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Why Google+ Isn't Drawing the Masses (And Might Never Succeed) - MicroExplosion Media

Why Google+ Isn't Drawing the Masses (And Might Never Succeed) - MicroExplosion Media | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it

In spite of it's quick start, it's quasi-fanatical group of early adopters, and the Google Name behind it, G+ has lagged behind expectations. It was not the Facebook killer it attempted to be. Recent studies show that the numbers Google gives for G+ don't reflect the actual people who visit G+ but are registered with Google and now, it is having trouble attracting businesses because they don't see the people there. Bill Seavers says that G+ needs to build its user base first and then look for business involvement not  the other way arond.

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Is Google Plus's Problem One of Design?

Is Google Plus's Problem One of Design? | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it
People love Google Plus. Wait, they hate Google Plus. No, that's not right, either. Maybe the problem is that Google is like Microsoft. It has amazing engineers, but it has no sense of aesthetics. And today, design matters in tech.
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DVICE: Flawed diamond used as a sparkly quantum computer

DVICE: Flawed diamond used as a sparkly quantum computer | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it

You may not know it, but diamonds are not that rare. Especially, low grade diamonds. Industry has used them for years for cutting and grinding things. But now, it looks like tiny pieces of "impure" diamonds can be used in quantum computers to do the seemingly impossible.

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Apple investigating, replacing problematic iPad 3 Wi-Fi tablets | ZDNet

Apple investigating, replacing problematic iPad 3 Wi-Fi tablets | ZDNet | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is “capturing” and replacing iPad 3 devices that appear to suffer from Wi-Fi related issues, according to a leaked internal memo, bu...
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Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder

Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it
Dr. Peter Jansen has created a handheld computer with a pair of OLED touchscreens and numerous built-in sensors. The clamshell device is modeled after the Star Trek tricorder. (RT @debian: ARM-based Star Trek tricorder runs #Debian!
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Bionic eye to help the blind see | SmartPlanet

Bionic eye to help the blind see | SmartPlanet | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Monash Vision Group are developing implantable brain chips to help the blind see. Reminisent of the visor Giordi wore on Star Trek: The Next Generation, this device uses a pair of glases with a camera that transmits signals to a chip imbedded in the brain. It will be tested first on people who lost sight through a trauma.

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New Mac malware epidemic exploits weaknesses in Apple ecosystem | ZDNet

New Mac malware epidemic exploits weaknesses in Apple ecosystem | ZDNet | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it

"For years Apple owners have been told that Macs don’t get viruses, but we know that’s not true. And Apple’s casual approach to security updates makes them arguably more vulnerable to this sort of attack than other platform" 600.000 Macs are infected with a virus and the Mac culture means they are unprepared for such attacks. 

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How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago

How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago | The Weekly Byte of Technology | Scoop.it

There are a lot of similarities between Apple's iPad and the mobile computing devices—known as PADDs—used in the Star Trek universe. But the PADD of Star Trek was designed that way largely because of low budgets. Nevertheless, seeing Captain Picard at work on his reports, one wonders how in the world science fiction can stay ahead of science.

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