’s ‘unjust’ activities to the knowledge of the public.
The attack campaigns launched backfired on the CCTV and People’s Daily when the more opulent and sophisticated Chinese citizens started to revere Apple and its products.… Read On Here….