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Briefly: Virgin Atlantic uses Google Glass, OneDrive to offer storage

updated 10:05 pm EST, Mon February 10, 2014

Virgin Atlantic to provide concierge staff Google Glass, Sony smartwatch devices

Virgin Atlantic airline has announced its introduction of wearable technology amongst its Upper Class Wing concierge staff. Using either Google Glass or Sony Smartwatch technology, staff will be able to facilitate a thorough check-in process, providing up-to-the-minute flight information, weather, local events information, and language translation, and more. The gear will be equipped with a dispatch app built by air transport IT company SITA, which will manage all task allocation and concierge availability. The app pushes individual passenger information directly to the assigned concierge's smart glasses or watch just as the passenger arrives at the Upper Class Wing, using facial recognition. The integration of wearable technology is initially set to be a six-week pilot program.



Microsoft's rebranded OneDrive will debut with 8GB additional cloud storage

Microsoft's debut of OneDrive, a re-branded version of its cloud storage service SkyDrive, is due to include new additions, according to LiveSide. OneDrive will offer up to 8GB of additional cloud storage based on user referrals, akin to Dropbox's promotion. In addition to the base free allocation of 7GB of storage, users can obtain 500MB of storage for each friend referred, to a maximum of ten friends. An additional 3GB will be given to those who utilize the camera roll feature. Another new inclusion to OneDrive is its co-owner folder feature, allowing users to share and edit folders. The exact date of OneDrive's launch has yet to be announced.



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