Link: “Virtual Reality Startups Look Back to the Future”

“Thirty years after the first wave of virtual reality, new startups are determined to take it mainstream.” Von Simon Parkin > 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: ‘What Noise Does the Electric Car Make?’

“Electric vehicles can be so quiet that they pose a new risk on the road. But what kind of artificial sound should be added?” Von Don Norman > Weiter bei MIT Technology Review

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: “News: News Corp New Corporate Logo”

“The old logo was a graphic manifestation of all we thought was wrong and evil with News Corp, the kind of logo that would be created as a prop for a villain in a Hollywood movie: globe-ish, blue, ambiguous, engulfing. Ugly. The new logo is or, at least attempts to be, all the contrary — human, personal, warm, accessible [...].” Von Armin Vit > Weiter bei BrandNew

Link: “Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms”

“Look around your office hallway or college campus and you’ll see people holding interactive panes of glass. Smartphones and tablets, so revolutionary a few years ago, are quickly becoming commodities.” Von Ben Kunz > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek

Link: “Real-life trending topics: Behavio unlocks your smartphone’s senses”

““When you leave the house, the three things you usually take with you are your keys, your wallet, and your phone,” says Nadav Aharony. One of those three things is a “sensing and processing machine,” he says. (Hint: not your keys.) The smartphone in your pocket knows where you are, who you’re with, how fast you’re moving, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.” Von Andrew Phelps > Weiter bei Nieman Journalism Lab

Link: “Meet the ‘collaborative’ consumer”

“The rise of social media is altering how people shop for everything from movies to food. But is that a social good?” Von Jill Allyn Peterson > Weiter bei Fortune Tech

Link: “Is Google+ a Ghost Town, and Does It Matter?”

“Google+ is a lonely place. At least according to a new study that paints the social networking site as a virtual tumbleweed town. Using information culled from the public timelines of 40,000 randomly selected members, data analysis firm RJMetrics found that the Google+ population, which currently numbers 170 million, is largely disengaged, with user activity rapidly decaying—at least when it comes to public posts.” Von Caroline Winter > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek

Link: “Facebook Wants to Mimic Click-Through Success of Twitter Ads”

“Users were more likely to click on a Twitter ad than a Facebook ad in the first quarter, according to a recent study. Yet Facebook will likely be valued at more than $100 billion following its initial public offering next month, while Twitter struggles to find a consistent revenue stream and remains several years away from an IPO of its own.” Von Dave Copeland > Weiter bei ReadWriteWeb

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