Archive for February, 2013

Using computers without knowing code is like being able to read a book without knowing how to write agree, well here is a video of some big guns talking “superpower” that isn’t being taught in schools.

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.

Well this film is actually an ad by Code.org which is an non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education

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Google Glasses : Get one now ? Really

Posted: February 21, 2013 in All Categories
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Google is looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join them and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. They would love to make everyone an Explorer, but  starting off a bit smaller. They are still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. more info

Using Google+ or Twitter, tell google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.

  • Your application must be 50 words or less
  • You must include #ifihadglass in your application
  • You can include up to 5 photos with your application
  • You can include a short video (15 secs max)
  • Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
  • You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
  • For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ

What happens next?

The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, google will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer (please remember to follow us so that we can contact you directly). Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Google Retail Stores Coming Soon ?

Posted: February 18, 2013 in All Categories
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Google will setup some retail stores in major cities by the end of 2013, what Google products will it sell, well it can be Google Chromebook, Google Glasses, & a chain of google enterprise products.. Google has already launched pop-up stores in many Best Buy locations across the U.S., and that program has apparently worked well enough for the company to launch stand alone retail locations

The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, Chrome, and especially upcoming products into the hands of prospective customers. Google feels right now that many potential customers need to get hands-on experience with its products before they are willing to purchase. Google competitors Apple and Microsoft both have retail outlets where customers can try before they buy.

The decision to open stores, is in sync with drawing up plans to take the Google Glass to the public. The leadership thought consumers would need to try Google Glass first hand to make a purchase. Without being able to use them first hand, few non-techies would be interested in buying Google’s glasses (which will retail from between $500 to $1,000).

Google is also said to be thinking about marketing a smart watch, so that’s yet another potential device for Google to place on the shelves. & who knows what else Google may have on the horizon?

It will be interesting to see what kind of presenceGoogle gives motorola devices in these stores, assuming they actually do open.

iWatch

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The Big rumour on the net this week as been the Apple Smart Watch, Apple is not only working on a smart watch, but that it will be constructed out of curved glass, which creates a unique smart watch that fits into place with its current brand designs. This is not the first time there have been rumors about a possible iWatch. Late last year there was word that Apple was interested in a smart watch Intel had developed that included a 1.5 inch display.

Wearable tech is currently a hot trend in technology, however, much like Google’s Glasses project Apple could spend years in development to ensure its newest product type is optimized for use with its smartphone line.

In the meantime, wearable tech is going beyond simple watch and glasses applications. In one case a new pair of “privacy visors” are helping people avoid facial recognition software.

Google Maps is releasing panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments: the Grand Canyon. These Street View images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before.

Take a walk down the narrow trails and exposed paths of the Grand Canyon: hike down the famous Bright Angel Trail, gaze out at the mighty Colorado River, and explore scenic overlooks in full 360-degrees. You’ll be happy you’re virtually hiking once you get to the steep inclines of the South Kaibab Trail. And rather than drive a couple hours to see the nearby Meteor Crater, a click of your mouse or tap of your finger will transport you to the rim of this otherworldly site.
Explore these images at maps.google.com/grandcanyon more location to be added soon..

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