commentary If Google's marketing video for its in-the-works high-tech specs turned your stomach as much it did the stomachs of certain tech bloggers and editors who shall remain nameless, you'll no doubt appreciate the satirical -- and, we suspect, all too probable -- take that's embedded below.… Read more
I know many people will be out this weekend, practicing walking down the streets and not looking where they're going.
This is in preparation for Google's new augmented-reality glasses -- code name Project Glass -- which were teased this week.
I use the word "teased" advisedly. Always.
For though the sight of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wearing the glasses in public might offer credibility to the high-tech specs, it might also reveal a desire on Google's part for outpourings of love.
You see, those who have spent much of their lives working … Read more
week in review Long thought of as safer than its competition, Apple's Mac platform is battling a nasty piece of malware designed to steal users' personal information.
More than 600,000 Macs worldwide are infected with the Flashback Trojan, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The malware was initially found in September 2011 masquerading as a fake Adobe Flash Player plug-in installer, but in the past few months it has evolved to exploiting Java vulnerabilities to target Mac systems.
Simply visiting a malicious Web site containing Flashback on an OS X system with Java installed can result in … Read more
Google's Project Glass demo is certainly the coolest hardware demo so far this year. Behind the scenes is something equally intriguing: artificial-intelligence software.
The augmented-reality glasses, which Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing yesterday, created a huge buzz Wednesday when Google released a video showing, from the wearer's perspective, how they could be used.
In the video, the small screen on the glasses flashes information right on cue, allowing the wearer to set up meetings with friends, get directions in the city, find a book in a store, and even videoconference with a friend. The device itself … Read more
Sergey Brin was spotted this evening sporting a pair of Google Glasses, the augmented-reality specs the Web giant is working on.
Brin was photographed wearing a prototype pair of the eyeglasses while he posed with tech evangelist Robert Scoble this evening at a charity event in San Francisco.
"The Google Glasses are real! Here is a set on @sergeybrinn cofounder of Googl @ Palace Hotel, San Francisco," Scoble wrote, including the picture in a Twitter post. "They look very light weight. Not much different than a regular set of glasses," he wrote in another tweet.
But that … Read more
Are you disappointed or psyched that so many new technologies draw inspiration directly from films and TV? First it was Samsung citing "2001: A Space Odyssey" as an influence for their Samsung Galaxy tablet and all the reports of "Minority Report" tech coming soon. And now Google looks like it watched too many Star Trek episodes while designing its augmented-reality glasses.… Read more
Do they come in prescription versions? That was the first crazed, but enraptured thought that struck me after hearing about Google's Project Glass.
It's always enchanting when a tech company offers a new way of looking at the world -- and behaving in it. I could barely sleep for imagining the possibilities.
Google has outlined a bit more about its Project Glass, an effort to deliver smart glasses that would enhance your visual reality a good bit with data on the fly.
I've been a bit skeptical about this mission of Google's, which incidentally will deliver ads right to your eyeballs. However, it is worth pondering some of the business uses for these newfangled glasses. Here are a few business use cases, some of which could be clearly a stretch.
Tourism: The upside is that Google's goggles could be the hip way to provide guided tours of almost everything. … Read more
Google today for the first time acknowledged Project Glass, in which an eyeglass-like frame essentially brings the Internet to a small screen above the right eye. The demonstration video shows, from the perspective of someone wearing the glasses, a person communicating with friends and looking up information just as he might use a smartphone.
Personally, I don't need any more distractions as I move through my … Read more