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: “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: “Flexible Glass Could Make Tablets Lighter and Solar Power Cheaper”

“Researchers at the U.S. government’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have built flexible solar cells using a thin and pliable kind of glass from Corning, the company that makes the glass that covers iPhone screens. The new solar cells could make rooftop solar power far cheaper.” Von Kevin Bullis > Weiter bei MIT Technology Review

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

Link: How far mobile phones have come in the past 31 years [...]

Von Robin Wauters > Weiter bei The Next Web

Link: “Scanning Your Home With Kinect Could Improve 3-D Robot Vision”

“Seeking a way to crowdsource better computer vision, roboticists have launched a website that allows users to record pieces of their environments in 3-D with a Kinect camera.” Von Dave Mosher > Weiter bei Wired Science

Link: “With Creativity, the Computing Industry Can Survive Windows 8″

“For as long as I can remember, the release of a new version of Windows represents an opportunity for the media to opine on the future of Microsoft. The company will either thrive or vanish into irrelevance based on this latest iteration of Windows. Such reasoning tends to look silly in hindsight. After all, Microsoft minted plenty of money during the dismal Vista days and minted plenty of money during the well-received Windows 7 era.” Von Ashlee Vance > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek

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: “Google’s New Brain Could Have a Big Impact”

“Late last month, Google’s search engine got significantly smarter. A store of information dubbed the “Knowledge Graph” now adds useful context and detail to the list of links that Google serves up. Searching for certain people, places, or things produces a box of facts alongside the regular results. The Knowledge Graph is already starting to appear in a few other Google products, and could be used to add intelligence to all of the company’s software.” Von Tom Simonite > Weiter bei Technology Review

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