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A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

Most Popular Nexus 7 Case: Devicewear Ridge

The Nexus 7 is arguably the leading Android tablet, and for good reason. It's slim, trim, powerful, and affordable. If you want to keep it safe …

Gear & Gadgets

How Google Glass Could Be Your Smart Home Command Center

<i>ReadWriteHome explores the implications of living in connected homes.</i><p>If Google Glass blossoms into the everyday wearable of Google’s wildest dreams, we’ll have every incentive to keep the smart visor glued to our faces all the live long day. Glass is handy for travel, commuting and generally being …

Homejoy sweeps up millions of dollars to liberate you from the burden of brooms

Homejoy says it is on a mission to free you from housework.<p>The tech-savvy home-cleaning service has raised $38 million.<p>“Homejoy is on a social mission to make homes happier everywhere,” cofounder and CEO Adora Cheung told VentureBeat. “We do this by giving people back time at home to do things …

Hands On With Google Glass 2: What's New?

Last month, Google cut a one-time deal with existing Google Glass Explorers allowing them to swap their familiar futuristic facewear out for the next evolution of Google Glass. But beyond the announcement of a more robust set of developer tools—the long-awaited GDK—and a then-baffling little earbud …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Google releases 'sneak peek' of Glass app-development kit

Back at SXSW, Google announced the Glass Mirror API — the first step in allowing developers to build apps, or "Glassware" for its wearable computing device. Now, developers will have a whole new set of tools at their disposal: the long-awaited Glass Development Kit (GDK). At a Glass hackathon today …

Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support

A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud. These will also be the …

Google ready to charge into smartwatch fray, Journal says

Google has a smartwatch and it could go into mass production within months, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Internet search giant is in talks with Asian manufacturers on the production of a potential smartwatch that would run Android and Google Now, the company's voice-assistant feature …

Google Glass

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

Classical music doesn’t have a need for modern technology. Instruments have been built for centuries, scores print just fine on paper, and concert seating gives patrons a good enough perspective on the orchestra as it is. But while classical music may not need technology, Cynthia Turner, a …