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Google Glass and ownership in the digital age: TOS says no reselling, loaning early versions

Google Glass, the Internet-connected glasses that are now starting to be delivered in the wild, have been in the news over privacy concerns and other societal issues. Now, terms of service for the Explorer Read More →

Solar Jobs Census: 119,000 workers nationwide; 43,700 in California

A new state-by-state jobs census by The Solar Foundation finds that the U.S. solar industry employed 119,016 workers in all 50 states in 2012, an increase of 14,000 since 2011. California has 43,700 local solar jobs, more than four times the Read More →

Twitter launches #music app on iTunes

Ryan Seacrest wasn't lying. The "American Idol" host tweeted about using a new Twitter #music app last week, when the service was still invite-only and a mystery to most Twitter account holders. No longer is the much-anticipated music service for a special Read More →

Silicon Valley inventor Colby selling all redwood home

Chuck Colby, founder of Colby Systems and one of Silicon Valley’s legendary inventor entrepreneurs, is putting his imposing all-redwood house in the Palo Alto hills  on the market for $4 million. Colby says it’s the largest all-redwood house in the world. Read More →

Quoted: on facial recognition, surveillance technology and the Boston Marathon bombing

"It's not the way it is in the movies. In real life you don't have someone looking directly into the camera, and the ability to make a match can be very much degraded if you don't have a full frontal." — Read More →

Off topic: Cupcake crash, crying without gravity, roadkill laws, rap on street signs, cocktail blog

Coming down from the sugar high: Is America's love affair with gourmet cupcakes over? Look, ma, no tears rolling down my cheeks: what happens when you cry in space. (video, via @brainpicker) Where eating roadkill is Read More →

Intel’s earnings forecast sparks skepticism

As Wall Street weighed in Wednesday on Intel's earnings report from yesterday, a number of analysts found the company's expectations a tad too optimistic and some expressed concerns about the chip-maker's future. Several sounded particularly dubious of the company's assertion that its sales Read More →

Twitter making money: here a chirp, there a chirp

Twitter turned 7 last month, and many think it is set to go public within the next year. CEO Dick Costolo has publicly stuck to his guns that the San Francisco company doesn't necessarily need to go IPO. Read More →

WhatsApp CEO boasts more users than Twitter

Messaging app WhatsApp now has more users than Twitter and sends more messages than Facebook, the company's chief executive announced Tuesday. An app unknown to many until a year or so ago, and which remains snarled in security problems and privacy Read More →

Google Glass: Not so good for underwater activities

Google has started delivering the first commercial model of Glass, its new visor-like wearable computer, to some eager developers who signed up in advance to buy the device – for $1,500 – after its sky-diving debut at the Read More →
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