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In a move that made history for the tech giant, Apple released twonew products on September 10th: the iPhone 5S and 5C. Similar to last year’s 4S, the 5S is a new and improved version of the previous iPhone. Coming in gold, silver and metallic black, the 5S is already looking to be more eye-catching and higher quality than the iPhone 5.
We’ve all seen Iron Man, and we’ve all wished we had the ability to use our computers without actually touching them. Okay, maybe hologram user interfaces still belong in fiction, but in the meantime, we can dabble with Leap Motion. The new technology the Leap Motion Controller boasts is ahead of any other of its kind, and although it is limited in its use, we are getting a glimpse of the future of motion-detecting technology. The Leap Motion Controller uses different means, but it achieves an effect similar to the Xbox Kinect. The breakthrough of the Leap is that it is now bringing the Kinect experience to laptops and desktop computers that allows us to interact with them in a whole new way.
Since its first announcement in April of 2012, Project Glass proved itself an idea with potential - enough to rapidly spread into a worldwide sensation. So, what exactly is this new piece of technology that has taken the internet and news by storm?
The Google Glass is an augmented-reality headset that projects a high resolution display above the right eye. It comes with a 5-megapixel camera and the ability to take 720p videos, audio in the form of a bone conduction transducer, 12 gigabytes of usable memory space, a rechargeable battery capable of approximately one full working day, and full Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability. Most netizens consider the Google Glass the world’s first pair of ‘smart-glasses’.
Since 9/11 and the advent of the ‘War on Terror’, the U.S. government has dramatically increased the scope in which its intelligence agencies can ‘legally’ collect information and conduct surveillance on foreign and, now as it turns out, domestic citizens. One of the programs that came to fruition under this policy of extended surveillance was PRISM