Google’s “My Account” Privacy Hub, The Growth of Wearables, and More


Google lets you see what they see about you, who’s leading the wearables race, and crazy display technology. This week in Five for Wednesday.

  1. Google has made it a little easier to find out exactly what information about you is collected when you use Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, and Google Search. The Verge has a nice summary; see your own information (and change it!) here.
  2. The LA Times reports that the wearables market grew by 200% in the first quarter of 2015, led by Motorola Apple Fitbit.
  3. LG claims to have an 18″ display that rolls up like paper. The diameter of the rolled screen? A scant 2.3 inches.
  4. You know what else is small? SanDisk’s new 128GB thumb drive, which is smaller than a dime. And somebody already beat me to the joke: it’s not a thumb drive, it’s a thumbnail drive.
  5. Finally, it’s not necessarily high tech, but $149 can buy you a “Room in a Box,” comprising a desk, chair, and bed made from brightly colored, water-resistant, foldable, and reusable cardboard. You might not want to furnish a house with it, but staging a condo? That might work.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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