We sure hope handsome, scruffy bike guy isn't en route to the movies, because he'll have to ditch his pricey specs before the movie starts.

MPAA, Theater Owners Adopt Zero-Tolerance Policy Toward Google Glass

In “who hates Google Glass owners today?” news, the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their joint anti-piracy policy to add wearable electronics devices — but really just Google Glass — to the list of verboten items to operate while enjoying that movie you should have just waited to watch on your TV. [More]

Scientists in California claim they treated the first person to become addicted to Google Glass. Is this a sign of the times, or a clever way to get out of work?

Scientists Claim Man Became Addicted To Google Glass, Suffered Withdrawal

At one point or another you’ve probably joked with friends that you’ve become addicted to something on the internet: Cute kitten videos, absurd quizzes or a variety of other semi-entertaining online phenomena. While you probably weren’t actually dependent on any of those things, scientists in California claim they’ve treated the first person with internet addiction brought on by overuse of Google Glass. [More]

“This Looks Like My Hearing Aid”: What Happens When The Older Set Tries Google Glass

“This Looks Like My Hearing Aid”: What Happens When The Older Set Tries Google Glass

Listen, plenty of young/youngish people think Google Glass looks a little bit weird, so the fact that a group of older folks can’t quite get a grip on the idea isn’t too surprising. Still, “This looks like my hearing aid” is pretty darn funny. [More]

Alamo Drafthouse Bans Google Glass Use From Its Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse Bans Google Glass Use From Its Theaters

The Google Glass face computer is such a new invention and there are so few out in the wild that etiquette and rules haven’t quite caught up yet. Now that any random member of the American public with $1,500 and a tolerance for being stared at can buy the device, rules are cropping up. Like at Alamo Drafthouse, a small chain of movie theaters that has now banned the devices from its theaters. [More]

There’s Only So Much One Can Do To Sexy Up Google Glass

There’s Only So Much One Can Do To Sexy Up Google Glass

In addition to the steep price tag, one of the things keeping some folks from checking out Google Glass is that the existing frames for the device are just too… well, let’s politely call them bland. In an attempt to add some level of style to the headgear, Google has teamed up with the folks at Diane von Furstenberg for some frames that may appeal to a wider audience, but really aren’t that different from what’s available. [More]

Is It Wrong For A Restaurant To Tell Diners To Remove Google Glass?

Is It Wrong For A Restaurant To Tell Diners To Remove Google Glass?

The culture war (more of a slap-fight) over where and when it’s okay to sport Google Glass continues. A Manhattan restaurant is the latest to get caught up in the fracas after it asked a customer to remove her Glass device while dining, resulting in a burst of negative reviews from those who think the eatery crossed a line… and a backlash from those who aren’t impressed with the headgear and don’t see why anyone would wear one to dinner. [More]

You're gonna have more friends soon, Geordi!

Google Opens Its Glass Explorer Program Up To Anyone In U.S. Who Wants To Spend $1,500

If you’ve been eyeing your pals jealously while they stroll around town looking like so many cyborgs in their Google Glass specs, now you, too, can spend $1,500 on the interactive eyewear. Google announced last night that it’s flinging the Explorer program wide open to anyone in the United States willing to fork over the cash for Glass. [More]

Woman Ticketed For Google Glass Says United Airlines Asked Her To Take Off Device For “Security Reasons”

Woman Ticketed For Google Glass Says United Airlines Asked Her To Take Off Device For “Security Reasons”

You may remember the case from a few months ago of the California woman who received a traffic ticket for, among other things, driving while sporting Google’s wearable Glass device. That case was subsequently thrown out, but that same Glass wearer says United Airlines recently told her she had to take her device off while on the plane. [More]

