The Great Google Glass Experiment Is Fucked

Kevin Montgomery · 11/17/14 02:30PM

Just over two years ago, Google's Sergey Brin was on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, taking a bow following fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg's Google Glass-studded show. Back then, Google Glass was riding a high wave of positive press: The New York Times proposed it was "the future of technology" and fashion critic Vanessa Friedman mused that Glass was "the next big accessory." But Glassholes have since turned face computing into a social malfunction, and now Reuters is reporting the project's future is in jeopardy.

Even Comic-Con Has Banned Google Glass

Kevin Montgomery · 07/24/14 01:50PM

It's a bad sign when your futuristic face computer is so universally hated that a conference full of Iron Man fanboys bans its presence.

Watch Four People Pretend You Need Google Glass to Make a Ponytail

Nitasha Tiku · 06/18/14 05:45PM

I don't know why Google would allow Matrix, a haircare company, to make a four minute video showcasing the utter uselessness of Google Glass. But I'm glad they did because now I know what quaaludes feel like. Okay Glass, play chillwave.

Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

Sam Biddle · 04/22/14 04:57PM

Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble, a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face computer in the shower is jumping ship.

A Lesson In Google Glass Etiquette

Nitasha Tiku · 03/31/14 01:15PM

Guests of the Stanford Court hotel in Nob Hill are greeted with a rug exclaiming #HELLO! (hashtag included.) Here and there in the lobby, iPad kiosks languish at just below hip-level. No one interacts with them. The first floor is riddled with these kind of flourishes, implanted awkwardly into what was once your average Marriott.