Technology

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The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids’ Internet Privacy

For the longest time we’ve been threatened with: “stop it, or it will go on your permanent record”. First, it was your teacher in school when you were being disorderly; in your adult-life, it is the laws of society that keep you from doing bad for fear of being incarcerated. In 2014, it is very difficult to not leave a digital trail, whether you are a child or a fully grown adult. From the moment you...

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Finally: A browser add-on that lets you copy and paste text out of images and memes

Ever ended up on those horrible sites where the text is saved as a JPEG, making selecting and copying text impossible? In comes the Project Naptha browser extension. Created by developer Kevin “Antimatter15” Kwok, Project Naptha is a complete text and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) suite, packed into a JavaScript browser extension. With the suite you can now use your mouse to select and convert (an image stored as an outline) into pixels that can be...

Google Patents Contact Lenses That Contain Microcameras 0

Google Patents Contact Lenses That Contain Microcameras

Google is again in the news, this time for a prototype that could potentially allow the tech giant to shrink its wearable tech – Google Glass – into the size of a single contact lens. This latest patent filing comes on the back of a recent filing by Google, revealing a prototype contact lens that monitors glucose levels. This patent is set to drastically improve the lives of diabetics, who currently have to puncture their fingers...

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Awesome Finger Reader Gadget Lets the Blind Read Printed Text

Finger Reader is a wearable device developed by MIT researchers that could potentially open up the world of books for the visually impaired. The device aims to help the blind access a wide range of resources. More than what is currently available in the Braille format. The Finger Reader – currently in its prototype phase – is a ring that the user can use to follow a line of text in a book or on a...

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Yookos: Africa’s Facebook?

Launched in 2011, Yookos is a social networking site aimed at people across the African continent. Almost identical to Facebook, the site allows users to connect with friends, publish status updates, write blog posts and engage with others in extended networks. The social networking site is currently headquartered in Johannesburg. Yookos has been touted as a site that is different and allows the community to communicate on a deeper level. It was formed as a way...

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Amazon’s Rumored 3D Smartphone May Radically Change E-Commerce

Set to redefine e-commerce, Amazon’s rumoured 3D Smartphone may at first, seems gimmicky. A picture, recently leaked on the internet shows a smartphone that looks like any of the devices currently on the market. Possessing five cameras, the device has the typical front-facing camera for selfies and video messaging, plus four other cameras. The four additional cameras supposedly give the phone 3D capabilities that don’t require special glasses and are beyond anything yet seen on a Smartphone....

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6 Can’t-Miss Apps: Sunrise Calendar for Android and More

We take a look at the 6 best apps for your Android and iOS devices. From apps that help you keep track of all your bookmarks, to Sunrise – a great iPhone calendar that is coming to Android. Slidely Capture allows users to remix their videos and photos into fun, shareable content and collages. Users start by selecting a video clip from their camera roll, and choosing the best still shots from the clips. After making...

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Your Private Facebook Friends List Isn’t Actually That Private

Turns out your there are just some things that you cannot hide on Facebook – your friends list is amongst some of them. Facebook allows users to set who their friend’s list is visible to, and you can do so by setting the list visibility to “Only Me”. The problem is that Facebook doesn’t actually limit your friends’ list visibility to only you; other users can still see some of your friends even if they can’t...

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Google Glass Gets Fancy New Frames and Shades

Eight new shades and five new frames are now available through the Google Glass website and Net-a-Porter. Google Glass has announced a fashionable new collection of frames and shades for their glasses. Working together with American-great, fashion designer, Diane von Frustenburg, the glasses are called the DVF | Made For Glass collection.  The collection will have a vary of colours, and will include a grey, rainbow-hued and a brown option,. The glasses will sport a DVF logo...