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Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus Buy

In the jokiest, April Fools-y way possible, Twitter has fired some shots at immersive, wearable technology like Google Glass and even Oculus VR, which was recently acquired by “rival” Facebook. Oh no they di’int. Everyone has an April Fools’ joke to tell today. Google has a couple (per usual), Netflix has a video of a roasting chicken–it’s chaos, I tell …

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Google Glass Goes Fashionable with Ray-Ban, Oakley Deal

Google Glass is a lot of things, but one thing it’s not is particularly fashionable. When Google finally launches their wearable tech to the masses, all of the innovative features in the world aren’t going to help sell the thing if nobody wants to wear it on their face. In order to make Google Glass more fashionable, Google has just …

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San Francisco Bar Giving Free Drinks to ‘Outcast’ Glassholes

Let’s say you’re walking around San Francisco, donning a pair of Google Glass, when some guy comes up to you and asks you to stop filming him, lest he “beat the shit out of you”–or something like that. Let’s say you offer the fact that it’s your right to wear whatever you want in public and you’re not even recording …

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Leprechaun Burrito Created For LA Food Trucks Using Google Glass

Google recently shared a video of Roy Choi, co-founder of Kogi BBQ (a Los Angeles food truck), whipping up some of his “new spin on Irish cooking” for St. Patrick’s Day. Why? Because he’s a Google Glass explorer, and uses Glass to search for recipes. While wearing the device, and dodging a call from his mom, he makes the “East …

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Checking Maps While Driving Not Part of Cellphone Ban, Rules California Court

A California appeals court has ruled that consulting Google Maps on your cellphone is not the same thing as talking or texting on said phone, and therefore does not fall under the handheld ban the state issued back in 2008. Effectively, that means you can use your device to look up directions without the fear of an eagle-eyed cop handing …

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Google Lobbies to Keep Glass Legal on the Highway

In news that can’t come as much of a surprise, Google has begun to throw its mighty weight around to halt state legislation that would cripple or even totally ban the use of Google Glass while driving. Reuters reports that Google is currently lobbying officials in at least three states where anti-Google Glass legislation has sprung up, including Illinois, Delaware, …

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We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article sported the title “We Now Have a Report of a Google Glass Hate Crime.” Of course I wasn’t seriously giving it the gravity of a true hate crime. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I was just emphasizing the fact that the Google Glass explorers community considers themselves as such–a community, or a group. …

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UNC Basketball Player Straps on Google Glass for Warmups

Though you’re unlikely to see college or professional athletes sporting Google Glass during actual games, plenty of them are showing what it’s like to really be in the moment, POV style, through Google Glass. Here’s another example of just how cool Google Glass could be and what an asset it can be for POV documentation (as long as we get …

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Google: Being a Glasshole Will Ruin Everything for Everyone

With new and unfamiliar technology, one of the keys to making sure it grows is to make sure people have a good first impression. For instance, do you really think that all the mall cops of Segways helped Segway? I say that because Google is acknowledging that some Google Glass users are, well, Glassholes. TechCrunch pointed me toward Google’s Glass …

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Proposing Through Google Glass Is Already a Thing, Will Probably Become a Bigger Thing

Google Glass is still a technology in its infancy–with only a small percentage of “explorers” currently sporting the smart goggles. Still, that hasn’t stopped them from documenting even the most intimate and personal experiences via Glass, for the entire world to see. Case in point–the rash of Google Glass explorers that are using the tech to capture their marriage proposals. …

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The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass

As the legal battles between early Google Glass adopters and the law enforcement officials who can’t stand the Glassholes heat up, the country’s largest municipal police force is warming to the new tech. VentureBeat is reporting that the New York Police Department is running their own little beta test program for Google Glass, equipping a handful of their officers with …

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The Sacramento Kings Are Putting Google Glass on Their Players, Mascot, and Dancers

The Sacramento Kings are officially the tech geeks of the sports world. Just a few days ago, the Kings organization became the first professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin (people to purchase tickets and merch with the digital currency). Now, they’re strapping Google Glass on people and broadcasting the action on their jumbotron. From the Kings: The technology will allow …

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