Apparently Google Glass Addiction Is Now A Thing

For the first time ever, psychologists have treated an individual for internet addiction disorder caused by overuse of Google Glass. The patient had been exhibiting withdrawal symptoms when not using the device, and even dreamt he was wearing it. » 10/15/14 9:40am 10/15/14 9:40am

Google Glass Will Allow Guns to Shoot Around Corners

If you've ever dreamed of a gun that could shoot around corners or over barricades, Google Glass is here to help. Now, if you link your smart gun to your Glass, you can aim for targets that are out of visual range. » 6/05/14 1:21pm 6/05/14 1:21pm

Google Glass in the Gobi: Uncovering Something Big

Last summer, a team led by the Museum's Provost of Science Michael Novacek and Paleontology Division Chair Mark Norell headed to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia for the annual American Museum of Natural History/Mongolian Academy of Sciences expedition. The group included Aki Watanabe, one of Norell's students at the… » 4/27/14 6:59pm 4/27/14 6:59pm

Does it make you feel safer to know the NYPD will have Google Glass?

The NYPD is getting Google Glasses — for a test run, at least. And it could just be the first police department of many. Does this make you feel safer? » 2/06/14 7:33am 2/06/14 7:33am

So now Homeland Security can detain suspected movie pirates?

This story is all kinds of weird. A guy wearing Google Glass in an Ohio movie theater was detained for hours by agents from . . . the Department of Homeland Security. What? Was this guy a terrorist with awful taste in consumer electronics? Nope. He was suspected of piracy. » 1/21/14 4:12pm 1/21/14 4:12pm

California Woman Gets Charged for Wearing Google Glass While Driving

Well, it was bound to happen. A Google Glass-wearer was ticketed in San Diego last night for "driving with a monitor visible" — the same law that prevents people from watching TV in their cars. But there are exceptions for GPS and satellite radio devices, so we can't help but wonder if the cop did the right thing. » 10/30/13 9:40am 10/30/13 9:40am

In Memories with Maya, human sexuality gets an upgrade

What happens when you mix virtual reality, haptic interfaces, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence? That’s what Clyde deSouza explores in his highly entertaining near-future science-fiction novel, Memories with Maya. » 8/20/13 4:30pm 8/20/13 4:30pm

New game creates a hive mind out of Google Glass users

By encouraging Glass users to behave and work like virtual ants, a new game called Swarm! is showing the tremendous potential for augmented reality to bring crowdsourcing to the next level — if not to humanity itself. » 8/06/13 4:40pm 8/06/13 4:40pm

Gary Shteyngart tries Google Glasses, and the results are Super Sad

In his novel Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart writes about a society, five minutes into the future, that has a weird neurotic relationship with gadgets and social media, as focused through a device called an "äppärät." Now, Shteyngart has tried the Google Glass, and in many ways the future he wrote about… » 7/29/13 1:28pm 7/29/13 1:28pm

The inventor of Google Glass is designing a wearable computer for dogs

The device will reportedly enable dogs to send commands to a human. The potential applications – from disability assistance to bomb-detection to search and rescue – are manifold. » 7/11/13 1:40pm 7/11/13 1:40pm

Is this the first arrest ever recorded by Google Glass?

On July 4, a fight broke out on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Documentary filmmaker Chris Barrett happend to be wearing his Glass at the time — and what he recorded may go down as the first arrest ever caught with the device. » 7/08/13 4:37pm 7/08/13 4:37pm

This contact lens could eventually make Google Glass obsolete

Google Glass is great, but it's also big, clunky, and exceedingly obvious. What would be more practical is something that could be fitted directly onto the eye, like a contact lens. Korean researchers have taken a major step towards achieving that goal. » 6/07/13 12:20pm 6/07/13 12:20pm

Google Glass Rival Hires 'Cyborg' Steve Mann as Chief Scientist

Wearables pioneer Steve Mann has joined forces with Meta, an ambitious startup that’s currently working on the world’s first entry-level augmented reality glasses. » 5/23/13 9:40am 5/23/13 9:40am

Why does this 'Google Glass 2.0' video seem so wrong?

A Toronto-based creative agency has put together its vision of what the next version of Google Glass might look like. There are some really neat ideas in there, but the video also feels a bit... off. What do you think? » 5/15/13 3:40pm 5/15/13 3:40pm

If you want to understand the ethical implications of Google Glass,…

Several years ago, scifi filmmaker and videogame designer Jim Munroe wrote a film called Infest Wisely, an anthology of short movies about the near future. "Early Adopter" is a story about a woman who ingests nanobots that allow her to take pictures with her eyes, invisibly, without anyone realizing she's filming… » 3/14/13 5:53pm 3/14/13 5:53pm

Google Glass Ushers in the Next Wave of Cybernetic Hate Crimes

Last week, a cafe in Seattle banned the use of Google Glass, a reflection of the growing concern about the ways this cutting-edge technology might be abused. But the critics are ignoring the technology’s potential to make our lives safer and more democratic. Worse, by stigmatizing its use, the Glass-haters are… » 3/14/13 1:00pm 3/14/13 1:00pm

Could this photograph change the future?

A few weeks after Google announced the completion of their paradigm-warping technology Google Glass, this picture appeared in the G+ account of Google VP Sebastian Thrun. It was taken while he was playing with his son and wearing his Glass technology — basically, a pair of "smart" glasses that can give you a virtual… » 5/10/12 9:20am 5/10/12 9:20am