Apr 8, 2013 @ 10:22:00 am
Google Glass: soon to be worn by Gary Shteyngart.
Gary Shteyngart has been invited to join a special pilot program for Google Glass—the Google-designed glasses with a computer built into them. Shteyngart was selected after tweeting that the glasses would help him “dream up of new ideas for the TV adaptation of my novel Super Sad True Love Story.” After becoming one of the chosen few, the author told Buzzfeed that he couldn’t “resist becoming a cyborg anymore—it's clear that all paths lead to me becoming more machine than man. Which is fine, because I never really liked me as a man very much. So I embrace my new machinehood.”
The European Commission has approved the merger of Random House and Penguin. The US, Australia, and New Zealand have already signed off on the merger, and several more regulatory bodies are expected to sign off before the end of the year.
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