Interapt’s Top Ten Tech Moment’s January 25th- January 29th

Google Glass going to Super Bowl 50 despite being pulled from the public eye

 

Stephen Hall, 9to5Google

CrowdOptic will power a solution that allows Broncos fans at the game to share individual high-fives to members of the team with other Broncos fans located around the world. This solution will involve the use of Google Glass, worn by fans on the field, to share live, first-person views from the sidelines with ‘Virtual Fans’, enabling a virtual presence of worldwide fans with Broncos players before the game, and launching a new broadcasting medium based on smart glass network cameras powered by CrowdOptic software.

 

The iPhone 7 Might Get A Dual-Camera System To Take Better Photos

Romain Dillet, Techcrunch 

Apple will likely unveil the iPhone 7 in September 2016, and a new rumor has surfaced about the camera. According to Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual-lens system option and leverage LinX’s technology. As a reminder, Apple acquired LinX in April 2015, a camera module maker working on multi-lens systems.

 

Microsoft Enables Co-Authoring In The Cloud

Katie Roof, Techcrunch 

One new feature they are touting is “co-authoring” for Office Online, even if the documents are stored in the partner cloud services. This means that coworkers can collaborate on a document in real-time.

 

Predicting the future of financial technology

Mashable Brandlab, Mashable

The ways we make purchases and conduct our financial business are changing every day and will continue to change perpetually as technology evolves.To better understand some of the top fintech trends ahead, we sat down with Il Sun Yoo, director of data engineering at Capital One — a company long known for its data-driven pioneering moves in financial services.​

 

This is how Google drones will deliver your packages, and keep your pets safe

Steve Ranger, ZDNet

Project Wing is Google’s initiative aimed at making deliveries via autonomous vehicles. Previously it has said it aims to be making commercial deliveries by 2017. And while a number of companies are already working on drone deliveries, the patent, ‘Automatic package delivery to a delivery receptacle‘, granted yesterday, notes that an autonomous aerial vehicle may not, on its own, be enough to make such a system work.

5 Million Google Cardboard VR Viewers Have Shipped

Lucas Matney, Techcrunch 

In a Google blog post today by Clay Bavor, Google’s new VP of VR, the company detailed a few quick stats on the company’s Cardboard program. This interestingly comes at a time when it’s clear Google is looking to further emphasize virtual reality and augmented reality from a hardware perspective through recent moves.

 

Home-built robot solves Rubik’s Cube in one second

Stu Robarts, Gizmag 

A software developer from Kansas, US, has developed a robot that can seemingly solve a Rubik’s Cube in nigh on one second. Jay Flatland and his friend Paul Rose use a setup that includes a Linux-powered PC, an Arduino, webcams and stepper motors. They are targeting a world record.

 

Google just made its Inbox app for Gmail even better

Hope King, CNN

Google’s Inbox for Gmail app has always done a good job of showing you emails that are important, instead of just any old emails that arrive in your inbox. But the Inbox app gained an extra set of smarts this week with a new feature that extracts exact pieces of information from your files and displays them at the top of your Gmail search results.

 

This Startup That Fills Your Gas Tank on Demand Just Raised $9 Million

Catherine Clifford, Entrepreneur 

Ever feel like there is just more to be done in a day than you can ever possibly get done? It’s simple to start crossing off mundane things off your to-do list with some strategic outsourcing.That’s the sell that Seattle-based startup Booster is making. With the Booster app, you can request your car to be filled up with gas while you are at work.

 

This is how you live stream on Facebook

Lance Ulanoff, Mashable 

Are you ready to live stream on Facebook? After rolling out first to celebrities and then to a relative handful of regular users, Facebook’s live video streaming feature is now a part of everyone’s Facebook experience.

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