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First Case of Google Glass Addiction Reported

Internet addiction, however, is not yet recognized by the APA

(Newser) - A 31-year-old enlisted service member who recently checked himself into the US Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program for alcohol addiction began suffering an entirely unexpected withdrawal during the 35-day program. It turns out that when the program stripped him of Google Glass, which he'd been wearing 18 hours... More »

Eroding Privacy? Blame Humans, Not Google Glass

They existed long before this tech: Whitney Erin Boesel

(Newser) - Now that anyone can buy Google Glass , we're sure to see an increase in the number of " Glassholes " roaming the streets, taking pictures of people without their consent. And many people will likely decry Google Glass, as we've decried other technological advances before, claiming it's... More »

You Can Buy Google Glass Tomorrow

...Assuming you want to pay $1,500 for it

(Newser) - Good news everyone: Tomorrow, for one day only, Google is letting the general public buy Google Glass, without having to participate in a fawning social media contest , the Wall Street Journal reports. Now, the only thing standing between you and the eye-mounted gadget is any aversions you have to looking... More »

Google Glass Wearer Claims 'Hate Crime' in Bar Incident

Critics say she had no right to be recording them

(Newser) - Google Glass has been involved in speeding tickets , alleged movie-taping , and now its first bar altercation. A woman in San Francisco says she got attacked by "wanker Google Glass haters" for wearing the glasses inside a Haight Street establishment, reports the Los Angeles Times . Tech publicist Sarah Slocum wrote... More »

Google to Glass Users: Avoid Being 'Creepy'

Company issues ever-so-helpful list of dos, don'ts

(Newser) - After a number of unpleasant incidents , Google has some helpful advice for users of Glass: "Don't be a Glasshole." That's just one of many tips offered in a new list of dos and don'ts for users, compiled from feedback from those who've actually tried... More »

Former Fan: Google Glass Is a Headache—Literally

Chris Barrett thinks gadget should come with a health warning

(Newser) - Should Google Glass come with a health warning? Chris Barrett thinks so. Barrett was once one of Glass's top champions. He was the first to film an arrest with it, and even convinced Bon Jovi's keyboard player to wear it onstage. But now he rarely wears the device,... More »

NYPD Testing Google Glass as Crime-Fighting Tool

Police are experimenting with a few pairs of the glasses

(Newser) - VentureBeat reports on a development that could make "stop-and-frisk" seem downright quaint: The New York City Police Department has scored a few pairs of Google Glass and is testing them out on the streets. “We’re looking at them, you know, seeing how they work," says... More »

Google Glass Gets a New Look

Four titanium frames now available

(Newser) - The Verge sums it up thusly: "Google Glass just got a lot less geeky." That's due to today's announcement of the Titanium Collection for Google Glass, a fashion-forward collection of four extra-light titanium frames that will offer an option to those with bad vision—or those... More »

Developer Makes Google Glass Sex App

It allows partners to switch views, record

(Newser) - Well, it was only a matter of time. Sex With Google Glass, a brand-new app developed in London, intends to make your sex life better with Google's latest toy. The main feature is the ability to switch your point of view and see what your partner is seeing. But... More »

Feds Yank Google Glass User From Theater

He was brought in for 'voluntary interview'

(Newser) - Can Google Glass—which includes a camera—be worn in movie theaters? One theater in Columbus, Ohio, decided not and had federal agents pull a a Glass-wearer from his seat. The agent confiscated the Glass, told the unnamed man he had been busted illegally taping the movie, and took him... More »

Not Guilty: Google Glass Wearer Cleared in Traffic Court

Official says there's no proof that Cecelia Abadie's device was on at the time

(Newser) - It's a Google Glass legal precedent: A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation today against a woman who was wearing the device while driving . Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because the code she was cited for requires proof that the device was... More »

Uh Oh, Wearable Tech: Pirates Are Ignoring You

Counterfeiter apathy a 'warning signal' for industry

(Newser) - Is wearable technology like Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch destined to be a short-lived fad? China's famously adept counterfeiters appear to think so, in what one expert tells CNN should be a "serious warning signal" for the tech industry. CNN reporters visited almost two... More »

Sony's 'Wearable Tech' Idea: a Wig

Complete with GPS, camera, and sensors to detect blood pressure

(Newser) - Watch out Google Glass , Sony is delving into wearable technology—and fashion, apparently—with a patent for a wig that can check your blood pressure, detect objects around you, and even help blind people navigate roads, the BBC reports. Sony thinks its SmartWig, worn "in addition to natural hair,... More »

A First? Driver Gets Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

Woman in California might be testing new legal ground

(Newser) - It's a tech milestone of sorts. A woman in San Diego has gotten what might be the first ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. When she got pulled over speeding, the officer also cited her for "Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass)," reports Engadget... More »

Doctor Performs Surgery Wearing Google Glass

Surgeon in India says it could be a huge help to rural hospitals

(Newser) - A surgeon in India performed two minor operations while wearing Google Glass , a feat he says demonstrates the device's potential to transform medical care in rural areas, reports the Wall Street Journal . The surgeon did hernia and gastro-intestinal procedures and live-streamed both to a group of doctors and medical... More »

Google Patents 'Street View' Walking Sticks

Soon, hikers might be helping map the world as they walk

(Newser) - First, there were Google Street View cars. But cars can't go everywhere, so next came Google's Trekker, a big contraption worn like a backpack that snaps photos off the beaten path. What's next? Think smaller. GeekWire reports that the company just scored a new patent : "It’... More »

Google Rejects Porn App for Glass

It would have helped people record sexual encounters and share the results

(Newser) - Google Glass will be a porn-free device if the company can help it. Google yesterday rejected a pornography app for Glass just hours after Seattle developer MiKandi announced one, reports PC World . It would have allowed users to record sexual encounters and share the results on a website with anonymous... More »

Google Bars Facial Recognition Apps for Glass

At least for now, on privacy concerns

(Newser) - Google doesn't want users of Google Glass to be able to get the lowdown on people they encounter, at least for the time being. In a blog post last night, the company said it would not allow facial recognition apps for the device, reports Mashable . "As Google has... More »

Google Glass Could Make Us Less Annoying

'It's way, way less distracting than checking your smartphone': Manjoo

(Newser) - Given all the hate that's been piled on Google Glass lately, Farhad Manjoo strapped on a pair "expecting to experience the digital equivalent of a machine hacked together with duct tape and construction paper." Instead, he came away convinced that Glass, or something like it, will define... More »

Tesla Discussing 'Autopilot' for Cars With Google

Elon Musk aims for affordable version for his electric cars

(Newser) - Electric carmaker Tesla is talking with Google about developing an "autopilot" system for its cars, reports Bloomberg . Google, of course, has been testing "self-driving" cars for a few years, though Tesla chief Elon Musk dislikes the term. "Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you... More »

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