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We streamed live surgery from South America using … – Explorers Community Lots of promise, but the hardware has some way to go before it can be used reliably tags: healthcare google-glass Direct streaming worked about 30% of the time.  The majority of failures were due to inadequate wi-fi signal (60%), Glass overheating (20%), power failures (10%), or Glass’s OS freezing (10%). Surgeons who wore Glass could either see the display OR capture the surgical field, but not both at the same time. a >300Kbps stream generated a halfway-decent picture 30 – 40-second delay in the stream Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Filed under: bookmarks ... (more)

Thinking about the next iPhone

The rumour mill is really heating up, and there have been quite a few leaks showing a larger iPhone. Healthkit is also getting more features in the new betas, including built in support for step counting. What will be more interesting this time will be what Apple does with the internals, particularly the SoC and camera. On the SoC front, we’ve been stuck on the 28nm node for almost a couple of years, and they’ve already played the 64-bit card to improve performance last year. Maybe they’ll astound everyone by announcing that the new SoC (A8?) is fabricated on Intel’s facilities ... (more)

Outraging over the outraged

An article reflecting the current times - On Social Media, Some Are Susceptible to Internet Outrage – NYTimes.com anger is the emotion that spreads the most easily over social media. Joy came in a distant second. although we tend to share the happiness only of people we are close to, we are willing to join in the rage of strangers As the study suggests, outrage is lavishly rewarded on social media, whether through supportive comments, retweets or Facebook likes. People who rant online in any way tend to get into more physical and verbal altercations.” previous research on cathar... (more)

A month with Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia 720

I installed the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview on my Lumia 720 as soon as it was out and the new features bring it up to par with Android and iOS. While the overall experience was pretty positive, there were a few downsides. Most notably, the battery life seemed to take a hit. Previously, the phone used to last 2 days comfortably on a single charge, but the 8.1 update had me reaching for the charger well before the end of the second day. That said, the 2000 mAh battery on the Lumia 720 ensures that you can comfortably use it heavily throughout a single day and not worry about running ... (more)

The Kindle Paperwhite and Store: An Indian perspective

Amazon has been on a relentless journey since the Kindle launch in 2007, steadily making improvements to the product range to arrive at the perfect e-book reader. In the current era of pervasive LCD screens, the e-ink screens in the Kindle readers make for a paper like reading experience (albeit grayscale). This is the USP for dedicated e-book readers in the current tablet and smartphone era. The Kindle devices (apart from the large screen Kindle DX) have stuck to 6” screens that seem to be the ideal size, resembling your typical paperbacks. The devices started off with physical ... (more)