Google Glass and the Golden Age of Creepshots

The early criticism of Google Glass—that it's for assholes, that it will lead to a dystopian Panopticon nightmare—is mostly well-founded. But what everyone has glossed over in their opening salvos is, I think, the most immediate and obvious problem Google Glass will precipitate: Once these things stop being a rich-guy… »3/15/13 1:00pm3/15/13 1:00pm


Google and Oracle Enter Round Two of Heavyweight Legal Fight

After the jury returned a partial verdict in the copyright phase of the Google-Oracle trial - unable to decide whether Google's recreation of the Java platform constituted "fair use" of Oracle's copyright - the trial has now entered the patent phase, where the same jury will seek to decide whether Google infringed on… »5/09/12 3:30am5/09/12 3:30am

Google Patent Would Listen to Background Noise in Your Calls to Personalize Ads

Whatever you think about the way Google handles privacy these days, the course it's on mandates that to offer better, more futuristic services, it's got to gather more information. And one way Google's considered is actually listening to your calls for audio clues about where you are and what you need. »3/23/12 9:02am3/23/12 9:02am