A California driver who received a ticket for wearing a Google Glass headset this week says the existing laws are unclear.
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October 31, 2013 The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for speeding — and for wearing a device that could block her view of the road.
Alex Blaszczuk used Google Glass to shoot this self portait.
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September 24, 2013 Computer technology offers us abilities we could once only dream about. But many companies have yet to recognize the commercial opportunity in making products for the disabled. Some argue that ignoring accessibility issues completely is a multi-billion dollar mistake.
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Parliament member Stella Creasy (second from right) and activist Caroline Criado-Perez (right) pose with a mock-up of the new 10-pound banknote featuring Jane Austen.
July 30, 2013 Also: Gary Shteyngart tests out Google Glass; Fifty Shades of Grey and the rise in handcuff accidents.
Stephen Balaban has re-engineered his Google Glass to allow for facial recognition.
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July 17, 2013 Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
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Physicist and writer David Brin, in Xian, China.
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July 11, 2013 More than 20 years ago, science fiction writer David Brin wrote about "Tru-Vu" goggles, used to surveil and record. It's not unlike Google Glass, which is available to testers today. Brin offers his predictions about how this technology will play out in the next decade.
Filmmaker Chris Barrett wearing his Google Glass. He is among the first 1,000 nondeveloper testers of the product.
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July 8, 2013 The wearable technology, which is being tested by a select group of users, was used to record an arrest on the Jersey Shore. The incident raises questions about citizen journalism and the limits of privacy in public.
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A visitor at the "NEXT Berlin" conference tries out Google Glass on April 24 in Berlin.
May 13, 2013 From privacy concerns to technology saturation, Google's new technology has had its fair share of criticism — and it's not even on sale yet. The company wants to change those negative perceptions of its wearable computer before it goes on sale to the public.
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May 6, 2013 Fred Armisen demonstrated the all-the-rage wearable computer on Saturday Night Live. Let's just say Armisen, as Weekend Update tech correspondent Randall Meeks, found a few flaws in the device.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses at an event on the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay campus on Feb. 20.
March 25, 2013 Google's yet-to-be-released wearable computer sounds amazing, like something out of science fiction. But not everyone is in awe, and some groups, and even one lawmaker, say the technology raises concerns that need to be addressed.
This view from Google Glass shows the wearable technology's perspective. Selected applicants will be chosen via social media and given the opportunity to try them.
February 20, 2013 The company is seeking testers for Google Glass, an augmented technology eyewear. Applicants who are selected for the program will be allowed to buy the device for $1,500.
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