Fight the Power

‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes

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Everyone from professional photographers to Martha Stewart is using little quadcopter drones to take stunning landscape videos and aerial photographs. But if you’re a glass-half-empty type — or maybe just a shoot-that-drone-out-of-the-air type — there’s now a handy tech toy to defend you from unwanted surveillance.

An upcoming device called Cyborg Unplug will allow you to disrupt the connections of drones, Google glass, wireless microphones, and other devices to your WiFi connection. The project is led by Glasshole-hater Julian Oliver, and lists the dystopian ‘Stop the Cyborgs’ campaign as an inspiration and “conspirator.” Read More

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Disappointed Explorer Pens 10 Reasons Why He’s Sending Back Google Glass

Just because.. (Photo: Tumblr)

Having been turned down by Google to become an Explorer last year, tech writer Matt Lake was excited to get his hands on a pair of Google Glass when the technology went on sale for one day last month.

But Mr. Lake’s excitement was short-lived. He claims that after three weeks of usage, he decided to send his Glass back for a refund. He also provided Google with a lengthy list of reasons why he was sending the Glass back, to serve as customer feedback. The list is now published on Computerworld, and confirms, once again, why Glass still isn’t ready for public distributionbesides the awful headaches. Read More

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Google Will Make Glass Available to Anyone With the Cash For One Day Only

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If you’ve been dying to wear the Internet on your face but weren’t chosen to be a Google Glass Explorer, consider your social life saved your chance has finally arrived.

For April 15 only, Google will make the “Explorer” version of Glass — previously only available to select geeky recipients — available to all of us plebes. The Glass will go on sale online at 9 a.m. next Tuesday, available to anyone with U.S. citizenship and a casual $1,500 to shell out. Read More

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You Can Now Buy a Totally Fake, Plastic Google Glass Replica Online

Here's a Google Glass-shaped piece of plastic. (Shapeways)

Are you getting bullied by all your geeky friends because you applied to be a Google Glass Explorer, but didn’t get chosen? Now you can trick your tormenters by ordering a 3D-printed totally fake Google Glass replica. (Or better yet, go out and find a new friend group.)

The product, not-so-catchily named “Google Glass Replica Fake MK3,” is a $59.44 piece of plastic that looks like Glass, but isn’t equipped with a computer of any kind. In other words, users get to experience all the appearance-related disadvantages of Google Glass, without getting to enjoy any of its groundbreaking technology. Cool! The replica is available for purchase on Shapeways.com, an online marketplace where users can create, buy and sell 3D-printed products. Read More

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Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

Hope he's not gonna wear those on his date tonight.

As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer.

The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Read More