Top Technology Discussions Of The Week – 30th April To 6th May-2013

1.Samsung Unveils 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has updated its tablet lineup with the Galaxy Tab 3, a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean.

Read more: http://on.mash.to/11w6JAF

Image courtesy of Samsung

2.Make Your Own Naturally Glowing Plants With This Software

The Glowing Plant Project, comprised of a team of biologists and engineers, is hoping to use synthetic biology and a program called Genome Compiler to genetically create plants that produce a natural light.

Read more: http://on.mash.to/16nHNkC

Image courtesy of the Growing Plant Project

3.Intel’s New ‘Iris’ Chips Will Make Laptops Much Better for Gaming, Video

Intel’s upcoming processors, code-named “Haswell,” have an integrated “Iris” graphics chip that will deliver twice the performance of Intel’s HD Graphics chip integrated into the current “Ivy Bridge” processor line.

Find out more: http://on.mash.to/17z5qVp

Image courtesy of Flickr, IntelFreePass

4.LG Launches the World’s First 55-Inch Curved OLED TV

Two weeks after LG’s announced it will launch a curved OLED TV “later this year,” the first such 55-inch device is now available for pre-order in South Korea.

Take a look for yourself: http://on.mash.to/ZJAqRZ

Photo cortesy of LG

5.Acer Unveils New Breed of Windows Hybrids, Cheap Android Tablet

Acer today unveiled the Aspire R7 laptop, a Windows PC with a unique hybrid design: The screen is attached to the keyboard on a special neck hinge that lets the user bring the display closer for touch.

Take a look: http://on.mash.to/158qYuk

Image by Nina Frazier, Mashable

6.I/O Denim Are Jeans Designed for Your Smartphone

From skinny to flared, jeans come in a wide range of styles — and now you can add a smartphone pocket to the mix.

Check them out: http://on.mash.to/126cvba

Image courtesy of I/O Denim

7.MorePhone, the Smartphone Screen That Changes Shape to Alert You

When you watch this video, realize that you might be peeking into the future of flexible smartphone technology.

Watch the video: http://on.mash.to/14Zwhwu

Graphic and video courtesy of YouTube, Human Media Lab

8.IBM Manipulates Atoms to Create the ‘World’s Smallest Movie’

A Boy and His Atom, a short created by IBM, would be just like any number of unremarkable animated shorts were it not for the fact that it’s only visible if you use a microscope that enlarges the action by 100 million times.

Check it out: http://on.mash.to/11B1qzQ

Image courtesy of IBM

9.This Is What Google’s Self-Driving Car ‘Sees’ as It Makes a Turn

Ever wondered what a Google Self-Driving car sees?

Take a look for yourself here: http://on.mash.to/16xxrP6

Image courtesy of Bill Gross

10.This Is Why Google Glass Is the Future

We have Glass! And Mashable’s Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff has tried them for a few days now.

Here’s his full review: http://on.mash.to/15XoP4A 

Image by Mashable

Spring is finally here. But that doesn’t mean the world of tech is ready to take a break — like you probably did, missing some exciting tech stories. As usual, you have nothing to fear, because we’re here with our Top Technology Discussions.

This week, the most interesting news for me is about the future of Google Glass. And the future has so many other exciting things in store for us. One will be curved OLED TVs. LG launched the first model this week, surprising everybody. In the future, we will also have glowing plants, and smartphone displays that change shape to alert you when the phone receives a call or a text.

SEE ALSO: Previous editions of Top Technology Discussions

Meanwhile, Intel announced a new processor, and Samsung unveiled its new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3. We also had a chance to take a look at what a Google self-driving car sees.

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