From the monthly archives: April 2013

“Johnny Loophole”?

On April 5, 2013 By Talor Bearman

Johnny Manziel (AKA “Johnny Football”), the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has been living it up in the off-season.  Social media has documented Manziel at the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, courtside at NBA games, partying on Spring Break, flashing fistfuls of cash at a casino in Oklahoma, and hanging out [...]

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Patenting the Cure for Cancer

On April 4, 2013 By Sonal Patel

We have all read, argued, listened to, supported, discouraged (you name it) arguments for and against gene patenting. We (or at least I) have endured scientific arguments attempting to discern what is natural and what is man-made. We have endured moral arguments against gene patenting stating that we have an inalienable right to ownership [...]

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Blurry Future for Google Glass

On April 3, 2013 By Michael Silliman

Google’s new augmented reality device “Google Glass” is promising, to say the least. The head-mounted computer boasts the ability to take pictures, record videos, start Google Hangouts, and get turn-by-turn directions, all through a visual overlay controlled by voice commands. (For more on the technology itself [...]

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People go to the theatre to get away from it all–but what happens when the troubles of the outside world intrude on New York’s greatest escape? Deficit hawks and government bureaucracy alike have found a new target, albeit inadvertently: Broadway theatres.  Theaters everywhere rely on wireless microphones not only to communicate lighting cues, [...]

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Law on Google Glass Less than Clear

On April 1, 2013 By Kendall Short

Lawmakers in West Virginia have proposed a new bill that bans wearing the new Google Glass device while driving.  (For background info on this high-tech headpiece, see fellow blogger Katie Kuhn’s post.)  The bill would subject drivers who use “a wearable computer with a head-mounted display” to a fine.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Google applies for a patent on an interface between its Google Glass augmented reality display and your microwave (and all your other appliances too) [H/T] Largest DDoS ever publicly disclosed afflicts Spamhaus anti-spam group. If CyberBunker really behind it, and as they apparently claim, they have [...]

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