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Controversial App Scans Faces of Bar Customers

Idea is to help people pick locales, but critics see it as a stalker app

(Newser) - A new app designed to enhance a user's bar-hopping has tipplers raising a stink over privacy concerns, and the Week offers an overview: SceneTap works by syncing up with cameras installed inside bars in various cities. The cameras use facial-detection software to scan the crowd, determine the genders and... More »

Topless 'Daylife' Booms in Vegas

Only in Sin City can you go nightclubbing in broad daylight

(Newser) - If you're bummed about having to wait until dark to experience, you know, nightlife, get excited: Las Vegas has a booming “daylife” scene, which will surely spread to the rest of the world soon. Vegas’ many poolside clubs for the 21-plus set offer the same barely clothed cocktail waitresses,... More »

Rolling Stone Gets Into Restaurant Biz

Hollywood lounge plans to outclass Hard Rock; chain possible

(Newser) - Aiming to sidestep the pitfalls that have bedeviled countless other entertainment-industry players, Rolling Stone magazine is opening its own Hollywood restaurant. “We've been looking for the ideal opportunity to expand the Rolling Stone brand," co-founder Jann Wenner tells the Los Angeles Times . And no, it’s not because... More »

Au Revoir, Paris Nightlife

Noise ordinances strangle once-legendary music and party scene

(Newser) - Paris, a city whose decadent nightlife was once the stuff of legend, is looking more like a museum these days: pretty, quiet, and closed at night. Gentrification of former party neighborhoods has brought an influx of residents unwilling to put up with noise; resulting noise ordinances have caused music venues... More »

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