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11 Things You Need to Know Today

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Spotify a la carte is coming to mobile, Google Glass can go on your glasses, and more.

Rachel Pincus
  • 9 december 2013

As it so happens, UPS and Google were also testing delivery drones. LA Times

An Android flashlight app covertly took ID and location data from millions of users. BBC

Google posted (and removed) a photo of Google Glass affixed to prescription lenses. 9to5 Google

iBeacons will provide you with information as you move around US Apple Stores. TechCrunch

Code.org’s “Hour of Code” will teach kids as young as 5 how to program. CNet

Shanghai’s worst air pollution bout yet has sent schoolchildren indoors. The Guardian

Android-based game console Ouya will now accept Bitcoin as payment. Wired UK

The bankrupt city of Central Falls, RI is crowdfunding new trash cans in its public square. The Verge

A British government push is giving East London its own mini-Silicon Valley (or Alley). New York Times

Bank of America recommended a maximum value of $1300 for Bitcoin. Bloomberg

Free, a la carte Spotify streaming is finally coming to mobile. The Wall Street Journal

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