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Google experimenting with robots for delivering goods to people’s doors

While Amazon is testing drones for delivering packages to buyers' doorsteps, tech giant Google is reportedly experimenting with robots for the same purpose.

John Markoff of the New York Times revealed in a recently published report that Google is working on next-generation robots, which would be used to deliver packages to customers' doorsteps. The report also said that the project is being headed by Andy Rubin - the former head of Google's widely popular mobile operating system Android.

Google Glass wearer refuses to plead guilty to distracted driving charge

Simply wearing Google Glass behind the wheel is not against the law, a woman who was issued a ticket in California for wearing the device while driving argued.

Cecilia Abadie, a Google Glass pioneer, admitted that she was wearing the device while driving but argued that the high-tech specs were powered off, which could not have caused distracted driving.

On Tuesday, she was produced in a court, where she refused to plead guilty to the charge.

Seattle restaurant ejects Google Glass-wearing customer

A Seattle restaurant called Lost Lake has confirmed that it ejected one of its customers/patrons because the customer was insisting on wearing Google Glass into the restaurant.

In a post on its Facebook account, the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge declared that its "No Glass here" policy doesn't allow customers to use gadgets like Google Glass inside the restaurant and that its officials had to ask a rude customer to leave because the customer's insistence on wearing the same.

Apple’s new promo page highlights iPad users from around the world

Apple's widely popular iPad tablets are used for a lot more than merely checking e-mails and playing games, a new promo page released by the Cupertino, California-based technology giant revealed.

The iPhone/iPad-maker's new promo page dubbed "Life in iPad" draws attention to iPad users belonging to diverse occupations from around the globe.

It shows iPads in use by a farm worker, a vineyard owner, a technician at a wind turbine, a professional speedskater, an off-road race car driver, an underwater sea diver, a choreographer, a firefighter, a surgeon, and a mountain climber.

Google, Yahoo, Facebook now using “harder-to-crack” codes

Tired of NSA's controversial snooping programs, Silicon Valley tech giant like Google, Yahoo and Facebook are now using "harder-to-crack" codes.

According to a recently published Bloomberg report, Google and other online firms have strengthened their encryption tools to shield online customer data like e-mail and social media posts from government snooping.

The report also claimed that strengthened encryption tools of the aforementioned firms are so strong that no government agency would be able to crack them until 2030.

Young hacker wins biggest bug bounty at Mobile Pwn2Own 2013 contest

A pseudonymous hacker, who is yet to celebrate his 21st birthday, grabbed the biggest bug bounty of $50,000 at the recently wrapped Mobile Pwn2Own 2013 contest in Tokyo.

The hacker, known as “Pinkie Pie,” made use of in vulnerabilities in Google's Chrome browser to hijack Android-based Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones.

Pinkie Pie took advantage of two holes, viz. an integer overflow which affects Chrome and another vulnerability that caused a full sandbox escape.

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