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Cable operator Cablevision agrees with its competitors that streaming startup Aereo is illegal, but warns that the legal approach taken by the other cable and broadcasting giants could render services like Apple's iCloud, Amazon's Cloud Player -- and, ... More »Cablevision: Case against Aereo could destroy cloud computing (and our cloud DVR)
To date, there has been much consensus among the nation's leading civil rights organizations regarding how to best position minority communities to benefit from, and contribute to, the world's new Internet-based society. More »People of Color Must Remain Competitive in America's New Digital Economy
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On Thursday evening, artist Fito Segrera will sit at a computer, log into a chat room and wait for people to send him emoji. But Segrera won’t just see the cartoon-like illustrations. He’ll also become them: Each time he receives an emoji, a patchwork of muscle simulators will send electric shocks to Segrera’s forehead and cheeks, forcibly contorting his face into the shape of whatever emoji his chat partner chooses -- a smiley face, a winky face, or a frowny face. This performance piece will be featured among more than a dozen other works at the Emoji Art and Design More »Emoji Art Reveals The Dark Side Of The Smiley Face
While Google Glass may make you look like a cyborg, the truth is that it's essentially a wearable smartphone. Like your handset, Glass comes with built-in functionality for making calls, taking photos, checking the weather and getting directions. However, Glass is intended to make aspects of everyday life that much easier by placing the screen on your face rather than in the palm of your hand. This means you won't whip your smartphone out of your phone or pocket to see if you're walking in the right direction or to snap a photo. But is it really that much faster to use Glass for these everyday tasks? We timed exactly how long it took for Google's heads-up display to complete each function compared with a Galaxy S4 to see how much time Glass really saves. Editor's Note: We timed how long it took to take a Samsung Galaxy S4 out of our coat pocket and unlock the display with no password. We added this time (3.44 seconds) to each task to get our final time for the Galaxy S4's results. Google Search Results Using both Google Glass and a Samsung Galaxy S4, we timed how long it took to ask Google how tall the Empire State Building is. When typing the question into Google Now via the widget on our S4's home screen, it took 13.9 seconds to find the answer. The second time, we used voice search to get the answer to our question in 12.38 seconds. Google Glass was just slightly faster at 11.74 seconds. MORE: Top 10 Features of Google Glass Quicker doesn't always mean better, but when it comes to search results, it depends on the type of content you're seeking. In this case, we were searching for a straightforward answer to a simple question, making Glass the more favorable choice. The headset recites the answer aloud as well so that you don't have to read the results on Glass' tiny screen. For more complex results, however, such as Googling a cooking recipe, we would suggest using a smartphone. WINNER: Google Glass Taking Photos It took a total of 6.9 seconds to capture a photo with the Galaxy S4 using the camera app from our home screen. This includes the time it took to draw the S4 from our coat pocket and unlock the display. With Glass, it only took us 1.8 seconds to capture a photo using the button on top of the device. There's an obvious discrepancy when it comes to snapping photos with the Galaxy S4 versus Google Glass. Samsung's flagship features a 13-megapixel rear camera, while Glass is equipped with a 5-megapixel shooter. Still, Google's wearable display is intended to offer benefits other than image quality, such as speedier camera access and a signature first-person perspective. MORE: Google Glass: What Explorers Love and Hate However, camera perspective may not always work toward the shooter's advantage. One thing to remember when snapping photos with Glass is that the subject often appears farther away from the camera. It's also more difficult to control your shot, since you can't zoom appropriately like you can on a smartphone. As you can see in our test shots, the subject appears farther away from the camera in the photo we took with Glass compared with the S4, even though we captured them from the same distance. The image taken with Glass is also darker than the S4's shot. WINNER: Google Glass Getting Directions Google touts Glass' ability to display turn-by-turn directions right in front of your eye as one of its standout features. Not only does Glass provide a more enjoyable experience, but it's also slightly faster at retrieving those directions -- as long as you have a solid Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. It took us 15.8 seconds to fetch directions to the Empire State Building by typing the query into Google Maps on our Galaxy S4. Using voice commands saved us about five seconds (10.54 seconds), but that time was still slightly slower than Glass (10.25 seconds). Overall, we prefer using Glass for directions because it integrates instructions into our natural line of vision. Since the display sits just above our eye, we simply glanced up to view our route while walking. We found this to be much easier than taking out our phone and looking down constantly. WINNER: Google Glass Making Phone Calls We saved a lot of time calling our co-worker with Google Glass rather than going into the Contacts app on our S4, but using Google's heads-up display wasn't too much faster than using voice controls on our smartphone. It took 18.6 seconds to open the contacts app, search for our contact's name and make the phone call. We made this call in just 10.5 seconds using voice commands on the S4 and 10.2 seconds using Glass. MORE: Top 10 Smartphones Glass' functionality is somewhat limited when it comes to phone calls, however; you're restricted to the contacts you add to your Google account rather than your phone's contacts app. It's also much more difficult to hear the person on the other end of your phone call in noisy settings while using Glass. The accompanying Mono Earbud helps, but we ultimately preferred using our smartphone. WINNER: Draw Sending