Tight security restrictions at Thursday’s Google shareholder meeting led even the company’s much-hyped Google Glass technology to be banned, infuriating a consumer watchdog group who accused the tech giant of hypocrisy.
Tech Opinions, John Kirk:
Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs.
The entire piece is a gem, and every stupid tech pundit and blogger should read it and educate themselves a little bit.
Of course, what matters to them is page views and link bait, not real analysis or opinion.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber nails this bullshit report on Business Week, by Larry Popelka:
Let’s get this straight. Google sells out its developer conference in 49 minutes at $900 a seat. (Popelka didn’t even get the price right.) Apple sells out its developer conference — in the same venue — in 2 minutes at $1700 a seat. And this is a “sure sign” that Google is “taking over the tech innovation throne”?
There is so much crap being written every day about Apple, my computer smells like manure. I invite you to read the entire piece, it’s great.
If Apple is so fucked up, why is it that all of these bloggers use it as a link bait prop?
Google recently updated its Hangout chat client with the same remote desktop control tech integrated into Chrome.
Haven’t played with Hangouts for more than a few seconds on an iPad, but the Remote Desktop is great. I use that feature almost daily at work and it works great with minimal setup.
The Atlantic Wire:
Beyond aesthetics, professional Glass reviewers and amateur experimenters alike have reported some flaws — bad battery life, a bad fit, vulnerability to hackers, and beyond — that might make future buyers reconsider the $1,500 investment when the glasses of the future are available to the masses.
Ok, I’m going to throw Google a bone here, this is a BETA. Not only is it a beta product, it’s a new kind of product with new technology, and even though I’m not interested one bit in this crap, we have to be fair.
Google now available “now” for iOS as an update to the Google Search app.
Hopefully this spreads like a fire.
This is both cool and weird at the same time.
When you buy an Android app from the Google app store, they give the app maker your full name, email address and the neighborhood where you live. This occurs without clear warning every single time you buy an app.
I don’t care that much if Google gathers info on me to sell me ads, their services are free so there is got to be a way for them to make money. I get that, nothing in life is free.
But this is way out of line.
Via Loop Insight