A great round up from The Next Web including the incredibly useful and the incredibly bizarre Google products that you probably haven’t heard of - From Google Takeout (no, it’s not actually a food delivery service) to Google HotPot (food review and recommendation services that sits on top of Google places) and everything in between.
Forget Google goggles, these contacts have the potential to be much more awesome. Since you also have eyes, you probably know that you can only focus on one distance at a time. But these contacts let you view two distinct images at the same time. And The Pentagon has signed a contract with the creators, iOptik, reportedly to develop display screens on the lenses themselves.
John Naughton argues our kids will be ”hamsters for the glittering wheels of cages built by Mark Zuckerberg in his kind,” unless: “Starting in primary school, children from all backgrounds and every part of the UK [should] have the opportunity to: learn some of the key ideas of computer science; understand computational thinking; learn to program; and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence in these activities.” Also related: the above FastCo infographic looked to understand why we don’t have more female in tech. Their infographic showed that girls are typically smarter (& take more Math/Science classes) when they’re younger, but then tend to question their ability and change fields in college.