Drone glasses, digital privacy and tablet wars
In this week's installment of Tech Five we offer some interesting tech news, including more information on how internet companies can use your information. Keep clicking to check out the images in this gallery to learn more.
New glasses for your drone
USA Today reports on the Movario Smart Glasses that can actually be linked to your drone to give you a bird's eye view when flying. However the author warns that it's possible to lose the drone if you get confused. The glasses aren't full 'virtual reality' you can still see the outside world, but disorientation could be a problem. Just an interesting bit of tech that may have value someday. Check out the USA Today report.
Your digital privacy
Farmers worry about their data being shared, or used for value without compensation. But there are bigger fish to fry. Your web provider could sell your private information to interested parties now that privacy rules have been relaxed. A Recode podcast offers some insight into what this really means. Check out the podcast.
Google takes on fact checking
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With all the 'fake news' talk Google is launching a fact-checking feature that comes up when you search news. The Verge talks about the new feature noting that while it does call out fact-checked sites, it doesn't change the rankings of findings based on that information. That means it'll still be possible for fake news to make its way into the magical Top 10 part of the Google findings list. See what The Verge has to say.
Microsoft tablet beats iPad?
One of our FIN Team owns both a Surface Pro 3 and an iPad and uses both. However, a recent J.D. Power consumer survey finds that customers are more satisfied with the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet than they are with Apple's iPad or tablets built by others. The JD Power survey looked at three key areas - internet connectivity, availability of official accessories and the variety of pre-installed applications. Interesting results, check them out.
Reacting to critics
The folks at Garadget have an interesting product, it's a tool that can turn any automatic garage door opener into an Internet-enabled garage door opener so you can use your smart phone from anywhere to open and close the door. However, the company got a little too hot over a bad review on Amazon and reached out to shut down one user's product, turning his garage door into a wall. Not good. Check out the Extreme Tech report.
...and your bonus
Watch movies or TV? Or Netflix or Hulu? It's become almost standard practice t have that 'tech guy' on the team. The folks at Tech Republic put together a great gallery of a few of their favorites. Here at Farm Industry News, where we think ourselves as agnerds this is a fun list. Check out the TechRepublic list.