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ARM smartphone chip boasts 3x computing power

this only means we're caught in and endless cycle of replacing our phones every year for a "better" version  (Feb 10, 2015 | post #5)

Corliss Tech Review Group: Google Glass barely alive

Two years ago, Google has hyped its Glasses device as the greatest thing since sliced bread -- and for a moment, many of us believed it. During its launch, there was much enthusiasm on the part of the consumers and developers but now people seemed to be losing interest. (Whether that's because of the $1,500 price tag or the fact that you can't really find a place to buy it from remains unknown.) While it may still sound supercool to geeks, Glass might not even reach the hands of the general public as developers are jumping out of the bandwagon. Some of them have felt the lack of support from Google, especially since an official public launch date is yet to be set. When Glass became available for developers in 2012, 10,000 units were reportedly sold. Then last year, it became available to tech lovers and media people but as of now, there's no news when it would become commercially available. "It's not a big enough platform to play on seriously," said the founder of Normative Design Matthew Milan who discontinued their Glass app supposed to target fitness buffs. According to Corliss Tech Review Group, out of more than a dozen Glass app developers, 9 have already put their efforts on hold owing to the limitations of the gadget and perceived lack of customers. Meanwhile, 3 of them have instead switched their focus on developing software for businesses. "If there was 200 million Google Glasses sold, it would be a different perspective. There's no market at this point," said Tom Frencel, CEO of a game developer firm that held back its efforts to make a Glass game. What's more, in the past 6 months, a number of Google employees responsible for the Glass development have reportedly left. Also, the Glass Collective, a funding consortium by Google Ventures has invested in only 3 startups this year and has taken down its website without notice. A spokesperson from Google Ventures said that the reason for the website closure is for entrepreneurs to come to them directly. Google insists it's still committed to developing Glass. Chris O'Neill, its head of business ops said, "We are completely energized as ever about the opportunity that wearable and Glass in particular represent. We are as committed as ever to a consumer launch. That is going to take time and we are not going to launch this product until it's absolutely ready." More related content: http://thecorlissr http://thecorlissr g/  (Dec 1, 2014 | post #1)

Corliss Review Group on the Internet Scam That Hijacks Yo...

Viruses used to be so simple. You’d go online with your dial-up modem, take 25 minutes to naively download an appealing-sounding .exe file, and suddenly a sheep would walk across the screen or an embarrassing e-mail would be sent to your entire address book. Some would even wish you a Happy New Year. Annoying, maybe, but they had their own ‘90s cyber-kiddie sense of charm. Some viruses, of course, were incredibly disruptive. Now, though, viruses and malware have become even more malicious. They’re out for more than just hacker cred – they’re out for your money. For a long time, malware scammers used tactics known as Scare ware. The malicious software fraudulently claims that your computer has a serious virus infection then sends you to a page to buy their (useless) anti-virus software. Read more: http://thecorlissr http://thecorlissr g/  (Apr 11, 2014 | post #1)

Corliss Review Group on the week’s top tech news: Google ...

The Google Nest thermostat goes on sale, Sony gives away some free music and we bring you a great app for the Easter holes. GADGET OF THE WEEK NEST • From £170 plus VAT Your central heating is about to get a whole lot cooler thanks to Google’s new Nest thermostat. The space-aged gadget not only looks the business but will also save you a heap of money. Using tech wizardry, Nest learns about you and your home then decides when to switch on your boiler. You can also control the heating while away via your smartphone. Google reckons the £249 Nest will save 20% off your gas bill. Source: http://www.dailyst 35/The-weeks-top-t ech-news-Google-Ne st-iPhone-camera-t ips-data-roaming-E aster-hols-app Read more: http://thecorlissr http://thecorlissr g/  (Apr 7, 2014 | post #1)

Corliss Review Group: Velkommen til Golder Associates i N...

Golder Associates ble etablert i Norge i 2005. Golder Associates tilbyr tjenester innen miljø og geoteknikk til et bredt spekter av kunder lokalt, nasjonalt og internasjonalt. Våre kunder drar nytte av vår kunnskap og erfaring, fulgt av en entusiastisk og energisk tilnærming til alt vi gjør. Vi hjelper våre kunder med innovative, pålitelige og kostnadseffektive miljøtekniske og geotekniske løsninger. Vi opptrer med sterk integritet og vi tar hensyn til miljøet gjennom vårt arbeid. Vi verdsetter og respekterer verdien av ulike bakgrunner, erfaringer og personligheter, både blant våre ansatte og i forholdet til våre kunder. Vi er stolte av å være et ansatt-eid selskap, og vi har skapt en unik kultur med stolthet i eierskap, noe som har resultert i langsiktighet og en stabil organisasjon. Golders fagfolk tar seg tid til å forstå kundenes behov og de spesifikke miljøene de opererer i, for deretter å bidra til teknisk gode og kostnadseffektive løsninger. Dette gjør oss i stand til å hjelpe kundene til å nå deres kortsiktige og langsiktige økonomiske, sosiale og miljømessige mål. Se linkene nedenfor dersom du ønsker å finne ut mer om våre tjenester, innen hvilke sektorer vi tilbyr tjenester, beliggenhet av vårt kontor, tidligere oppdrag, samt jobbmuligheter. Dette er Golder. Engineering Earth's Development, Preserving Earth's Integrity.  (Jan 1, 2014 | post #1)

Tech Review: Be winter-ready with these apps

The Corliss Technology Review Group - Last week's snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures were just a warm-up for winter, which doesn't start officially until Saturday. These apps will get you ready for the season by helping you track a dangerous storm or record a delightful day on the slopes. Winter Survival Kit (iOS, Android, free) In the frightening scenario where you're stranded in your car because of severe weather or a breakdown, Winter Survival Kit goes into action. It tells you how long you can keep your engine running to stay warm before you run out of gas and sends an intermittent alarm to keep you alert. It stores contact numbers and insurance company policy numbers, making it easier when you call roadside assistance service. Just make sure you input the information during the calm before the storm.  (Dec 25, 2013 | post #1)

Bitcoin price tumbles after warning from Chinese central ...

The People's Bank of China has issued a warning that the currency is not legally protected and has no 'real meaning'. The Chinese central bank has warned the country's financial institutions not to trade in bitcoin, saying that the digital currency doesn't have "real meaning" and lacks legal protections. However, no explicit risk to China's financial system was identified by the bank, and it reiterated that individual citizens were free to use bitcoin provided they were aware that they were taking the risk on themselves. The bank also identified money laundering and other illegal uses of the currency as areas of concern. Bitcoin has recently achieved a measure of popularity in China, with FiatLeak and other bitcoin trading information sites showing large inflows of the currency through Chinese exchanges. China Telecom, the largest mobile phone provider in the country, launched a promotion allowing a Samsung phone to be bought with bitcoins, and Baidu, the Chinese Google, is accepting payments for its firewall service in the currency.  (Dec 12, 2013 | post #1)

When emoji just isn’t enough, ubertxtss

Who is not fond of cute little stuff that appears on your text messages, it somewhat adds excitement on the conversation. It feels like your texts lack a little something, maybe twirly bits and spangles and animation. Something more that emoji then welcome to ubertxt. Youngsters may find the world twisted, it may seem turned upside down for these 12 years olds. We may not be aware of this but there are some good reasons for why this has been happening, maybe one reason is, adults are constantly proving that adulthood is incompetence basking in the rays of power. So as a replacement for making mental progress, we disappear into our phones and express ourselves with words and smiley faces. Now and again, while, plain texts aren’t enough, simple emoji seem not to provide us the excitement that they used to.  (Dec 10, 2013 | post #1)