Gerry Michaels

23 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @GettysburgGerry | Gerry Michaels (Gettysburg Gerry) is Principal at Glasswork Media Arts, Radio host SteamFeed Radio on Blogtalkradio, VP Marketing/Biz Dev. at Steamfeed.com, Social Media Columnist for the Gettysburg Times, Social Media strategist and community builder and explorer. I am no different than you, no better/worse. I'm an astronaut exploring this social media space. Fully engulfed in the world that is Social Media, I awake every day anxiously anticipating what the days new technology will bring.Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google Plus, Pinterest. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

Toshiba Unveils 13″ Chromebook For $279, Available February 16

Here at CES 2014, Toshiba has just unveiled a new Chromebook, running Google’s Chrome OS on a 13.3-inch display for the first time, and priced below the $300 mark.<p>This is the company’s first step into Chrome territory, while competitors like Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Acer have been pumping out the …

Qualcomm’s new CEO: it’s all about mobile until we can mimic the brain

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Qualcomm’s (S QCOM) incoming CEO and President Steve Mollenkopf shared his view of the company’s opportunities at a press Q&A …

AT&T says it still has BlackBerry's back

AT&T's mobile chief says he is continuing to support the embattled smartphone maker.<p>LAS VEGAS -- AT&T has not abandoned BlackBerry.<p>In fact, the Dallas telecom giant continues to lend its help to the struggling company, which is in the middle of transforming itself into a more business-focused …

AT&T launches “Sponsored Data,” inviting content providers to pay consumers’ mobile data bills

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: AT&T<p>AT&T(s t) launched a new billing program called Sponsored Data Monday at its developer conference at CES, which …

Israeli Startup Mines Data To Solve Global Water Crisis

<i>Note: the story was updated on January 1 to remove a reference to Thames Water</i><p>U.S. intelligence services agree: A major global water crisis is less than ten years away. Some time in the second decade of second millennium, countries important to the United States will start to suffer shortages and …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

The most anticipated tech of 2014<p>So far in 2014: Iterative sequels, wearable tech<p>iPhone 6<p>iOS 8<p>Android L<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 4<p>Nexus 8<p>The next iPad and iPad Mini<p>Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite<p>Windows 9<p>Google Glass 2<p>Oculus Rift<p>Sony Project Morpheus<p>LG 55EC9300 OLED TV<p>4K TVs for under $1K<p>Roku TV<p>The next Apple …

Mobile App Growth Is Now In DECLINE

For those of you who believe the mobile economy is still in gold rush/bubble territory — an industry whose greatest growth years are in front of it — think again.<p>Flurry, one of the larger mobile ad companies, measured device activations and app download traffic over Christmas and discovered that …

Mobile

Eric Schmidt: my biggest mistake at Google was not anticipating social

Even billionaires can get a bit wistful when a new year rolls around. In an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> about 2014 predictions, Google's CEO-turned-executive-chairman Eric Schmidt took a moment to reflect on past mistakes. Well, <i>mistake</i>, really. "At Google, the biggest mistake that I made was not …

Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

Mobile

This Company Can Find Stolen Smartphones (If Only AT&T, Verizon And Sprint Will Let It)

When Lawrence Flynn’s smartphone was stolen in Atlanta in July, he assumed it was gone for good. Weeks went by. Police had no leads.<p>“I had given up hope,” he said.<p>But an investigator at Absolute Software had not given up. Four months after the theft, Flynn, 57, got a call from the company, which …

Instagram 'to launch private messaging service'

Instagram is rumoured to be preparing for the launch of a new messaging service to rival Snapchat<p>Instagram is holding a press event in New York today, at which it is expected to announce details of a new private messaging feature. The company sent invitations to members of the media last week, …

Social Media

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Here’s how AT&T is going to build its gigabit service in Austin

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jamani Caillet / EPFL<p>AT&T is set to launch its GigaPower fiber to the home service in Austin, Texas, any day now but …

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3s; see which of its other phones have crossed the 10 million mark

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung Tomorrow<p>Samsung on Tuesday announced that global shipments of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone have surpassed the …

Mobile

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

For Some Reason, Everyone On LinkedIn Likes To Call Themselves “Responsible”

The reign of “creative” LinkedIn profiles appears to be over.<p>The company is releasing its list of the most overused buzzwords in 2013, based on the words that appear most frequently on the professional networking site’s profiles. In 2011 and 2012, the most overused word was “creative”, but this …

Google eyes password-free authentication in Chrome OS

If a Chromebook is near trusted hardware like a phone or watch, an app could wake up the machine. Easier screen unlocking could encourage people to lock them in the first place.<p>Google developers are proposing technology that would let Web apps unlock Chrome OS machines without requiring people to …