a Message With Voice If you need to send an urgent message in a hurry, Glass will get the job done faster. However, you'll have to remember that you can only make calls and send SMS text messages to the contacts in your Google account. It took us just 16.6 seconds to send a text message that says What time is the meeting? from Google Glass to an iPhone. Sending the same text with the Galaxy S4 using voice commands would have been quicker, but the 3.44 seconds it took to withdraw the phone and unlock it resulted in a final time of 19.33. It took us 28.4 seconds to send the same text after typing it on the S4. Google Glass can be useful if you need to send messages in a hands-free situation. It's not optimal for sending long-winded texts, but we appreciated how accurate Glass was in picking up our speech. Once you're finished dictating the message, the device also asks you if you'd like to send it or try reciting it again -- preventing you from sending verbal typos to the recipient. WINNER: Google Glass Sharing Photos Like fetching search results, sharing photos is largely dependent on how simple or complex you want the experience to be. Using our Galaxy S4, we shared a photo that we took earlier in the day to Google+ in 10.03 seconds. It took us 11.74 seconds to perform the same task with Glass since we had to scroll through all of our cards to find the photo we wanted to share. Glass is only quicker at sharing photos if you share the image immediately after taking it. When tapping the touchpad after capturing an image, we shared a new photo to Google+ in just 2.4 seconds. However, you won't get the same photo-sharing features and customization your smartphone offers. If you're into adding captions to your images or tagging your friends, stick with your smartphone. WINNER: Galaxy S4 Checking the Weather It's slightly faster to check the weather using Glass than it is on your smartphone. From the home screen, you can simply swipe backward to see the current temperature in your area, the expected high and low temperatures, and the likelihood of precipitation. You can tap this screen to see the forecast for the next three days as well. It took us 3.6 seconds to check the weather, including this three-day forecast using Glass, compared with the 4.95 seconds it took using the S4's widget on the home screen. Overall, we prefer the convenience of using Glass to check the weather rather than having to take out our smartphone. It only saved us a little more than a second compared with the S4, but we liked simply looking up to see the weather instead of looking down at our smartphone. Winner: Google Glass Verdict Google Glass certainly saves some time when performing everyday tasks, but in other instances, you're better off digging out your smartphone. Overall, we preferred using Glass for sending quick texts in a hurry, checking the weather, Googling search queries and getting turn-by-turn directions. But there are some functions that just simply work better on a phone, such as making phone calls and sharing photos to social media. Taking photos is faster with Glass, but the lower resolution results are best for those situations where you really want that first-person perspective. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX vs. Google Nexus 7: Which Tablet Is Better? iPhone 6 Features: What We Want From Apple Apple iPad Buying Guide: Which One is Right for You? Copyright 2013 LAPTOP Magazine, a TechMediaNetwork company. 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Le conseil consultatif de la FAA a approuvé l’utilisation des appareils électroniques personnels il y a quelques mois, et le résultat, c’est que cela permettra aux compagnies aériennes d’assouplir leurs règles pour permettre aux passagers d’utiliser leurs appareils électroniques personnels […] More »La FCC envisage les appels vocaux en vol aux U.S.
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. wireless carriers will make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones for use on a competitor's network, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Thursday. Wheeler told members of Congress an agreement was reached between the carriers and the agency, and details will be presented at an FCC meeting later on Thursday. The deal would also require carriers to process or deny unlocking requests within two business days, according to FCC's earlier guidance. U.S. wireless carriers often "lock" smartphones to their networks as a way to encourage consumers to renew their mobile contracts. More »Wireless carriers, FCC agree on 'unlocking' cellphones
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It pays to sharpen your sales and marketing skills online. These skills help you present your product or service to prospects in a way that persuades them to act. They let you paint a picture of just how different (and better) people’s lives would be if they bought what you’re selling. But there’s something that... More »How to Increase Sales with the Right Testimonials
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Instagram has finally unveiled its answer to photo messaging services like Snapchat. Rather than allowing back-and-forth conversations through photos, Instagram Direct allows you to send a single photo or video and then chat about it. Every conversation begins with either a photo or a video, and then you and a group of up to 15 people can begin to talk in that image's comment section. Don't think about sending another photo back though. More »Instagram Direct: a look at private chats for your photos and videos
When the Federal Aviation Administration this year announced plans to lift restrictions on the in-flight use of personal electronics, many people cheered. But when word got out that the FAA and the Federal Communications Commission were also considering allowing cell phone calls during flights, many of those cheers turned to loud boos. The Washington Post reports that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is insisting that the plan to ease restrictions on in-flight calls is a good idea even as he acknowledges its potential shortcomings. “I do not want the person in the seat next to me yapping at 35,000 feet any more than anyone else,” Wheeler said. “But we are not the Federal Courtesy Commission… Technology has produced a new network reality More »FCC chairman is fighting to allow cell phone calls on planes