New $1,500 Spectacles Developed by Google Already Rooted and Hacked

In a recent article posted on the Forbes website entitled: Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers, is reported that just some days after its release Google Glass headset has been hacked by a well-known hacker Jay Freeman “Saurik”, who created the widely-used app store for jailbroken iOS devices known as Cydia.

Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) developed by Google. Google Glass displays information in a hands-free format like a smartphone. It can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google is considering partnering with sun-glass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer’s prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

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Is smartwatch ‘smarter’ than a smartphone?

Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft are working on some kind of nifty newness that is called Smartwatch. It has not arrived on the market yet but it arouses curiosity whether it will become a multibillion dollar market or not. How much money will it cost and will it be worth this money? How will it be used? And, what is it so cool and new about smartwatch?

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No Warrant Is Required

A very controversial topic

Did you know you are being tracked right now by the government? The police now is making requests to cell phone companies in order to know the location of their users. It became known in today’s Lawyers.com Radio broadcast where the host Matt Plessner interviews Editor in Chief Larry Bodine.

The good news is: “They’re not asking to listen in on the calls, they just say, ‘we want to know where the person is,’” Bodine says.

According to The Fourth Amendment, the police is required to get a search warrant in almost all cases. Also, The Fourth Amendment, the part of the Bill and Rights, guards people against unreasonable searches and seizures, including arrest. Thus, to be able to get a warrant, the police has to show probable cause that a crime has been committed.

The controversial part of the event is that the police is saying, “We don’t want to bother showing probable cause. We don’t want to bother getting a warrant. We just want the information, just based on our request.”

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Bodine said that the police can get a lot of the information about a cell phone user. For example, they can tell you exactly where you are at the moment. In other words, it’ll be easy to tell whether you went to a bar or a church; whether you are a student or an employee. Even the door you knocked on can be easily identified.

He also explains that there are things people don’t want to make available for anybody. But in this case, your habits, your relationships and all your activities can be figured by the police. It sounds more like an incredible invasion of privacy.

Basically, everything depends on what kind of a cell phone you’re carrying with you. If you have an ordinary phone — to check your location is possible any time you make a call, text or send an e-mail. With a smartphone, everything gets even more complicated, because of a GPS signal; your phone can be checked even though it is on or it is turned off. But, in any event, it can be done without a warrant.

Here’s a link to an audio recorded from the radio station: http://bcove.me/msxqhc08

Technology Post – The Unstoppable Galaxy S3

 

Can anything stop the new Galaxy S3 from working?  In a CNET article written by Don Reisinger entitled:Samsung: Don’t blame the Galaxy S3 for burning up,   Samsung announced that the Company’s recently released Galaxy S3 Smart Phone has been exonerated following an earlier report of the phone burning up.

Last month, an Ireland based forum poster reported that the phone was sitting in a “car mount when suddenly a white flame sparks and a bang came out of the phone” and that the device “burned from the inside out” and melted its case.

What we found to be more interesting than the reported fire problem was that the phone kept on working but had lost its signal.  Could this be Samsung’s response to the Eveready Battery?

Samsung hired a third-party organization, Fire Investigations U.K., to inspect the damaged device. That investigation found that the trouble with the phone occurred only after the device had been exposed to an energy source which was used to heat the phone and ultimately caused the damage.  The conclusion was that the phone had been placed in a microwave oven.

Our compliments to Galaxy and its new S3 for demonstrable durability and reliability!