Google Glass is slowly coming within reach of members of the general populace who aren't developers, celebrities, or elite early adopters.
A Los Angeles woman was fined after she was caught wearing Google Glass behind the wheel.
Cecilia Abadie was stopped by an officer in the San Diego area of California who issued a ticket for "driving with a monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)."
The device allegedly violated California's Vehicle Code Section 27602 which states a person cannot drive with a video screen visible to the driver. However, exceptions to the law include the use of a GPS or tracking equipment, in which Google Glass could be included.
You're not the only one who missed out on dropping $1,500 for Google Glass Explorer Edition. An Australian geek, who goes by the "Evil Dead" name Ash_Williams on Australian PC hardware community forum Overclockers, doesn't have one either. So he made his own.
The hacker's version is called Flass, a combination of "fake" and "glass." It's powered by a Nokia N9 phone. The TV-out feature of the phone feeds the eye display, which is mounted on a set of real glasses using cable ties. Ash_Williams has gone through four different versions of Flass so far.
A group of researchers have uncovered a security vulnerability in the Google Glass platform which could allow attackers to hijack devices with specially-crafted QR codes.
Security firm Lookout said that it has found a method for covertly taking control of Google Glass headsets by exploiting flaws in the way Glass interacts with the photographic codes.
Plenty of eyes may be focused on Google Glass as the device attracts attention in the field of "augmented reality," but a crop of other players developing their own glasses-like products are also hoping to stand out as the industry matures.
Take Scope Technologies, which has partnered with Epson to develop computer-assisted glasses it calls the "augmented reality training system," designed to help guide the user through complicated industrial maintenance processes like assembling fuel pumps, making changes to HVAC systems, or fixing broken car parts.