One of the hot technology topics these days is the coming of “wearable technology.” We have all been wearing technology of some form or another for years: watches, cell phones, etc. Google, Apple and other tech innovators, however, are ramping this up to a whole new level. This year, Google released it’s Google Glass product to developers, and Apple’s iWatch is rumored to be released later this year. Each of these products represent a potential paradigm shift in the way consumers will both interface with technology and share their lives with others. Dan Thompson visited with Cindy Sexton on WRCB-TV’s “3 Plus You” in Chattanooga, Tennessee recently to discuss this exciting technology.
The big news this week if you’re a gamer is that PlayStation announced its newest console, the not-so-creatively-named PlayStation 4. It’s been almost 7 years since we’ve seen a significant upgrade for Sony’s successful gaming console, which has sold nearly 77 million since its release. The PlayStation 4 will feature a new controller, better specs and more social integration, among other features. Dan Thompson, Manager of Product Development at Claris Networks walks through the announced features of the new console on WBIR.
He may not have the beard and the seeming infinite supply of money, but he could definitely give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money as the most interesting man in the world. His ability to communicate technical concepts interestingly and entertainingly land him regularly on the news as the Tech Expert (aka: The Techxpert). His techie prowess and knack for getting things done keeps him leading product development at Claris Networks. And his love for other cultures and adventure have taken him to nearly every continent and inspired the hope to visit each one before he is 40 years old. On top of all that, he’s an award winning photographer, a Nerf Gun modifier and an all-around blast to hang out with.
The technology for 3D printers has been around long enough for people to start doing some seriously ambitious stuff. Take a look at some of the coolest. If you would like to learn more about one, just click its photo.
1. Beautifully complex kinetic sculptures
New security flaw in Java could expose your private info to hackers. Since Java is on many computers, and probably yours, this is a pressing security concern that we wanted to make you aware of. Dan Thompson with Claris Networks stopped into FOX43 this morning to discuss what the issue is, who may have it, and what to do to protect yourself. Watch this video to learn the essentials.