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U.S. Air Force is Testing Google Glass, Building Apps for Battle

U.S. Air Force is Testing Google Glass, Building Apps for Battle

The U.S. Air Force’s “BATMAN” research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is beta-testing Google Glass for possible use on the battlefield. And so far, it likes what it sees. The positive attributes “are its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or ...

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Touting 275 million users, Dropbox on Wednesday debuted a set of productivity tools to help users work more efficiently, including Mailbox for Android, a standalone photo app Carousel, and collaborative editing features. "What makes me so happy is this family just got a lot bigger," CEO Drew Houston said. About a year after ...

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Dr. Steven Horng launched a Google Glass pilot program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center late last year because he thought the futuristic device could help save lives. One night in January proved that. A patient with bleeding in the brain told Horng he was allergic to certain blood pressure drugs — which the doctor ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a group text message thread that you desperately wanted to escape? Until now, there was no way to get out of a situation like that without blocking your contacts’ phone numbers, but a new Android app called GroupXit is here to save the day. GroupXit pulls the text message threads ...

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast Says it Needs Time Warner to Compete With Netflix and Google

Comcast filed a 175-page "public interest statement" with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to explain why its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will be good for consumers. The country's largest cable and broadband Internet provider is already meeting opposition in its quest to buy the ...

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

This is Android TV: Google’s Latest Attempt to Win Your Living Room

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up content deals or ...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Google is Having a Tough Time Trademarking the Word ‘Glass’

Google is Having a Tough Time Trademarking the Word ‘Glass’

Google is trying to register the word “Glass” as a trademark for its computer-powered glasses. But so far, the company and the U.S. trademark office aren’t seeing eye to eye. Google, which has successfully trademarked the term “Google Glass,”  submitted an application last year for a trademark on just the single ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 4, 2014

Have you ever been working on Google Doc, only to find you couldn’t do something you needed to? Google recently launched add-on stores for Google Docs and Sheets, which bring new capabilities to your documents and spreadsheets. To see what’s available, click “Get add-ons” in the Add-ons menu of any document or ...

Is the AR Killer App a 3 Letter Word?

Is the AR Killer App a 3 Letter Word?

Back in the late eighties and early nineties, we had a saying in the tech magazine publishing business: “If you want to see the future, watch the porn industry.” Back then, the adult entertainment business was the first to embrace DVD technology, the Internet, voice chats and dozens of other emerging ways to engage ...