With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.
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Many industry experts expect the new Apple Watch to bring demand for wearable technology to a new level. It will be interesting to see the level of impact the Apple Watch may have on various industries, including digital marketing.
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At its best, YouTube is the Garden of Eden; not only for the next generation of comedians, but actually forming the next generation of comedians. It's way more than just a promotional tool. At its worst, YouTube is the ruthless Angel of Death, and perhaps for an entire comedic genre...namely, stand-up. Gulp.
Google's consultant optometrist confirms that using wearing Google Glass can cause aches due to the position of the headset's display. When Google developed Google Glass, it decided to place the scree...
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A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal's do-gooding Youth Employment Services, the guidebo...
A few days ago Google released Glass, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of Glass and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.
All science-fiction films are obliged to create props, cityscapes and an array of objects that depict something of their imagined future. But they usually don't feel the same obligation to present them with any scientific credibility. However, Kubrick did.
Rhode Island Hospital is currently testing out Google Glass in a dermatology study. Over the next six months, emergency room patients requiring dermatology work may participate in the study. As such,...
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Given the significance and delicacy of their work, surgeons have always had access to state-of-the-art specialized medical technology in the operating room. For many surgeons, however, the most covet...
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don't actually come with lenses in its frame. Starting Tuesday, Google is offering an optional attachment...
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Will 2014 be remembered as the year wearable computing took off?Upstart entrepreneurs and major manufacturers such as Samsung, Qualcomm and Sony certainly hope so.Gadgets that you sn...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort.Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Die...
Call it Google Glass for jocks: a Vancouver-based tech company has developed sunglasses that display real-time fitness stats right in front of your eyes. Recon Jet, the creation of Yaletown-based outf...
For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.
Instead of making Google Glass (and whatever other devices the wearable tech trend produces) more inclusive (read: affordable), companies are creating add-ons to make life more convenient for a wealthy demographic. But sometimes inconveniences are there for a reason: They remind us of the problems that need fixing.
Last week, the popular online dating site, Plenty of Fish, announced new features to try to weed out fake profiles. Whether you're for or against the gesture, it's difficult to think of the update as anything but that. We have become a society immersed in mass habitual tinkering in the gap between who we are and who we present ourselves to be, always at work on our personal "brand."
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The porn industry and Google Glass could soon be a marriage made in.. well, a private place with maybe the lights down low. Sex industry news outlet XBIZ reports filmmakers have big plans for the real...
The boundary between human and machine is softening. The first cyborgs have emerged -- much sooner than scientists would have predicted 30 years ago. We used to think having a device implanted in your skull made you a cyborg and wearing a pair of digital glasses did not. But to the brain, the distinction is arbitrary. Soon we may really have to answer the question: where does "me" end, and "my machine" begin?
A Toronto computer engineering professor known for augmenting his body with various cyborg-like computing devices has been attracting media attention after he reported on his blog that staff at a McDo...
Google has unveiled futuristic prototype eyeglasses that offer a heads-up display with a connection to the internet. Dubbed "Project Glass," the fashionable and discreetly designed specs project icon...