For the past few days, Google has drawn tons of attention from the media with the invention of Project Glass (which was also known as Project X). They are augmented reality glasses, which basically transforms your whole smartphone into glasses, similar to what we saw in movies.
There are tons of debate going on about these glasses, and Google has finally responded.
As of today, Google revealed that they are currently in the process of researching and trying to develop a pair of glasses that would allow one to see and carry out tasks that would normally be conducted on smartphones.
Google’s Youtube video for Project Glass is quite hypnotizing in some way. It allows us to see the world completely different, a much more revolutionized world.
The video caused tons of hype, but don’t get carried away by the video clip. The reality is that, based on our technology these days, we are still quite far from there. There are too many factors to consider; how fragile is it, where is the battery located, radiation, just to name a few.
One last point, people are already playing with their smartphones during special events and dinners, instead of socializing with each other. Now imagine we all gather for a dinner and everyone looking through their “glass”. Isn’t that awkward!?
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Last month, the FBI obtained a warrant to search Dante Dears’ Android phone. The device was obtained and was sent to FBI’s computer forensic labs. Guess whats next? The technicians were unable to crack the Android’s pattern lock.
Dante Dears was released in May 2011 from prison for being part of a group called “Pimpin’ Hoes Daily.”
After being released, he was under a GPS monitor that prevented him from participating in certain activities. Yet, he found another way to keep pimping with his Android phone, and picked a very unique pattern lock for it.
The FBI attempted too many times to unlock the pattern, and the phone is now in complete lockdown mode. The only way to unlock the phone is to gain access by the owner’s Google account credentials.
The FBI, lacking Dante’s Google credentials, issued a warrant to Google. The warrant request Google to provide the credentials. Google did not comment on this specific case, but it said, ”Like all law-abiding companies, we comply with valid legal process,”, and ”Whenever we receive a request we make sure it meets both the letter and spirit of the law before complying. If we believe a request is overly broad, we will seek to narrow it.”
Should Google provide the credentials to FBI? Let us know what you think!
Google’s street view is such a great tool to use. But that definitely doesn’t apply to a middle-aged man in France. Google’s Street View shows him urinating in front of his yard, and he stated that the photo has turned him into a joke in the community.
He is now suing Google, requesting up to $13,000USD in damages, and of course he wants the photo to be removed as well.
Jean-Noel Bouillard, the unidentified man’s lawyer says, “Everyone has the right to a degree of secrecy,” “In this particular case, it’s more amusing than serious. But if he’d been caught kissing a woman other than his wife, he would have had the same issue.”
What do you think about this?
Did Google did anything wrong? On the other hand, if he wasn’t urinating on his yard, these photos won’t even exist in the first place…
Obviously I didn’t come up with the math behind this..
This equation was not written by Google either, and its not the first time that users are finding surprises for certain holidays,
Try googling, “askew” and you will see google’s page tilted, and also, try searching recursion, and it will pop up “did you mean recursion?”
and one last one, try searching for “Chuck Norris”!