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Eric Schmidt says Google Glass is inappropriate in some places

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Eric Schmidt says Google Glass is inappropriate in some places
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been tasting his own cooking. Not literally. He actually has been putting on Google Glass and walking around with it and he has discovered one interesting thing. Talking to the device and using its voice recognition system is "the weirdest thing." The executive also said that a new etiquette will have to be developed to deal with a device that can take videos and pictures on the sly while allowing the user to have information that only he can view. "There are obviously places where Google Glasses are inappropriate," Schmidt said.

Speaking of places where Google Glass doesn't belong, you might remember last month when the 5 Point Cafe, a little bar in Seattle, banned the device because it can take pictures without warning the subject. According to the Cafe's owner Dave Meinert, no one wants to find pictures of themselves online, hanging out at a seedy bar. Meinert has become a media darling in the region for his stand on the issue.

While the app market is open for Android phones and tablets, Schmidt said that Google has decided to pre-approve all apps for Google Glass. "It's so new, we decided to be more cautious," Schmidt said. "It's always easier to open it up more in the future." The New York Times has already added its app for Google Glass which requires Glass users to go to a special website and add the New York Times to their Google account.

Those developers who ordered Google Glass during last May's Google I/O event for $1,500, have started receiving them. Consumer sales are expected to start up in 2014.

source: Reuters

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 01:13

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

It will be interesting to see how google promote the google glass in traditional & orthodox countries like India, Afghanistan....

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 01:46 2

2. longtian (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)

Estimated that not many people are interested in

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 02:40

3. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Google Glass and a bracelet smartphone is a WIN-WIN combo ;)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:20

4. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Of course, dare to use it in stripclubs and brothels you know what you're gonna get

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:55

5. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I'd rather use it in an exam hall.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 07:55 1

6. Aeires (unregistered)

Kudos for the third paragraph stance.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:54 2

7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 425; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)

so let me get this straight... the bar owner called his own bar 'seedy'?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:09 1

8. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Very nice.

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