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UK drivers to face serious fines, possible jail time, if caught with Google Glass

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It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to figure out that the impending arrival of Google Glass to the mass market holds in a lot of safety concerns for drivers, that is until Google unleases their driverless cars unto the world. The UK government, yes the weird bunch that blocked porn for all Brits, are working on a new law that will ban wearing Google Glass whilst driving.

For obvious safety reasons, the UK government has decided to add Google Glass while driving in the same category as the use of mobile phones; “careless driving.” The government regulators fear that too many drivers will be distracted by the wearable and the content it displays, which may lead to disasterous consequences, ie. accidents which likely involves death. Google Glass has faced a lot of scrutiny over the past year including concerns over privacy which has lead to Glass being banned in a lot of establishments. The company has also allowed current explorers of the Glass accessory to invite some friends to join the program, but it remains to be seen when exactly the device will hit the mass market.

Google Glass is likely to face some stiff competition from the likes of smartwatches which seems to be the next big thing in the consumer electronics industry, especially with its current enormous price of $1,500 which seems high even for the rich and famous. Will you get Glass? Tell us below!

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Dell apparently working on smartwatch of their own

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As the never ending list of companies supposedly working on a smartwatch offering continues, Dell has filled a space of its own hinting at a Dell branded smartwatch before the end of the year.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 4th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Sony preparing new smartwatch for next week’s Mobile Asia Expo

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Sony first introduced their smartwatch early last year, it gained a following, but not as much traction as the company has hoped for. Nonetheless the company continued providing support to the device, but with recent rumours of an Apple iWatch and a Samsung Galaxy Watch, Sony seems to have upped their game and may lead the smartwatch revolution. The early bird catches the worm right?

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 21st, 2013 at 11:57 am

Google Glass teardown reveals tiny inyards, even smaller battery

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Google Glass has been floating around all over the internet for over a year now, the ultimate eyewear, but it’s still not available. Two individuals, Star Simpson and Scott Torborg, decided to take theirs apart to see what makes it tick, and how disappointed are we now.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 12th, 2013 at 10:36 am

Google Glass to be manufactured in the US?

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Google’s Project Glass has been one of the most anticipated products the company has yielded to date, but it hasn’t been without its faults, plenty have criticized the upcoming wearable for its privacy concerns. As the wearable era is about to kick off, it seems Google won’t follow suit with its competitors by manufacturing Glass in China.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

March 27th, 2013 at 4:17 pm