Tech Toy Tuesday 03/05/13
3/5/2013 6:38:00 AM
Here’s something I never thought I’d say... Jimi Hendrix has a new album out. It’s a selection of Hendrix studio tracks called People, Hell and Angels. Most of this stuff has been available as bootlegs or B-sides in one form or another for a long time, but this is the first time they’ve been available in one place.
For those of you who still play games on the PC... it doesn’t get much bigger than this. SimCity. It’s the first new game in the series in ten years, and it’s simply SimCity No number, no subtitle. It’s a social game, so the cities that your friends build near you will effect your pollution, you’ll be able to buy power from them, or sell them your excess water. It also adds curved roads for the first time in series history, if you grew up on this, it’s going to scratch the nostalgia bug bigtime.
Tech Toy this week is Google Glass. You know when people say “hey it’s 2013, where’s my flying car.” Well this isn’t a flying car, but as far as futuristic sci fi tech goes, this feels like one of the biggest leaps we’ve made in a long time.
Google Glass is a pair of glasses that are voice activated, internet connected, and will display images that look like they’re in your field of vision, so basically, you’re the terminator. You can see directions with arrows showing you where to go, you can see time and temp, you can take photos or videos of what you see, and share and send them.
Now google is doing what they do with all of their products, they’re only releasing them in small amounts to tech types, but they will be avaliable to the general public by the end of the year. The current batch have all been claimed, but you can sign up for more info and maybe get in one of the other trials before they go on sale in the fall. The should be just under $1500 by the time they're available to the general public.