It’s Not Just Glass, It’s Google Glass!

Google has always been working on R&D (research and development) projects to re-imagine our future. Thanks to Babak Parviz, “Project Glass” is now turning into reality with Google Glass—a pair of glasses designed for augmented reality. Move your head slightly or tap the glasses’ temple to get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, or take pictures. For $1,500 USD, it will be available only to developers and selected individuals. Google Glass seems to be promising but will it be the future of wearable technology? Let’s find out.   The Glass’ Features…

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Nokia Steps Up its Game, Releases Asha 501

  To keep up with the steep competition among smart phone developers in the market, Nokia globally released Asha 501 – an affordable, compact, and colorful mobile phone aimed at emerging markets. Will it help Nokia gain lost ground in the mobile phone war? As part of its range of budget phones, the new Asha 501 which was released in New Delhi, India is priced at $99 making it one of the cheapest smartphones to date.   During the event, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the built of the phone…

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Apple’s iPhone 5S will offer Multiple Screen Sizes

image courtesy of financialpost.com As the launch of the newest iPhone series gets closer, speculations about its upgraded features and Smart innovation spread quickly. To keep up with the demands of the market, Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 5S with multiple screen sizes. Along with the rumored fingerprint scanning feature, analysts believe that the successor of the iPhone 5 will be unveiled with several screen sizes, as many as three. “We believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work…

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Nokia maps out strategy to compete with Google

image courtesy of pocketnow.com   Nokia is hoping its first foray into digital maps for mobile phones won’t be a rotten Apple like a certain other competitor’s attempts to challenge Google’s map monopoly. The Finnish firm seized on the opportunity provided by the troubled launch of Apple Maps to try and be the best new Nokia Maps app for iPhones and iPads. Although Nokia is providing its multi-million pound product to one of its biggest rivals free of charge, the deal should still be a big boost for them. The…

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NFC Contactless Payment Roll Out To London Buses

image courtesy of Matthew Black (via Flickr)   Starting on Thursday 13 December, 2012 London Buses was the first mode of transport in the UK to accept contactless bank card payments. This means entire fleet of 8,500 buses now accepts these payments, enabling passengers who have a Maestro or Mastercard NFC card to pay their fare using these, as opposed to Oyster cards, paper tickets or cash payments.   The History NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless cards have been in circulation in the UK since Barclaycard first introduced them on…

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Top Star Wars Moments

image courtesy of dailyfilmdose.com   Star Wars creator George Lucas has finally sold of the family jewels to Disney in a deal worth over $4 billion. Disney aims to squeeze out as much juice from the franchise as possible by unveiling a new movie every couple of years or so from 2015. As you wait in breathless anticipation for the next episodes, here are some magic moments to remember.     Fairy Tale Beginning I can still recall the rush of adrenaline and spontaneous applause when I saw the digitally…

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Top Star Wars Creatures

Star Wars supremo George Lucas has finally sold his golden goose to Disney in a deal worth over $4 billion. Disney plans to put the franchise into hyperdrive by releasing a new movie every couple of years or so from 2015. As you await the old juggernaut to launch its next blockbuster, here is a quick recap of some of our favourite beasties.     Jabba the Hutt image courtesy of mightyjabba.com   Any scene with Jabba is worth his weight in gold. Perhaps the most memorable was seeing him…

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