SANTA FE, N.M.--My first in-the-wild sighting of Google Glass took place on September 18 in Santa Fe at Station to Station, a nomadic public-art project traveling from New York City to Oakland, Calif., by train. The trip began on September 6 and is organized by artist Doug Aitken and sponsored by Levi's.
My mother recently mused on the popularity of "art happenings" in the 1970s where dancers, musicians, and visual artists would gather to perform, share, and celebrate. She reminisces about her modern-dance troupe invading a college orchestra performance. That's pretty much what Station to Station is, but with a lot more complexity and all of the trappings of modern culture.… Read more
By now the drill is familiar. Apple rolls out the next iPhone. It has a few hardware upgrades that make it better, faster, and more feature rich. And then we wait and see what hardware features make it into the next iPads, which Apple should unveil in October if you believe all the rumors and leaks (yes, more unverified photos surfaced this week on Sonny Dickson's site).
Kim Dotcom has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a New Zealand spy agency.
Court documents discovered this week by Wired have revealed Dotcom's suit against the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) for the surveillance it conducted against him last year and a subsequent police raid that targeted his home.
In early 2012, policed raided Dotcom's New Zealand $30 million mansion and confiscated some of his possessions, including a Mercedes Benz and a pink Cadillac. But a New Zealand court later ruled that the warrants issued to carry out the search were invalid and that any possessions not considered … Read more
A new time-lapse video, made by EarthCam in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, shows the nine-year construction of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center in New York.
EarthCam's network of high-definition cameras captured the incredible footage over the course of October 2004 to September 2013. According to an EarthCam statement, the company hand-edited hundreds of thousands of images that together reveal the striking assembly of the 104-story skyscraper, formerly known as the Freedom Tower. … Read more
The company hosted an event for reporters, startups, and other partners in its new seventh-floor office in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The area houses various other startups, including recent Samsung acquisition Boxee. David Eun, the executive vice president who heads Samsung's Open Innovation Center, kicked off the event, while Boo-Keun Yoon, the Samsung co-CEO who also oversees the company's electronics business, also made some remarks about Samsung's focus on … Read more
NewsScrollFree is a fairly bare-bones app but it offers a useful way to scroll through and view news while doing something else on your iPhone. It's fast and easy to use, and while customization is fairly limited, the core functionality is well executed for a free app.
When you start NewsScrollFree, it will automatically pull headlines from a number of news sources, most of them pulled from Google News. Each news story remains on the screen for a few seconds before it scrolls to the next. Swipe the screen and it will pause, opening a second menu to read … Read more
"Hey, I'm in the car."
For some these words said on the phone -- or written in a text -- signal that communication isn't a good thing at that moment.
For others, it's just another line in the natural flow of needing to know where people are, but carrying on as normal.
Now, lawyers in New Jersey are trying to explore whether calling or texting someone who you know is driving makes you legally liable in the event of an accident.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Greg's Cable Map shows international fiber-optic cables installed underwater.
- This is the NYPD's secret spy cab.
- Could a Spawn remake really be happening?
- Too easy: Porn Hub breaks down popular search terms by state.
- Meet the Nintendo 2DS: Just $129.99, minus the good looks.
The Syrian Electronic Army apparently took control over the Twitter.com Web site address record Tuesday, the hacker group's latest attack on high-profile Internet sites.
The Twitter.com whois record, which lists the owner of the Web address names called domains, listed the owner's e-mail address as email@example.com. The site continued to function, however.
The New York Times' Web site went down on Tuesday afternoon, and the SEA is a suspect there, too. "Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack," the Times said in a … Read more