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Shattered Glass: Google's computerized eyewear panned by some users

Google Glass has had high expectations since Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed the gizmo off last summer during the Google i/o developer’s conference.

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3D-printable gun specs to be available next week, provider says

University of Texas law student Cody Wilson printed the 16-piece prototype using a Stratasys Dimension SST printer and ABS plastic.

Why the Start button isn’t enough reason to wait for Windows Blue

Unless you’ve got mobile workers, if you’re happy with Windows 7 you might as well keep it.


CBS affiliates see Twitter accounts hijacked; Password security in focus

The episodes add to a long list of media outlets and big companies that have been compromised in recent months.

YouTube videos play up the crude to appeal to youths

Already credited with the most viral video on YouTube ever, Psy this weekend posted to the video-sharing platform the sequel to "Gangnam Style," which has registered more than 1.5 billion views.


Facebook Home panned by some early users

The social networking behemoth released the offering Friday, but users so far are giving it significantly more one-star ratings on Google Play than five-star ratings.

5 tips for running a successful crowdfunding campaign

More entrepreneurs are raising money via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but it doesn't mean you're guaranteed a home run.

Torment kills it on Kickstarter as top-funded game ever

InXile raised more than $4.1 million on Kickstarter to complete development of Torment: Tides of Numenera, a science fiction role-playing game, and setting a record for game financing on the crowdfunding site.

Hands off the smartphone map, California court tells drivers

Picking on mapping programs when it comes to distracted driving is bizarre, considering you don't hear of people getting tickets for using a paper map while driving.

Google may plant Fiber in tech-friendly Texas capital

Dell, Samsung and Intel already have offices in Austin, and soon Google may offer its super fast broadband Internet service there.

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Google Glass: Who gets to explore it first, and why

A Stanford student charts the details about which Twitter users won Google Glass competition and the pitches that got them into the circle of earliest users.


Facebook research: What our usage reveals about us

Here’s a roundup of recent research on the social network, evaluating how much we’re using Facebook, whether it’s good at work, what it does to our egos, and more.

Facebook pushing ahead with less flashy design for new office campus

The social networking service this week received the go-ahead from the City of Menlo Park, Calif., to erect the custom-built facility that it has been planning for months.

Facebook adds weather feature for eventgoers

Now when you set up an event on the social networking site you can let guests know whether they should wear a jacket, sunglasses or snow boots thanks to an integration with Weather Underground.

Microsoft teasers, tips and tidbits: 5 things to know now

Microsoft has had a busy week, judging from the breadth of the buzz about the company’s next ventures. Here's a roundup on what's in store for Windows 8, including technology for next-generation ultrabooks, OS updates, and new new apps and development partners.