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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lost Explorers: The unrealized vision of Google Glass - CNET

"The device, with its built-in camera, became a lightning rod for controversy because some people feared their privacy was being violated. Movie theaters, bars and restaurants banned it, and some states debated whether to allow it while driving.

So where is Glass now? Back on the drawing board. Google paused the project in January, halting the Explorer program and discontinuing production of the costly prototype. It's reportedly working on a new model it hopes won't alienate so many people. Scoble -- who met with Glass's product lead Steve Lee less than a year ago -- believes the new version will be foldable, so you can take it off and easily store it when it's inappropriate to wear. He also believes it will have a red light to alert others when it's recording."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop

"When you touch a tablet or smartphone, you usually bring it closer to your face. However, with a clamshell laptop, you have to reach across the keyboard, which is awkward at best and injurious at worst.

“You are going to have to be doing a lot more reaching and a lot more movements of your wrist and your hand if you’re going to be typing and then doing the touch screen,” Cindy Burt, an ergonomics expert at UCLA, told Laptop Mag when we interviewed her for a previous article. She said that retail workers who have to extend their arms and poke at touch-screen point-of-sale systems all day — a gesture similar to touching a laptop screen — have developed shoulder problems."

12-Inch MacBook vs. Dell XPS 13: Ultraportable Face-Off

"With the new 12-inch MacBook (starting at $1,299), Apple has created a fantastically light notebook with a vibrant Retina display and an all-new keyboard and touchpad. In the Windows-powered Dell XPS 13(starting at $799, $1,299 as tested), you get a quad-HD, 13-inch touch display in a 11-inch laptop’s body — thanks to a crazy-thin bezel — and a fast Core i5 CPU."

Monday, May 25, 2015

Android M update for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, 10: system upgrade and security | BGR

"That means a bunch of existing Nexus devices will not get the Android M update, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2012). But the older tablets will still receive security patches, at least until this summer for the Nexus 7 and until early 2016 for the Nexus 10.

The Nexus 7 (2013) should receive system updates until later this summer, and security updates will be pushed to the device through summer 2016. The Nexus 5,Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 should all get Android M when it launches this fall, but the former will only be entitled to security patches after that, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be supported for one more major Android release (Android N).

Google is expected to announce its new Nexus software update guarantee at Google I/O later this week."

NYTimes: Uber Closes In on Its Last Frontier: Airports

“I can’t think of any of my friends who do not use Uber or Lyft to and from the airport,” said Chris McGinnis, who founded the travel advice blog"