Facebook and Apple will pay for employees to get their eggs frozen. Google steps up its competition with Amazon. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
The MindRDR Google Glass app lets users take photos simply by thinking about it, and even posts them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Google Canada’s managing director Chris O’Neill is heading to Mountain View to lead business operations for Google Glass.
Google Glass is still in beta, but is already the butt of many jokes.
Google Glass has been stealing phone calls from unsuspecting users, but the latest update from Google fixes Glass’s previous call-droppings.
According to the latest press release form Google, all calls will not be routed to your eyewear if it is not on your head. This was problematic before since Google did not specify when your eyewear was active so calls would be missed due to the default settings. Read more
Technology is always getting in the way of family – if you don’t believe me, ask someone about when they bought television and no one wanted to eat at the dining table unless it also had a view of the TV. Now, everyone will usually pull out a smartphone to take a photo, check Facebook, tweet about their family members, and then watch a movie as they slowly dine.
Google Glass developer, Sander Veenhof, has created, what some must see as a most ironic situational irony: an app for Google Glass wearers to see security cameras in their surroundings. The app culls open data about security cameras and maps the information into the user’s vision, using 3D projections.
Google Glass available to be purchased by the public today only. Twitter expands by two floors, adding hip indoor cabin spaces. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
San Francisco is a dangerous place to flaunt Google Glass. For the second time this year, a person was targeted for wearing the device – this time, in broad daylight at a BART station.
The second victim is 20-year-old journalist at Business Insider, Kyle Russell, who was attacked just moments after writing a story about an anti-tech protest march in the same neighborhood. According to Russell, the attacker yelled, “Glass,” before snatching the electronic device off of his face and running from the scene. After chasing the thief through traffic, the attacker smashed the glasses to the ground and ran off in another direction. Police were unable to track down the culprit. Russell now has a broken, unusable Glass and plenty of unsympathetic tweets from San Franciscans. Read more
Google Glass, despite its social awkwardness, is getting a lot of attention in the public service sector – firefighters and doctors alike. With the wearable interface, doctors can use it to quickly access patient information during critical periods, and now, they can also use it to ask for a second opinion.
The technology comes from Remedy, a Google Glass platform that allows doctors to live-stream sessions to other professionals in order to seek advice. Created by Noor Siddiqui and Gina Siddiqi, the sisters bring medical school experience to the health profession via emerging wearable technology. Read more