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First Google Glass Detector | Coming Soon| WIRED

For Sale Soon: The World’s First Google Glass Detector | Threat Level | WIRED.

Cyborg Unplug, a gadget no bigger than a laptop charger that plugs into a wall and patrols the local Wi-Fi network for connected Google Glass devices, along with other potential surveillance gadgets like Google Dropcams, Wi-Fi-enabled drone copters, and certain wireless microphones.

THE PLUG CAN SEEK OUT AND DISCONNECT NEARBY SURVEILLANCE DEVICES ON ANY NETWORK IT CONNECTS TO—A MORE LEGALLY AMBIGUOUS USE OF THE GADGET.

“Basically it’s a wireless defense shield for your home or place of work,” says Oliver. “The intent is to counter a growing and tangibly troubling emergence of wirelessly capable devices that are used and abused for surveillance and voyeurism.”

Our Opinion: Just Don’t be a Glasshole

 

AT&T’s connected car tech now delivers weather, radio and parking help

AT&T’s connected car tech now delivers weather, radio and parking help.

If you’re frustrated that many cars still don’t have internet-savvy software built-in, take heart: AT&T just gave its Drive connected car platform a big boost with the addition of six big-name apps. Automakers who put Drive in their infotainment systems can now easily give you forecasts on the road through AccuWeather, as well as customized listening through iHeartRadioStitcher or Tribune’s Newsbeat. You can also share your whereabouts through Glympse, and find that all-important parking spot using Streetline’s Parker. You’ll have to wait for manufacturers to roll these apps into their vehicles before you see the benefit, but don’t be surprised if your next ride is that much smarter.