FROM Betsy Moyer
Betsy on Campus with Google Glass Google Glass is in its alpha, as in first, phase of testing and Google cleverly created interest by inviting people to compete to try out Glass, and then charged $1500 for the privilege. Among those who won the opportunity was KCRW’s very own digital content director, Betsy Moyer. She has been testing the product, and recently exited our basement to face the world wearing her glass, videotaping and recording as she walked.
Google Glass In case you’ve been out of the tech news loop recently, Google Glass – singular -- looks and sounds like some sci-fi spectacles. But it doesn’t aid your eyesight. Rather, Glass gives and takes information. It is a wraparound frame that dangles a mini-screen near your right eye, and can deliver instant web notifications, or, with a tap or a voice-command, it can take photos and video. On the show, Bianca Bosker and Betsy Moyer discuss everything from the aesthetics (they both chose a "shale"-colored frame, though Betsy would have liked hot pink) and the feel of the screen that suspended just above ones right eye (it can cause a bit of eyestrain at first). They also address the big issues: the point of the device and privacy.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."