Let’s recap the last few weeks in tech (and a few cool gadgets – after all I can’t resist a gadget).
- Google Glass was for sale to the public – For one day only (coincidentally the day taxes were due) anyone could be a glass explorer for the low, low price of $1,500. Ouch.
- The IDPF Launched the EPUB Zone website – Okay technically this happened a bit earlier than this week but honestly it flew under my radar til now. It’s supposed to give the latest news on EPUB but no one’s updated it since April 8th so stay tuned!
- Google’s buildable smartphone “Project Ara” Photos Released – That’s right, soon there’ll be no need to replace your whole phone just to fix a broken screen or get a better camera. This my friends is awesome. It may even get me to switch from iPhone…
- Mashable Published a Heartbleed Hitlist – This is a great go-to to see which passwords you absolutely need to change due to the Heartbleed security encryption bug. It’s pretty comprehensive and rest easy, most financial websites were untouched by this nasty bug.
- Google Bought a Drone Making Company – Google has officially joined the ranks of tech companies who own drone companies. The drones made by Titan Aerospace (now a part of Google) are solar powered and can fly for years.
- The Roomba equivalent of the printer has been created – The Kickstarter campaign for this little printing wonder is still open to funding (though it’s met it’s goal). So if you’d like a tiny printer on the go check it out!
- 3+ hours of portable power for MacBooks without a plug – We’ve all been there, in a meeting, on a train/plain automobile (hopefully you aren’t driving) and that little notification of doom pops up. Your macbook’s about to die. Now instead of scrambling to save all those files, you can plug in to this nifty external battery for mac.