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Will Google Glass Help Us Remember Too Well?

Will Google Glass Help Us Remember Too Well?

When Google sent BASE jumpers hurtling from a blimp as part of the first day Google I/O Keynote presentation, I was barely impressed. The jumpers were demonstrating the Project Glass wearable computer that Google is developing, and which I and just about all of my friends are lusting over. I had seen plenty of skydivers jumping with wearable cameras strapped to them. Then the Googlers landed, and another team started riding BMX bikes on the roof of the Moscone center, where the conference is being held. Yawn. Finally, climbers rappelled down the side of the building. Ho-hum. The point seemed to be that Google Glass was real, and that the glasses would not fall off your face as you fell onto San Francisco from a zeppelin. But then Google showed something that blew my mind.

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Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Jelly Bean, a Nexus tablet, even skydiving Google Glass: the Google IO keynote very nearly had it all, but the company's decision to leave Google TV off the agenda in favor of the Nexus Q was a low. The zinc Epcot of Android was billed as a communal media player, and its presence on stage when Google TV was conspicuously absent undoubtedly led to confusion as to what its exact purpose was, especially given streaming favorites like Netflix and Hulu are missing. Google TV had been, in the run-up to IO, one of the topics most people expected to see covered, and its omission does not bode well.

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Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut

Director Ridley Scott is a man who needs little introduction: the genius behind Gladiator, the original Alien and, of course, Prometheus. SlashGear sat down with Scott - along with Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof - shortly after the movie's worldwide premiere, to talk director's cuts, the difficult balance of religion and science, and to find out about "The F*cking Cappuccino Theory of Astrophysics."

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Star Wars 1313 is LucasArts next big visual powerhouse

Star Wars 1313 is LucasArts next big visual powerhouse

This time around, it's personal, Star Wars fans - with no less than input from LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd., and Skywalker Sound, "1313" is set to be a video game of epic preportions. This game is set to be revealed next week in earnest at E3 while today LucasArts lets us know that it's about to go big. Star Wars 1313 will bring you in to a third person cinematic action adventure like you've never experienced before, complete with bounty hunters, the Coruscant underworld, and next-level media from all directions.

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Prometheus: We talk Alien and tech with Ridley’s writer duo

Prometheus: We talk Alien and tech with Ridley’s writer duo

Prometheus has arrived with a bang, Ridley Scott's expansive Alien prequel, and SlashGear sat down with writers Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts to talk Quadrilogy canon, SpaceX and angry androids. Jointly responsible for a screenplay that has spawned intense debate and no small amount of controversy, both Lindelof and Spaihts have a history of creating science-fiction that's as cerebral as it is explosive.

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Comcast X1 cable box steps up the cable game

Comcast X1 cable box steps up the cable game

So the way the living room market exists now, if you're on the leading edge of electronics, you have a cable or satellite box which you use to watch live TV. But if you want to stream a movie, check in with what's up on your friend's wall, tune into Internet radio, or find out what the weather's like, you have to change your TV to some sort of Internet-connected device like a game console or third-party set-top box. Sound familiar? Comcast wants that to be a thing of the past.

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Microsoft aims to keep Marketplace app quality high

Microsoft aims to keep Marketplace app quality high

Microsoft has taken to the Windows Team Blog in order to clarify guidelines relating to apps submitted and published to the Windows Phone Marketplace. It comes as the Marketplace continues to see steady growth, with Todd Brix detailing how the team intends to keep the quality of apps high. Brix has outlined four basic principles that the team will be following in order to make that happen.

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Samsung S-Cloud tipped to challenge Apple on May 3

Samsung S-Cloud tipped to challenge Apple on May 3

Samsung's Galaxy S III isn't the only new product expected at the company's May 3 event in London; the S-Cloud rival service to Apple's iCloud is also tipped to make its official debut. Full details of the service are unclear, though the long-rumored launch is a lock-in for early next month so the Maeli Business' sources whisper, but unlike Apple there will supposedly be no limits on what type of content can be stored in Samsung's cloud. Interestingly, Samsung confirmed last week that it has a multimedia cloud service in the pipeline.

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