Five Google Glass #fails


by Amy-jo Crowley| 27 February 2014

Tech writer Sarah Slocum is the latest victim of Google Glass haters.

Google Glass wearers may want to think twice before using their high tech specs out in public. CBR presents five real-life victims of Google Glass, starting with the most recent assault.

1. Bar


Photo: Sarah Slocum via Facebook page

A female tech reporter says a group of "Google Glass haters" attacked and robbed her in a San Francisco bar for wearing the $1,500 device.

Sarah Slocum, who writes for Newsdab, was demonstrating how the high-tech device works in a bar called Molotovs on Haight Street, 21 February, when she was "verbally and physically assaulted".

On her Facebook page, she said a man ripped it from her face and ran outside with it.

She later recovered the Glass, which had video coverage of the attack, but she clamed someone else had stolen her purse and phone during the conflict.

Brian Lester, who claims to have witnessed the attack, said the people may have been upset about being recorded by the device.

2. Cinema


Photo: Shutterstock; chrisbrignell

An Ohio man was kicked out of a cinema and interrogated by federal police for hours because he was wearing a pair of Google Glass.

According to an account on tech website Gadgeteer, the man said he was questioned for two hours on suspicion that he was using the technology to record a screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

But he had no intention of recording the film and only kept the glasses on because they were fitted with his prescription lenses.

He said: "I tried to explain that he's holding rather expensive hardware that costed me $1500 for Google Glass and over $600 for the prescription glasses.

"The response was that I was searched and more stuff was taken away from me (specifically my personal phone, my work phone - both of which were turned off, and my wallet)."

It was only when the federal agents found no evidence of a recorded movie in Glass that the man was free to go.

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