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by George Heymann

Google Project Glass: Augmented reality glasses take the next step

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Google has started a new page on Google Plus to share their vision of what its augmented reality glasses could be. They are soliciting suggestions from users on what they would like to see from Project Glass.

“We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”

Video after the break.

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Scalado “Remove” lets you capture a clear view.

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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Have you ever wanted to capture a photo in a busy area without capturing a number of strangers in the shot as well? Up till now this has been all but impossible enter Scalado Remove, a technology that automatically highlights and removes any unwanted object from a captured photo. Scalado claims it’s the first Object removal software to be released on a mobile device.

Remove promises to solve this photographic conundrum by detecting and removing unwanted objects by touching the selections on the screen after capturing the image. Imagine capturing a photo and letting the camera remove the unwanted people for you! All of this can be done after the image is captured using post-processing to selectively remove anyone moving around, or select your subject and remove anyone else in the frame.

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D30, science fiction meets reality!

by George Heymann

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D30 is an innovative material named for the developer D30 Labs, an impact protection company in the UK. The material has some very desirable qualities, in its normal state, D30 is soft and pliable but on impact the molecules lock together to absorb and disperse energy before almost instantly returning to its flexible state.

The D30 patented technology contains a chemically engineered material called a ‘dilatant’ to function as an energy absorber. The materials rigidity increases in relation with the rate of physical pressure applied. The reactive property of the materials makes it seem alive, this material is truly science fiction come to life.

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Comcast set to offer $9.95 per month budget internet service for eligible low income families

by George Heymann

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Comcast will be officially launching a budget $10 per month internet service for eligible low-income families in Colorado September 21.

The broadband experiment was designed by Comcast to tackle three primary barriers to broadband adoption as identified by its internal research. The lack of understanding of how the internet is relevant or useful, the cost of a home computer and the cost of internet service.

Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” program successfully addresses all three issues. The program offers residential Internet service for $9.95 per month (plus applicable taxes) with no installation or modem rental fees. It provides a voucher to optionally purchase a low-cost computer for $149.99 plus applicable taxes as well as access to digital literacy training programs.

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Survey says: Consumers getting bored with social media

by Anna Schmidt

Technology Market

There are signs of maturity in the social media market, as some users in certain segments are showing “social media fatigue”, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey reveals continued localization of usage, whereby certain country-specific social characteristics dictate preferences. However, large global brands such as Facebook are making headway in countries where they have not historically been strong.

Gartner surveyed 6,295 respondents, between the ages of 13 and 74, in 11 developed and developing markets in December 2010 and January 2011. Consumers were asked about their use of and opinions about social media sites with the aim of examining usage trends and how enthusiastic users were about social media in general across a range of countries.

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Shipments of Internet-enabled consumer devices to exceed PCs in 2013

by Jordan Selburn

Technology Market

In another sign of the Internet’s transformative impact on the electronics industry, shipments of Internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the traditional platform used for accessing the Internet — the PC — for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli Consumer Platforms Report from information and analysis provider IHS.

Shipments of Internet-enabled consumer electronics devices, a category including a wide range of products—from televisions to video game consoles, to Blu-ray players—will surge to 503.6 million units in 2013, up from 161 million in 2010. In comparison, PC shipments during the same period will amount to 433.7 million, up from 345.4 million.

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Feature phone apps market to almost double to $1 billion

by Anna Schmidt

Technology Market

The mobile apps market for feature phones will almost double by 2016, hitting revenues of $1 billion, after being spurred on by the success of apps in the smartphone sector, according to Ovum.

In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst claims that while the feature phone apps market has not taken off in the same way as its smartphone counterpart,  it is beginning to take strides forward.

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Zinio 2.0 app for iPad now available – ‘advances the interactive reading experience’

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market 

Zinio, the world’s largest and most popular global magazine newsstand, has announced that its 2.0 App for iPad is now available in the iTunes Store. This new version of Zinio offers industry-first article exploration, stellar user interaction and in-app shopping capabilities to the most in-depth selection of premium, high-quality consumer magazines from around the world.

Unique to Zinio, the “Explore” section is front and center and offers unprecedented free access to current stories across every major magazine genre, from automotive to entertainment, and lifestyle to science and tech. Only with Zinio can users discover and enjoy the best magazine content from among Zinio’s 4,500 magazine titles, with new stories to enjoy daily from our most popular titles including Esquire, Rolling Stone, ESPN the Magazine and Elle.

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Inside the innards of a nuclear reactor

By Jennifer Chu

MIT News Office 

As workers continue to grapple with the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan, the crisis has shone a spotlight on nuclear reactors around the world. In June, The Associated Press released results from a yearlong investigation, revealing evidence of “unrelenting wear” in many of the oldest-running facilities in the United States.

Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks.

That study found that three-quarters of the country’s nuclear reactor sites have leaked radioactive tritium from buried piping that transports water to cool reactor vessels, often contaminating groundwater. According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the industry has limited methods to monitor underground pipes for leaks.

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We’re back from a brief hiatus!

by George Heymann

techeadlines@gmail.com

Hello, We’re back from a brief hiatus during the week preceding the fourth of July holiday. We’re refreshed and look forward to sharing the technology news, our views and some product and software reviews in the near future.

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