Lawmakers Don’t Want You Wearing Google Glass Behind The Wheel Anytime Soon

Lawmakers Don’t Want You Wearing Google Glass Behind The Wheel Anytime Soon

While it’s true as some say that life is a highway, life shouldn’t be lived through Google Glass when you’re driving, say lawmakers in a smattering of states. Legislators are starting to mull over what will happen when Glass leaves its infancy and heads out into the wider world, and want to make sure no one’s cyborging on the road. [More]

Google Glass Partners With Makers Of Ray-Ban So All The Cool Kids Will Stop Making Fun Of You

Google Glass Partners With Makers Of Ray-Ban So All The Cool Kids Will Stop Making Fun Of You

Because not everyone is down with the Geordi LaForge look currently sported by wearers of Google Glass, the company has announced its teaming up with Luxottica — the Italian eyewear company that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as a slew of licensing deals to manufacture specs for a whole lot of designer brands. [More]

It always comes back to Geordi.

San Francisco Bar Will Give A Free Drink To Anyone Wearing Google Glass

Congratulations! You can afford to shell out $1,500 for a cyborg-ish computer that sits on your face. But you say other bars aren’t so accepting of those pricy Google Glass specs? Here’s a free drink, not that you can’t buy your own, person who owns a facecomputer. Or heck, maybe you’re tapped out now and could really use a complimentary cocktail. [More]

Bar’s Ban On Google Glass Won’t Stop Creeps From Secretly Recording Video

Bar’s Ban On Google Glass Won’t Stop Creeps From Secretly Recording Video

Customers’ concerns of being recorded while enjoying themselves has led a San Francisco bar to ban the use of Google Glass on its premises. But is a ban of the smart glasses really necessary? [More]

Early Adopter: Using Google Glass Is A Literal Headache

Early Adopter: Using Google Glass Is A Literal Headache

When Google first opened up the possibility of using its Glass face computers, nerds all over the world were excited about the opportunity. They signed up for the Glass Explorers program, which required them to pay $1,500 and not let anyone else even borrow the device. Almost a year later, many of those early adopters are tired of talking to their face computers. [More]

Al Franken Isn’t Too Keen On Google Glass Face-Recognition App

Al Franken Isn’t Too Keen On Google Glass Face-Recognition App

Some people wouldn’t have a problem with you shooting photos and video of the people you pass as you stroll down the street sporting your Google Glass headgear. But if you could use a facial recognition app on that same device to glean personal information about complete strangers, it’s probably not going to be as warmly received. [More]

Makeover for your peepers.

Google Glass Debuts Frames That Fit Prescription Lenses (That You Might Actually Want To Wear)

Admit it, the first thing you might think upon seeing Google Glass is, “But those frames, ugh!” Then there’s the constant comparison to Geordi LaForge — your average person may not be going for that look. To appease the style seekers out there as well as those who actually need real glasses to see, Google has unveiled new frames that can fit prescription lenses. [More]

Sacramento Kings Make Full-Court Press For Geek Fans, Will Shoot Game Video Via Google Glass

Sacramento Kings Make Full-Court Press For Geek Fans, Will Shoot Game Video Via Google Glass

At 14-25, the Sacramento Kings’ season is all but over, but that hasn’t stopped the NBA team from continuing to make a push for relevance among its fans in nearby Silicon Valley. Only days after becoming the first team to accept Bitcoin currency at its games, the Kings have announced that their games will be using live video captured on Google Glass devices. [More]

Man Wearing Google Glass Claims Movie Theater Called FBI To Arrest Him For Piracy

Man Wearing Google Glass Claims Movie Theater Called FBI To Arrest Him For Piracy

UPDATE: A spokesman for AMC Theatres responded to Consumerist’s request for comment, saying the company takes movie theft “very seriously,” which is why the feds got involved. [More]

Court Throws Out Case Against Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

Court Throws Out Case Against Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

The saga of the California driver ticketed for wearing a Google Glass device while behind the wheel has come to an end, with the court throwing out the controversial charge, but leaving open the door for police to issue Google Glass-related tickets in the future. [More]