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Did you ever break Glass? I broke mine (and fixed it) last night

Horrifying yet funny story!
Last night I was on my way to Google NYC for a GDG meetup. I figured let me charge Glass, I plugged my Glass to my http://www.voltaicsystems.com/ solar charger backpack. Been doing that with no issues for a while.
Got to google, charge was full, sat down and unplugged it.
It made a crazy noise with vibration (kind like it got stuck on a ringtone loop) then just BLANK.
I mean blank, no picture, no sound nothing. tried o charge, tried to bluetooth it, just nothing.
I figured I am 1 block away from Glass Studio, I should stop by. I went, they had a private party and not one Glass support was available, they asked me to call the 800 number or come back tomorrow. My heart just stopped (I love Glass and am addicted to it). I tried to call the 800 number (twice) with a hold time to connect of over 30 minutes each. I gave up. And went home.
I tried to hard reset it the second time at home and guess what? It worked like nothing happened at all. Turns out, when I tried to hard reset it the first time, I only clicked less than 15 seconds and I never actually turned it back on after that (3 seconds press after a hard reset).
If this eve happened to you, do not panic, just press the power button for 15 seconds, release, then click again for 3-5 seconds.
Hard reset is not factory reset, you will not loose anything, your timeline and cards are all the same.
Did any of you had this issue before? What did you do?

HTC Hero (I am in love!) with Android

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Update: Here is the third video review made by CNET: View Here

As they say, a video is worth a billion words!

With flash player already on it, Google Android, all the great stuff from G1 phone, multi touch screen, pdf reader, 5 mp Camera, many moods from HTC Sense and footprint and did I mention the beautiful design! The is also another load of new features, but I will let these 2 videos tell the story of the Hero 🙂

The first video is on this link by Adobe: http://is.gd/1d0Gz

And here is the second video:

http://is.gd/1DEpS

Windows 7 and Windows Live & Facebook at CES


I am not disappointed at all of the CES Microsoft keynotes. Some people didn’t like the fact that there are no new products, but if you really listen closely to Steve Ballmer’s (Microsoft CEO) keynote, you will realize that there are new cool stuff out there but it’s just not hardware.

Instead Microsoft is concentrating on the new Windows: Windows 7 and also launching a variety of products for Windows Live.

I can’t wait for Windows 7, so I am following a blog called: Engineering Windows 7
What really grabbed my attention is the new/old partnership between Microsoft and Facebook.
Windows Live is now 100% integrated with Facebook, Windows 7 is in the making to do the same, but as of today, every update, message, wall message, photo, video or status update that you do no facebook, will show on your windows live profile page as well, I think that this is a huge step forward by Microsoft, kind of like the OpenSocial and Friend Connect from Google, but actually working and more applications supported (Like windows live mail for desktop) as of today!
I am taking a look at every option and will write an article about it all in the near future.
4 Cool Windows 7 Features: The new desktop, faster boot time, more battery time and the touch screen user interface for the touch screen computers.
I am waiting for my copy of the Windows 7 Beta version to do some testings on my own 🙂

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