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So-called wearables such as Google Glass, smart watches and sophisticated health devices may represent the next big shift in technology, just as smartphones evolved from personal computers, and enthusiasts predict billion-dollar markets. Google, which is still testing Glass, charges $1,500 per pair.
MEANWHILE:  Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology.
Some eight U.S. states are considering regulation of Google Glass, a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame. Law enforcement and other groups are concerned that drivers wearing the devices will pay more attention to their email than the road, causing serious accidents.
(This came in today, just as the Ontario government is considering new laws to punish “distracted” drivers! -Ed)
Google founder Sergey Brin poses for a portrait wearing Google Glass glasses before the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2013 collection show during New York Fashion Week September 9, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri–sector.html
We have a brand new “Loser of the Day” for ya folks!

untitledJakki Ballan never anticipated that when she started drinking Diet Coke as a teen to help her lose weight that she would end up with a full blown addiction to the soft drink.
The U.K. woman, who once drank up to 50 cans of Diet Coke a day, is hoping hypnotherapy will help beat her addiction.
The 42-year-old stay-at-home mom now drinks close to 10 litres a day and panics if she doesn’t have a steady supply of the fizzy drinks available.
“This addiction is taking over my life. I won’t do the school run unless I have at least two bottles in my bag,” Ballan said. “I’ve only got one bottle in the house so I’m feeling quite panicky. I’m sweating, shaking and pacing up and down.”
At Ballan’s worst, she was drinking 50 cans a day and spending the equivalent of $920 monthly on Diet Coke.
Folks, we told ya about this yesterday, and today more stuff is coming out!

images8C4614A0Canada’s middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the Canadian dream “a myth more than a reality.”
That’s the blunt assessment of an internal Conservative government report, an unvarnished account of the plight of middle-income families that’s in contrast to the rosier economic picture in this month’s budget.
The document was prepared last October by experts in Employment and Social Development Canada, the department that runs the employment insurance fund and other income-support programs. The Canadian Press obtained the report under the Access to Information Act.
Folks, in our attempts to include more regional and local content into our pages, we have this bulletin from Halifax:
imagesIAZ8H1XGHalifax Regional Police say a man crossing Victoria Road at Thistle Street in Dartmouth on Monday was struck just before 7 p.m.

The 32-year-old suffered minor injuries.
Paramedics treated him at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, was handed a fine for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The United States spend more on its military than just about the rest of the world combined!
AND YET …………………………….!
The Obama administration’s push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years resisting cuts to the defence budget, often advocating costly programs the Pentagon does not even want.
untitledDefence Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the Army to its smallest size in three-quarters of a century, hoping to reshape the military after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan at a time when the Pentagon is roped in by fiscal constraints set by Congress.

The plan unveiled Monday is already raising red flags among leading Republicans!

Justin Trudeau is attempting to make a name for himself as a ‘stand up comedian,’ as you may have read in yesterdays newspapers!
Since the joke was in French, we will have to rely on first hand reports from the scene, but apparently it’s not that funny!
In an effort to hone his comedic skills he has been booked into the Riverside Hotel in Wallaceburg,  Ontario, next Friday and Saturday!