20 Feb 2013

The future of wearable tech is just around the corner with that of Google Glass.  Want a sneak peek at how this will work, then check out the video below for an example and details on how you might be able to get your own Glass device sooner than imagined.

23 Jul 2012

 

Anonymity just became even scarcer, at least with YouTube.  YouTube is now recommending that you switch to your full name when posting videos and comments.  They will pull your real name from your Google+ account in fact.  Google+ has not been a big fan of anonymity and prefers to keep online comments free of pseudonyms to try to mitigate things like sexism, racism and other issues.  Now via a pop-up dialogue box YouTube will urge users to use their real names.

12 Jul 2012

We can now officially add Yahoo to the list of companies compromised due to hackers.  Yahoo has confirmed that the usernames and passwords of more than 400,000 Yahoo Voices accounts were stolen from their servers earlier this week and that data was posted online.  Indications were the information has since been removed, but a direct link to the original source seems to still exist and is accessible whenever the load is low enough.  The breach wasn't just credentials for Yahoo, but also Gmail, AOL, Comcast, Hotmail, MSN, SBC Global, BellSouth, Verizon and Live.com as well.

31 May 2012

Apparently there seems to be a bug, at least in a few cases where the Skype add-on for Chrome version 5.1.0.9560 (at least this version) breaks the cut and paste ability of HTML/rich text.  The version of Chrome in this case was 19.0.1084.52.  If this add-on is enabled and Chrome is open and you attempt to copy text that isn't plain text, IE: HTML or Rich, upon pasting into a new document such as Word or Outlook, it simply pastes the plain text version.  The issue is also apparent in Firefox and all of it definitely points to the Skype Click to Call add-on.

25 May 2012

Tech-Stew Podcast E16: Whoa Not So Fast was recorded on Friday May 25th, 2012.

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Facebook launches a camera app, Windows 8 booting too fast, Leap Motion control system, Verizon kills grandfathered unlimited plans, SpaceX docks with iss and more.

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15 May 2012

Google is reportedly working on a version of the Chrome web browser for iOS devices. 

Apparently the launch of Chrome for iOS on the App Store may come as soon as this quarter.  This debut is being viewed as a browser war on mobile devices much like Internet Explorer and Netscape were at war in the 1990s.

In order to design a browser for iOS, the browser must be based on WebKit.   WebKit is Apple's open source browser engine.  Existing versions of Google Chrome for Mac, Windows and Android are already based on WebKit.

Google Chrome has already been a major success on PCs as it significantly reduced desktop traffic acquisition costs for Google.

Google has run previous ad campaigns for Chrome for PC's with major celebrities so we should expect the same for the iOS version in the near future.

Third-party browsers first began appearing in the App Store back in 2009.  Previous to this date, any new browsers that would have rivaled Safari were rejected by the App Store.

Source:  AppleInsider


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14 May 2012

Tech-Stew Podcast E15: Back to the Dark Ages was recorded on Friday May 11th, 2012.

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Rumors of the Apple Television resurface, Microsoft only allowing Internet Explorer with Windows RT, No DVD playback out of the box with Windows 8, the Xbox subscription plan, JUICE to explore the moons of Jupiter, Wi-fi Wallpaper and more.

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08 May 2012

If you live in Nevada, get ready to see cars zipping down the highways while the driver relaxes, hands-off.  Nevada has given Google the first U.S. license to test driverless cars.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles announced it has approved Google's application to test the autonomous vehicles on public roads.  The DMV will require at least two people in the vehicle during testing, one being in the driver's seat.

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