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Posted: April 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on GOOGLE: PROJECT GLASS

Google has released their concept augmented reality glasses, coined ‘Project Glass’. The fundamental idea of the technology, Google says, “is to work for you, to be there when you need them, to get out of your way when you don’t”. The team from Google X Labs have produced a video which gives a sneak peak at the capabilities of the soon-to-be glasses.

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Google co-founder and übergeek, Sergey Brin is apparently heavily involved in Googles X Labs, known best for their work on the self-driving car. “We took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do,” Google said in a statement, “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input.” Read the full article »»»»

STANDOUT! Apple FORCED To Offer iPAD Refunds 4G Non Compatibility

Posted: March 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on STANDOUT! Apple FORCED To Offer iPAD Refunds 4G Non Compatibility

AUSTRALIA APPLE OFFERS IPAD REFUNDOur favourite tech behemoth Apple is once again in an übergadget pickle.  The beheomoth has been forced to offer a refund to people who bought its new iPAD, which it admits is not compatible with Australia’s Telstra 4G network. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ACCC – has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.

Lawyers for the ACCC have accused Apple of breaching consumer law by promoting the device as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card. The Australian Federal Court heard that Apple ignored warnings from the ACCC and was told the day before the iPad’s launch that it was misleading consumers. Read the full article »»»»

READ A BOOK: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on READ A BOOK: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder - Marissa Meyer - Jan 2012

It’s almost impossible to miss,  spend 15 minutes on the internet and your sure to bump into some mention or other of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, a new dystopian novel placing a pot of cyborgs, magical powers and evil stepmothers on the boil.

Cinder is the debut novel of New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer . The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale “Cinderella”. Though Cinder is aimed squarley at a young adult/scifi audience, it’s a surprising good read for those of us who have managed to grow facial hair.  Cinder was selected as one of IndieBound’s Kids’ Next List for winter 2012. Read the full article »»»»

Who Makes You Feel?

Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineerd, That Human Condition | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Who Makes You Feel?

Who Makes You FeelIn our überpaced world, filled with trinkets, gadgets, all manner of bling, tastes, sounds and experiences, it’s often an ease to forget what it is makes us happy?  According to a new poll by Reuters and Ipsos, it’s a buddy not a bauble that gives us  joy. Nearly two-thirds of married couples and people with a significant other say their partner is the most important source of happiness in their lives. And nearly half of all singles yearn above all else to find a sweetheart, with about 45 percent saying finding a partner would bring them the greatest happiness. Almost 40 percent of married couples reported that having a good sex life does or could bring them the greatest happiness, while almost 35 per cent of singles reported the same tingles. This was especially true for Brazilians. Nearly 60 percent said that nothing could make them happier than having a good sex life.

South Africa reported the highest levels of domestic bliss, with 82 percent of settled South Africans saying nothing could make them happier than their partner. Japanese and South Korean couples were at the other end of the scale. Nearly half said they would hesitate to say their partner was the single best thing in their lives, although they conceded that he or she was the source of at least some of their happiness. Read the full article »»»»

Ronald Coles Charged Over Australia’s Largest Art Fraud

Posted: January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ronald Coles Charged Over Australia’s Largest Art Fraud

Ron Coles - Picture Credit Kate GeraghtyA former Sydney art dealer has been released on bail after being charged over a multi-million dollar investment fraud. Police say 64-year-old Ronald Coles sold investors valuable artworks that had either already been on-sold to others or were already the property of others. More than 40 investors allegedly lost a combined total of more than $8 million. Coles was arrested by officers from Strike Force Glasson which was established in 2009 with Fraud and Cybercrime Squad detectives to investigate the alleged artwork investment fraud. Police say they began investigating in early 2009, with 400 paintings seized while officers established who legitimately owned them. Coles was arrested this morning at Gosford Police Station on the New South Wales central coast. The Ettalong resident has been charged with 77 counts of larceny and 10 counts of cheat and defraud.

Ronald Coles was one of Australia’s leading art dealer, under the crimes act Coles face 77 counts of Larcenya s a bailee and a further 10 counts of director/officer cheat or defraud. Coles specialised in fine art, and dealt with some of Australia’s most respected artist, including Sir Arthur Streeton and Brett Whitely. Read the full article »»»»