Computers

Google Stole Its Smart Contact Lens From Microsoft. And That’s a Good Thing – Wired

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Google’s new smart contact lens, a way of monitoring blood sugar levels in diabetes patients. Image: Google Google latest bombshell of a research project is a smart contact lens diabetics can use to read blood sugar levels through the tears in their eyes. Thanks to a tiny microchip, Google says, the lens can provide a new glucose reading as often as once a second. Some have pointed out that the…

Google’s smart contact lenses: Could have been Microsoft – CNET

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

In 2011, Microsoft supported Babak Parviz’s research into chip-enabled contact lenses that could detect diabetes-related high blood sugar levels. (Credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET) Google is the only big tech company that’s visionary and disruptive enough to back an idea like the smart contact lenses to help diabetics monitor blood-sugar levels, right? Wrong. Microsoft, that dowdy old has-been (at least in Silicon Valley conventional wisdom), was involved in the very…

Google’s smart contact lenses: Could have been Microsoft – CNET

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

In 2011, Microsoft supported Babak Parviz’s research into chip-enabled contact lenses that could detect diabetes-related high blood sugar levels. (Credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET) Google is the only big tech company that’s visionary and disruptive enough to back an idea like the smart contact lenses to help diabetics monitor blood-sugar levels, right? Wrong. Microsoft, that dowdy old has-been (at least in Silicon Valley conventional wisdom), was involved in the very…

Microsoft extends XP anti-malware support until July 2015 – InfoWorld (blog)

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

No matter how many times Microsoft tries to put down the XP zombie, it always seems to lurch back to life again. Consider the latest partial about-face from Redmond. Microsoft has elected to end all support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 — except for updates to Microsoft’s anti-malware products running on XP, which will be available until July 2015. No, that’s not a typo. According to the Microsoft…

Keep the Internet free and open – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

How you answer that question will define what role you think federal regulators should play in ensuring that all content, from Netflix programs to Rush Limbaugh podcasts, receives equal treatment by the likes of Comcast and Verizon. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled this week that the Federal Communications Commission overreached when it laid down rules preventing network operators from assigning fast and…