The problem with wearable technology like Google Glass is that it is very obvious. Granted the design is sleek and elegant, but the fact that there is a tiny computer strapped to your face is a giveaway that this is definitely not your regular pair of glasses, which in some cases might even lead to hostility. Show More Summary
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While many of us worry about the ways in which Google Glass could be used to infringe on peoples' privacy, scientists Saarland University in Germany have instead developed a process in which the high-tech eyewear could ensure privacy. Show More Summary
Is Google Glass really "killing cities" or just the douchebags who wear them? Are mines bringing cities down—literally? Is the Bowery doomed? Is Berlin really over? We examine these questions and more, in this week's edition of What's Ruining Our Cities. Read more...
I'm a Google Glass owner and I've had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I'm scratching my head when I'm using Glass and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they're all pretty bad. Show More Summary
Google Glass explorers are not very popular in some circles, and the legal repercussions of wearing Google Glass are mounting, as laws are lagging behind the popularity of the wearable technology. Driving While Wearing Glass We first saw the legal confusion surrounding Google Glass last November when Google Glass Explorer......
Google Glass videos are notable for their seamless first-person perspective, which puts you not only in someone else's shoes but in their eyes. You see what they see. No wonder, then, that the empathy-rich form is being hijacked by a PSA effort—to show you something you wouldn't want to see in the first place. Show More Summary
Patent filings indicate Samsung's Google Glass rival may place an augmented reality keyboard on your fingers.
The advent of Google Glass might an important moment in technological history, but it's also the world's first panty-upper.
Billed as a "lifestyle boutique hotel alternative," the ACME Hotel in River North has a hip, young?dare we say "alternative"?way of doing things. First, there are blueberry-lavender "doughssants" in its coffee shop and a bar made out of leather belts in its lobby. Show More Summary
Just eight months ago, Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan took a tour of Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, trying on Glass. Now he wants to ban YouTube and Facebook.
Google Glass is one of the most exciting things to happen in the gadget world ever, and everyone seems to …
Mini-computers with head-mounted display like 'Google Glass' don't just alarm privacy activists. Rather, they also enable applications increasing data protection. Computer scientists demonstrate this by combining Google Glass with cryptography methods and novel techniques of image processing to withdraw money at cash machines or to read encrypted documents.
Just eight months ago, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a tour around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, trying out Google Glass, riding in the company’s driverless car and declaring his government would seek to emulate the company’s technological innovation. Now he wants to ban YouTube and Facebook.
Wearable technology has its fair number of champions at this point in time, where among them include Google Glass as well as Samsung’s recently announced range of Gear devices. Having said that, smart fashion might be something thatShow More Summary
Google Glass might not be welcome everywhere, but I am quite sure that this is not going to slow down the adoption rate of Google Glass anytime soon when it finally becomes easily available over to the masses. In fact, Emotient, a facial...Show More Summary
In order to reduce power consumption, the AR processor’s network architecture imitates the neurons in the brain.
Unit still costs $1500 and you'll need to have it shipped within the U.S. It seems as though Google is ready to make another round of people into Glass Explorers, as email invites for the $1500 headwear are rolling out to folks who signed up on the Glass website. Show More Summary
Google's new wearable tech device, Glass, has a lot going for it. Sure, it's ridiculously expensive and poses any number of profound ethical concerns. But it also promises to bring augmented-reality technology into the mainstream.