A New Google Glass Patent surfaces

new Google Glass Patent

New Google Glass Patent

The new Google Glass patent recently discovered via the watchers of the Patent Office (Glass Almanac), depicts a pair of glasses without the eye projection part.  It appears that Google is intent on making the new set of glasses less annoying to the average user, a feature that might bring it into normalcy.   If it is at possible for the geeks at Google to generate another Moonshot, perhaps this revision is it?

Google Glass appears to yet be ahead of its time.  There is a very distinct dislike of the idea of being in the line of sight of a head-mounted computer.  It may just be the obviousness of Google Glass that is its own bane.  Whereas Smartphones can be pocketed or at least when they are being used it is a bit more apparent to the intent, Glass has never had such ease.

However, if this new revision can stymie the overflow of disgust at either being observed by or the use of a head-mounted computer, it may just begin to grow on the public.  I for one, look forward to the day when computers are as effective as the interface used in the television show Time Trax

Google Trans-Pacific Cables wrapped in Kevlar, to prevent shark damage

trans-pacific cables

Google’s Trans-Pacific Cables covered in Kevlar

Apparently this is no new thing.  When Google announce first that it would be working with Japan to install a new set of Trans-Pacific Cables, that seemed like news.  But it seem odd, at first, to wrap said cables in Kevlar.  However, sharks do seem to like attacking these cables.

Sharks seek out a low level electrical signal that is produced by smaller fish in distress.  It’s not so odd that a cable underwater carrying massive amounts of data might also produce some kind of electric signal also.  And so it seems that an otherwise seemingly harmless, innocent transoceanic cable becomes a target for a shark.

The Google Trans-Pacific Cables will now be protected from these mistaken sharks by a kevlar sleeve.  This will, hopefully, curb the amount of repair work that needs to be done at the bottom of the ocean.  Sorry sharks, cables are for internets.

Check the nifty video to see a shark sampling an underwater cable.  The action doesn’t look as the the shark really knows what it’s getting into.  Perhaps stalking a cable just isn’t as fun as a live creature.

The White House gets High Tech Help from Google

high tech help

High Tech Help

You may have had the chance to get into the current administration’s health car act and you may have also noticed that it is a tad behind in the realm of performance.  The current administration is quite aware of this fact and wants to change it.  So they’ve hired ex-Google employee in order that the White House might get some serious high tech help from Google.

As it appears, Mikey Dickerson of Google is that very employee that the White House has managed to acquire.  It is apparent that Dickerson has made an impression on certain persons in the White House staff, so as to make him a prime candidate.  Dickerson’s team will consist of roughly 25 people and a starting budget of $3 million, with an additional $13 million next year.

Google has had a very strong tendency to make things work exceptionally, well.  This is one of the first times that we may have ever seen the government ask the private sector for a make-over.   If Dickerson succeeds in shaping the Federal Government into a Google-esq machine, we may see a drastic change in the face and performance times of our governing body’s web presence.   Here’s to progress!

Google Moon and Mars

 

Google Moon

Google Moon

You’ve probably seen Google Maps by now, but Google has gone inter-solar with its mapping software.   In addition to Google Earth, you now can get access to Google Moon and Google Mars.

You might have been aware of the fact that Google has given the public access to the Moon and Mars already, but the feature was not included in Google Maps until now.  When using Google Earth, you will see the additional selections for the Moon and Mars as well.

These two extraterrestrial bodies have a great deal of detail, due to the intrigue that Google engineers have for our spacial neighbors.   Although we may not have a Google Street View for Mars or the Moon, at least not for a few years, it is at least possible to explore the named spaces on these two sky-objects.   It’s a great deal more than you will ever get access to through a personal telescope, and to some degree a 10-m telescope.

Gmail the Global Mail app

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Global Mail

Although English has become a very important language in the world, it is by far the most common.  Less than half of all the people in the world do not speak a language that either uses Latin as its base or phonetic characters in its written language.  Google is making this possible by working with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to bring all language types to Gmail. This is a true globalization of the application.

In July, Google announced that it would be supporting 13 more languages in Gmail than previously.  These languages will allow those whose languages are non-phonetic to include more pictorial written languages in email.  So that a name or word does not require translation into some foreign symbol just to be used practically in the system created in the Western World.

This is a marvelous breakthrough in language and it’s display.  And a grateful tool in a world where form and figure has been more freed due to computers (rather than the reverse).