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While people are still growing accustomed to cyborgs in their midst, here's a more practical guide on where not to wear your Glass to avoid bar brawls, robberies, and run-ins with law enforcement.
Lavabit and Weev: Two important legal cases decided this month which didn't actually address the questions tech wonks wanted answered.
With the price of Bitcoin soaring from $13 to $1,100 in 2013, people made real money off of it, and the government wants in on the proceeds.
Dropbox put Condoleezza Rice on its board to help them enter new countries. Dropbox should hope that the decision is better received by potential customers abroad than it was online.
At the end of the day, the appeals court didn't address the big questions about a controversial anti-hacking law. They just cared about where the crime occurred.
The bigger problem illuminated by this latest security crisis is that barely-paid volunteer groups are responsible for the foundations of Internet security.
Doctors really didn't want you to see their Medicare bills.
Welcome to the age of crypto-ownership, where any kind of data can be encrypted and managed by a decentralized network of computers.
A volunteer search-and-rescue team out of Houston is doing its best to make the FAA's restrictions on drone use look really, really bad.
A "Stuff Venture Capitalists Say"-style video about Bitcoin would have two memes at the top of the list: "Bitcoin reminds me of the early Internet" and "Libertarians are going to hate this thing when it gets big."
If you stumble across a wounded or lost drone, how should you let the dr-owner know that you've found it?
Google just made it much easier to quantify how popular you are.
With his collection of retro machines, Seagate Technologies' CEO, Steve Luczo, is preserving the analog artistry that he first flipped for as a teenager.
When Microsoft got outed for abusing its access to a journalist's Hotmail account to finger an info-leaking employee, it initially defended its right to do so, but now the company has changed its tune.
After famed dealmaker Warren Buffett warned investors to stay away from Bitcoin, calling it "a mirage," venture capitalist (and Bitcoin investor) Marc Andreessen called him an "old white man crapping on new technology he doesn't understand."
All those people who rode the Bitcoin rollercoaster last year, who bought in at $13 and then sold (or spent) their Bitcoin when it topped $1,000, will need to use some of their profits to pay an accountant, unless tax entrepreneurs come to their rescue.
The legality of commercial drone use gets grayer after a judge knocks down a $10,000 FAA fine for a daredevil pilot.
Having Bluetooth turned on is critical to the growth of Apple's dominance in location-based marketing. "Without Bluetooth, iBeacons won’t work," says one analyst.
[brightcove videoID=3323153861001 playerID=2540257919001] “I learned Edward Snowden’s name the same day you did,” says Ben Wizner in a hotel room in Austin, Texas. “When that riveting video was posted to the Guardian’s website. But I knew about Ed Snowden before I knew his name.” Wizner is the lead lawyer for the NSA whistleblower who set [...]
"I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. And I saw that the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale," replied Snowden. "The meaning [of the Fourth Amendment] had been changed in secret from 'unreasonable search and seizure' to 'any seizure is fine, just don’t search it.'"