Liz Gannes

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Google Glass Adds Name That Tune and Annotated Screenshots

Google Glass just got some handy hands-free features. Today, the face computer added a Shazam-like function to look up whatever music is currently playing — “long press on the touchpad, swipe forward and whoomp (there it is),” says the blog post — a way to snap a “vignette” screenshot that shows both what the Google Glass camera sees and what’s showing on the screen at that time, and YouTube videos in search.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work