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Recommended Reading: Google Glass in the courtroom and 'Bill Walsh College Football'

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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

Today's Tech: How a California Personal Injury Attorney Uses Google Glass
by Nicole Black,
Above the Law


We've seen everyone from medical school students to airline staff using Google Glass. Heck, even lawyers are jumping on board. California attorney Mitch Jackson is using Glass in his practice to record witness interviews and depositions to be viewed later. Jackson touts the potential of Google's spectacles in the jury selection process, especially when his consultant is across the country, and how useful the Evernote add-on is for easy case-file notations.

Bill Walsh College Football Review
by Jason Kirk, SB Nation

The lawsuit over using the likenesses of college football players in EA's videos games has been discussed on this here site, and this week, SB Nation posted a review of 1993's Bill Walsh College Football. For the unfamiliar, the title infamously used player likenesses, all-time-great team rosters and school color schemes while only naming teams after their city or state to avoid having to pay extra for licensing. That means you certainly won't find any official logos here.


How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will
Kevin Poulsen, Wired

We've already discussed the demise of a former DC-area restaurant due to what its owner claims was a malicious inaccuracy in a Google Maps listing. This piece from Wired takes a good long look at how folks who update Mountain View's crowdsourced venue info can completely destroy businesses that don't keep a watchful eye on that all-important online presence. Of course, there are also tales of troubleshooting errors before they cut into profits, too.


Shut Up and Spend: Inside the Electronic Music Money Machine
by Trent Wolbe, The Verge

Electronic Dance Music, or EDM as those in the biz call it, has taken hold in the US and infiltrated pop radio with the sounds of dubstep and more. It also happens to be a billion dollar industry. "EDM has become the first 'voice of a generation' that openly accepts a partner all other types of music bristled at: unabashed capitalism," writes Trent Wolbe.


Visions from the Edge of a Genre
by Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

Hardly any of the staff here at Engadget HQ were even thought about in the late 1960s, but we share a fondness for all things sci-fi and its lineage. During those years, a collection of films began to take key aspects of the genre that it saw fit, not looking to fit the mold entirely. In this installment from "Laser Age" at The Dissolve, such films are discussed, including 1968's Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime from Alain Resnais and French sci-fi author Jacques Sternberg.


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