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Congrats, Google Glass researchers, obviousness successfully stated

Congrats, Google Glass researchers, obviousness successfully stated

Of all the faults, goofy aesthetics, and generally questionable decisions around Google Glass, the fact that wearing it on your face means you might not be able to see quite as clearly seems a pretty commonsense issue. Still, a team at the University of California, San Francisco opted to look at just that, trying to figure out whether a head-mounted display could in fact present a significant risk to peripheral vision. It'll come as little surprise to find that having a chunk of electronics poised over your right eye does indeed block off some of your visual field.

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Google Glass, wearables effectively banned at movies

Google Glass, wearables effectively banned at movies

In an update to their joint policy on piracy, the MPAA and NATO have agreed that any and all recording devices must now be stowed away during a movie. That’s not new, but this is the first time their policy specifically addresses wearable tech. On a “mainstream” level, those Google Glass owners will have to take their headwear off — and turn it off — during a film. The new rules also state that law enforcement will be called if they think you’re filming.

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Twitter drops Google Glass, app no longer available

Twitter drops Google Glass, app no longer available

Twitter is perfect for Google Glass. The small-ish social microblogging platform is great for Glass’ small screen, where snippets of info can be digested quickly. If you’re a big Google Glass/Twitter fan, you might want to guard the app carefully from now on. One Reddit user found that uninstalling Twitter from his Glass apps list left them eternally wanting, unable to get it back. After reaching out to Twitter about the problem, it seems the Twitter Glass app is no more.

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Google Glass update doesn’t play nice with Android Wear

Google Glass update doesn’t play nice with Android Wear

Google has just released updates to both its MyGlass companion app and the Google Glass XE22 firmware itself that adds the most requested feature of mirroring your phone's notifications. While it is a welcome change that makes the smart eyepiece a lot more useful for some people, it seems that the implementation hit a little snag. Aside from disabling notifications on an Android Wear smartwatch paired with the same phone, which is an explicit "feature", it apparently, hopefully accidentally, cuts off most, if not all, communication between the smartwatch and the smartphone as well.

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Navy doctors say serviceman has Google Glass addiction

Navy doctors say serviceman has Google Glass addiction

Smartphones and similar gadgets have become a significant part of many people's lives, being used to communicate, to read, to navigate, and more. Their use is so frequent that many people have reported experiencing phantom vibrations, believing they felt their phone vibrate when it didn't; others say they wake up in the middle of the night to check their phone. It isn't surprising, then, that some have found themselves addicted to various types of technology, and now counted among them is what is being called the first case of Google Glass addiction.

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Google Glass update brings app notifications syncing

Google Glass update brings app notifications syncing

Google's smartglasses have yet another update inbound, this one bringing with it new functionality that will make life a bit easier for users. Once it arrives, Google Glass users will be able to see Android app notifications from their smartphone on the wearable, giving a hands-free option to see what notifications you have and whether any of them are worth pulling your phone out for. Those using an Android Wear device will likely already be familiar with the Notification Sync feature.

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Dubai police tap Dredd with Google Glass face recognition

Dubai police tap Dredd with Google Glass face recognition

The most tricked-out police force on earth have just gotten an upgrade. Dubai, one of the most quickly expanding cities in modernity have just given their police force the OK to incorporate Google Glass into their daily routine. Their aim? Facial recognition for the masses.

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HTC Glass “leak” Busted

HTC Glass “leak” Busted

What in the world are we looking at this morning - an HTC headset akin to Google Glass? Absolutely not. This device isn’t necessarily going to make it past the drawing board, but tips from Portugal suggest we’re about to see one of HTC’s oddest devices yet.

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Google Glass might be arriving in Canada soon

Google Glass might be arriving in Canada soon

Our Canadians friends could be seeing Google's wearable arrive in the near future, at least if a card surfacing in a recent pair of Glass is any indication. Nothing firm has been stated, but the card serves as a pretty solid hint that the wearable could finally be making its way north.

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Samsung Gear Blink/Glass said to be arriving March 2015

Samsung Gear Blink/Glass said to be arriving March 2015

Samsung might yet be widening the divide with Google, wedging Tizen right in the middle. Although the rumored "Gear Glass", now referred to as "Gear Blink" unsurprisingly didn't make it to the showroom floor of IFA, Samsung might be planning on unveiling this Tizen-powered eyewear as early as the first quarter of 2015.

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Google Glass XE21.0 update gives better traveling tools

Google Glass XE21.0 update gives better traveling tools

Google has started rolling out a new firmware update to Google Glass that improves on one of the most common use cases for the smart eyewear: travel. XE20.0 (amusingly no fractional part to the version number this time) gives faster updates for time-critical, and sometimes not so time-critical, information and better integrates with Waze "smart" commuting.

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Cyborg Unplug keeps Google Glass and drones away

Cyborg Unplug keeps Google Glass and drones away

While we might drool over technology and gadgets that make us into virtual cyborgs or commanders of an army of flying robots, privacy advocates are more concerned about the potential risks and violations that could happen. Enter Unplug, a hand-sized gadget that may not be able to completely keep out Glass users and drones from your home or business establishment but will at least keep them off your Internet network and hinder them from uploading and spreading their spy shots.

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