The New York Police Department could soon become an army of glassholes. It has received several pairs of the $1,500 face computers and is evaluating them to see if they can fit into the intelligence unit’s method of tracking criminals, Read More
The future is here for the visually impaired. Google announced today that glasses wearers can finally use the $1,500 face computer by clipping them on to specially made prescription lenses with frames created by the company.
Although Glass hasn’t publicly launched yet, Google is selling the frames to Explorers on its website. They cost an extra $225 and come in four BlackBerry-approved titles, including Bold, Curve, Thin and Split. There are also two tinted lens types, but it doesn’t appear Transitions is included. Read More
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.
New York could be the latest state in wanting to ban Google Glass from being used while driving if one politician has his way.
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) announced yesterday he’s introducing legislation that would restrict motorists from using the Internet-connected face computers because it’s “extremely dangerous technology.” In a press release obtained by Betabeat, he referenced the recent case of a California woman who was ticketed for distracted driving as a reason why his law should be enacted in New York. Read More
At Betabeat, we never rest in finding the most obscure tech angle in anything that interests us. So we felt especially blessed today that this season’s Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, is on a tour of tech companies in Silicon Valley and tweeted this photo. Good for us, because it’s just slightly “tech enough” to warrant a post. Read More
In preparation for this year’s upcoming public launch of Google Glass, a British lifestyle blog conducted a survey to gauge people’s excitement levels—and discovered that everyone’s just too damn embarrassed to walk around like a fool with a face computer. Read More
As we prepare for tonight’s freezing exhale from Canada (née “polar vortex“), it’s important that we check on the most at risk people in the world: Google Glass owners. Apparently there’s concern that the futuristic face computers might not hold up in the subzero temperatures since staying inside to avoid hypothermia like a normal person is apparently not a feasible option. Read More
Pinterest boards, viral proposal videos and engagement status updates — it’s tough to decide which online wedding trends to hate most these days.
Outside of the tech bubble, people residing in real America are apparently living blissfully unaware of what Google Glass is. Enthusiast blog Glass Almanac shoved a picture of a human wearing the $1,500 face computer in front of of 400 people and discovered that only 40 percent could identify what it was. Read More