- Google Glasses Coming, Along with 7 Problems
- Nokia ‘Pure View’ Camera Phones for MWC
- Steve Jobs’ Facebook Timeline Disappears
- The Black-hole Called “Big Data”
- A Tour of Chinese Factory Where Your iPad is Made for $1
- Why Americans Hate California?
- Should Sachin Retire from ODIs?, Majority say YES
- World’s 10 Best Cities for Students
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:13 AM PST
Google is planning to launch ‘Google glasses’ by the end of this year, these glasses comes with built-in heads-up display that presents information collected from Google to the wearer. Google is planning to implement Augmented Reality (AR) in these glasses, but the question is whether the market is ready for these tech-glasses and what’s the actual use of it?
According to New York Times Google’s wearable augmented reality accessory will rely on Android software and cost between $250 and $600. This device might be functioning on its own cellular network or might be connected to wearer’s Android Smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. These glasses are also said to have a low-resolution camera for capturing information and will come with Google image processing technology like Google Goggles, which identifies objects and letters in various languages.
All these features sound’s exciting, but what is the real value addition form these augmented reality glasses? Have look at these potential problems which you will see with Google Glasses.
Google has done many privacy blunders in the past and therefore this issue is very sensitive when the company is making a product which tells everything about an object if you just look at it. The Google goggles technology used in the glasses is enabled with facial recognition, but now it’s not functional due to privacy issues. But the augmented reality in the glasses is not that necessary for normal people, might be useful for police.
Mobile phones and their radiations are quite enough to cause brains cancer, so what will be the response if Google glasses are going to use a more powerful technique than Bluetooth to transmit and receive data. Will it not cause visual distraction and impairment?
Augmented reality is a high –end technology, but the need of it in a pair of glasses doesn't sounds essential. Your smartphone will put much better use of the same technology and that for a longer duration of time than these glasses.
Google’s glasses will come with a warning saying, 'Do not wear while driving', but don't you smoke even though cigarette packet says 'Smoking is harmful to health'. Therefore, along with health problems there comes the liability problems too which will be followed by lawsuits and hearings.
Every one of us are not astronauts who wants to watch space shuttle schematics during a space walk, therefore for a common consumer there seems no need of investing thousands of bucks on a pair of glasses to owe functionalities which is already available in their smartphone.
6. Battery Life:
Battery technology never evolved in the same phase as the gadget technology did, this is the main reason why our smartphones, tablets and notebooks utility is still hindered by its not so good and heavy batteries. Glasses need to be light and comfortable so they will not be having heavy and huge battery for sure. One promising possibility is that these glasses will be running on sunlight.
These glasses need to be highly responsive as you will not like to see information associated to where you were looking few seconds ago. This means there should be a very fast network connection which points out that it will working on Wi-Fi connections. And if these glasses are going to provide functionality which is more than just navigation then it should accept hand gestures or voice commands, the implication of these technologies will create more problems and precision.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:07 AM PST
Nokia is planning to give some 'pure' surprises at Mobile World Conference (MWC) at Barcelona. The company has released a teaser video on youtube which seems to be a new camera-centric announcement. The video claims "capture a pure view" and the advertisement shows a "Pure definition"
close-up of a snow-freckled tree branch, a "Pure depth" imposing view of a rural landscape and the "Pure detail" of the sparking beauty of snow. The video ends by giving a confirmation that on February 27th the company will launch this new technology.
Nokia has always been the best in the camera phone technology. Nokia's Symbian based N8 was highly praised for its 12-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash, and has the ability to record 720p HD video.
It is evident that Nokia camera department is catering something special. The rumors are that the company is bringing up 12 megapixel cameras in its new Window Phone named Lumia 910. It is also said that company's upcoming devices will have high-definition video capability.
Nokia will be releasing the updates about its "Pure View" announcements in its twitter page during MWC-the year’s biggest phone and wireless show is from February 27th, so just wait for the fun to start.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:58 AM PST
Facebook had a new member on its' social network a day ago: Steve Jobs. The profile, which was created under the name of Steve Paul Jobs told the story of the founder of the world's most valuable company, in a highly graphical style, featuring a number of pictures, majority of which were black-and-white, thus lending it a very vintage-kind of look.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:51 AM PST
Along with the increasing universality of technology comes the increase in the amount of data. As the business environment is becoming more complex, companies are searching for alternatives to store, process and analyze large amount of data from social networks, sensors, IT Systems and several other sources. Like a black-hole, the data becomes extremely powerful due in part of its density. But this process of storing and analyzing huge amount of information, called as Big Data, can prove to be at risk.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:44 AM PST
The world came to know about the conditions inside Apple's controversial supply chain factory Foxconn in China, as for the first time it allowed a news reporter inside the premises, following years of rumors about the harsh working conditions and poor wages inside the facility that manufactures some of world's best products including iPhone and iPad.
The special report which was aired by ABC News revealed the real situations inside the walled campus, which is sometimes referred as "iPod city" or "Foxconn city."
Nets were installed around the living quarters and facilities in 2010, following the suicide of 9 workers, in a span of three months. Almost eighteen people have committed or attempted suicide in recent years. An on-site counseling centre was also placed following the controversies.
According to ABC news, despite of the poor conditions inside the factory, around 3000 people were lined up on the day at the Foxconn factory for a job, and the company on the same day planned to hire about 80 percent of them to meet the demand for Apple's products.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:36 AM PST
Hawaii ranked first on a popularity contest while shockingly California ranked last. A Public Policy Polling survey conducted recently ranked the 50 U.S. states by popularity among voters throughout the country. It surveyed 1,200 American voters.
It was also recorded that women had a higher opinion of New York by 27 points more than men, Massachusetts by 22 points, Delaware and California by 16 points, New Hampshire by 15 points, Vermont and Illinois by 13 each, and Connecticut by 11. Whereas men saw North Dakota more favorably by 17 points, South Carolina by 15, Wyoming 14, Montana 13, and Iowa and South Dakota by 10 each.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:29 AM PST
Opinions are never right or wrong, never constant and yes, the opinions are changing. "You can’t contain Sachin’s deeds in a statistical frame. He brings unstinted joy to the art of batting. Statistics will happen because cricket is about runs and wickets. But how can you evaluate Sachin’s contributions by just counting the number of runs he has scored. To me, he best symbolizes the heights an individual can rise to dominate a team sport. Words can never capture the beauty of Sachin’s cricket," this is just one of many quotes from the cricketing legend Kapil Dev on Sachin Tendulkar who now feels that it's time Sachin quit ODIs. “From what we have seen in the last three months, he should have announced his retirement before the World Cup. It’s important to know that every cricketer has his time," Kapil told ‘Headlines Today’.
Posted: 23 Feb 2012 11:43 PM PST
Paris is the world’s best location for education, followed by London and Boston. As per recent survey by London-based higher education research firm, the QS Best Student Cities ranking for 2012 were based on 12 criteria including university performance and reputation, student mix, tuition fees, living costs and quality of life.
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