Entries in Gadgets (7)
September 9, 2012
A model wearing Google Glass backstage at Diane von Furstenberg’s show in Lincoln Center.
Models walked down the runway at Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection show wearing Glass, the upcoming headset/eyewear device that Google is developing. The augmented reality-enhanced glasses have many smartphone-like functions: users can take pictures, record video, receive messages and check calendars, among other things.
The bands of each pair were modified to complement the collection’s palette of corals, blues, whites and grays. It was the first time Glass had ever appeared on a runway.
Models recorded video using Google Glass, which will be compiled into a short film.
At least one model turned on Glass’s video-recording function to capture her view of the runway (see above). Furstenberg and other members of DVF’s team also donned glasses during show preparations. That footage will be released in a short film, “DVF through Glass,” on DVF’s Google+ page Thursday, a DVF spokesperson said.
At the show’s conclusion, a Glass-clad Fustenberg and Yvan Mispelaere, creative director of DVF, took a celebratory lap down the runway. Halfway down the left aisle, Furstenberg reached over to Sergey Brin, who was sitting front row. He joined Furstenberg and Mispelaere for the rest of the walk amid wide applause.
The Internet is a strange, huge beast. It is getting bigger, faster and more mobile each day. Ferocious social networks fight each other to be on top and gain more of our attention and personal information. An entire economy is generated from our browsing habits. This is the face of the Internet now.
Enjoy this extremely well constructed HTML5 INFOGRAPHIC illustrating such points...
Lytro is the brainchild of Dr. Ren Ng, a Stanford PhD whose dissertation on light-field technology five years ago was showered with awards. Now, with the help of $50 million in funding, most of it from Andreessen Horowitz, Ng has built a company that’s preparing to launch a focus-free digital camera later this year.
The basic premise of Lytro’s technology is pretty simple: The camera captures all the information it possibly can about the field of light in front of it. You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways. You can focus anywhere in the picture, change the light levels — and presuming you’re using a device with a 3-D ready screen — even create a picture you can tilt and shift in three dimensions. (I got a demonstration of the camera’s 3-D photos on a laptop and was blown away.)
You might think that this would produce unfeasibly large digital files, but Ng insists that the files will be roughly comparable to the average size of a digital photo today. The heavy lifting is being done by the camera’s on-board processors, he says. And because its light sensor is incredibly sensitive, you can capture low-light situations like restaurants a lot more easily — even without the flash.
You do not want to miss this: Although the camera itself isn’t due out until late 2011, Lytro on Tuesday unveiled a carousel of demonstration snapshots — all of them embeddable, available in Flash for the web and HTML5 for your smartphone. BE SURE TO CHECK THIS OUT! I already reserved mine!
I have been customizing my iPhone since the very first jailbreaks, but finally Apple has allowed an app to come along and make basic (logical) edits to the homescreen and lock screen... I must say that the "Pimp Your Screen iPhone app" is truly amazing, while making your GUI look phenomenal... Who knows why the MORONS at apple couldn't have just written these functions into the OS code.[?] @dreroc #ISM #ARSNISCOMING
When I become a skilled pilot with this drone, I am going to reek havoc! It's amazingly simple to control, and basically hovers while you can see out it's dual cameras... Awesome. Total Review: Still to come, but the range seems phenomenal. The cameras are crisp, but drain the already short battery life... 1-10 ; 8.5 [The ONLY reason it loses points in my book is because of the battery life] ~ Thank love for getting me a spare battery ;)
Um, there are no words. This is BY FAR the coolest birthday present I have ever gotten in my life! And it can record the feed! This just gets better and better. Now they have to work on battery life!
I am so happy to have introduced my Father [and Mother] to the possibilities of todays’ technologies… So where to begin? They both have phones circa 1844, so upgrading their phones would be moot as they would never learn to use it… Just then, BEHOLD: The GoogleTV. An HDTV that runs apps and can slowly introduce my parents to the concept of APPS. Below are some pics of the product. ISM INC gives the GoogleTV a 4/5 ISM Rating. [Only because the apps in the commercials are not readily available yet; ie - Netflix]
Their Convertible Magazine Jacket offers complete iPad protection and enhanced functionality. With a hardshell exterior and front flap that folds back to support two viewing angles and one working angle, the Convertible Magazine Jacket is the slimmest, most versatile case for your iPad. …and I have worked with 20+ cases now, and only the NinjaGrips come close to comparison. [But for Mom, this was PERFECT!]