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Google Glass is on the Ropes. Could be Finished

4:35 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Google Glass May be on the Brink

Google Glass has been an inspired product. Along the way, however, Google forgot one important thing: to create a thoughtful and beloved product, support it, and develop a considered path to market. That's why Glass looks to be history according to one of its strongest supporters, Robert Scoble.

Your iPhone is About to Have a Lot More Ads

4:00 PM, Mar. 20th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Analysis

It goes without saying that there has been a massive move to mobile, smart digital devices ever since Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 with adequate Internet access. Accordingly, advertising goes where the eyeballs are and is about to follow.

It’s Far Too Late for MS Office on iPad

4:05 PM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Microsoft has had a version of MS Office ready for the iPad for some time now. What's held it up has been the attempt to entice business users over to the Surface tablets instead.  John Martellaro thinks it's too late now, far too late, for Microsoft to reverse its strategy.

Stunning ‘Wolfram Language’ Has Knowledge of the World Built-in

3:40 PM, Mar. 12th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Wolfram Language is a knowledge-based computer language that's been in development by Stephen Wolfram for about 30 years. "It's a language where a vast amount of knowledge about how to do computations and about the world is built right into the language," according to Mr. Wolfram who formally announced the language last year.

That's all fairly abstract, but the working result is magnificent and needs to be seen to be appreciated. In this stunning YouTube tour of Wolfram Language, Mr. Wolfram illustrates the power of his creation. It has to be seen to be believed. How people in the future will use this new kind of computer language for research and analysis can only be guessed at right now.