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Forget Google Glass — These Smart Glasses Put A Virtual Tablet In Front Of Your Face

The company initially grabbed headlines in 2013 when it demoed its One headset at AllThingsD's D11 conference. Following the conference, Atheer Labs more than doubled its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo to fund the One in early 2014.<p>Although the headset was meant to be a consumer device like Glass, the …

LG says new software should stop G Watch from corroding

It seems software updates can solve just about anything. LG has issued a patch for its G Watch to address mounting complaints that the charging connectors on the bottom of the device are rapidly corroding. Early adopters of the Android Wear-powered watch have reported that the terminals have …

Are you ready for the virtual reality revolution?

My body is in the <i>Observer</i>'s offices in King's Cross, but my mind is in another world entirely.<p>Strapped to my head is the Google Cardboard virtual reality headset. Assembled from a handful of simple components, the cardboard contraption has whisked me away into a peaceful forest with red, orange and …

Internet: How websites are experimenting on you

Websites are using hidden tricks to make you click or buy without realising, and the way they do it can be both baffling and controversial, finds Chris Baraniuk.<p>The internet is one big experiment, and you’re part of it. Every day, millions of trials are manipulating what you see when you browse …

Look out for a new Microsoft cloud service called Sway

Microsoft has bought the domain name Sway.com and appears to be planning a cloud service by that name.<p>Domain name watcher Jamie Zoch noticed the purchase and wrote about his findings yesterday on the site DotWeekly.<p>“I think Microsoft is getting ready to launch the software pretty soon, or it isn’t …

Data Mining Introduction of Credit Risk Data - Session 3

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

Secret propaganda: British spies can manipulate polls

The power to secretly create government propaganda is among the many hacking tools revealed in the latest batch of Edward Snowden documents.<p>British spies can manipulate online polls -- or trick the world into thinking a video or web page is going viral.<p>A collection of hacking tools -- some of which …

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Two of America's most famous government whistleblowers made a plea to hackers: Help future insiders secretly expose wrongdoing.<p>Daniel Ellsberg, who famously released the Pentagon Papers, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke to a packed crowd of computer experts on Saturday at the Hackers …

Your personal information just isn't safe

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.<p>When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.<p>Think you're in better hands? Think again.<p>Sometime before the Target (TGT) …

Request for blocking of search results granted to anonymous applicant is first to affect an entry in the online encyclopaedia<p>Google is set to restrict search terms to a link to a Wikipedia article, in the first request under Europe's controversial new "right to be forgotten" legislation to affect …

Google explains how it handles Europeans' requests to be forgotten online

Google has previously offered a little bit of insight into how it handles (and occasionally mishandles) the EU's "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) requests, but it has largely been a nebulous process. How do you know whether or not you'll be scrubbed from search results? Well, things just got a little …

Responsive Web Design With Physical Units

The Thin Line Between Queries<p>First off, I posit that there will be only one use case for a resolution-only media query. Something along the lines …

How To Create A Tab Widget In WordPress

Before We Start<p>A few things are useful to know. Because we are building a widget in this article, you might want to learn about WordPress’ Widgets …

Side-Enhanced Responsive Design

The Starting Point<p>Our client in this project is a large global news provider. Mobile is obviously crucial to it, because a large proportion of its …

How Much Has The Web Really Changed?

Screen Sizes<p>In the 1990s, the Web was 640 pixels wide. In the early 2000s, it grew to 800 pixels. A few years later, we decided it should be 1024 …

Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface

In fact, if you can honestly say that the first iPhone application you designed didn’t have any top or bottom bar elements, get in touch and send …

Facing The Challenge: Building A Responsive Web Application

From the lessons we’ve learned so far, we mustn’t assume too much. For instance, a small screen is not necessarily a touch device. A mobile device …

Building An App In 45 Minutes With Meteor

That would work, but I was afraid it would prove to be too much effort. <b>If I’ve learned one thing in my years as a designer, it’s that people are …

WordPress for iOS updated with redesigned user interface, faster posting, more

WordPress received an overhauled user interface for its iOS app today. The update allows users to post content much faster via a shortcut on its sidebar now as well. Notifications received performance improvements in the new version.<p>What’s New in Version 3.6• A completely redesigned new user …

Americans have mixed feelings about wearable tech

Wearable technologies such as Google Glass — a tiny computer with a head mount — are still in their infancy, but already Americans have a love-hate relationship with them.<p>Some 82% of wearable technology users believe these devices have enhanced their lives, but with privacy concerns mounting, …

TweetDeck for web and Chrome updated with new UI

Twitter has updated its web-based and Chrome TweetDeck apps with a brand new user interface. The redesign includes a left-mounted sidebar that offers access to multiple timelines, as well as providing an easy way to view lists and settings. Previously, these features were located at the top of the …

Rock Health’s newest class: Google Glass apps, sensors and self-diagnosis

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>San Francisco health tech accelerator Rock Health is debuting its latest class. Out of a few hundred applicants, the program …

Google Glass Should Be Banned For Privacy Reasons Say One In Five UK Residents, Per New Survey

Google Glass isn’t even a product released for public consumption yet and already people are up in arms about its effect on personal privacy. A new survey of around 4,000 UK residents conducted by Rackspace and Goldsmiths at the University of London has found that 20 percent of respondents believe …

WiSee: A gesture interface that uses Wi-Fi as the controller

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It seems I’m not the only one obsessed with new user interfaces for controlling the internet of things. Four researchers at …

Windows Phone app for Modern UI updated to include document browsing and syncing

Hot on the heels of an update to the Windows Phone desktop app for Win 7 and 8, the Modern UI version is now getting a solid refresh of its own. Enhancements include the benefit of browsing documents and adding them directly to the phone from the app, and the opportunity to open files stored on …

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …