CNET has a rundown of Google's latest attempt to integrate technology into everyday life: an augmented reality program called Project Glass. Google released a mock-up video last week that demonstrated the possibilities of the new glasses-based program, which projects information in front of the user's right eye.
Of course, any good technological video spawns at least one parody video from people who aren't quite sold on the new-fangled system yet.
With Apple's Siri giving many a taste of advanced artifical intelligence, Google is now looking to put that technology front and center. Time will tell if people are willing to wear it (and avoid causing any accidents in the process).
Flush with cash after the monumental sucesses of their iPhone and iPad products, Apple today announced that it would pay a quarterly stock dividend of $2.65 starting in July, in additon to a $10 billion share buyback program beginning in 2013.
Apple currently sits on nearly $100 billion cash on hand, and these new moves will likely not dent that trove of funds. The company's nearest competitor, Google, claims less than half of that in spare cash.
The news sent Apple stock upward in early Monday trading, to $590.93.
This chart from TPM shows how Apple's cash on hand compares to several other companies and states:
In this second episode of TalkTech, Nick covers the digital divide, and how to explain technology to those who have difficulty understanding it. He also touches on new games, and how to use them responsibly.