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Unbearable wearable: Bar bans Google Glass, boots ‘rude’ user

Google Glass may still be a rare sight in the wild, but the wearable camera and mobile device never fails to attract attention whenever it appears — and not always the good kind of attention. A recent altercation at a Seattle bar and restaurant resulted in the establishment banning Glass for good. …

Google Glass

Sheryl Sandberg, Pregnancy, and Equal-Opportunity Squeamishness

Sheryl Sandberg says managers need to talk more openly about pregnancy. I want to believe her. I really do.<p>Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is successful, outspoken, smart as a whip, and works like heck. And she really, really cares about women and leadership.<p>If those traits were more widely shared, …

Sheryl Sandberg

Yahoo Completes $1.25 Billion Offering

In a regulatory filing, Yahoo said that it completed its previously announced offering of $1.25 billion in convertible senior notes due in 2018. The …

Silicon Valley

Box Acquires dLoop To Enhance Security With Fine-Grained Data Analytics Technology

Box has acquired dLoop, a startup that provides ways for IT administrators to control access to content with finer granularity. The acquisition will give Box a level of data analytics that is often a required feature for enterprise customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>According to the …

Twitter appears to be experimenting with predicting viral tweets

It looks like Twitter is experimenting if they are able to predict which tweets are going to go viral with a new account that’s extremely similar to previous experiments @magicrecs and @eventparrot.<p>A mysterious new account (@magicstats) has appeared with a bio that reads as follows:<p>I favorite the …

Google helps the political get active with Map Your Representatives

It's safe to say that US citizens live in a time of extreme political dissatisfaction, but in order to change that they need to know who to take to task. A new web tool called Map Your Representatives does just that. Users type in their address or zip code, and the site pulls up a list of their …

America falls a dismal 31st on ranking of consumer download speeds (report)

30 countries have faster Internet than America, at least according to the most recent update from Speedtest.net.<p>Speedtest.net compares and ranks consumer download speeds around the globe, calculating the rolling mean in Mbps. It updated its list this week, and found the U.S. falls far short of …

Nokia Loses All Its Social Media Points with 'F*** You' Tweet

Last week, we gave Nokia props for its mastery of Twitter with a zing against rival BlackBerry, but we’re now rescinding those points after the @NokiaNZ account tweeted a simple “F*** you” today.<p>As you’d expect, the post has since been deleted. We can think of a few explanations for it, such as …

Senators Want Tech Companies To Serve As Healthcare.gov Alternative

Eight Democratic senators are finally asking the Obama Administration to let startups act as an alternative to the malfunctioning healthcare website, Healthcare.gov. “There are long-term advantages to providing Americans multiple ways to find and sign up for the health coverage that best meets …

Nitro Pro 9 and Nitro Cloud advance PDF editing once again

The world's leading alternative PDF software to Adobe Acrobat, Nitro Pro, has added a wealth of features across the latest version for both desktop …

Software

ZTE Source (Cricket Wireless) review

MSRP: $219.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>ZTE Source</b> is competitively priced, features the recently updated Muve Music subscription service, and has expandable memory.<p><b>The Bad</b> Data speeds are sluggish without an LTE connection, and both the handset's photo and call quality are mediocre.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The ZTE Source …

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PayPal Adds Support For Prepaid Gift Cards In Time For Holiday Shopping

PayPal has added support for prepaid gift cards through PayPal Checkout, thanks to a “patent-pending and innovative method” that the company claims took “months of research and investigations” to develop.<p>Though prepaid gift cards are a highly lucrative industry–research firm First Data estimated …

Sony files patent for 'SmartWig'

<b>Sony has filed a patent application for "SmartWig", as firms jostle for the lead in the wearable technology sector.</b><p>It says the SmartWig can be worn "in addition to natural hair", and will be able to process data and communicate wirelessly with other external devices.<p>According to the filing, the …

Wearable Tech

Verizon's Redbox Instant now supports AirPlay streaming

Verizon's subscription streaming TV service, Redbox Instant, now supports Apple's AirPlay thanks to a new version 1.4 iOS app update -- with some caveats. For starters, though you'll be able to play streaming content on your iOS 6 device, the app doesn't support downloaded material as yet. Also, …

Surveillance covers porn, too — leaks show NSA considered undermining “radicalizers”

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Pervasive online surveillance isn’t just for spotting threats to national security – it may also be a handy tool for using …

Surveillance

Microsoft Reportedly Increasing Efforts To Encrypt Its Traffic

Microsoft executives are reportedly meeting this week to decide on what moves to take to encrypt its Internet traffic, pushed into action by fears that the US National Security Agency has broken into its communication links, according to the Washington Post.<p>The encryption will take place “across …