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.
If you polled a random audience, chances are they would tell you that the top Internet browsers are Chrome, Explorer, Safari and Firefox. But you may not have heard of Opera, the little known and less-used browser that actually outscores Safari and sometimes even Internet Explorer. Opera specializes in mobile web browsing and recently purchased Skyfire, a video optimization product for mobile devices.
Though Opera is not the most popular browser, its features definitely set it apart from the competition. Here are the top three features of Opera that may have you reconsidering your primary mobile browser:
PrivacyFix is a new web browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that helps you gauge the amount of your personal a website collects from you. On initial setup, PrivacyFix walks through in plain English
where the chinks in your online data security armor are, exactly how to fix them, and what the ramifications are if you do/don’t. Sometimes you might decide to not fix certain things in order to maintain that sites’ functionality.
A proficient Googler can conquer the world, and all the smartest people I know are really just all-star Googlers. Get your Doctorate in Googling and take your place in the intellectual revolution by clicking through this informative (and entertaining) infographic.
Google recently received a patent for glasses that can help deaf and hard of hearing people to have a better awareness of their surroundings. These glasses would have an optic of some kind placed near the eye or in the lens that would be could be seen through easily. The idea is that the wearer will receive an image on this optic piece that visually communicates what types of sounds are around them and how intense the noises are.
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