Lots of states — including New York — are trying to ban drivers from using Google Glass while driving. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the laws have yet to be approved since there’s a lot of confusion on how to enforce them. And even if they do get passed, a law professor says they would be “practically unenforceable.” Read More
It was only last week that Google made Glass available in the UK for £1,000 (about US$1,700), but British movie theater chains are already banning Glass Explorers from wearing their new tech toys to the movies, The Independent reports.
The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association, which represents 90 percent of UK cinema operators, said that British Glass owners will be asked to remove their devices in the theaters, even when movies aren’t playing. Vue Cinemas, which owns 80 UK theaters, is going to be a little more lenient, asking Explorers to remove their glass after the lights dim. Read More
Livelens, the video app that’s probably best known for using Nelson Mandela’s funeral interpreter in an advertisement, is now available on Google Glass.
The Tel Aviv-based app lets users record and stream live video to their friends followers. Users can also monetize their live streams by charging people to watch their videos. The app’s availability on Google Glass means you can literally live vicariously through your friends — at least those who are Explorers. You’ll be able to watch their live actions as if it were through their own eyes. Read More
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 distribution — besides the awful headaches. Read More
Here’s some fun news for all the people who couldn’t afford to shell out $1,500 for Google Glass a few weeks ago — one website has found that the combined cost of all Glass’ parts only comes out to around $80. Google, unsurprisingly, is denying the claims.
The depressing news comes from the folks at TechInsight’s Teardown.com business, who dissembled a pair of Google Glass and determined the price of each of its individual parts. We were surprised to see how inexpensive each component was: the battery was $1.14; the camera was $5.66; the actual glass was $3.00. The most expensive individual piece was the processor, which still only came in at a measly $13.96. Read More
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
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
Glass wearers: they’re just like us! At least, that’s what Google is desperate for us to think.
Last Thursday, the company published a Google Plus post called “The Top 10 Google Glass Myths,” wherein they attempt to correct people’s supposedly misguided views on the goofy-looking technology. Read More