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Steven Max Patterson
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If today’s public sale of Google Glass is news to you are probably not the droids Google is looking.

Glass has undergone a complete makeover in just a couple of months, making it stylish, improving the navigation of its completely unique user interface, giving developers more flexibility, optimizing battery life, and addressing privacy. With the public sale, more people will start exploring the ultimate wearable, bringing it closer to a full-scale consumer release.
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Solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles that function like near-earth satellites. Its inaugural product, Solara, can stay aloft for up to five years, providing high-resolution images; voice and data services; atmospheric monitoring; and mapping and navigation offerings. The devices are far less expensive than traditional satellites, and can return to Earth for maintenance or to swap out payloads, the company has said previously
The startup's Solara product can stay aloft for five years, snapping high-resolution images and more.
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If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston: We will give up our remotes when they are pried from our cold dead hands. Amazon’s...
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The least-expensive iPad mini announced yesterday in China is more than a quarter of tthe average family income in China.
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Google Glass Office Hours @ the Cambridge Innovation Center with +Praveen Aravamudham +Timothy Jordan +Jenny Murphy +Mamie Rheingold +Tom Morris
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Join +Brandon Williams, +Flint Waters and other state officials at the GovDev Challenge, a live coding competition in Denver, May 17-18th. Make government more efficient. Register at www.govdevchallenge.com. #govdevchallenge
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Google just released its latest numbers of potentially harmful apps (PHA) installed on Android devices. Based on data from 4 billion app installations, only 0.18% of users go forward with an app installation after being warned that it may be insecure, according to Google. Interestingly, though, that 0.18% includes some very Android-savvy users.
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Tim Cook summed up Apple’s definition of innovation in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams a little over a year ago:

"Our whole role in life is to give you something you didn’t know you wanted. And then once you get it, you can’t imagine your life without it."

But Apple has not done this in a long time – not since January 27, 2010, when it first introduced the iPad.
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The category of wearables is still evolving. Besides activity trackers and smartwatches, the killer wearable app is yet to be discovered because wearables don’t have the lean back or lean forward human-machine interface (HMI) of tablets and smartphones. Wearscript lets developers experiment with new user interface (UI) concepts and input devices to push beyond the HMI limits of wearables.
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Motorola introduced the Moto 360 making voice the primary user interface for wearables.

There are some big differences between the Moto 360 and every other wearable: no buttons to push or touchscreens to swipe thanks to a user interface (UI) designed for voice commands. At the core of wearable design is hands-free functionality. The Moto 360 and Android Wear is a breakthrough because, until now, interaction with every other programmable wearable occupied both hands, one to position the wrist-worn device and the other to press a button or swipe a tiny LCD touch screen. At the heart of the design is cutting the time between the user’s intent and action with voice commands. Its design is not only technically sophisticated; it is smart-looking and fashionable.
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Steven Max Patterson is a technology journalist and startup evangelist who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups and technology leaders for 20 years. He has also consulted to many software, electronics and renewable energy startups in Boston, San Francisco and Europe.

He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Mathematics. A contributor to organizations such as Network World, TechCrunch, CIO, Mass High Tech, Byte and RH. He is interested in mobile technology, cloud technology and the next generation of television.

Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.

Steven also co-organizes the Boston Google Developers Group "GDG."  
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