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Google Glass made by Luxottica, NSA surveillance activities report, and Software AG to lead Predixion’s funding—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2015

Google Glass may be coming back to the market soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, eyewear maker Luxottica is currently developing a new version of Google’s augmented reality eyewear. Google shut down its Google Glass Explorer Program in January, but said it was still committed to launching it as a consumer product. A spokeswoman … continue reading

Oculus making virtual reality movies, the NSA’s Trojan horse, and IBM layoffs—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2015

Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired by Facebook for US$2 billion, is developing cinematic experiences specifically for its Oculus Rift VR headset. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new Oculus Story Studio, led by creative director and former Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, premiered its first short film, entitled “Lost.” Unseld, who created … continue reading

Google’s must-have Android apps, MIT’s Ur programming language and more NSA leaks—SD Times news digest: Dec. 29, 2014

Google released a list of its must-have Android apps, rattling off 127 of the most highly recommended and highest rated apps in the Google Play Store. The apps, most of them free, range from popular favorites including Netflix, Shazam and Spotify to mobile applications with fast-growing user bases such as Quip, Pushbullet and Lumosity. Google’s full … continue reading

EFF takes its NSA fight to court

Ever since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed the agency’s online surveillance activities, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been working to increase cybersecurity and defend online rights. Today, the EFF will continue its fight against the NSA, arguing that the NSA’s data collection is unconstitutional before U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 14, 2014—The Parse PHP SDK, NSA’s MonsterMind, and CoreOS buys Quay.io

Facebook’s Parse releases first open-source PHP SDK Parse has released the Parse PHP SDK, Facebook’s first open-source SDK for a server-side language. Facebook’s back-end technology stack announced the Parse PHP SDK in a blog post explaining why the SDK will make Parse easier to access for developers. “Until now, if you wanted to access Parse … continue reading

SD Time Blog: NSA building quantum computer to break all encryptions

According to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the NSA is building a new breed of supercomputer … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Lavabit, Silent Circle, Kim Dotcom and the ongoing saga of encrypted e-mail

Since Snowden revealed PRISM, Lavabit and Silent Circle have shut down amid NSA pressure, and Kim Dotcom joined the party … continue reading

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