The Verge posted a review about Google Glass, a hype technology-bound glasses made by Google for $1500. It’s not wide available yet, so it is a privilege for some technology editors to try this thing out. In short, it hasn’t reached its truly potential and can be enhanced further, in term of technology and style. But as The Verge concludes it, “After a few hours with Glass, I’ve decided that the question is no longer ‘if,’ but ‘when?’”
Microsoft reveals getting similar cyber attacks
After Facebook and Apple, Microsoft online properties are also targeting duck for cyber attacks. According to Microsoft’s security response practice, they chose not to make statement during initial information gathering process. Small number of computers were infected by malicious software using known techniques. No evidence of customer data being affected so far.
NYPD creates dedicated team to catch iPhone and iPad thieves
The thievery of Apple’s mobile devices has reached a scale which forces NYPD to create dedicated team to catch them. Every time an Apple device is stolen, detectives attempt to get tracking numbers from the victim or online records. That number, known as the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, is then shared with the officers in Police Headquarters who pass it on to Apple. The California-based company then informs the NYPD of the device’s current location — and it can track it even if it was re-registered with a different wireless provider.
Nokia to launch (more) cheaper Lumia models
Nokia to launch cheaper Lumia models in Mobile World Congress later this month. According to Reuters, company sources said it would introduce cut-price basic phones to compete with the likes of Huawei and ZTE and a new, lower-price model of its Lumia smartphone. The rumored series are Lumia 720 and 520, with Lumia 520 will be the cheapest line powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. Nokia’s current market share in smartphone business is 5%.
North Korea to allow mobile Internet for foreigners
Soon, foreigners who come and visit N0rth Korea maybe able to bring their own smart devices and enjoy mobile Internet connectivity. North Korea’s Koryolink to launch 3G mobile Internet service no later than March 1, 2013. The announcement comes just weeks after North Korea began allowing foreigners to bring their own cellphones into the country to use with Koryolink SIM cards. Still, North Korean citizens are not allowed to enjoy such privileges.