After a nearly year-long wait, Google Glass #961 made it into my early-adopter open arms on Friday morning. I live in Portland, and while I could have flown down to the Bay Area for the full Glass indoctrination, I instead opted to go it alone and see what strange and serendipitous experiences might result for a lone technophile-turned-cyborg in the Pacific Northwest.Here, that story begins — with an unboxing of course. Tags:#Future Tech#Google#Google Glass#wearable The 5-megapixel, 720p camera sits on an adjustable arm. “XE” Explorer Edition logo, for pre-orders from last year’s Google I/O Glass came with sparse instructions, but at least there were a few arrows. taylor hatmaker What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Google Glass is surprisingly lightweight, even more so than I’d expected. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The front of the device, and what you’ll be looking through. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The black and white micro-USB and microfiber pouch (with a hard case bottom) were nice luxury touches. Glass packs 12 gigabytes of memory for all the photos and videos you’ll be taking. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Google Glass uses bone conduction technology so that what the wearer hears is amplified considerably. When it arrived, the black outer packaging was about to fall off… a bit disconcerting considering Glass is a $1500 device. Related Posts Glass comes with a sunglasses attachment and a clear lens attachment. Spoiler alert: They aren’t very stylish.The clear and sunglasses attachments, sitting atop their respective microfiber protective pouches.According to Google, the display is equivalent to a 25-inch HD screen from eight feet away. The device charges via a micro-USB, included in the box. Looking through Glass really does feel like glancing up at a tiny TV screen. The image is reflected from the outside. Much more is on the way for our Google Glass coverage. After I finally got the thing on my face, I wore Glass for 48 hours straight (excepting a few moments and sleep of course — no Scoble-style showering here).Let’s just say that it’s been a really interesting weekend. Google’s evolution of the smartphone has surprised me more times than I can count, so stay tuned. I ordered the “Cotton” color of Glass. At the time of ordering the bright blue and tangerine colors were sold out, but white was my first choice anyway.
With Punjab facing the flood fury, the Amarinder Singh government has decided to canalise all rivers in the State, taking technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. The Chief Minister, who on Thursday conducted an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by floods in Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) and Jalandhar areas, announced a project to realign river streams and courses, besides strengthening and widening of river embankments for a permanent solution to the problem of floods.In Sarupwal of Sultanpur Lodhi, where the overflowing Sutlej led to a breach in the embankment, affecting 62 villages, the Chief Minister promised due compensation to the affected farmers as soon as the water receded and a special ‘girdawari’ (crop loss assessment) was completed.He also announced dedicated relief teams in the affected areas. Each team will comprise officials from the health, civil supplies and animal husbandry departments and ensure regular and timely supply of food, medicines and fodder.CM inspects breachCapt. Amarinder also inspected the breach at Gidderpindi in Jalandhar, resulting from the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam. For the first time, the Bhakra, which is normally filled to its permissible storage level of 1,680 feet by September, was overflowing in August, he said. The Chief Minister told reporters that even if the central government fails to extend support, the State would ensure full support to every person affected by the floods. Letter to PM The Chief Minister had written to the Prime Minister on Tuesday, seeking a special flood relief package for the State.Meanwhile, Capt. Amarinder was briefed about the current situation arising out of the Satluj breach by the Deputy Commissioners of Jalandhar and Kapurthala. They informed him that more than 18,000 packets of dry ration besides water bottles were airdropped on Wednesday in all the affected villages with the help from Army and NDRF. Another 5,000 food packets and water would be distributed on Thursday. (With PTI inputs)
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