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A PSA for the newest 'Explorers.'
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.
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If you don't want your Google+ popularity (or unpopularity) quantified publicly, you need to change your settings.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/04/02/google-goes-where-facebook-never-has-with-narcissism-stats/
Google just made it much easier to quantify how popular you are.
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Note to self (and Mark Zuckerberg): Telling people you're bringing them sky-delivered Internet with "satellites, drones, and lasers" may freak them out. Insert Terminator gif here https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10101322049893211?stream_ref=10
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Love this piece from Andy Greenberg. Hal Finney is an amazing man even if he's not Satoshi Nakamoto.
; Hal Finney's light brown eyes are pointed down. I've just asked him if he was involved in the creation of Bitcoin. The 57-year-old man's almost imperceptible eye movement is his only way of telling me that he was not, and that I've spent the last week caught in the same futile [...]
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This was really a good article. Hal, is brilliant. 
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Drone etiquette 101: Do not post "I found your stupid drone" to Craigslist if you take home a 'lost' drone.
If you stumble across a wounded or lost drone, how should you let the dr-owner know that you've found it?
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Microsoft says it won't go through users' emails "to protect its property," unless law enforcement is involved. Now pressure is on Google and Yahoo to do the same... http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/03/28/microsoft-decides-its-actually-a-bad-idea-to-snoop-through-users-emails/
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.
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Noticed that Apple's been turning on your Bluetooth after software updates? You're not alone.
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.
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Preparation for iBeacon.
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