Techology News Summary for April 17, 2013.
Its a slow day in the tech news world…
- Kyle Orland. “Impressions: Oculus Rift Dev Kits Ready to Bring Virtual Reality to the Masses.” Ars Technica.
- “Our first impressions suggest that this device easily sets a new high water mark for virtual reality, but it could still stand to see some improvements before it’s ready for consumers’ hands.”
- Cyrus Farivar. “Google to Acquire Provo, Utah’s Fiber, Transform It Into Google Fiber.” Ars Technica.
- If I was Verizon, AT&T, or Comcast…I’d be starting to worry.
- Selena Larson. “Microsoft Implements Two-Step Verification On Accounts.” VentureBeat.
- Kevin Fitchard. “ACLU: Carriers Leave Consumers Exposed by Withholing Android Updates.” GigaOm.
- Frederic Lardinois. “Google Extends Chrome Download Warnings to Include Files That Could Allow the Installation of Malicious Extensions.” TechCrunch.
- Rebecca Grant. “Can Smartphones Solve the Healthcare Crisis? 4 Startups Say Yes.” VentureBeat.
- I’m not particularly enthralled with these companies, but I do think technical innovation is one of our best bets for solving the healthcare crisis.
- Ricardo Bilton. “Mammoth is a Smart, More Collaborative Take on Evernote.” VentureBeat.
- I don’t know about Mammoth, I’m currently using Google Keep, but I never did get Evernote…especially due to the lack of robust versioning and auto-saving abilities which resulted in me accidentally deleting and losing a few documents.
- Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. “How Intel Could Give Windows 8 the Break It Has Been Waiting For.” ZDNet.
- I have my doubts…at least they won’t be powerful enough for my needs.
- Chris Taylor. “Hands On With the Fork That Tells You to Eat Slower.” Mashable.
- I’m not sure I’d actually use it with any regularity, but if I could get one for $10 – I’d buy it. I know I eat way too fast.
- Dean Takahashi. “Microsoft’s Lawyers Reel in a Big One: Foxconn Licenses Redmond’s Patents Covering Android.” VentureBeat.