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Mars One has announced their plans to colonize Mars in 2023. They will begin accepting applications for the one-way trip in July. That is correct, applicants must be prepared to leave Earth for good. The application process will involve a global reality-television series in order to raise funds as well as whittle the applicants down. All in all they plan to have multiple 4-person teams that will undergo seven year training program before the trip to the Red Planet.
Further details are expected at a New York City press conference April 22.
The geeks at MIT are working on creating a wallet that will vibrate when you make a transaction, grow or shrink in physical size based on your worth, and even become harder to open when money is tight:
Proverbial Wallets from John Kestner on Vimeo.
Reports are coming in that Microsoft has planned a special announcement event for May 21st. It is unclear what Microsoft will reveal at the announcement, but many speculate it will be our first look at the new Xbox console, codenamed Durango.
As the faux news continues to roll in today, check back for all of the best “announcements”
Get excited for next gen with a new video from Activision that showcases its real time next-gen character rendering capabilities:
I have a golden ticket, I have a golden ticket. Six lucky people have been chosen by Google to test Google Glass. This new product is pretty much a mini computer that allows the wearer to do anything from take a video, get directions or even translate a different language. This is very exciting for the six winners but they will also be shelling out $1500 to even get the product in their possession.
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Spotify is a music service that allows for consumers to look up any artist (except the Beatles) and listen pretty much whenever or wherever. As a Spotify Premium member, I enjoy switching my music avenues between all of my Mac media products throughout the day.
A new development is stating that Spotify plans to compete with video streaming powerhouse Netflix. This will mix up the media business competition as Netflix, along with Amazon and Hulu Plus, will join Spotify’s current competition, Pandora and iTunes. With the service switching to music/video, it will be cool to see if they can keep up with the outstanding catalog they have developed and ultimately get media whores to switch to ‘Spotify Ultra Premium’.
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Apple is well known for its big news conferences and this year’s may help consumers without an extra 700 dollars finally purchase a smartphone. Industry professionals are claiming that two new phones should be coming. With an expected ’5S’ coming as no surprise, a separate low end iPhone may be announced as well. With a price point expected to be around $329 (iPad mini trend?), it will interesting to see how this dumbed down version will compare to the newer high end product.
You always hear that one dude that says “I bought my Mac because it doesn’t get viruses.” Well think again, nerd. The Next Web is reporting that a new OS X trojan is invading your MacBooks. The malware basically is an install on your computer that inputs ads into the pages you view on your browser, including Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
Just as a friendly reminder to readers, beware if you see a download off of a movie trailer called, ‘Free Twit Tube’. Here is an example of something you may see:
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We all heard about Kansas City being the breaking ground for Google Fiber, the extremely fast service that brings connectivity up to 1 gigabit per second (or about 100x faster than what the average American has). Well now it looks as if Olathe, Kansas is the next lucky recipient to be included in Google’s expansion. We hope this bodes well for future expansion (especially in Cleveland, Ohio).
Has anyone has experience with the service? We want to hear from you!