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Google Reveals How To Hack Google Glass Device (And Void Your Warranty)

No sooner was Google‘s wearable Google Glass device released to early developers than those developers began to try hacking it.<p>Now, Google is encouraging developers–slowly–to hack the controversial device, which won’t go on sale publicly until next year. As one Google engineer tweeted recently: …

You can do it America! Seven charts that explain why you can handle the payroll tax hike

As we said earlier today, lackluster sales at Wal-Mart look to some like evidence that the US’s payroll tax increase at the start of this year is, as predicted, pinching less-affluent Americans. And all else equal, raising taxes in a weak economy is probably not the best move. But we don’t think …

Income Inequality

Is Tumblr Worth $1 Billion?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There's another $1 billion acquisition rumor floating around. Yahoo, reportedly, is interested in …

The $18.2 million reason Larry Page would like a regulation-free playground in which to experiment

Yesterday Google CEO Larry Page said it would be nice if there were some part of the world that were free of regulation so that companies like Google could experiment without fetter. He cited Burning Man, the drug-fueled quasi-anarchist arts festival that Page has been known to attend, as an …

Online Life

3 Ways Public Programs Help People Buy -- And Keep -- Their Homes

From federal to municipal, governments in the United States have long been in the business of promoting homeownership, and for good reason, said director of homeownership for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), Cynthia Flaherty.<p>“Homeownership strengthens families, neighborhoods and …

Sina Narrows Its 1Q Loss As It Counts On Weibo-Alibaba Deal To Bolster Ad Revenue

Despite rising costs and increasing competition from rivals like Tencent, Chinese Internet giant Sina narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $13.2 million from $13.7 million a year earlier, the company reported today. Sina’s net revenue increased 19 percent year-over-year to $126 million, …

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Egypt 'suffering worst economic crisis since 1930s'

Egypt is suffering its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a former finance minister of the country and one of its leading economists …

Facebook finds footing a year after IPO flop

SAN JOSE — A year ago, Facebook was being blamed for eviscerating the tech IPO market.<p>This year, it could help resuscitate it.<p>Some stock watchers suggest Facebook's recent reversal of fortune reflects a rejuvenated tech market, and the company would have fared much better had it gone public this …

François Hollande says eurozone needs its own full-time president

François Hollande has called for a united "economic government" in the eurozone, with its own full-time president, budget and harmonised tax …

Pope Francis attacks 'cult of money' in reform call

Pope Francis has hit out at unbridled capitalism and the "cult of money", calling for ethical reform of the financial system to create a more humane …

US casts doubt on claim Syrian rebels may have used sarin gas

The US and United Nations have cast doubt on claims by Carla del Ponte that Syrian rebel forces might have used the nerve agent sarin.<p>"We are highly …