I was lucky enough to borrow a pair of Google Glass from the team at the USC School of Medicine Greenville. One of their Information Technology guys was even more lucky to get invited to have the chance to purchase them. Here’s a quick rundown of my thoughts on this groundbreaking piece of wearable computing.
Bank of America now offers a Contactless Payment device called Tap & Pay aimed at mobile device users. The “Device” is really just an RFID chip – like those found in other smart cards, that allows you to make purchases without physically swiping a card through a terminal. The device is smaller – about 1″ x 2″ – basically the same size as the mini companion cards Bank of America customers may be accustomed to. How well does it work? Read on past the break to find out.
With the Holiday’s Just around the corner, large televisions are plentiful, and available on the cheap. I’ve seen 32″ Models going for as little as $149 and 42″ models going for as little as $199. Pair it up with an old computer – in my case, an old mac mini – and you’ve got yourself the basic ingredients for a powerful networked digital display for probably less than you’d spend on a couple color vinyl banners or full-color posters.