Link: Google Wants You to Control Your Gadgets with Finger Gestures, Conductive Clothing

“New Google technology addresses the tiny screen problem by letting you control wearables with tiny gestures, or by touching your clothes.” Von Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review > Weiter bei MIT Technology Review

Link: Pew study: When it comes to political news, Facebook has become local TV for millennials

“For baby boomers, local TV is the top source for politics news. Millenials are getting it from their News Feed.” Von Joseph Lichterman, Nieman Lab > Weiter bei Nieman Lab

Link: “With Revenue Roaring, Twitter’s Advertising Team Is Untouched by Turmoil”

“Twitter‘s top executive ranks have been transformed in the last year, from its general counsel to, most recently, its chief financial officer. Many of the executives have left or been pushed out as Twitter’s chief executive, Dick Costolo, has brought in a new team to try to increase sluggish user growth at the social network. But in one very important area of the company — Twitter’s ad business — the leadership has remained relatively untouched.” Von Mike Isaac und Vindu Goel > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “When Fitness Gadgets Declare Independence From Our Phones”

“Smartphones won’t always be the center of things.” Von Owen Thomas > Weiter bei ReadWrite

Link: “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014″

“Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones. Here we’re citing 10 that are. These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.” > Weiter bei MIT Technology Review

Link: “Google Glass to Be Covered by Vision Care Insurer VSP”

“Google and VSP, the nation’s biggest optical health insurance provider, have struck a deal to offer subsidized frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear. The announcement could take wearable devices, which tech analysts say are the next wave of computing, out of the realm of science fiction and into the mainstream by making them more affordable and giving them a medical stamp of approval. And it opens the door to a new level of cooperation between the health care and consumer electronics industries, which could lead to a world in which people wear or even ingest computers.” Von Claire Cain Miller > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “Here’s Conan O’Brien’s vision for turning Microsoft around if he were named CEO”

“Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is a tad disappointed that he wasn’t selected to become Microsoft’s next CEO — then again, he was never really up for consideration anyway. In a post on LinkedIn today, the comedian shed some insight into what a possible Conan reign at the software company would be like.” Von >Weiter bei The Next Web

Link: “Samsung Said To Be Planning ‘Galaxy Glass’ Computing Eyeware This Fall”

“Samsung was early to market with a smartwatch in the Galaxy Gear, and now it looks like it might be one of the first in the mix with a glasses-based computing device. A new report from the Korea Times (via Verge) suggests that Samsung is currently developing a Google Glass competitor, which is in fact provisionally named “Galaxy Glass,” set for launch in September at the annual IFA tech conference.” Von (@drizzled) > Weiter bei TechCrunch

Link: “Flickr Shows Signs of Life With Slick Web Redesign, Killer Android App”

“Flickr wants to remind you that it’s a photo site. ‘Everything that we’ve done in this new redesign has been about putting the photo front and center,” says Flickr VP Brett Wayn’”. Von Roberto Baldwin > Weiter bei Wired

MIT Technology Review: “Google Game Could Be Augmented Reality’s First Killer App”

“Ingress, which is invitation-only for now, is complicated but highly addictive—and will give the company even more information about your current location.”  Von Rachel Metz > Weiter bei MIT Technology Review

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