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Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Google Glass has plenty of issues. There's a fair chance you'll get laughed at for wearing it, or at the very least stared at. Battery life won't last you a day, and the list of things you can actually do with the wearable is limited. For all the Saturday Night Live skits and "Glasshole" jokes, though, wearables aren't going away, and that means a new set of security problems for those whose job it is to keep data safe. We sat down with Marc Rogers, long-time threat intelligence expert and current Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security to talk wearable risks, what happens when your Nest turns against you, and the big Glass elephant in the room.

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Google Glass creators talk “staring” and the social implications of wearables

Google Glass creators talk “staring” and the social implications of wearables

As Google Glass continues to be a unique sort of hardware / software platform in the industry, so too do the creators of the wearable computer stay hot commodities for question and answer sessions. In the feature you're about to see, two members of the main Glass creation and development team discuss the social etiquette involved in the creation of the platform. Steve Lee, Product Director for Glass, and Charles Mendis, Engineer on Glass, spoke up during a fireside chat at Google I/O 2013.

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Olympus wearable modular camera tipped

Olympus wearable modular camera tipped

Olympus has wearable display plans of its own, a new patent reveals, effectively splitting a digital camera into two pieces - eye-worn screen and imaging unit - for more flexibility in photography. The patent, "Camera and Wearable Image Display Apparatus", describes a monocular eye-piece display that connects wirelessly to a camera body, clicking into image preview and review mode when the camera is held still to take one or more photos.

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MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

If there's one thing people keep asking from Google Glass and other augmented reality headsets, it's facial-recognition to bypass those "who am I talking to again?" moments. The first implementation of something along those lines for Google's wearable has been revealed, MedRef for Glass, a hospital management app by NeatoCode Techniques which can attach patient photos to individual health records and then later recognize them based on face-matching.

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Google Glass in action: the wearable camera

Google Glass in action: the wearable camera

Google Glass isn't solely about photography, but that's inevitably the first thing you try out - and the first thing you demonstrate to people when they inevitably ask you questions. Right now there seem to be two approaches to wearables like Glass, either aiming to make the headset blend in, and not cause waves by avoiding being noticed in the first place, or by facing the privacy and photography concerns people have face-on, and opening up a dialog about how bodyworn tech is going to change things. Maybe the fact I picked Google's tangerine-finish Glass Explorer Edition is an indicator, but I'm all for challenging the status-quo rather than hoping it will merely blend in.

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Mayer reportedly new Jawbone director as Yahoo eyes wearables

Mayer reportedly new Jawbone director as Yahoo eyes wearables

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has joined the board of portable gadget specialist Jawbone - known for its UP fitness monitor, headsets, and speakers - it's reported, reigniting chatter that the search company might look to leveraging wearables along the lines of Google's Glass. Mayer had apparently been in talks with Jawbone about a director's position prior to joining Yahoo back in July 2012, so AllThingsD reports, and has already attended at least one board meeting sources at the company claim.

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Gibson meets Glass: Cyberpunk creator dons Google’s wearable

Gibson meets Glass: Cyberpunk creator dons Google’s wearable

Neuromancer author and arguably the father of wearable tech in fiction William Gibson finally met up with Google Glass at the weekend, donning the headset and finding - to his frustration - himself left intrigued by it. Gibson - whose 1984 novel coined the term "cyberspace" as well as kickstarted the cyberpunk genre - got to try out Google's developer-version of the wearable at an event at the New York Public Library, after one member of the audience brought along their new unit.

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Genius unveils wearable Ring Mouse 2

Genius unveils wearable Ring Mouse 2

When it comes to controlling a computer from across the room, such as your home theater PC, finding a place to use a traditional mouse can be a challenge. The problem with using a mouse from the couch is that you often end up having to lean forward and use it on the coffee table or the curved arm of your couch, which doesn't always work well. Genius previously offered the original Ring Mouse and the company has announced an updated version.

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Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

If you've been waiting for a smartwatch ever since Apple released the super-cute iPod that fit perfectly on a wristwatch strap, you may be in luck - Google is reportedly making one running Android. But then there've been reports of Apple making a smartwatch too. And LG is making one as well, and Samsung, and who knows which other companies - smartwatches from every angle, I tell you! But today's report about Google comes from the Financial Times where they've got an inside contact, so it's best we listen.

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