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Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Google's Glass Explorer Edition headsets will come with a set of usage, tech, and app limitations at odds with the freedom Android developers are used to, including blanket permission to remotely strip out functionality from the wearable computer. Glass, which Google announced had begun shipping in partial numbers from Monday, comes with a new Terms of Sale agreement as part of the setup process, with strict limits on who you can allow to use your headset, and how Google can update it to remove features it may decide are dangerous or simply not in keeping with how it feels the wearable should evolve.

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One person’s tweets leads to disastrous results

One person’s tweets leads to disastrous results

One tweet can lead to a disastrous onslaught of consequences, as Adria Richards has recently found out. While attending the PyCon Technology Conference last week, she overheard two male developers behind her talking about "big dongles" and "forking someone's repo". She was offended by the jokes and she stated, "I was telling myself if they made one more sexual joke, I'd say something."

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PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

Google I/O registration begins tomorrow at exactly 7:00 AM PDT, so I hope you all have your alarms set, Google+ accounts registered, and Google Wallet information prepped to shell out $900 for a ticket ($300 for academic students and faculty). Yes, Google is requiring registrants to have a Google+ and Google Wallet account this time around, but I'm guessing most of the people attending already have both accounts set up (or at least one).

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Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney fans have quite a bit to look forward to, but it doesn't seem that a new game from Junction Point will be one of them. Disney shut down the Epic Mickey developer today, after sales of Epic Mickey 2 ultimately disappointed. At one point in the day, rumors claiming the game only sold 270,000 copies were making the rounds, but Joystiq has confirmed that Epic Mickey 2 sold 529,000 copies between its November 18th release date and the end of the year.

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Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Mozilla has revealed its first devices for Firefox OS developers wanting to code for the new platform, with the so-called "Geeksphone" Keon and Peak handsets aiming for both the affordable and mid-tier of the smartphone market. Keon, the first Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone has surprisingly humble specifications for a modern device - a 1GHz Snapdragon S1, 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, and a 3-megapixel camera, for instance - but fits in perfectly with Mozilla's ambitions to dominate the entry-level market; meanwhile, its Peak sibling ramps up the specifications to a Snapdragon S4 dualcore.

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Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

It might seem like a crazy stunt that you would never think anyone would pull off, but it officially happened. A developer at an undisclosed "critical infrastructure company" was caught outsourcing his job to China for less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary. From there, the developer could sit back and relax.

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Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford is serious about allowing developers to create applications designed specifically to run inside Ford automobiles. Early last year we talked briefly about the Ford OpenXC platform when it was first announced and entered beta. At CES 2013, Ford has announced its first software developer program and the automaker has now announced that its OpenXC platform is out of beta.

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OUYA developers share console first-impressions

OUYA developers share console first-impressions

OUYA's Developer Console kits are winging their way to eager coders, and the first demos of the provisional interface and gameplay experience are emerging. Early game partners CodeZombieGames took some time out of tinkering with their new toy to run through the unboxing, setup, and usability of the OUYA box, including video playback, internet browsing, and actually playing a game. Read on for the videos.

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Raspberry Pi app store launches

Raspberry Pi app store launches

The Raspberry Pi team has launched the Pi Store, an app store for users of the low-cost code-tinkering boards, providing a place to easily find and share free and paid applications. Currently containing 24 apps, the Pi Store will not only contain finished titles, but tools for developers to build out their own, such as sprite packs and tutorials for more advanced programming.

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