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Wearing Google Glass to a movie theater leads to interrogation by federal agents
January 21, 2014 | 2:23 pm

google-glass-prescription-lenses-900-80Here’s an article that points out a problem that will only become more common as wearables do. A member of the Google Glass program had prescription lenses on his Glass, and wore them everywhere as his regular glasses. He didn’t have any other prescription glasses, so he wore them to a movie, with the Google Glass part turned off. He’d been to an AMC theater with the Glass three times, but this particular time (watching the new Jack Ryan movie, no less) a federal agent came in, plucked the glasses off his head, and proceeded to accuse him of...

Facial recognition for random strangers, coming soon to Google Glass and your smartphone
January 8, 2014 | 9:39 pm

nametag_1Smartphones might be good for e-reading, but soon they’ll be able to read your face, too. Remember the uproar when Facebook announced plans to add face recognition identity tagging to its photos? It turned out only to be meant to tag people who you’d friended already, but to hear most people you’d have thought they were going to have their identities revealed to total strangers. Well, CNET Australia now reports on a forthcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass that could reveal your identity to total strangers. Called NameTag, the app will allow users to snap photos...

Google’s WIMM Labs acquisition flags prospects for wrist e-readers
August 31, 2013 | 8:56 pm

The news that Google has quietly been the owner for a year now of smartwatch startup WIMM Labs confirms the prospects for a new generation of smart wrist devices that I highlighted earlier in TeleRead. And with Samsung's Galaxy Gear wrist device now only days away from launch, it looks like this new generation will be rolling out with at least some of the devices running varieties of Android, with access—at least in principle—to the library of e-reader apps on the Google Play Store. WIMM Labs already has one device, the WIMM One, based on Android. And although this unit hardly challenges...

Tablets and mobile just took a generational leap forward
July 25, 2013 | 2:07 pm

tabletsWith the blogs and newswires buzzing over Google's update of its hugely popular Nexus 7 tablet, as well as Google's release of the new ChromeCast HDMI dongle, it's not hard to conclude that quite a lot is happening in the world of Android. The Nexus 7 tablet, after all, was arguably the device that really put Android tablets on the map over the iPad. And the new ChromeCast dongle, for those of you who may not be familiar with it, essentially turns any mobile device (Android or iOS), or any Chrome browser-equipped PC or laptop, into a video-streaming hub able to feed media...

Weekend Roundup: Lawsuits, Google Glass, Author Appearances and more
May 18, 2013 | 8:10 am

Weekend RoundupIndia's OMICS Publishing Group threatens scholarly critic with $1 billion lawsuit, jail time (Boing Boing) OMICS Publishing Group, an Indian scholarly publisher has threatened to sue one of its critics, Metadata librarian Jeffrey Beall, for $1 billion, and has threatened him with prison time over posts he made to his prominent Scholarly Open Access site. Changes at The New York Times Book Review (New York Observer) The New York Times Book Review is modernizing under the editorship of Pamela Paul, who was appointed to the position in early April. The Astoria Bookshop to Open This August on 31st Street (We Heart Astoria) I’ll just let that title sink in...

Want a pair of Google Glass specs? Here’s how to get ‘em…
February 20, 2013 | 11:08 am

So we’re all hip to Google’s latest consumer mega-project, Glass, right? The company that's synonymous with ‘looking things up on the Web’ hasn’t released much information on its Glass project lately—not since they opened pre-orders to developers and media at their 2012 I/O event. A New York City resident who describes himself as a "wearable computing and augmented reality enthusiast" spotted Google co-founder Sergey Brin rocking a test pair on a NYC subway earlier in the year; supposedly another hundred or so pairs were out there being tested at the time. In the meantime, Google has given us plebeians a little Google Glass taster in...

Better Living Through Glasses, by Matt Hayler
April 5, 2012 | 9:14 am

- i have sounded all things with my sight; / and i struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright - h.p. lovecraft - nemesis - Google have announced a new development, Project Glass, based around augmented reality goggles/glasses which can add Google functionality (maps, searches, sharing, etc.) onto the real world. Here's their speculative trailer: A little more on the project here and here. As a twitter conversation I'm having while I write this is affirming, the trailer has...issues: @cryurchin @lddurbin Totally a fan of this idea until the guy asked for directions from the bookshop front door to the music...