Tag Archives: Google Glass

Google Glass Goes On Public Sale Today

Google Glass is doing a one-day public sale today. Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, Google will sell its wearable computing device, Glass, for $1,500 plus tax. Buyers will also get a sunglasses shade or one of Google’s newly-introduced prescription glasses frames with their purchase. The one-day sale is an expansion of Google’s Glass Explorer program, which began back in 2012. ...

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Google Files To Trademark “Glass”

Google wants to trademark the word “glass.” Mashable reports that the US Patent Office has a couple of problems with that. The tech giant wants the trademark, of course, for its Google Glass eyewear. It already has the trademark for “Google Glass,” but is seeking an additional trademark for the word “Glass” by itself, styled in the futuristic font Google ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Woman Claims She Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass

A San Francisco woman claims that she was assaulted by bar patrons who were angry that she might be recording them with her Google Glass.  Slocum called the incident “the weirdest event,” claiming that several people at the bar were “showing animosity” towards her, at which point she turned on the video. She also says that other bar patrons were ...

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Google Glass Gets Creepier

A Google Glass app titled NameTag will allow the user to access online information about a stranger merely by looking at them. NameTag uses facial recognition technology that will allow you to take a snapshot of the person you forgot or the cute person at the bar and send the picture to NameTag’s servers, where it will be compared to ...

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Homeland Security Descends On AMC Theatres Patron Wearing Google Glass

AMC Theatres has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass after Homeland Security yanked a patron wearing the device out of one of their Ohio multiplexes. Via the Guardian: Writing anonymously on The Gadgeteer blog, the man explained that halfway into the screening at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio, he was hauled out by police and officers from homeland security’s ICE ...

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OK Glass, Pull Out

There’s a new porn app for Google Glass users. The first attempt, an app called Tits and Glass, allowed Glass users to stream pornographic images to their headset. The app was promptly banned from Google’s app store, but was recently reinstated. Now a new app for Glass developed by Lebanese product design student Sherif Maktabi and called Sex with Google ...

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CALIFORNIA: Court Tosses Ticket For Driving With Google Glass

A California court yesterday threw out the first-ever ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass, saying that there was no proof that the device had been in actual use. Advocates for the device had launched a social media campaign in support of the driver. Southern California resident Cecilia Abadie appeared in San Diego traffic court on Thursday for speeding and ...

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NEW YORK: Assembly Gets Bill To Ban Google Glass Use While Driving

New York state Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has introduced a bill banning the use of Google Glass while driving. “I will continue the fight to keep our highways safe as I have done for many years,” said Ortiz, who referred to Google Glass as “extremely dangerous technology.” Ortiz was also responsible for spearheading a bill in 2001 to outlaw the ...

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CA Woman Ticketed For Glassholery

A California woman has gotten the first-ever ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. Via Dennis Romero at LA Weekly: Google Glass enthusiast Cecilia Abadie says she was ticketed for using the internet-connected device even though, she claims, it wasn’t active when she was driving. The computer scientist posted her California Highway Patrol souvenir for the world to see on ...

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Google Patents “Pay Per Gaze”

This is more than a little bit freaky. Google claims a system that can provide a reliable, low cost, and unobtrusive, eye tracking system could have a variety of useful everyday applications. In particular, it outlines a method for billing advertisers based on the number of times users look at an advert – either online or offline, via a billboard, ...

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Porn Industry Eyes Google Glass

You knew this was coming. Because Google Glass is worn just like a regular pair of glasses at eye level, it allows users to take videos and photos from a distinctly first-person perspective and upload them directly to the Internet. Porn shot from that vantage point, POV style, has, according to Boyer, been popular for quite some time. “Obviously a ...

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Crazy Eyes Tests Google Glass

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