Google Glass Year In Review
It’s been a little over a year since Google started teasing something it called “Project Glass.” The futuristic, wearable computer that would change the way that you interact with the world was nothing more than a series of rumors for months before it was “formally introduced” in April 2012. Not known for hardware and not having a current bonafide physical device that was popular among consumers, many opined that this was Google’s way of begging for attention. It might have been, and it definitely worked. In thirteen months, Glass has gone from Star Trek fantasy to reality. It’s been quite the whirlwind of activity. The “wearable computing” age is upon us, and it’s been widely reported that Apple was working on a watch, therefore many assumed that Google was working on a similar device to keep up. This was clearly not the case and Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin took special interest in the Glass project and has been leading the charge going back to when prototype weighed ...
Strategies: Japan Starts to Recharge After Two Lost Economic Decades
It’s hard to tell if Japan’s new experiments in economic policy will work in the long run, but they have already caused world markets to take notice.
Chicago Cubs seek to add new Wrigley gate
Entrance would open onto planned Clark Street plaza With eye-grabbing proposals that include a giant video screen looming over the left-field bleachers, a new entrance to Wrigley Field received little notice when the Cubs unveiled plans for the park at the end of April.
Canada Courts, Patent Office Warns Against Trying To Patent Mathematics
davecb writes "The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has recently published two notices for patent examiners relating to patent interpretation, and in particular computer-related/business method type patents saying: 'for example, what appears on its face to be a claim for an "art" or a "process" may, on a proper construction, be a claim for a mathematical formula and therefore not patentable subject matter.'"
After Being Hit With A Cease And Desist, Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Suspends Rentals In New York
It's becoming increasingly commonplace for startups in the so-called "sharing economy" to take heat from regulators who seek to hold them to the same business standards as incumbent businesses. The latest company to come under fire from regulators is peer-to-peer car-sharing startup RelayRides, which received a cease-and-desist notice from New York State's Department of Financial Services (DFS).