An Unenviable Position!

In light of the on-going litigation between Apple and Samsung the position / tone of the enclosed email might not impact the outcome of said wrangling but in all probability will do little to generate any ___________ (Good Will / Empathy / Other, etc.)

(Source) Complex: http://goo.gl/lTPOK4

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Seeing’s Believing?

A Japanese researcher’s (prototype) ‘Cyborg’ glasses are taking a direction unlike the current trend towards wearable technology frames…

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/aA3RCA

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It’s Mine…

Dear WordPress: Do I finally have my blog back? @WordPress #WordPress

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Mind Reading.

As Virtual Reality and gaming continue to converge a group of Stanford researchers has reportedly altered an Xbox 360 game controller that they claim can read (your) someone’s mind… how far away a ‘Minority Report’ future humanity might lead is anyone’s guess?

(Source) Game Spot: http://goo.gl/URhWHZ

PS: Dear WordPress: Update 3.8.2 is a complete and utter failure (I have not been able to post to my blog since this version was released!) – April 13, 2014. @WordPress #WordPress

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Broken Glass…

With Google’s attempt at trademarking the name, ‘Glass’ (for Google Glass) being shutdown by the USPTO… will the moniker become ubiquitous in the same manner (of speaking) that aspirin did for example? Moreover, even if the firm is (seemingly) ahead of their competition regarding this particular iteration of wearable technology, first mover advantage is still yet to be determined (amongst other variables) that’ll determine whether this product is successful or not.

(Source) Tech Times: http://goo.gl/Ar61Zy

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An Auto ‘Blue Screen?’

Microsoft’s announcement of bringing Windows to the automobile raises the question (amongst many): will the end-user have to re-start their car in order for it to work… or, after a major patch (e.g., bug-fix, etc.?) Or, what about viruses customized / tailored at stealing the car itself (let alone any given end-user’s data?) Jokes aside, unfortunately, the possible dubious / negative scenarios are endless…

(Source) The Verge: http://goo.gl/z0T0Wm

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Child’s Play.

A five-year old’s hack of Xbox while lauded positively by Microsoft as discovering a vulnerability (that the firm has reportedly fixed) paradoxically might make him unpopular with any given number of end-users (i.e., in all probability, children) who are miffed that their ‘secret’ is now out (and over!)

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/WnREnB

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Highly Unlikely.

Microsoft’s framing of their firm as an underdog is both highly unlikely and missing the point: Technology evolves and keeping moving on (for better or worse) and that’s where the company has largely fallen flat / missed the mark.

(Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/8Zd1fH

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Well-Nested.

Turning ‘unloved’ household applications into beautiful devices is one thing. Networking said devices whereas they reduce energy consumption via learning end-users’ physical location / room-usage, etc. and adjusting room thermostats (i.e., saving both money and fossil-based fuel usage) accordingly is even better.

(Source) Tech Week Europe: http://goo.gl/Cm118i

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No Further Intro Needed!

Britain’s Annual ‘Spaghetti’ Harvest… this speaks for itself!

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/NGDUtl

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