Shark Bites – Week of March 31, 2014

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information. You’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

How Samsung, Toshiba and HTC accidentally pull the same Aprils fool prank.

All three companies introduced a wearable smart glove with sensors and speakers on April fools day.

Wearable technology is not just fashionable, it is improving lives.

Check out the new Pebble Steel Smartwatch that premiered at CES this year, or take a look at the sleek new Moto 360. Google Glass is even getting a design upgrade by partnering with Ray0Ban and Oakley. Aesthetics aside though, these devices have huge potential to improve many people’s lives, and that’s where the real beauty of wearable technology comes in.

Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Roku 3 vs. Chromecast

Fire TV — a set-top box, gaming console hybrid — will directly compete against streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast, but it will also take on gaming consoles such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and even the Android-powered Ouya.

Giant six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor

Monsters of the deep will have a man-made horror to contend with, as the Crabster CR200 is released into the oceans. Weighing over half a ton, the six-legged, crustacean-inspired robot is intended for the most dangerous undersea exploration.

Meeting Cortana: Microsoft’s Sassy Siri Rival

A hybrid of the best attributes of the Google Now service and Apple’s Siri, Cortana is designed to anticipate what you want with a quirky personality of her own. But she lets you choose what you need help with and will focus her attention on solely those matters.


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