Do you want a smartwatch? Would a wrist-worn computer turn your computing fantasies into reality? Or is it much ado about nothing? We ponder the problem in this Friday Debate.
Google Explorers has selected its winners, and Google has announced that they will be contacted via Google Plus and Twitter over the next few days.
A new report of Google developing its own smartwatch has surfaced. What’s even more interesting is that the Android team is said to be working on it.
Google has applied for a Google Glass patent related to the device controlling objects, including a garage door, printer or refrigerator.
A new Google-funded app will let Glass recognize and point people in a crowd, based on the clothes and accessories they wear.
Google has planned two Project Glass “hackatons” for next week, but attending developers will be barred from talking to the press or letting other users try the device.
There is so much good stuff in the Android universe. We have amazing phones, tons of apps and games, and the best operating system around. Even with all that awesome at our fingertips, we are still looking to Android’s future.
Much like the first edition print of any comic book hero’s tale, Corning Glass was born of a science experiment gone wrong. In 1952 a scientist at Corning placed a piece of photosensitive glass in a furnace for testing. At some point the furnace skyrocketed from 600 degrees Celsius to 900 degrees. Expecting a ruined sample, the scientist was surprised to find an opaque sheet of material rather than a melted blob of molten mess.
It seems as though Samsung, one of the biggest names associated with the budding Tizen operating system, is planning to release phones with Japanese carrier DoCoMo in early 2013.
As we all know, the mobile landscape is stiff with competing ecosystems. With Android and Apple leading the way, Windows is intent on making a strong showing. Amazon has their own ecosystem, but can something so tightly controlled be a long-term success? While we may never see a truly dominant ecosystem, the new battleground that is mobile will be a vital one to gain the lead.