Is Google Glass Gone for Good?

It looks like Google may be giving up on getting people to buy Glass — for now.

The company is shifting strategies, shuttering the Google Glass “Explorer” program and halting sales of the $1,500 gadget, according to a blog post published Thursday.

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The move seems to signal that Google Glass may be struggling to connect to consumers, which you may have guessed given that some Glass ambassadors have been physically attacked just for wearing the thing. Certain bars have also banned the wearable, which allows individuals to easily record their surroundings and get information delivered straight to their eyeball.

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Posted: 01/15/2015 5:03 pm EST Updated: 01/16/2015 11:59 am EST

MIT Scientist Warns of Tie between Autism and Monsanto Products

from Alliance for Natural Health:

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT

December 23, 2014

Close up of tractor spraying pesticides on cropWhy? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.

For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

Lower Your Internet Costs!

From Yahoo.com:

Method #1 – See If You Qualify for Low-Cost Internet via Connect2Compete

Paying for Internet can be tough. That’s why some programs across the country are making it easier for people to get connected at a low rate.

Some of these programs are offered by Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit organization that offers low-cost Internet, affordable computer offers, and free computer training. 

“This organization offers high-speed Internet for $10 a month – the cost of a box of pizza – through national partners,” says Zach Leverenz, CEO of Connect2Compete. Some of the companies that participate include Cox Communications, Mediacom, Comcast, Brighthouse Networks, Suddenlink, and FreedomPop . . .

You can find out if your zip code qualifies for the special Internet deal by checking the eligibility requirements on www.connect2compete.org.

Method #2 – Hook up with FreedomPop Free Internet

Last year, FreedomPop provided people with free Internet access via their Hub Burst modem, which retails for $99.99. After that initial investment, you can receive 1 GB (gigabyte) of free data each month. 

A graph on Connect2Compete’s website shows that with 1 GB, you will be able to stream 165 videos or 570 songs, download 255 apps and games, post 2,850 photos, or send 2,500 emails.  That’s a lot for free. 

FreedomPop also offers low-cost plans for people who need more than 1 GB of data. The median American household uses under 5.5 GB per month.

Extend Your Growing Season

Using Mother Earth’s constant temperature and the Sun’s  light and heating capabilities, creative farmers are growing food year round. Expanding a growing season is a boon to self-sufficiency–the longer a garden patch can produce crops, the more food can be harvested and preserved.

I have a couple of questions about this project–does growing underground reduce the number of insect pests? Is there adequate light and heat for summer squash and tomatoes to both set and ripen fruit? How about beans and cucumbers?

I’ll have to learn more about the Walipini, or underground greenhouse. For now, I am impressed with the prospects.

I live where we get snow. That suggests the plastic used on this project would have to be replaced with more expensive rigid, transparent material. Maybe I could experiment on a smaller scale to start.

Video from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB8AE_H_YTc

Duck Duck Go–No Record of Your Searches

Want a search engine that keeps no record of your searches? Here’s what the press is saying:
FROM THE GUARDIAN:
NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic

FROM NBC:
Wary of tracking, users flock to DuckDuckGo

FROM VENTUREBEAT:
PRISM fears give private search engine DuckDuckGo its best week ever
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/prism-fears-give-private-search-engine-duckduckgo-its-best-week-ever/#8HyslWmMGVBvIvfZ.99

Important Information to Protect Your Accumulated Wealth

Today many people are losing their savings to higher food and fuel costs, not to mention the effect of rising utility, cable and internet bills. People who have saved for the future are seeing their savings erode at an average of 8% a year.

What can you do to help yourself?

Catherine Austin Fitts, a former consultant to Presidents on economic matters, discusses with former CNN newsman Greg Hunter what is creating the current economic environment and what you can do. I call the video below MUST SEE TV.

Two tips that come from the video:

1. Invest in things for your home that cut your overhead (translate: electric bill, water bill, etc.) An example would be adding a wood burning stove if you have a traditional fireplace. Another example would be sealing your air leaks around doors and windows with new gasketing, insulation or caulking material. Or turn off lights when you leave a room.

2. Find ways to make yourself useful to your neighbors and to others.

Enjoy the video. Watch it all. The gold nuggets are scattered throughout.

In case the video disappears, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-xjFkW2NuE