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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald