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How Google Glass v2 Could Change The Enterprise

This week a new device passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it’s the next generation of the Google Glass hardware. While the Explorer Edition was anything but a runaway success, what some are calling the "Enterprise Edition" could very well be what Glass needs to take it mainstream into the office. When Microsoft launched their Surface Tables years ago I could see a lot more enterprise use from the device than simply moving photos around during the early days of the demos. Since then Surface adoption was a commercial disaster and are consigned to be little more than a gimmick than for day to day business use. With Hololens now in the frame, Microsoft are back in a big way, touting virtual and augmented reality as the next big thing in the office, and at home. I've been writing about marrying up touch and virtual enabled devices with an enterprise productivity purpose for years and personally I still feel that losing the mouse and keyboard is somewhat inevitable, hands are infinitely more adept at manipulating an environment and objects and having a touchscreen/ gesture based version of enterprise tools would be a natural transition. At the time in 2010 I also got in touch with Schematic (www.schematic.com), the firm behind the technology as seen in Minority Report because creating such a device for enterprises in a workshop environment would be an exciting prospect. If anything it would be a boon to lose the frankly archaic brown paper model. I even pointed towards John Underkoffler at TED demonstrating the very same thing, and in which towards the end he lists the kinds of end user industries he’d see this kind of technology implemented in (I urge you to watch the demo all the way through and try to imagine integrating this in an enterprise context. Great stuff. http://bit.ly/9lMx2G) Anyway, I digress, back to Google Glass v2. Just how can Google Glass and Augmented Reality add value in the enterprise. If we look to an article which discusses how Glass can change advertising you can begin to see where this can lead.
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Apple Is Forcing Ubiquity And Conformity On Consumers

I stepped off a train in London one morning and it struck me how many genuine and knock-off Barbour quilted jackets were among the commuter throng. And it made me think about just how commonplace they’ve become to the point that they’ve diluted their own brand image. “By Appointment to Her Majesty” has now become "By Appointment to Everyone". It's the same with the Hipster trend. Humans naturally struggle with their own identity so seek to adopt one from a group to feel included. Individuality is lost to conformity. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. Conformity and ubiquity are a dangerous combination. The same is happening in technology circles. Apple and iOS has become synonymous with smartphones and tablets but has only one product per line of business. Therefor it’s the same hardware you see people with and it’s becoming ubiquitous. They are gorgeous products, they work seamlessly (apparently - Apple Music), but they’re everywhere. And for me it’s destroying the perception of brand value and consumer choice.  Apple, to a greater extent, is forcing consumers to conform to the way it wants the world to work. Conversely, Android’s presence has been fragmented across a myriad of OEM devices and while this actually causes a headache for developers, for consumers they feel slightly more exclusive to owning an Android-powered device because of the opposite to Apple: Many products against one OS offers more choice and personalisation. It’s almost seen as a left-field choice, exactly the same position that Apple were in during the old Microsoft battles. (Only designers and photographers used Apple back then…../sarcasm)
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Minecraft fans to gather in London

Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend
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VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion

The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.
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Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leak, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

This week?s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4's strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple's US market share numbers, and the first full trailer for Michael Fassbender's 'Steve Jobs'.
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30 Under 30: Music

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Android Circuit: New Moto G Leaks, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Revealed, Google Battles Microsoft

This week?s Android Circuit includes the fight between Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the leaked details of the Galaxy Note 5, details on the third-generation Moto G for 2015, ComScore's US market share data, a release date for Fallout Shelter on Android, Sony's bizarre naming policy on the Xperia Z4, Google's branding battle with Microsoft, and the new emoji avalanche hitting Gmail.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Love Apple's New Radio But Hate The DJs? FreeBeats1 Follows The Music, Not The Talk

Only a few days after Apple Music has launched, there are already many who don’t like the service, and now there is even one app that is purposefully looking to copy the new entrant’s model, but with one very noticeable exception.
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World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2014

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Congress Should Protect Intellectual Property Patent Rights

With investors watching events in Greece with concern, Congress has opportunities to take critical steps to protect enterprise and entrepreneurship in the United States, isolating us from the turmoil that plagues the European Union. Among other things, private property rights and patent laws make America unique. It stands to reason that strengthening and updating patent laws, particularly as we move into an increasingly connected world dominated by devices and services from Apple, Google, and Facebook today, with new ones powered by chips from Qualcomm, Intel, ARM Holdings and others, would be an easy step to help the U.S. ride out this European Union storm. While the Greek situation continues to play out, in recent days Apple has filed new patents for peer-to-peer payments and acquired patents to improve its Touch ID technology enough to potentially to remove the Home button from future iPhones and iPads.
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Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app

Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
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Reddit in uproar after staff sacking

Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.
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Trump hotels examine card breach claim

The businessman's hotel chain is investigating reports that it was the object of a long-running credit card security breach.
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Silk Road investigator pleads guilty

A former undercover agent involved in the investigation into Silk Road admits stealing more than $700,000 in Bitcoin - most of it siphoned from the site.
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The Best - And Worst - Degree Subjects If You Want A Job

New figures show where graduates in different subjects find themselves six months after leaving university - and they make surprising reading.
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Lawsuit over Samsung phone software

Samsung is being taken to court in China over "unwanted" apps and other software it loads on its handsets.
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EE fined £1m for complaints handling

EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.
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Amnesty demands GCHQ spying inquiry

Campaign group Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry after it is confirmed it was spied on by British surveillance agency GCHQ.
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Facebook to pay video clip creators

Facebook is to start sharing revenue from advertising with video creators.
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