Post(s) tagged with "tech"
Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glass
by Casey Newton, cnet.com
Owner says “it’s because it’s kind of a private place that people go.” Will other businesses follow?
Google Glass won’t be available to consumers for months, but there’s at least one Seattle bar where the eyewear will not be welcome.
Clever move to be talked about among geeks…
The image displayed on the scope isn’t a direct visual, but rather a video image taken through the scope’s objective lens. The Linux-powered scope produces a display that looks something like the heads-up display you’d see sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon’s compass orientation, cant, and incline. To shoot at something, you first “mark” it using a button near the trigger. Marking a target illuminates it with the tracking scope’s built-in laser, and the target gains a pip in the scope’s display. When a target is marked, the tracking scope takes into account the range of the target, the ambient temperature and humidity, the age of the barrel, and a whole boatload of other parameters. It quickly reorients the display so the crosshairs in the center accurately show where the round will go.
Now open source helps everybody to become a marksman…
Source: Ars Technica
Sayonara, netbooks. The end of 2012 marks the end of the manufacture of the diddy machines that were - for a time - the Great White Hope of the PC market.
What can we learn from this? One lesson could be that gradual improvements (in e g price, size, performance) can not fight discontinuous change when people have altered their mindsets. This is most likely what has been starten to happen to cars when we enter an increasingly dense and urban environment…
THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here’s A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens
Over in Belgium, scientists have finally taken a crucial step toward building screens into contact lenses.
Jelle De Smet and a team of researchers at Ghent University built an LCD screen in a curved contact lens.
Full Story: Business Insider
Mannequins fitted with facial recognition software are tracking the age, sex and race of retail customers so that companies can rebrand and market their stores accordingly.
The €4,000 (£3,236) EyeSee mannequins, made b…
And I thought they were creepy already…
Smartphones in Use Surpass 1 Billion, Will Double by 2015
The number reached 1.038 billion in the three-month period, a 47 percent increase from a year earlier, the Boston-based industry researcher said in a statement today. That translates into one in every seven people worldwide owning a handheld device that works like a computer, according to the statement.
Full Story: Bloomberg
Is there anything a smartphone app can’t do? Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital have figured out how to let people measure their own lung health by breathing in the direction …
Poshmark’s Friction-Free Fashion App Turns Mobile Purchasing Into Parties
By Lorraine Sanders, fastcompany.com
Awaiting the widespread adoption of mobile shopping is a little like waiting for Godot. You’re sure it’ll appear someday, but not so sure when or what it will look like when it does.
It’ll probably look something like secondhand…
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