Google Glass owners see the world through augmented reality, but what if they could also see another person's reality? This is somewhat Emotient's Google Glass app aims to do as it tries to guess what another person is feeling.
Another pair of bars have banned Google Glass. This time, the wearble tech has been banned at a bar in the SoMa district of San Francisco, which many believed would be amiable to the technology. The second bar is owned by the same person, and in a different part of town. For Glass users in the Bay Area, there seems to be a growing list of places that aren't open to their wearable.
Google Glass Explorers received the XE12 update back in mid-December. Shortly following the release of the update was news about how the next update had been delayed till February. Basically, that meant Google would be skipping the expected January update. But as many Explorers have likely realized -- the February update never arrived.
A woman is San Francisco claims to have been assaulted in a bar — for wearing Google Glass. Via Facebook, she claims to have been assaulted without provocation while showing friends how Glass worked. A few bar patrons took offense to her headwear, assaulting her before she was robbed her of her purse, phone, and Glass.
Kopin has unveiled their Pupil wearable system, which will immediately bring Google Glass to mind. The glasses from Kopin take a slightly different approach than Glass does, though. While the company had reference hardware on display (and for wear) at a recent unveiling, theirs is more a back-end solution — and a good one.
Google, coming by way of the Glass Explorers, has shared a new list of sorts. The list details a bit about what should be expected when wearing Glass. Basically, a list of do's and don'ts with a key option to not be "creepy or rude." This plays to the whole 'glasshole' term, but basically has Google reminding Explorers to respect others, be polite, and don't get snappy.
Google Glass has many uses, and now we can add surgery to the list. Two doctors at Indiana Hospital have performed the first surgery with Glass, an abdominal wall reconstruction. The reason for using Glass during surgery was as unique as the news of its use.
When it comes to Google Glass, there is as much good news as there is bad. Someone gets pulled over while wearing Glass, but the charges are dropped. A guy gets yanked from a movie theatre, accused of recording the film, but it was a misunderstanding. One thing that might be more concerning is early adopters who are becoming very vocal about limiting their usage, or leaving Glass behind altogether.
Google Glass, through it’s trials (literally) and tribulations, has a lot of upside amidst the bad press. Though nobody is really sure where the headwear will take us just yet, Virgin Atlantic is involved in a rather interesting trial of the heads-up headwear. At London’s Heathrow airport, Virgin staff servicing the Upper Class lounge are using Glass in a really unique way.