Roundup From Google Developer Conference Of News Advisors Care About

While advisors don't care so much abiout Google's developer conference, it did include some releases you should know about. Here's a summary of the big news you need to know. Glass Steals Shows. In an over the top publicity stunt, four skydivers wearing Google Glass glasses jumped from a plane and landed on the roof of the Mosconi Center. Google Glass live streams everything you see, so viewers saw the world as a parachutist, then as a cyclist, and a man scaling down the side of the Mosconi Center. It’s must-see TV. But I’m not sure there is a product here. Streaming live video

Dell Releases Two Powerful New 14” and 15” Laptops And They Look Good

Dell today started selling the XPS 14 and XPS 15, following up on its release of a 13” version in March of the XPS 13, and these two new models released today are likely to generate praise. For advisors looking for a Windows laptop that can replace a desktop, either of these new machines are a good candidate.  

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Microsoft Reportedly Stumbling Toward Release Of Operating System For Tablets

It’s hard to believe that September 2012 is just around the corner. It’s been so long in coming. Back in 2010, Microsoft promised it would have a response to Apple’s iPad tablet in September 2012.   I remember thinking back then that 2012 was so distant. How could Microsoft be so far behind Apple?   Now here we are two years later. Time flies, and it's time for Micosoft to put up or shut up. Early reports are not looking good for Microsoft.

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For Advisors Who Will Produce Their Own Marketing Videos, Apple Announces New MacBook Pro With Retina Display, 0.71-inches Thin, Shipping Today

A 2880 x 1800 resolution, a casing measured at just 0.71-inch thin, you'll get up to 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Kepler GT 650M graphics, up to a quad-core 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, a maximum 768GB solid state drive, and a promise for up to seven hours of battery life. For well-heeled advisors who want to edit their marketing videos and presentations, this is a good machine.   You don't need a powerhouse computer unless want to edit videos or webinars and use them in marketing and blog posts. But for a hands-on advisor who is successful and wants to communicate directly on the Web to clients a

Elderly-Monitoring System Allows Caregivers To See The Big Picture

A small start-up that makes home monitoring systems for the elderly is allowing them to stay at home even when they may be fragile or lack motility. The system consists of a number of motion sensors as well as a weight pad (to see when they’re sleeping) and a panic button that notifies the authorities and kin if there’s something wrong.   According to TechCrunch, BeClose monitors sleep patterns, movement, and even weight. If grandma is not getting out of bed or leaving the house too little or too much, you know.