Fearing that its citizens could have too much fun, the United Kingdom is trying to further reel them in by looking to implement a full-on ban on Google Glass while driving. Read More
Beware Google Glass owners: your high tech face computer could end up costing you a ton of money (besides the $1,500 price tag, that is). Analysts predict that the wearable pieces will become a financial burden if you decide to tether the Wi-Fi enabled device to your cell phone, effectively draining the hell out of your data plan. Read More
What do you do if you’re a Google Glass beta tester and a Tesla owner? Aside from eating caviar for every meal, you hack together an app that controls the electronic car via the use of your face computer. Sahas Katta, a software engineer, did that with the creation he brilliantly calls the “Glasstesla.” Read More
What’s that? You’ve developed a pair of computerized glasses that allow you to take pictures, record video, pull up directions, send messages and make calls all with a few simple voice commands? Well, that sounds lame.
Freelance tech journalist Ron Miller was excited to sign up for the Google Glass Explorers program, which delivers a beta version of the device to users at the steep price of $1,500. But when he finally got a chance to try out Glass, he wasn’t blown away the way he thought he might be. Toggling through a carousel menu was tiresome, and its functionality is pretty limited at the moment. So, Mr. Miller decided to return the device. Read More
Are you loving that sick marble bust at the Met, but lacking the dough to purchase something similar? Don’t worry, you can create your very own replica using Google Glass. Read More
After all the excitement of the cool things we’re going to be able to do on Google Glass (except watch hardcore porn), everyone’s apparently glossed over the fact that the devices are prime targets for malware and viruses. PC Mag reports that the Android-powered face computers are a “tempting target” for attackers since they’re already familiar with the operating system. Read More
Google Glass is predicted to become the next “it” product, so start saving unless you prefer feeling like a total social reject. According to Forrester Research, more than 22 million Americans — or 12 percent — are expected to purchase Glass when it’s released. In short, the $1,400 devices are on track to become as popular as the iPhone. Read More
Is Marc Andreessen trying to get someone to write a dystopian novel about our constantly connected near future? Because short of total environmental collapse, it’s hard to imagine a world bleaker than what he described today on CNBC. He thinks that one day soon, people will feel “cut off from the world” without their face computers/digital pacifiers.
Perhaps restrooms are the only place you might be able to wear Google Glass. Taking a cue from strip clubs, several state gaming commissions are barring the face computers from the premises for fear that people might use them to–what else?–cheat.
Earlier this week, New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a memo to a dozen casinos banning gamblers from wearing the camera-equipped devices inside. The ban follows similar edicts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Ohio, and Connecticut. Read More
Obviously the concerns of wearing Google Glass, the Internet-enabled face computer with a built-in camera and Keurig machine, are causing some alarm for privacy advocates. Because these paranoid people figure someone with a lightweight recording device strapped to their head might find some way to do evil, go figure. However, Google’s CEO Larry Page isn’t worried. Read More