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4/10/2013 (1 year ago)

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Those wearing the device expected to be expelled from strip clubs, casinos and movie theaters

Google Glass, the new eyewear that will bring the Internet to users with a blink of the eye - quite literally, is highly anticipated. Google Glass also comes with a new set of restrictions. Many businesses say they won't allow customers wearing the fancy new spectacles inside.

The device will go on sale later this year, but it will only be limited to developers and selected members of the public. It is expected to cost under $650 when it becomes widely available.

The device will go on sale later this year, but it will only be limited to developers and selected members of the public. It is expected to cost under $650 when it becomes widely available.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/10/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Google Glass, technoogy, Internet, problems


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - People wearing Google Glass eyewear may very well be banned from strip clubs, cinemas and casinos as their owners don't want them filming there. Due to privacy concerns, they will ask anyone wearing the glasses to remove them or they won't be let in.

Lap dance clubs said that they would treat Google Glass wearers the same as anyone caught filming a stripper - and would kick them out.

Touted as the future of computing and the next revolution in technology, Google Glass has been barred from many establishments before it even goes on sale.

There is still mystery surrounding the device, which looks like an ordinary pair of eyeglasses that is hooked up to the information Internet super highway. Martin Missfeldt, a German designer has taken it upon himself to create an info-graphic showing exactly how Google manages to project an image into a user's view.

"Depending on how you wear the Google Glass, the layer appears in the upper right corner or in the middle of the visual field," Missfeldt says.

"When the Google Glass is high on the nose, so that you can practically see through underneath, you must turn the eye up to view the image sharp.

"Because the prism is semi-transparent you can also place it directly in front of the pupil. In that case, you have the sharp layer directly in front of the eyes."

Hailing "Google Glass is a technical masterpiece," he adds that the device "combines numerous functions and features in a very small unit. In addition to phone and camera (photo, video), it offers Internet connection, including GPS."

The device will go on sale later this year, but it will only be limited to developers and selected members of the public. It is expected to cost under $650 when it becomes widely available.

"Google Glass contains a mini-projector, which projected the layer via a clever, semi-transparent prism directly on the retina in the eye. Because of this the image, even though it is so close to the eye, is sharp and clear. You can move the front part of the Google Glass easily to optimize the focus."

Even then - Missfeldt warns that those wearing prescription eyeglasses may struggle.

"The biggest challenge for Google will now be to make the Google Glass also usable for people with normal glasses (to compensate for a low vision).

"In this case the Google Glass has to be placed ahead of normal glasses - which doesn't look and feel well or like a glass."


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