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Episode 125: The only Glasshole left

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We pour one out for Google Glass, which is no longer being sold.

Google claims it is graduating from the explorer program and getting a new team and all that. But is it really? In theory the plan sounds great. Tony Fadell, the creator of Nest and the iPod, is bringing Glass under his team. If anyone can rescue it, perhaps he and his team can.

Jeremy is going to keep using Google Glass in the classroom, but now he won’t be able to get a replacement if something happens to it.  We discuss what went wrong with Google Glass, how it could have been more successful and if products like Oculus Rift and HoloLens are better routes to go with head-mounted technology.

We also discuss the big net neutrality news. We did not expect to see the FCC come out so strongly in favor of net neutrality.

And we also have a quick update on my wifi problems (that may be better now). We provide some quick tips for how you can improve your wifi performance.

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Episode 117: Wearable fashionistas

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This is first of our podcasts on wearable computing. This one focuses on fashion, and how that is important to getting people to want to wear technology. Hello Google Glass!

Our next episode is all about the Apple Watch and our impressions of it.

How important is fashion to wearable devices? People wear watches mostly because they look good. Any smartwatch will have to at least look good, let alone work well.

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Episode 81: Google Glass can be so much more than just notifications and photos

We discuss the implications of an open API for Google Glass and all of the cool apps and research underway for it.

As a device that does email, Twitter, photos, video, GPS, it’s OK, but nothing to get too excited about. But Google Glass could be so much more than that.

We also discuss data security in the second half of our podcast. Should journalists use Google Docs, Gmail, Dropbox, Basecamp and other Web tools in the wake of what is happening with The Guardian, Snowden and all that? Should journalists know how to encrypt documents and used secure communication channels?

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Episode 74: Jeremy becomes a glasshole

Jeremy has Google Glass. So naturally we talk a lot about that.

How is his experience? How much would he pay for it? How much would you pay for it?

How does Google Glass fit in a smartphone world?

We also discuss Pat’s photo of the day project. 365 photos over the course of a year. This leads us to discuss digital photography, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and more.

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Episode 67: Glasshole in residence

Jeremy was selected for Google Glass!

He talks about how he plans to use Google Glass this fall in his classes and what he hopes to get out of the Google Glass Explorers program.

If you have any suggestions or questions for Jeremy, let us know. He wants to make this a learning experience. Don’t worry, we’ll have ongoing updates with Jeremy’s experience with Google Glass.

Pat then finds out that they are making two more Independence Day movies, and he is not amused.

Also, are you ready for Vine movie trailers?

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Episode 64: Do you want to wear a computer?

We discuss wearable computing from watches to glasses. Now you can finally look like an X-Men team member or Robocop.

Do you want to wear a computer on your body? Jeremy and I discuss how these wearable computing devices could fit into a smartphone world. We don’t see them replacing phones any time soon.

We also discuss the PlayStation 4 failure to launch. So, there’s that.

Also, should the Knight Foundation of paid Jonah Lehrer for talking about his past plagarism? Is there value from hearing him recount his past mistakes?

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Episode 42: Computer face

We kick off the show by talking about Google I/O, and specifically the Nexus 7.

Could this be the first Android tablet to really make it big?

And what to make of Google Glass? Would you wear a computer on your eyes?

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