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Google Glass enters a casino: Watch what happens (or doesn't)

I was waiting to hear about a large security guard grabbing our hero by the lapels and reading him his (lack of) rights.<p>I was twitching at the idea that he would be summoned to meet an Alec Baldwin-type character who would sever a fingertip or two, before speaking sweetly and wishing him a pleasant …

Google Glass

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.<p>The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a …

Dropbox Acquires Mobile Coupon Startup Endorse A Month After Shutdown

About a month after it shut down its app, mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox, the team announced on its blog today. The deal follows a number of other recent acquisitions Dropbox has been making, as it looks to add headcount in an increasingly constrained talent …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

Should Microsoft keep bashing Apple, Google?

When I think of Microsoft these days I think of a slightly aging mastiff barking at all the other dogs in the park.<p>The other dogs seem prettier and more sprightly. Could this be why the Microsoft mastiff is so angry?<p>It's hard not to imagine that, one day, someone suggested that Redmond should see …

Software

Open Source Software: The Hidden Cost of Free

Recently, Michael Skok wrote that “open source is eating the software world.” As general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, Skok should know. He’s witnessed the power of open source as an entrepreneur and VC. And he’s seen the positive, long-term adoption trends revealed by the annual …

Twitter creator finally learns Facebook, suggests monthly fee

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is long gone working on secret new projects, and apparently the return to the creative process has inspired a must-share idea he thinks can solve one-time competitor Facebook's revenue-generating woes.<p>Stone said that after finally learning to love Facebook -- he needs …

Biz Stone

The Apple, Samsung Conflict Will Get Even More Absurd Before It Gets Better

This week the Wall St Journal reported that Apple and Samsung had been in negotiations to settle their long running patent conflicts, coming close to a settlement in February. No surprise, though – a deal still seems a long way off.<p>The conflict is set to get more bizarre before it gets better. The …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 2: Big phones fight in video

Now Playing: Watch this: Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 2<p>3:21<p>Sony's spangly new Xperia Z Ultra is a ludicrously huge new smart phone, ready to …

The Tea Party

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