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Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Google Glass Consumer Watchdog raises privacy, safety and vanity concerns

Google Glass goes on sale for one day today, stoking fears among privacy hawks that the wearable tech is a menace to consumer privacy. The one-day limited sale is part of…

April 15, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

72% of Americans Won't Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Worries Distractibility also an issue, according to new study

It’s not Google Glass’ nerdy aesthetics, somewhat douchey reputation or lofty price tag that will prevent a whopping 72 percent of Americans from donning the headset of the future—it’s concerns…

April 7, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

Google Interface May Change Smartwatch Game Wearable software becomes available to developers

Google doesn’t just have one smartwatch in the works—it has a number of new wearables designed by a variety of electronics makers and fashion companies. The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant…

March 18, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

Wearable Tech Is the New Social at SXSW Attendees discuss the future of devices

Wearable devices are giving SXSW Interactive veterans something new to talk about this year—thankfully. The tech-based conference has been dominated by conversations about social media and mobile in recent years,…

March 9, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

Brands and Agencies Are Starting to Experiment With Google Glass Despite the tiny user base and aesthetic challenges

Google Glass’ role in advertising and content may be a bit out of focus—but initial use of the nascent technology may change that perception, as agencies and brands prepare for…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

Facial Recognition Rises to the Fore of Washington's Privacy Debate Ahead of meeting, Franken asks NameTag to delay launch

Facial recognition is about to become central to the debate about consumer privacy. On Thursday, more than 120 participants representing businesses, social media, advertising, privacy advocates, policymakers—anyone who has an interest…

February 6, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

Federal Agents Descend on Google Glass Wearer Dragged off in middle of movie for harmless gadget

Federal agents interrogated a Google Glass enthusiast for wearing his computerized eyewear in a movie theater, according to reports. The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm questioned…

January 21, 2014, 5:09 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung Unwraps Awesomely Bad Smartwatch Spot Meet the Galaxy Geardo

This new Samsung web ad introduces us to a new brand of technology stalker: Meet the Galaxy Geardo. He's the epitomy of what frightens people about the wearable future, made…

December 23, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

Solar Power Firm Shows Google Glass May Not Be So Douchey After All Plans to equip its entire service tech team with the device

Sullivan Solar Power's field technicians are currently taking turns using its Google Glass device to administer service calls around Southern California. And it is in their interest to absorb the…

December 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

Consumer Study Suggests Apple's iBeacon Could Work for Retailers Says most of us are OK with sharing location

The future of mobile retail marketing has long been tied to the idea of digital offers being zapped into consumers' smartphones. But there has recently been chatter suggesting that the…

December 13, 2013, 1:23 PM EST

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