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Google Glass gets a makeover, but is it still too dorky for most?

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The new version of Google Glass is even dorkier than the original.

Google has released photos of the next generation of Google Glass. Slightly bulkier than the original, the newest version of Glass comes with an earbud instead of the smaller bone-conduction speaker found in the original. The photos are making tech experts who were hopeful about the potential of Google Glass cringe. No matter how cool the tech is, if Google doesn't take steps to make Glass more attractive, it may never catch on with the general public.

The changes are not without reason, the newer model of Glass is designed to better fit prescription glasses and the earbud addresses an issue that some users were having with the bone-conduction speaker. 

If you already have Glass and are not turned off by the dork-tastic new design, you can swap out the original for a new version. For those of us who still don't have Google Glass, we have a chance to get in on the action. Google is letting everyone with Google Glass pick three friends to join the explorer program.

While wearing Glass in public might be a crime of fashion, wearing Glass behind the wheel may also be a ticket-worthy offense. One beta tester was recently issued a citation in California for wearing Google Glass while driving. On her Google+ page, fans of the wearable tech want her to challenge the ticket in court, but since lawmakers are already taking steps to make driving while using Glass illegal, it's not likely that drivers will be able to use Google Glass in the future. Personally, I don't want anyone wearing an interactive screen on their face behind the wheel of a car unless that car is driving itself

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Total comments: 16
MPA1
By MPA1 (9 months ago)

About as much use as a Segway in a car chase.

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KonstantinosK
By KonstantinosK (9 months ago)

What a stupid idea. I don't think this will ever catch on with the general public. Who on their right mind would want to put something on their face without good reason? Most people would get rid of their optical spectacles if they could. It's funny that a company like Google would invest into something that's bound to be a sales flop. Are there any sales figures for this?

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magneto shot
By magneto shot (9 months ago)

its ok, just tell me where to buy one.

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Benarm
By Benarm (10 months ago)

NSA is salivating!

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Michel Cojan
By Michel Cojan (10 months ago)

next step : direct brain implants with free "brain wash" & final RESET included !!! There you GO !!! All under control.

Comment edited 5 minutes after posting
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D1N0
By D1N0 (10 months ago)

We are Larry and Sergei! Resistance is futile.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (10 months ago)

Oh god so ugly, and lets face it, they made it for the nsa so we can gather the intelligence for them for free and the camera is always recording.

3 upvotes
Leandros S
By Leandros S (10 months ago)

It's not dorky. It's freaky, scary, NSA surveillance. That plus Google collecting every little scrap of information about you. Who in their right minds could possibly want this?

4 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (10 months ago)

They already have it if you carry a phone with you.

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Leandros S
By Leandros S (10 months ago)

Not anywhere near the same extent. But there will always be relativists who try to muddy the waters. Maybe people should reconsider mobile phones aka positioning beacons as well. This is the time to stand up and speak up. Enough is enough. Let's turn back the clock on privacy.

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (10 months ago)

Leandros S
Only being here and commenting there are over 30 cookies watching you and reporting your web preferences to their assignors .

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (10 months ago)

Glasses for glassholes …

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Leandros S
By Leandros S (10 months ago)

@Petrogel: You realise that you can control that, right? Start with cookie settings, then move on to BetterPrivacy.

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (10 months ago)

I don't know if someone can really control being watched on internet or not but for sure can give it a try !!!!

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Leandros S
By Leandros S (9 months ago)

Shrugging isn't going to get rid of the NSA. Or Google.

Comment edited 15 seconds after posting
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tkbslc
By tkbslc (10 months ago)

Yes.

1 upvote
Total comments: 16
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