The voice control is very good for simple commands ("Ok Glass, take a picture") but pretty useless for anything longer or more testing such as a search or adding a caption to a tweet. Part of the problem is that Google doesn't seem to understand my British English. A caption to a photo that was meant to read "garden looking unusually tidy" ended up reading "Gordon looking I'm usually Thai tea." … [Read more...] about Google Glass – a fascinating failure?
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The capital, Nuku’alofa, isn’t the most photogenic of places, but it’s a lot of fun and entirely authentic. As the Lonely Planet puts it you “don’t have to seek out a cultural experience in Tonga – it’s all around you.” Stock up on tropical fruit snacks at Talamahu Market or the stalls that line the dusty streets and set out on an adventure around Tongatapu, the largest of Tonga’s some 170 mostly uninhabited islands. … [Read more...] about Five Covid-free Pacific islands we want in New Zealand’s travel bubble
CityCash, an offline and contactless payment company that focuses on public transportation, said on Tuesday that it has raised $1 million (approximately Rs 7.5 crore) in seed funding from early-stage venture capital firm Orios Venture Partners.This Mumbai-based startup is operated by Tap Smart Data Information Services Pvt. The company mentioned in a statement that they will use the funds to expand its market and merchant ecosystem. It will also use part of the funds to deploy open-loop national mobile cards on SoftPoS, mobile-based point-of-sale systems, and digital ticketing solutions.CityCash was founded in 2017 by Vineet Toshniwal, former managing director of Equirus Capital. The start-up company provides an NFC-based multifunctional (near field communication) smart card that consumers can use to conduct public transportation or retail transactions in an offline payment mode based on offline payment.In a world battling the coronavirus pandemic, this is especially useful when you … [Read more...] about Orios Venture Partners to invest in fintech CityCash with first-round seed funding
On Sunday March 4, as Skripal celebrated being reunited with his daughter, the pair travelled west again. This time they were there to carry out the hit, using an adapted bottle of Nina Ricci perfume Premier Jour, to spray Novichok on to the handle of the Skripals’ front door. … [Read more...] about What really led to the Salisbury attack – with spy swaps, sexy agents and Putin threats sparking KGB poisonings