Did you buy Google Glass? If you did, and live in the UK, you’ll have to shelve it should you want to visit the cinema. A newly placed ban on the heads-up wearable means that nearly 4,000 screens in 750 theatres across the UK won’t take to your Glass-wearing ways. The ban comes days after Google released their wearable for users across the pond.
A complex new scheme for stealing passwords via Glass has been floating around, showing how the wearable can be used to detect and store password info. It’s fairly accurate, too, recognizing over 80% of entered codes. Just by watching someone enter their info, a Glass user could potentially have access.
Google is giving Glass a refresh, making the wearable faster and longer-lasting, though likely to infuriate early-adopters all the same as unlike before they won't be given the opportunity to swap to the new version. The new Glass will now have 2GB of memory - double the 1GB of RAM the current Explorer Edition model has - and the promise of around 15-percent longer battery life thanks to a combination of firmware released today and quietly-made hardware changes a few months back.
With Google I/O starting tomorrow, eager tech fans await what could be in store for us. We’re sure to get a few trinkets like Android Wear, but Google also made some glaring omissions from their session schedule this year. Unlike years past, the company isn’t covering all of their services, and have left a few in the lurch.
The 2014 edition of Google I/O is about to begin, but not before a whole new batch of apps for Google Glass can be launched. Starting this week, several new experiences will be brought to the Google Glass world, including Runtastic, GuidiGO, Duolingo, The Guardian, 94Fifty Basketball, Livestream, Goal.com, musiXmatch, Shazam, Star Chart, Allthecooks, and none other than Zombies, Run!
After being relegated to the US, and limited to a semi-closed beta, Google Glass is opening up. Earlier today, the device support page had the UK listed, and shortly after opened up for sales overseas. The pricing, unfortunately for our UK readers, is similarly steep to the US variant.
“The Google Glass.” That’s how more than a few elders in our society phrased Google Glass after seeing it the first time. A new video highlights what happens when Mom and Pop get hold of Glass. Most had no idea what it was at first, and at least one woman was mildly frightened to even touch it.
Google Glass is being received positively in the medical community, where time is often essential. Doctors and Nurses alike enjoy the heads-up display, and ease of getting health records when seconds matter. We’ve seen Glass at work in various beta programs, but one Developer has created an app that lets doctors anywhere get access to our records.
Google I/O is just around the corner, akin place at the end of the month at Moscone West in San Francisco. After a successful WWDC from Apple, Google has some big shoes to fill at Moscone West. Tempering our expectations, here are a few of the things we expect from Google later this month.
The cinema chair Alamo Drafthouse, never one to tolerate errant technology use in the theater, has taken the first step for officially cracking down on Google Glass's presence during movies. From now on, Glass will have to be removed before the movie starts.