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+ - Google Glass Integrations for Cars are Coming - Neat Idea or Crazy Town?

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Americans have enough trouble keeping from texting their way to dangerous — or worse — situations in cars. But now car makers, looking to differentiate with tech integrations and after jamming iPhone everywhere, are working hard at integrating Google Glass into vehicles. Consider this quote:

"Within seconds, I’ve got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the street beamed directly to my eyeballs."

Aside from being a little Jetsons, sounds potentially problematic. (Note, Mercedes had been doing R&D since July.) It goes without saying that someone is working on an integration of their own with a Tesla Model S.

There is a coolness factor, there may be some utility — but not usre this is a great idea."

Comment: Re:First toast (Score 1) 366

by Nerftoe (#33176718) Attached to: Creative Uses For Extra Drive Bays?

This reminds me of the time where I had lizards in my case. I started smelling something funny and pinpointed the smell at my computer case. I opened her up and found 6 dead lizards. I have no idea how they got in there. They were not pet lizards but they kind you see sunning themselves on the sides of brick homes. I guess they got in the house and found a warm spot and couldn't get back out. I wish I had pics.

Comment: Re:How do you type the funny e? (Score 1) 591

by Nerftoe (#33162248) Attached to: Google CEO Schmidt Predicts End of Online Anonymity

hold Alt and then tap 0233 on the number pad (then release Alt).

There has to be a better way. It's usually faster for me to go to google and type a french word that I know has an accent in it (without the accent of course) and then paste the accented e that is presented in the search results.

What do French speakers/typists do on Windows? On a mac it's option+e, e.


Mozilla Jetpack, an API For Standards-Based Add-Ons 42

Posted by timothy
from the now-hand-me-that-metric-screwdriver dept.
revealingheart writes "Mozilla Labs have released a prototype extension called Jetpack: An API for allowing you to write Firefox add-ons using existing web technologies to enhance the browser (e.g. HTML, CSS and Javascript), with the goal of allowing anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play. Example add-ons are included on the Jetpack website. While currently only a prototype, this could lead to a simpler and easier to develop add-on system, which all browsers could potentially implement."

Guitar Hero: Metallica Setlist Released 82

Posted by Soulskill
from the exit-light-enter-night dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Metallica has announced the setlist for their upcoming Guitar Hero game. They have a wide variety of songs from their different albums. There are 28 Metallica songs and 21 from other artists. They have also confirmed the release date of March 29th. The list includes Enter Sandman, The Unforgiven, One, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Fans who pre-order the game will have an opportunity to get an extra bass drum pedal to keep up with Lars Ulrich's beats."

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.