28 Jul Whats Hot on The Tech Blog – March
Whats Hot on The Tech Blog – March? These are the hottest topics on the Tech blogs. As what we always emphasise, we need to keep ourselves updated on the latest trends and news because there is nothing constant in this world but change. In order for us and our business to succeed, we must be able to embrace the changes around us but first, let’s be informed on what these changes are.
Hands On With HereO, The Small And Simple GPS Watch Made Especially For Kids
If you’ve got a child between the ages of 3 and 8, you’re in an interesting spot as a parent. The kid is old enough to be involved in activities such as school and play dates, which can keep them out from under your watchful eyes for hours at a time. But they’re not quite old enough to have a cell phone of their own for keeping in touch.
A startup called HereO has made a gadget especially for keeping tabs on young kids in that age range. HereO has made what it claims is the world’s “smallest and cutest” GPS watch device, which connects with a mobile and web app to allow parents to keep track of where their children are at all hours of the day. Read more…
Why We Hate Google Glass — And All New Tech
I have a theory. When it comes to new technology, there are early adopters who start using it and everyone else sees the very worst in the technology: These people ultimately belittle, dismiss and make fun of those who use it. But in spite of this initial negative reaction, the technology eventually finds its way into the mainstream, and the early fears and misinformation fade away. Read more…
Popcorn Time Is Back
Behold the power of open-source software. After the untimely death of the originalPopcorn Time, a so-called Netflix for pirated content, the project was forked several times on GitHub. And guess what? It’s back and more shady than ever before. The torrent site YTS has taken over the project, reports TorrentFreak. Read more…
You’re Looking at It Wrong — Why the Web Demands Vertical Screens
The first person to twist apart an Oreo, or sit backwards in a chair, or pretend a tennis racket was a guitar — visionaries who recognized that everyday objects used by the masses have higher callings. I’ve joined them by turning my widescreen monitor vertically. To be clear, I did not invent this idea. People have been rotating monitors 90 degrees since the widescreen was invented. I have just joined them as an acolyte of the modern Internet. Read more…
Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets
Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday. The apps, which Google is calling add-ons, are available to Google Drive users in Docs and Sheets, the free online word-processing and spreadsheet services. Read more…
Report: Leaked iOS 8 Photo Reveals New Apps
iOS 8, the next version of Apple’s mobile software for the iPhone and iPad, is expected to arrive in June with new features that have a strong focus on fitness. Now, an alleged leaked photo of iOS 8 reveals what other types of apps we’ll see added to the update. According to a picture shared on Chinese social network Weibo, Apple will be adding iOS versions of some of its existing OS X apps for Macs, including Preview and TextEdit. These tools will reportedly help users view files stored in iCloud, according to 9to5Mac. Read more…
Refinements, additions, and un-breaking stuff: iOS 7.1 reviewed
There were about six months between the ouster of Scott Forstall from Apple in late October of 2012 and the unveiling of iOS 7.0 in June of 2013. Jony Ive and his team redesigned the software from the ground up in that interval, a short amount of time given that pretty much everything in the operating system was overhauled and that it was being done under new management. The design was tweaked between that first beta in June and the final release in mid-September, but the biggest elements were locked in place in short order.
On a chilly morning in early January, I joined a hundred students in a lecture hall on the Georgia Tech campus for a class called Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. The professor, Thad Starner, looked up at his audience of aspiring programmers, industrial designers, roboticists, and user-interface specialists. He is forty-four, with a boyish face and sideburns that yearn for the 1990s. He wore, as he often does, a black T-shirt and black jeans. “In this class we’re going to talk about four main things,” he said. “Privacy, power and heat, networking on- and off-body, and interface. Every time you make any decision on any four of these dimensions, it’s going to affect the others. It’s always a balancing act.”
Valve replaces Steam Controller touchscreen with new analog face buttons
When we briefly got our hands on Valve’s prototype Steam Controller earlier this year, we found the face buttons placed right up against the lip of the circular touch pads more than a little awkward to use. Now, Valve is showing images of a new version of the controller that replaces those buttons and the planned touchscreen on the face of the controller with new analog directional and action buttons that resemble the layout of many other gaming controllers.
A Simple Adapter Lets the iPhone Assist in Eye Exams
We’ve already got machines that give ophthalmologists a close-up view of the inside and outside of the human eye. The problem is they’re big and heavy, expensive, and rarely accessible to those in third world nations. So researchers at Stanford University have created a simple iPhone add-on that lets almost anyone, anywhere, perform eye exams. Read more…
Lego Robot With a Smartphone BrainShatters Rubik’s Cube World Record
Cubestormer 3 is a robot with just one job—to solve a scrambled Rubik’s Cube as swiftly as possible. Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, it did the task in an astounding 3.253 seconds, faster than any human or robot in the world. Read more…