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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Just How ‘Transparent?’

In light of the on-going NSA surveillance reports (and, questionable practices, etc.) even Google’s biannual ‘Transparency Report’ should give both pause for concern as well as question (yet again) just how transparent the firm actually is? (Source) Google: http://goo.gl/3ifR0p

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Glass-farers.

Google’s (announced) partnership with the maker of Ray-Bans and Oakley (sun)glasses could (at some as yet undetermined future date) be looked (back) upon as a watershed moment for Glass regarding both giving it the brand-cache that few nascent (arguably, still … Continue reading

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Myths, Translated.

Even if the ‘urban legend’ surrounding Google Glass is never completed debunked, one thing is for certain: the firm’s attempt at debunking the myths surrounding this (prototype) ‘product’ continues to generate PR (at a minimum). (Source) Information Week: http://goo.gl/fcVFhQ

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Not Ready for Primetime?

Contrary to rumor, innuendo and/or urban legend, Google has taken issue with the aforementioned regarding Glass and decided to push-back… That said, a viable question remains: will the 24/7, Social Networking, Always On era Media (and, end-users) actually pay attention? … Continue reading

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Tango-ing.

One of Google’s current projects whereas mobile devices are used to create 3-D constructs of space and motion is an excellent example of the symbiosis between exploration (i.e., education) and potential application (i.e., commercialization) that made Silicon Valley unique. (Source) … Continue reading

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Tailored-Malware.

Yes, that’s right… just when countless end-users might’ve thought that they had seen-it-all comes the latest and greatest (until otherwise noted) scam to bilk unsuspecting users… (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/6XS7DG

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Seeing’s Believing?

With Google Glass adding prescription frames and insurance coverage to their ‘hardware’ how soon is it before: a) they’re widely released; and, b) they become this generation’s Ray-Bans? Alternatively, will they (however unlikely) be a bust? (Source) Latin Post: http://goo.gl/vvU3DF

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Getting Closer.

Google and Samsung have reportedly agreed to cooperate vs. sue each other on a wide-range of patents… which in corporate-speak in all probability means: let’s use our collective forces in an attempt to take down our biggest rival. (Source) NY … Continue reading

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