Hardware, VR World

LaCie Announces The Mirror Portable Hard Drive

LaCie Mirror 1

Today LaCie announced the Mirror portable hard drive that is encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass.


Android, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Google Glass Gets the Diane von Furstenberg Treatment

DVF Model Google Glass

Google has been working with Diane von Furstenberg for a very long time and if you remember, last year, during New York Fashion Week they did a lot with her in and around fashion. So, it comes as little surprise that she would work with Google to spice up their currently incredibly ugly Google Glass. Google has already taken some pretty significant steps in terms of making Google Glass more visually appealing, including their partnership with Luxottica. However, Luxottica is mostly a manufacturer of glasses and still works very close with most of the designer brands in order to ensure that their designs are in


Android, Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Watch: Elders React to Google Glass

Google Glass Grandma

Usually, the YouTube channel TheFineBros asks people of differing ages (usually much older or much younger) to react to a certain type of video, but sometimes they ask someone to respond to a physical technology item that they might not understand. In the past, they did a video about how kids reacted to a Sony Walkman cassette player with admittedly hilarious results. In this video, however, they’ve flipped the technology and the audience and tried to see what it was like for older people to react to Google Glass, and unsurprisingly enough they were far more aware of what it was and were far more able


2014, Comic-Con, Event, Hardware, Opinion, Smart Home

Computex from a Woman’s Perspective, Part I

Computex Taipei 2014 Intro Page

When I found out that I’m actually going to Computex Taipei 2014, my first thought was – well, nothing. The fact is that through all of my journalist years I’ve heard news bits about an IT conference that is held in Taiwan every year for the last 33 years. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine myself being actually there on that very spot. I’m aware that as for all of you BSN readers, I don’t have to explain what it’s all about. Somehow though, I still like to think that I’m not the only one who’s been IT ignorant so maybe this typically chick-lit text will find


Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

UCI Incorporates Google Glass into Med School Program

UCI Google Glass

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine yesterday announced that they would be incorporating Google Glass into their 4-year curriculum. The School, including dean of medicine, Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, stated that they would introduce Google Glass at the beginning of the students’ 4-year medical programs and would incorporate it into the first two years of anatomy and clinical skills training to their third and fourth-year hospital rotations. The hopes are to help integrate technology more effectively into a student’s overall daily life and to enable them to become more productive and effective in delivering quality care. The school claims that they will be


Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Google Glass' Bill of Materials is Only $80, Sells for $1,500

Inside Google Glass

According to the guys at Teardown.com the very hot Google Glass wearable computer from Google only carries a bill of materials of $80, which is about of of what we were expecting. It doesn’t really come as much of a surprise though, because Google Glass itself is incredibly old technology in terms of mobile and wearables and it really doesn’t provide much technological innovation. In fact, most people will be shocked to know that the SoC powering the Google Glass is in fact the same SoC that powers the failed Blackberry Playbook which was released more than 3 years ago with the same SoC. At the