We all knew this day would come, with all of the smaller and hidden cameras on phones, smartwatches and products like Google Glass it was only time before the MPAA stepped in and shut things down. This is exactly what they have done in conjunction with the National Association of Theatre Owners (yes NATO). It is not just Google Glass that they have gone after but a number of other wearables that contain recording technology like the Samsung Gear series of smart watches. The blanket ban does not prohibit someone from bringing them in, but it does require that the devices are removed and turned off for the duration of the movie.
When we first saw Google Glass as a concept one question jumped to my mind: when will the bans start? The idea that you can wear a piece of technology that is capable of on demand recording of your point of view had to strike a nerve in someone. So far we have watched as Casinos, Bars… Adult entertainment clubs and even art galleries have outright prohibited the wearing of glass inside them. Now the one that we thought would be most vocal has finally spoken up as we see our first cinema chain refuse them.
You have seen them around, the guys wearing Google Glass and you know that you have to wonder if they are recording you or not. It is sort of creepy to see them out there, even when it is someone you know. When Google designed Glass recording video was one of the features they showed off and later developed even more. Granted Google Glass has a very limited storage on the device, but it can send images and video over the internet as well.
A month after a one-day promotional sales campaign, Google has finally released the Glass for the retail sale. On the promotional day they sold large quantities of this gadget, stocks of white versions were completely sold out, and consequently in the company were satisfied with the action.
Google in the United States launched a marketing campaign to popularize Glass smart glasses. All who wish to participate in this unusual test can contact the company on a special phone number and indicate their interest. Google will then send them a copy of Glass on their home address, but without the included hardware.
If you are a gadget junkie, prepare your wallet, because we have some interesting news for you. Google has announced that they will for one day, only in the United States, allow everyone to purchase their “smart” glasses Glass without special invitation.
If you wanted to know how the NBA game looks like from the perspective of players the day has come for you see the court from their point of view.
With the latest software update for Google Glass, tagged as XE12, Google introduced several novelties. To make easier for users to trigger images at any time, they added the ability to Glass so that the user can simply wink and give a command to take a picture.
Official Play Music app for Google Glass is available for download and installation through MyGlass application.
Google has, as expected, began a new phase of commercialization of their smart glasses. They decided to send an email to specific number of developers during this week in which the company invites them to buy their very own copy of Glass (with the corresponding security code), in order to begin with the development and adaptation of their applications.