Cortex: This looks cool

By SANDY FLOREZ

Back in 1997, I remember thinking that by the time 2010 rolled around, I’d have a plastic card that magically paid for things, five-inch heels like mom’s,  and a flying car that would jet me down the highway (well, 2 out of 3). But despite my disappointment at technology’s inability to cure traffic jams, it has been able to do one thing —  make life easier for us avid Internet users.

Take Cortex, for example, created by Google as an extension for its popular web browser, Chrome. In a world where social media is as much a part of our lives as our morning cup of coffee, Cortex enables its users to share information in an unbelievably quick — and stylish — way.

Basically, you would install the application (simple) and begin browsing the web. Found an interesting article? This month’s adorable YouTube sensation? Want to share it all? Well, instead of opening a new window and logging into your social media site of choice (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr), just hold your mouse down and the Cortex interface will appear — a visually appealing wheel of famous logos with clickable functions. When you install the installation, your social media accounts will link up to Cortex, so you will save the time of having to log in — and can just click and share. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s the future.

Just take a look at this demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvNItBVll5E

For more information on it, check out this great review of it over at Mashable. You can download it here. Like it? Well, you’ll be able to share it with your friends fast.

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