Is It Wrong For A Restaurant To Tell Diners To Remove Google Glass?

Is It Wrong For A Restaurant To Tell Diners To Remove Google Glass?

The culture war (more of a slap-fight) over where and when it’s okay to sport Google Glass continues. A Manhattan restaurant is the latest to get caught up in the fracas after it asked a customer to remove her Glass device while dining, resulting in a burst of negative reviews from those who think the eatery crossed a line… and a backlash from those who aren’t impressed with the headgear and don’t see why anyone would wear one to dinner. [More]

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Google Thinks Your Fridge, Thermostat Will Make A Great Billboard

Marketers’ never-ending quest to cram advertising into every square inch of digital space just keeps getting more territory to work with. The next frontier in bringing advertising into your home? Your thermostat and your fridge — because your TV, computer, and phone apparently aren’t enough. [More]

When You Give Silicon Valley Permission To Spy On You, It’s Kinda Hard To Say “No” To The NSA

When You Give Silicon Valley Permission To Spy On You, It’s Kinda Hard To Say “No” To The NSA

The fundamental goal of the ad-supported web is to collect and capitalize on data from its users; rather unsurprisingly, that data is just as valuable to the government as it is to Facebook and Google. You may think you’d never willingly provide the FBI or NSA with a map of your entire private life, but, in fact, you probably already have. [More]

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Google Opens Its Glass Explorer Program Up To Anyone In U.S. Who Wants To Spend $1,500

If you’ve been eyeing your pals jealously while they stroll around town looking like so many cyborgs in their Google Glass specs, now you, too, can spend $1,500 on the interactive eyewear. Google announced last night that it’s flinging the Explorer program wide open to anyone in the United States willing to fork over the cash for Glass. [More]

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Europe’s Highest Court Tells Google People Have The “Right To Be Forgotten”

When you search for yourself on Google — and don’t deny you’ve done it at least once — do you love absolutely every bit of information that comes up? No, but you figure, it’s on the Internet, so it’s there forever. But Europe’s highest court has ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten,” and that they should be able to ask Google to remove certain sensitive information from Internet search results. [More]

Amazon, Google, Reddit, Netflix, 4Chan, Dozens Others, Plead With FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

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In perhaps the most motley crew (as opposed to Mötley Crüe) of tech and Internet companies ever assembled for a single cause, around 150 businesses representing everything from content and infrastructure to gaming, crowdfunding and 3-D printing have written the FCC to ask that it not completely screw up net neutrality. [More]

Google Shopping Express Expands Same-Day Delivery Service To West L.A., Manhattan

Google Shopping Express Expands Same-Day Delivery Service To West L.A., Manhattan

If you’ve been jealously eyeing those folks in San Francisco who can get same-day delivery from Google Shopping Express — you want what you want, when you want it, after all — there’s hope. Well, for those of you living in West Los Angeles and Manhattan. Everyone else is still stuck using legs/car to satisfy any need for immediacy. [More]

Can’t Remember Where You Parked? Google’s Here To Remind You

Can’t Remember Where You Parked? Google’s Here To Remind You

Apparently, we consumers can’t be trusted to remember where we parked. But have no fear, Google is here keep us from wandering around the mall parking lot aimlessly looking for our vehicles. [More]

Google Will Stop Data-Mining Student E-Mail Accounts

Google Will Stop Data-Mining Student E-Mail Accounts

Did you have a high school or college e-mail account administered by your school? Whatever, Grandma: lately, many schools have migrated to using Google Apps for Education, which provides mail and a suite of other Google services to educators and students for free. Free, really? Surely there must be a catch. Say, that Google was indexing students’ messages in order to serve up more relevant ads to them elsewhere on the Internet. [More]

Lawmakers Don’t Want You Wearing Google Glass Behind The Wheel Anytime Soon

Lawmakers Don’t Want You Wearing Google Glass Behind The Wheel Anytime Soon

While it’s true as some say that life is a highway, life shouldn’t be lived through Google Glass when you’re driving, say lawmakers in a smattering of states. Legislators are starting to mull over what will happen when Glass leaves its infancy and heads out into the wider world, and want to make sure no one’s cyborging on the road. [More]

‘Scroogled': Microsoft’s Junior High Attempt To Shame Google Comes To An End

‘Scroogled': Microsoft’s Junior High Attempt To Shame Google Comes To An End

Is Microsoft ready to take our advice and devote its resources to developing great products consumer will benefit from? It’s possible, but we aren’t psychics so the future remains a mystery. Nevertheless, now that the company has all but put the kibosh on their cringe-worthy competitor-bashing campaign, they have one less production distraction. [More]

Google Also Seeking To Hasten Robot Apocalypse With Acquisition Of Drone Company

Google Also Seeking To Hasten Robot Apocalypse With Acquisition Of Drone Company

In a move that can only logically result in a flying army of sentient, autonomous machines intent on harvesting humans, Google announced today that it is buying startup drone-maker Titan Aerospace. [More]

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Google Bringing Glass To Masses Yearning To See Like A Cyborg In Public Release Next Week

Have you had $1,500 just burning a hole in your pocket, all while cursing these damnable human eyes limited by human genetics? Prepare yourself for future cyborgdom, ye members of the general public who weren’t part of Google Glass’s initial limited release — the company will open up sales to the masses next week. [More]

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What Is This Scary Heartbleed Bug, And Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About It?

One second everything on the Internet appears normal, and the next thing you know, everyone is talking about some security bug called “Heartbleed” that’s out to get us all. So what is it, and is it as scary of a problem as it seems to be? [More]

Could Google Be Getting Into The Wireless Business?

Could Google Be Getting Into The Wireless Business?

While Google is busy laying expansion plans for its Google Fiber Internet and TV service a new report claims the company is investigating the possibility of offering wireless data to consumers. [More]

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Steve Jobs Called The Competition With Google’s Android System A “Holy War”

How devoted was the late Steve Jobs to the company he co-founded? Devoted enough for him to liken Apple’s competition with Google’s Android operating system to a “holy war,” according to emails unearthed by Samsung’s lawyers as part of the Korean company’s legal fight against Apple. [More]

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Apple And Samsung Back In Court For Round Eleventy Billion Of Their Legal Fight

What’s happened once has happened before, and will happen again. Whether or not you ascribe to that kind of Battlestar Galactica/Rust Cohle on True Detective life view, it certainly feels like seeing Apple and Samsung in the legal ring again was inevitable. We’re on about round eleventy billion, give or take an eleventy, as the two head back to court today in a dustup over patents. Again. [More]

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“Google Naps” Maps Show The Best Places To Catch Some Shuteye, Antarctica Included

Sometimes you just need a nap. A refreshing, wake-up-invigorated-to-tackle-the-rest-of-your-day nap. But what happens when you’re not at home and are unfamiliar with the best place to lay your head? Fear not, because a pair of Dutch developers have the solution: Google Naps. [More]