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Google glass…


Wow!  Just gone mad by knowing it’s potential. I was just surfing around and got a clear idea how it would transform this world.I really felt like I was in some science fiction film! I just wanna give you a rough glimpse of it….Tighten your seat belts mates! Itz really gonna blow off your mind….

Hands-free gaming:

The coolest games for wearable AR apps will probably involve glasses that cover the whole eye, or a contact-lens-style display that covers one or both eyes. But Google Glass might provide a view that augments a multiplayer “reality game” played on the street or in a forest.

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Seeing your friends:

Seeing friends!

You go to an amusement park with a group of friends. People are everywhere. You and your friends decide to split up and go your separate ways, but you all want to meet up again later.

If your friends voluntarily share their locations, AR glasses could use GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks to track everyone’s location and display each one in the glasses. Those locations could appear on a “view from above” map, or as silhouettes at ground level (if they are separated from the viewer by one or more walls). The glasses could also identify your friends in a crowd.

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Translation:

Wow!

The microphone on the glasses would be able to hear what is being said to you, and then translate it into English on the lens. It could even speak it as English into the glasses’ earpiece. Responding with the right words is a little more difficult. You would have to speak your response into the microphone on the glasses, and then let the servers display the words in French on the display, at which point you’d speak the words in French.

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Medical emergencies:

Such an app would display simple instructions on the screen and voice it in the earpiece of the glasses. The program might use the camera to help the wearer zero in on the right place to position the heel of the hand on the victim’s chest before starting compressions. The app would watch the user’s actions and advise the wearer when to switch from giving breath to doing chest compressions.

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Travel information:

With Google Glass you could use voice commands to pull up travel information on the lens. The content could be anything from ground transportation data to flight numbers to rooms available in hotels at your destination.During travel, you may be moving through places that are completely foreign to you. Navigating through large airports or subway systems (try Tokyo’s!) can be daunting, especially when the signage is in a foreign language. The glasses could translate all the signs and give you step-by-step directions, with routes and landmarks overlaid on your field of vision. With everything decoded, the unfamiliar environment would seem more welcoming, and your stress level would go down.

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Directions:

A Wi-Fi signal locator and speed measurement app would place a Wi-Fi icon next to the base stations within the wearer’s field of vision, and the icon would grow larger or smaller depending on the strength of the signal being transmitted.

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History of places:

Content can become a hundred times more meaningful when presented over the real-world thing it relates to.You can also move a slider up and down a timeline to see photos from specific time periods.If such content were retrofitted to display on the glasses, it might truly come alive. As you walked around the city wearing the glasses, historical pictures of specific places you were seeing through the lens could appear. You could fix your eye on the steps of City Hall, and then use the slider to go back in time to superimpose older and older pictures of the scene, watching the ghosts of the past come into view and depart again.

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Nutrition and shopping:

I specifically love this! 😛

You could port the nutrition information to a dieting site (like Weightwatchers) and/or an exercise site. You’d then immediately know how much of the food you could eat while adhering to the rules of your diet, and how much exercise you’d have to do to work off one serving of the food.  Knowing the nutrition, dieting, and fitness aspects of the food you were looking at would help you make better-informed decisions about what and how much to buy.

Source: Internet

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Transmitting electricity through 4-inch concrete block and could power cars on roads!


 

Just imagine the world after 20 years!

These can successfully transmit electricity through a 10 centimeter-thick concrete block. During a demonstration in Yokohama, Japan, the team sent between 50 and 60 watts of power through a pair of concrete blocks to two tires, which then juiced up a light bulb (you can see the rig just above). The project is called EVER (Electric Vehicle on Electrified Roadway), and could someday be used to keep cars moving along a highway without any need to pull over for a recharge, thanks to a constant stream of electricity coming from below the road. There are some serious obstacles to overcome before EVER can get some wheels turning — namely, a need to pump nearly 100 times the current maximum load through concrete that’s twice as thick as what they’ve managed today, not to mention improving undisclosed efficiency levels.

Source: Yokohama institute of tech.

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Forgotten heroes of technology-2


John Cioffi:Father of DSL

John Cioffi

John Cioffi

Not one to blow his own horn, Cioffi shies away from publicity. But by all accounts, the Stanford professor was intent on coming up with a way to deploy broadband over copper wires and developed asymmetrical digital subscriber line (DSL) technology. He left Stanford in 1991 to found Amati Communications Inc. He has since returned to Stanford, where his research focuses on Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM).

 Gary Thuerk:Father of spam

Gary Thuerk

Gary Thuerk

In 1978, an overly aggressive sales rep from Digital Equipment Corp. sent out a pitch to several hundred names on an early ARPANET mailing list. Not only did Gary Thuerk get flamed, the feds running ARPANET threatened to throw him in jail. How times have changed. Today, 80 to 90 percent of all email is spam and nobody seems to know where it’s coming from or how to stop it. As for Thuerk, he’s at HP, still selling computer gear. Is Thuerk embarrassed about unleashing the scourge of spam on the world? Not really. “I’m the first one to do it, and I’m proud of it,” he says.
Here is some cool stuff about the first spam ever!  http://www.templetons.com/brad/spamreact.html

 Doug Engelbart:Father of the mouse

Doug Engelbart

Doug Engelbart

Engelbart is an early Internet pioneer. In 1969, ARPANET’s first transmission was between nodes at Leonard Kleinrock’s lab at UCLA and Engelbart’s lab at Stanford. A philosopher, scientist, and inventor, he’ll always be known as the father of the mouse, which he patented in 1970. He never received any royalties however. His patent expired in 1987, before the personal computer revolution. Today, at 83, he heads the Doug Engelbart Institute.

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Source: Infoworld

Virus power!


We heard of producing power by potential energy and others( jumping on floor, walking etc!). But,check out the advancement guys. Now you can produce power by using viruses too!

THough the system is almost same, but doing the same thing in such a small scale is obviously challenging.And Bekerly Lab scientists have done that.

Check out the following link for brief description of this technology!

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2012/05/13/electricity-from-viruses/

If you are too busy or may be too lazy to check out here is the video…. 😛

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