Hands-On With Google Glass In NYC, And First Impressions!

Google Glass on Stefan!There’s no doubt Google Glass is the hottest gadget that isn’t a smartphone that people talk or wonder about. Ever since the initiation of developers and Explorers — as Google calls the individuals who pay $1,500 for a developer unit and are hand-selected by Google — units of Glass have been floating around in the wild. Enter the LG press event in New York City, where among many familiar faces (and some new ones), I encountered Glass in-person, and also had the chance to make quick use of it.

Google Glass Hands-On!

Hands-On With The LG Optimus G Pro In NYC!

LG Optimus G ProDespite all the excitement being nullified before the press event here in NYC, LG has still managed to make its Optimus Pro event exciting for those attending, catering to their needs with food, drink, and of course the technology itself. As noted earlier, the Optimus G Pro is coming out exclusively to AT&T on the 10th of May, for $199 on a 2-year contract.

While I’ve been strolling back and forth through the fro, it only made sense to get hands-on of the Optimus G Pro, which can seen in images below.

Initial impressions are pretty much what I expected: a high-end Android smartphone, quad-core, a 400 pixel-per-inch, 5.5″ 1080p HD screen and all, but very much heavily customised by LG, for better or for worse. What you cannot disagree with is the stellar image quality of the cameras and 4G LTE connection provided by AT&T.

LG Optimus G Pro Hands-On (AT&T)

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LG Optimus G Pro Coming To AT&T For $199 On May 10th

LG Optimus G Pro AT&TLG overseas competitor to the Galaxy Note II, the LG  Optimus G Pro, is coming to U.S. shores with AT&T as the exclusive carrier. Specs for the Pro include a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS display (which translates to 400ppi), along with a 13-megapixel camera (2.1 megapixel front-facing), 4G LTE connectivity, a 3,140 mAh battery, 32GB of storage and Android 4.1.2 with some of LG’s customizations. All of that will hit your wallet with a $199 price tag, plus the usual 2-year contract. PR after the break.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Is The Next CoD, Coming To Current And Next-Gen Platforms, Plus PC On November 5th

call-of-duty-ghostsThe next Call of Duty title is coming November 5th, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, but also PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox as its main platforms. Besides the fact that Infinity Ward, creators of the Modern Warfare series of Call of Duty games, are responsible for Ghosts, it begs to ask the question: what happens after the Captain Price scene in the previous Infinity Ward title? More importantly, when are we getting new info about the upcoming game. That bit is actually confirmed for the May 21st unveil of the new Xbox. Teaser trailer after the break.

This Upcoming Sensor Will Make An Awesome 1080p Front-Facing Camera Possible

omnivision-ov2724There’s no reason to be hateful towards the front-facing camera on your smartphone — it’s compressed to a size where the geometry of taking excellent photos is nearly impossible. Not anymore however, thanks to the above sensor that will be mass-produced this summer. The new OV2724 front-facing camera sensor shoehorns a 1080p sensor into a component that’s just 5mm by 5mm by 3.5mm and can record video at 1080p HD at 60 frames-per-second.

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IBM Creates Stop-Motion Film Made Entirely Of Atoms

IBM Boy & His AtomThis is crazy. IBM hasn’t been exactly playful in the past, but researchers at IBM have had an exception, creating the world’s smallest film. Using a scanning tunneling microscope, a tool that operates at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 268 degrees Celsius) and magnifies the surface more than 100 million times (tool was invented and built at IBM more than 30 years ago), allows each individual dot to be the imprinted surface area of an actual atom.

The result?  242 frames that show the story of a boy dancing and playing with an atom. It’s excellent.

Google Releases New Glass Video, Or Rather, How It Currently Works

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This is actually monumental, in a way. For months, we’ve heard about Glass, seen it (either on blogs or in-person), but haven’t used it, and most assuredly not seen the software interface through a how-to video, like the one Google has published today.

Of course, the Explorer Program that developers and friends of Google have access to will further refine the software for consumer use, when Glass comes out next year, in 2014. What this means is that everything in the video is subject to change, but it’s safe to say it won’t be drastically different than current Google Glass models.

Check the video out, after the break.

Twenty Years Ago Today, The World Wide Web Went Online

www-cern-nex-browserThat makes complete sense. Maybe you weren’t alive when the web went live, or maybe you do, but it’s the 20th anniversary of the web, thanks to CERN publishing a website on their new Internet network. As a result of this amazing feat from 20 years ago, in 1993, CERN used Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the internet —the same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, obviously— to publish the very first website at its original URL.

ViaCERN,  The WWW Project