You've probably heard of Google glasses, a wearable computer that resembers a pair of specs. This New York Times story is a great account about how they can change everyday life. Wink with the glasses on your head and they take a digital photo. The reporter talks about standing at a row of urinals where guys were wearing these things. See what happens.
Steve Jobs fascinates me. I'm particularly interested in his search for his biological parents. He found both, but never wanted to meet with his bio dad. What about his belief in God. How was it formed and how did it evolve? Anybody buying his biography which is being published on Tuesday?
I have found that the number of blogs that I read on a consistent basis has been dwindling over the past year. I can't explain it. Of course, I'm loyal in reading the blogs of my family members, my son,my son-in-law and my daughter-in-law.
But what about others? In my Google Reader, I find myself going to the blog of our Wild Birds Unlimited store almost everyday. And I follow some on the Wall Street Journal subscription site.
Here locally there are few blogs about mid-Michigan news or Lansing City Hall news. And the political blogs in our state reek of partisanship and I find most of them have a blah-blah-blah sort of quality. Church blogs in our area seem non-existent and so that leaves me to look outside the area.
On the homepage of this blog, I have in the right margin a heading for blogs I read. I'm redoing this and I'll be sliding candidates in and out. I'll read them for a bit and make a decision on whether they're worth sharing with you.
What blogs do you read on a regular basis? Do you have any you would like to share?
Most of my baby-boomer friends use Google's search engine and most can find pretty much what they want. But how can they expand those skills, including finding what they want quick. Check out this list of neat, easy-to-use tools from Google. It's worth a look. Thanks to Refdesk.com for the tip.
There are super-easy tools to find weather for a specific area, stock quotes, time in any area around the world, sports scores, sunrise and sunset anyplace, book search where you can find actual content, recent earthquakes anyplace in the world, people profiles, synonym search and much more.
The story really demonstrates the power of the web in connecting people with like interests.
These guys produce the show from a bedroom and get thousands of downloads from around the world. The show is not slick, but seems to be interesting to anybody with an iPad or anybody thinking about buying one.
Have you watched it? Has it been helpful? Any other good podcasts worth watching?
My son-Justin Thorp-has talked about web standards ever since he was in high school. He's had a vision for it and its many different aspects and most recently, it's with standards for sharing web content-OExchange- with all services. This has power to pass along information. The product is from Clearspring Technologies where he is the community manager. The voice over for this video is done by him. Check it out.
How much privacy do you have? Quite a bit? A fair amount? A little? None?
My son, Justin, in his blog - Oatmeal Stout- brings up the topic in light of the high participation of all age groups on social media like Facebook and Twitter. He points to a CNN column by Mashable founder Pete Cashmore who writes about a new camera that you wear around your neck and which takes a picture every 30 seconds. It's a visual log of your daily life that you can put online.
It's unreal that hackers are getting into our personal computers and taking our personal information hostage and holding it for ransom. How do you protect yourself from getting slimed by these thiefs? Associated Press provides some details.