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…
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…
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…
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…