Franz Echavez

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Introducing TouchCast: Video With The Second Screen Built In

The internet is increasingly being consumed on devices with touchscreens, and ever more of it is being experienced in the form of video. But those two trends haven’t really fit together comfortably. Compared to a typical webpage, with its dozens of clickable links and widgets, the average video …

Rise Of The Telepresence Robots

I’m exploring the headquarters of Suitable Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif., passing leather couches, paintings and large indoor plants. Only I’m not really here; I’m on a laptop at my desk in downtown San Francisco, roughly 30 miles away. Using some lightweight software, I’m controlling a Beam, a …

Fiji Has A New National Airline And It's Beautiful

Fiji unveiled the redesign of its flagship airline this afternoon, and the design is beautiful. The airline, which is being rebranded from the aging Air Pacific, showcased its new Airbus-A330 and refreshed Boeing-737 livery in Los Angeles and Honolulu today.<p>Key to the updates is a redesigned …

Microsoft Pushes Cloud Service at Build

Today's keynote at Microsoft's Build conference focused on cloud services, with lots of enhancements to the company's Azure Web services. I was …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Defense Department building its own secure 4G network

The U.S. Department of Defense is building its own secure 4G network to improve collaboration among separate branches of the military, according to the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.<p>The network is part of an effort dubbed "Joint Information Environment," which will consolidate 15,000 …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

here come the cyborgs! a #telescope for your eye: optical zoom contact lenses measuring just over a millimeter, the slim, telescopic contact lens can switch between normal and magnified vision. http://www.designboom.com/technology/a-telescope-for-your-eye-optical-zoom-contact-lenses/