Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View’s high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic — a company that’s part of the Glass at Work initiative. The aforementioned California-based schools aren’t the first use the gadget in surgery, as it has already streamed full procedures. Privacy concerns immediately arise when discussing the use of a hackable device in medical settings, but CrowdOptic knows how it will secure the data and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It also won’t have access to the captured video as they’re set to remain Stanford’s property. The streaming outfit has also locked down its own spectrum, so it doesn’t have to keep tabs on steady WiFi to stay connected. With more universities and physicians opting for Glass on the regular, it seems medicine is one place the wearable fits in nicely.
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One of the most attractive benefits of subscribing to Amazon Prime is the free two-day shipping or an overnight option available for a small fee, depending on the item and destination. But in many cases, you might not need your stuff until the following week, making the e-tailer’s new “no-rush shipping” option appealing. If you opt for Amazon’s slowest delivery speed, you’ll also be rewarded with a $1 Amazon Instant Video credit. Credits do expire, and certain content is excluded, such as HBO titles. It’s a “limited time offer,” according to the site’s terms and conditions, but considering the cost savings for Amazon, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect the incentive to remain.
If you’ve wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come — Google has released a beta of its beefed-up browser. As with the Canary and developer editions, this more reliable software makes full use of modern computing power to both speed up web page rendering and tighten security. The code still isn’t complete, so don’t be surprised if there are a few hiccups. However, a beta means that a truly stable 64-bit browser is likely just weeks away. Even if you’re not willing to throw caution to the wind, it won’t be long before you can give Chrome’s big upgrade a spin.
Source: Google Chrome Releases
Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact was and still is a great phone. We can call it an exception to the rule, considering Sony made a compact phone with flagship specs, you don’t see stuff like that so often these days in a world (Android world at least) where a phone has to be huge in order… Read more »
Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple’s notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will allow users to send in their own machines for conversion at $1999 or reserve complete systems directly from Modbook starting at $3999.
An innovative computer modification product, the Modbook Pro X incorporates the original hardware of a Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch base system running the OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system. The expansive drawing and writing surface of the Modbook Pro X has a scratch-resistant ForceGlass screen with paper-emulating texture that covers a crisp, clear 15.4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,880 by 1,800 pixels. Users get highly sensitive pen input with 2,048 pen pressure levels and pen tilt and rotate functionality for producing pro-quality creative deliverables.
Various configurations of the Modbook Pro X are available, including processor options ranging up to the top-of-the-line 2.8 GHz chip launched in the Retina MacBook Pro just yesterday, up to 32 GB of RAM, and up to 2 TB of flash storage.
Additional options for Modbook Pro X customers include integrated Keybars on the rear of the device providing eyes-free programmable access to key combinations for commands and shortcuts, as well as a Keyboard Stand that serves as a keyboard, adjustable easel stand, and protective cover for the Modbook Pro X.
Given its price, the Modbook Pro X is obviously targeted at a niche market interested in a tablet running full OS X such as creative professionals, but for those people the device may be an appealing option. For others, particularly those who would appreciate an OS X-based iPad, it’s at least an interesting example of what can be done.
NoodleCake Studios has put out some pretty amazing games over the years. Some of my favorite have been Super Stickman Golf 1 & 2, Punch Quest and the Mikey Shorts series. They are at it again, along with Ravenous Games, with another title that is scheduled to be released tomorrow, July 31st, titled Devious Dungeon.
Devious Dungeon is a medieval action platformer tat features randomized dungeons for you to explore. As you explore the devious dungeons you will have to fight off tons of monsters to earn experience and level up all while collecting loot on the way. You will slay your way through 5 different world with some killer bosses at the end of each before you can move forward. During your travels you will be able to visit the traveling merchant and purchase various weapon upgrades, armor, potions, rings, amulets and coins.
The game controls are simple and straight forward, like all of their games. You have simple, and responsive, left and right buttons along with your typical A and B buttons. That is all you need to navigate and slash the monsters. Take a quick watch of the games trailer to get a better look at how it all plays out.
Looks like it should prove to be a fun way to kill an afternoon or weekend. Devious Dungeon will be live on the Play Store July 31st and will pull in a price tag of $1.99. It will also offer in-app purchases, but it is promised that the balance between the games IAP and your ability to play and complete the game is spot on. In English, it just means that if you have ZERO patience and like to have everything upfront you can pay for it, but if you can work through the levels and spend wisely you can beat it without spending anything other than the games initial price tag.
We do have the link down below that will take you to the Play Store so you can pick this one up, but it won’t do you any good until tomorrow.
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Need to replace your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 battery? Did you know it’s not going to cost you a ton of money to do so? Nope, you can often get away with one for under $40, sometimes far less. Such is the case with the standard battery over at Amazon. This is the same battery… Read more »
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks just keep on coming. We’ve seen its images leak along with partial specifications recently after which there’s been another leak which revealed what kind of screen will Galaxy Alpha sport once its out. We’ve already heard that the device might get launched before IFA and now we have a specific date… Read more »
Motorola might not be the only company making a smartwatch with a circular display in the near future. Samsung has filed for a trio of US design patents for smartwatches that are much more rounded than squarish devices like the Gear Live. The watch faces vary in their curviness, although they all have a similar camera in the band like the early Galaxy Gear; one example (what you see above) also has charging pins in the clasp, rather than on the watch itself. It’s clear that Samsung is seriously considering circular wristwear, although whether or not it actually builds any of these gadgets is another matter. All the patents were filed last March, or well before the company saw poor Galaxy Gear sales and revamped its designs — if these concepts ever translate to real products, there could be a lot of changes.
There’s a good reason you don’t usually see Square readers outside of the US: they’re built to read payment cards with magnetic stripes, not the more secure chip-and-PIN cards that are common everywhere else. All that’s set to change, however. Square has revealed plans for a reader that accepts the chip-based EMV format alongside stripes, letting shops handle credit and debit cards from around the world (and the US, once it catches up). The company will only start taking pre-orders for the payment device later this year, but it could be worthwhile for stores and customers alike. Besides the greater availability, it’s much harder to clone a chip card — you shouldn’t have to worry about an unscrupulous clerk (or a clever hacker) stealing your credit card and going on a shopping spree.