Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble, a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face computer in the shower is jumping ship. » 4/22/14 5:57pm Yesterday 5:57pm

This Subway Creepshot Guy Is Your Google Glass Nightmare

The only thing surprising about this gentleman in Shanghai, who seems to be using his face computer primarily for taking covert pictures of women he encounters on the subway, is that it took so long for someone to start doing it. » 4/17/14 4:37pm Thursday 4:37pm

Rupert Murdoch, the same futurist who bought MySpace and funded The Daily, is turning his head to tech's next great moment—literally! Here he is with his face stuck in an Oculus Rift, perhaps using virtual reality to reenact Eric Schmidt having sex with his wife. » 4/17/14 2:55pm Thursday 2:55pm

Marissa Mayer's Sidekick Made $58 Million Just by Getting Fired

A new SEC filing out of Yahoo! confirms two sad things we already knew: it's tremendously easy for a man to make more than a woman, and it's stupid simple to be filthy rich and also be bad at your job. Where do the rest of us sign up? » 4/17/14 12:37pm Thursday 12:37pm

Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone

Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they've regrouped, and have a new myopic plan: let's strap GoPro cameras to the poor. » 4/16/14 2:08pm 4/16/14 2:08pm

Google Glass Wearer in L.A. Gets Robbed at Taser-Point

One good reason to avoid buying a $1,500 privacy-degrading headset is that people will hate you because of it. Another good reason is that you might get threatened with a stun device and robbed. » 4/16/14 10:43am 4/16/14 10:43am

The Bitcoin Broker and the 13-Year-Old Girl in the Bikini

Last year, successful startup CEO and Bitcoin community hero Tony Gallippi testified before Congress on behalf of the oft-maligned crypto-libertarian dream currency. Gallippi, head of the virtual payment company Bitpay, explained to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that he believed Bitcoin had the power… » 4/15/14 2:45pm 4/15/14 2:45pm

Business Insider Writer Says He Was Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass

This past Friday, Business Insider's Kyle Russell (above) covered an anti-eviction protest that targeted a high-ranking Google exec. While walking home, Russell put on his Google Glass, at which point he says it was torn off his face and smashed to bits. » 4/14/14 12:38pm 4/14/14 12:38pm

Protesters Target Home of Google Exec Accused of Evicting Families

Anti-Google activists are at someone's front door again today: Jack Halprin, a top member of the company's legal squadron, is allegedly forcing parents, children, and teachers out of a San Francisco property he owns. » 4/11/14 1:56pm 4/11/14 1:56pm

In Five Days, Everyone in America Can Be a Glasshole

Until now, the privilege of strapping cellphone components and a camera to one's face has been reserved for a vanguard of privacy-eschewing, society-flouting Google devotees—the "Glass Explorers." But a new report shows Google is planning to let the general public buy dystopian skull accessories. » 4/10/14 4:26pm 4/10/14 4:26pm

Wiretapping Advocate Joins Dropbox Boardroom

Condoleezza Rice, known for her cameo on 30 Rock and that time she helped sell the case for the Iraq War and torture, has a new line on her resume: the boardroom of Dropbox. She'll help the cloud startup with "international expansion," which she sure knows a thing or two about. » 4/09/14 6:07pm 4/09/14 6:07pm