Thomas Bravo will pay Compuware shareholders $10.92 a share, a 17% premium on last week’s stock price. More information can be found in the announcement.
What to expect from Android Wear
Google hasn’t said much about its smartphone and tablet operating system, Android Wear, since its developers’ conference in June. But in a recent CNET interview with David Singleton, director of engineering for Android Wear, and Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for Android, revealed upcoming features.
Upcoming features include support for GPS and the ability to work with other Bluetooth wearables.
“One of the things we’re going to be able to do is add the ability for these devices to start working with some of the other devices you might wear on your body,” said Singleton, according to CNET. “So we’ll have an update coming that allows you to pair a Bluetooth headset with your watch.”
The GPS feature will require a device to have the GPS hardware and will allow users to track and record with GPS without having to take their smartphone everywhere.
The full interview can be found here.
The Tor Project’s call to arms
Tor, a program that helps Internet users protect their online privacy, is looking for someone to help those users stay anonymous. The project has announced that the Open Technology Fund, an organization that uses public funding to combat online censorship, is interested in funding someone to help the Internet stay open and free through its Information Controls Fellowship Program.
The problem, according to Tor, is that a number of websites treat users from anonymous services differently. “Slashdot doesn’t let you post comments over Tor, Wikipedia won’t let you edit over Tor, and Google sometimes gives you a captcha when you try to search (depending on what other activity they’ve seen from that exit relay lately),” wrote Tor developer Roger Dingledine on the project’s blog.