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Google Updates Glass to Stop Losing Your Phone Calls

glass googleGoogle Glass has been stealing phone calls from unsuspecting users, but the latest update from Google fixes Glass’s previous call-droppings.

According to the latest press release form Google, all calls will not be routed to your eyewear if it is not on your head. This was problematic before since Google did not specify when your eyewear was active so calls would be missed due to the default settings. Read more

Video: Ad Parodies Google Glass Taking Over Family Dinner

Technology is always getting in the way  of family – if you don’t believe me, ask someone about when they bought television and no one wanted to eat at the dining table unless it also had a view of the TV. Now, everyone will usually pull out a smartphone to take a photo, check Facebook, tweet about their family members, and then watch a movie as they slowly dine.

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Another Journalist Targeted for Wearing Google Glass

glassSan Francisco is a dangerous place to flaunt Google Glass. For the second time this year, a person was targeted for wearing the device – this time, in broad daylight at a BART station.

The second victim is 20-year-old journalist at Business Insider, Kyle Russell, who was attacked just moments after writing a story about an anti-tech protest march in the same neighborhood. According to Russell, the attacker yelled, “Glass,” before snatching the electronic device off of his face and running from the scene. After chasing the thief through traffic, the attacker smashed the glasses to the ground and ran off in another direction. Police were unable to track down the culprit. Russell now has a broken, unusable Glass and plenty of unsympathetic tweets from San Franciscans. Read more

Google Glass Live-Steam App Helps Doctors Get Instant Advice

remedyGoogle Glass, despite its social awkwardness, is getting a lot of attention in the public service sector – firefighters and doctors alike. With the wearable interface, doctors can use it to quickly access patient information during critical periods, and now, they can also use it to ask for a second opinion.

The technology comes from Remedy, a Google Glass platform that allows doctors to live-stream sessions to other professionals in order to seek advice. Created by Noor Siddiqui and Gina Siddiqi, the sisters bring medical school experience to the health profession via emerging wearable technology. Read more