It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances…
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have pitted traditional texting against voice texting using Google Glass and – surprise! – the face computer is just as distracting while driving.
Ferrari just hit 15 million followers on Facebook. To celebrate, they put their social-media-guru-ninja-hyper-influencer in the passenger seat of LaFerrari for a hot lap around Fiorano. And of course he captured it all with Google Glass.
We've long known that Google wanted to make Glass fashionable, and now it's teamed up with Diane Von Furstenberg to create a series of alternative frames for its face-mounted computer. You can decide for yourselves if they look good or not.
Very few things can faithfully encapsulate the organized chaos that is a real, professional pit-stop. Maybe an Ethiopian intersection, but that's about it. Graham Rahal's IndyCar team decided to do their best at just that, by affixing members of their pit crew team with the all-seeing Google Glass.
United Airlines told a customer on one of their flights Thursday morning that she couldn't wear her Google Glass during the flight, saying it was a security concern.
Amidst the Google Glass backlash, two pilots at Adventia European College of Aeronautics in Spain set an aviation milestone as they wore Google Glass in the cockpit for the first time using special tools that demonstrate the potential benefits of using the devices while flying an aircraft.
"Computers are killing the automotive hobby!" Car geeks say this with defeatist disdain; tech nerds utter it with futurist superiority. Thing is, they're both wrong. Virtual reality and wearable tech could very well save hobbyist mechanics from becoming the 21st century's horseshoe installers. Here's how.
Remember the woman who got a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving? Well, her citation's been dismissed by a San Diego court commissioner, who said he found no proof the device was operating at the time.
Hyundai just announced the newest thing for Google Glass owners: the 2015 Genesis sedan. It's got 333 horsepower, seats five, and thanks to Blue Link cloud connectivity, you'll be able to lock, unlock or start the car from your face computer.
Probably a murky area of the law right now, but we're thrilled to see a big first step towards criminalizing face computers.
Sure, you'll probably look a bit like a tool wearing them, and West Virginia's already banned their use while driving, but even so I think Google Glass (Google's reality-augmenting spectacles project, for those unaware) can offer a great deal to car lovers, both while driving and otherwise. So far, I've got five…
I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Tons of people can't be trusted not to text, surf the Internet, tweet and/or sext from their cell phones when they're behind the wheel, so why would we expect them not to use Google Glass when they're driving? So while Google's "augmented reality" glasses aren't even…