It’s been 20 years since the first website went online. It’s a bit underwhelming by today’s standards, with nary an animated GIF in sight. But without that first page we probably wouldn’t have Amazon, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pandora, or any number of other companies that have come to be such a big part of our lives in the past two decades.
Or maybe they all would have just hosted really popular FTP sites.
In other news, now that folks are starting to pick up their Google Glass Explorer Edition kits, more information, opinion, and prognostication is emerging about the next 20 years of computing.
Here’s a roundup of some of the day’s top stories.
- Engadget reviews Google Glass Explorer Edition
Now that developers, journalists, and early adopters with $1500 to spare have gotten their hands on the first Google Glass kits, they’re sharing their experiences and opinions. It’s a bit early to do a full review of a product that’s not available to the general public yet. But that hasn’t stopped the folks at [Engadget]
- Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff describes why Google Glass is the future
Others are taking a more measured approach by discussing not just what Glass can do now, but also what it represents for the future of mobile computing. [Mashable]
- This is where Mele makes its Android TV boxes (video tour)
Ever wonder what a factory that makes cheap Android TV boxes looks like? Wonder no more. [Charbax]
- NOOK products get a price cut in the UK, eReaders as cheap as £29
B&N is running a sale in the UK. You can pick up most of the company’s eReaders and tablets at very low prices today. [The Verge]
- GameStick promo video does a good job of highlighting the tiny Android game console in under 2 minutes
The GameStick is a $79 video game console-on-a-stick. If that description doesn’t make sense, check out this video. [PlayJam on YouTube]
- Lightworks video editing software for Linux now available as public beta
Lightworks is a powerful video editing app for Linux, and it’s now available for anyone to download and try (as a public beta). [Web Upd8]
- World Wide Web turns 20, first website is back online… doesn’t contain cats pics or gifs.
20 years ago the first website went live. Now it’s back online at its original web address. And it sure looks quaint. [The Verge]