Google's startup brings sightseeing app to Glass (Update)

Google Glass, a spectacle-like computing device drawing lots of attention, can serve as an automated tour guide with the help of a new application from a little-known startup hatched within the Internet's most powerful company.

Rights group wants answers over UK leaks reaction (Update)

In an unusual warning, Europe's top human rights organization said Wednesday that Britain's reaction to the exposure of the United States' vast surveillance program had potentially troubling consequences for free expression.

Puerto Ricans charged with Social Security fraud

Federal authorities had arrested at least 68 people and were seeking seven more Wednesday in a multimillion dollar Social Security fraud case in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which they say has one of the highest rates ...

NSA collected thousands of US communications (Update 2)

The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans not connected to ...

Astronomers take sharpest photos ever of the night sky (Update)

Astronomers at the University of Arizona, the Arcetri Observatory near Florence, Italy and the Carnegie Observatory have developed a new type of camera that allows scientists to take sharper images of the night sky than ever ...

Shorter working hours do not guarantee happier workers

A reduction in working hours does not necessarily mean happier employees, as it might merely be adding stress to their general working environment. This is according to a study by Robert Rudolf of Korea University, Seoul, ...

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