Changes and advances in technology are quickly zooming into territory that previously belonged only to science fiction. One of the most recent of these developments is the introduction of the Google Glass, wearable technology giving the wearer a display mounted on a frame resembling ordinary eyeglasses. The announcement of this device excited a lot of discussion of all sorts, even among L.A. computer repair experts. [caption id="attachment_1848" align="alignnone" width="600"] Google's latest innovation - wearable technology[/caption]..
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Wireless Carriers Unite on Software Development
The world's largest mobile phone carriers say they're joining forces to make it easier for software developers to write apps that will run on as many phones as possible. The "Wholesale Applications Community" announced Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is an attempt to retake the initiative from phone makers like Apple and Nokia, which have applications stores of their own. Google is also building a significant store for its Android software. U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA are... --..
Google Moving YouTube Toward Gaming?
A patent application from Google has been raising eyebrows today. The application is titled Web-Based System for Generation of Interactive Games Based on Digital Videos. Filed February 19, 2009, it was only published earlier this month, and describes a way to provide “the collaborative generation of interactive features for digital videos, and in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of video playback locations and creation of interactive games.” When you read through the description, it also becomes clear that the games could and will be built atop videos submitted to a hosting site. This makes it sound as though Google plans to extend their YouTube site into an associated gaming site. This development could mean two very different things. The creation of games that can move in and out of popular videos, or a... --..
Google Gives Back by not Hogging Good Employees
According the Google, the company removes from consideration one of its superhuman job candidates every now and then, in an effort to avoid an over-concentration of brilliance. Bradley Horowitz, Google Vice President, explained this concept at the annual Supernova conference in San Francisco this week. He claimed that the company may intentionally leave some brainpower outside its walls, in an effort to improve the market landscape as a whole and keep things balanced. This is very a very generous position for Google to take, especially given that they hire "the world's best engineers" using a grueling interview process, complete with quizzes. Some of its most valuable employees had to short-circuit the system for their jobs, but that might just only makes it more perfect. Thankfully, Google seems to be using their system for good rather than evil,... --..
Has Google Tried To Steal a Startup’s Idea?
On Thursday, Google announced that it is opening up part of its index to the maker of a high-speed publishing machine that manufactures 300 page paperbacks in under five minutes. The new service implies a tacit acknowledgment that the internet leader understands that not everyone wants their books served up on a computer or an electronic reader. The "Espresso Book Machine" has been around for several years, but it's rapidly becoming a much hotter commodity now that it will have access to so many books scanned from some of the world's largest libraries. On Demand Books, the Espresso's maker, might get access to even more hard-to-find books, but that's only if Google can win court approval of a class-action settlement giving it the right to sell out-of-print books. The paperbacks will have a recommended sales price of $8, but the ultimate price will be left... --..
Microsoft vs. Google: Should we Care?
Anyone keeping up with computer news is completely aware of the rivalry between Microsoft and Google. But this battle entered a new phase just last week with the announcement of Google’s Chrome Operating System — a direct hit for Microsoft Windows number one profit draw. Google served its Chrome Web browser at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer along with its Android smart-phone operating system, which was meant to make a dent in Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. The return attack consisted of Microsoft aiming its new search technology, Bing, against Google’s core and essence — the Google search engine. This is all well and good, not to mention brings in a lot of press, but in the end, none of it is likely to make any real difference for either giant or, possibly more importantly, for customers.It's all posturing, bringing... --..
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