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Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

A developer by the name of Brandyn White has created for Google Glass an augmented reality user interface that will one day be integrated as easy as any other Glassware. This means that while some so-called augmented reality apps created for Glass are still working outside Google's preferred Glass-friendly software environment, pushing forward with basic Android APKs, this solution aims for a real-deal Mirror API build. Mirror API is a software developer environment unveiled by Google earlier this year made for developers to easily create apps without Google's supported bounds.

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Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Apple has never been entirely keen on the idea of people hacking in to their smartphones, and here in 2013 its becoming apparent that developers of games for iOS devices aren't finding the situation to be entirely positive either. What this week has turned up is the creators of Dues Ex: The Fall have included a code which, if your iPhone is jailbroken, will result in your complete inability to fire guns. And that's important.

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Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Way back in December, you might remember that we discussed a new project from Andrew "Bunnie" Huang that would see the possibility of massed-produced open-source ARM-based laptops that would cost hundreds less than a typical OEM laptop. The project has seen great strides since its introduction, and Huang made some upgrades to the hardware involved in order to give the laptops better performance.

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Android vulnerability discovered affecting devices running version 1.6 and later

Android vulnerability discovered affecting devices running version 1.6 and later

A doozy of an Android bug has been discovered by Bluebox Security's Bluebox Labs, one that affects all Android releases since 1.6 Donut. With the vulnerability, malicious coders can create a trojan application to serve whatever purpose they'd like, whether to steal a user's information or take over control of the device. More information will be given at Black Hat USA 2013 in a keynote speech.

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Facebook security bug leaves 6 million users’ personal info exposed

Facebook security bug leaves 6 million users’ personal info exposed

This afternoon, Facebook has made one of those announcements a company never really wants to have to make: they've had a rather unfortunate bug problem. The big problem here was, as Facebook notes, that their most recent method for recommending friends to new users also contained contact information of users - this including information added to Facebook by the users, mind you, nothing deeper than that.

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