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News - September 27, 2013

Developers tinker, hack and build around Google Glass

From golfing to facial recognition, inventors experiment with wearable technology

by Karishma Mehrotra

The developers at Palo Alto-based Mercedes-Benz Research and Development are constantly watching technology trends that develop around them. And they've seen a lot of trends that have faded into the abyss.

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Editorial Assistant Elena Kadvany contributed to this report. Writer Karishma Mehrotra can be emailed at kmehrot@emory.edu.

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Posted by Distraction.com
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:54 am

I hope they launch their self driving car at the same time as these Google glasses, else drivers beware!


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Posted by businessdecision
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2013 at 7:53 am

needs to be outlawed.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:38 am

Another differentiator between the haves and have nots.


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Posted by $$$
a resident of Southgate
on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

This technology thing is getting stupid and petty, making us lazier and lazier as we burn fewer and fewer calories. I often feel like I am being forced to buy products I don't need so I don't look like a Luddite


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Posted by $$$
a resident of Southgate
on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

How much of this Google glass thing is the result of Sergey Brin promoting his new girlfriend's invention, anyway?


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Posted by Noel
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

Why such grumpy comments? This is way cool and will eventually be cheap enough for everyone. The Internet has been a great social leveler, distributing information and educational opportunities globally. This is the next step. Parts of it are very creepy, just like the Internet, but we will figure that out and deal with it.


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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I want this!
I saw a lady wearing them at the Paly graduation this past year. She was able to take pictures, of whoever she was there to see, without having to stand up in front of people.
I want this!
It's only a matter of time before we can ALL afford these "glasses" - EVERYTHING starts out expensive and comes down in price eventually - well...except for houses in PA! LOL!


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Posted by businessdecision
a resident of another community
on Oct 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

No, this is an awful thing that never should be allowed.


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