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The UK’s head of public prosecutions has issued new guidelines for cases involving social media, a contentious area which has seen users of Twitter, Facebook, and other networks prosecuted for offensive or threatening messages in the past years. Glasses that prevent the wearer from being recognized by face detection software have been demonstrated in Japan, using LED light invisible to the human eye but confusing to monitoring cameras to mask identity. Yahoo has dismissed fears of hacking and impersonation after it deactivates dormant user accounts, arguing that the risk of identity theft is incredibly low. Intel has thrown in with the Alliance for Wireless Power, joining the Samsung and Qualcomm founded standards group pushing cable-free recharging for phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Apple’s new Mac Pro 2013 may not be on sale yet, but that hasn’t stopped the compact new workstation from cropping up in benchmarks and, in the process, giving us a hint of its Xeon E5-powered performance. Logitech has broken its smartphone universal remote bridge away from its dedicated remotes, and will offer it as a standalone gadget for iPhone and Android users as the Harmony Ultimate Hub. Third-party batteries may be a cheaper alternative than going the official route, but they’re not always the best route to take when it comes to powering your expensive hardware. Way back in March, we saw benchmarks leak for the LG Optimus G successor, the oft-referred to Optimus G2. According to sources said to be familiar with the matter, Microsoft looked into buying Nokia‘s handset business, having done so “recently,” possibly even this month. On April 2, the huge Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 was leaked by some sources, as well as a smaller 5.8-inch model.