Tuesday, 1 July 2014

OK Glass, Don't Be That Guy

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As you may know, Google Glass was released in the UK for a wallet-friendly price of £1000, and with Google's "Don't Be A Glasshole" guide becoming pretty public, some people in Britain are becoming a bit wary of what the Glass is capable of. One of them is Phil Clap, head of the Cinema Exhibitor's Association, who,in a statement, urged cinema companies to ban Google Glass from their screens, as they could be used to bootleg films. However, Google has just stated to "simply ask wearers to turn it off before the film starts". Well, they may be at bit biased, but I can't be sure.

Still, despite the fact that cinema companies are hugely against bootlegging and will take as many precautions as possible to stop it, Google Glass does have some limitations that wouldn't make it the bootlegger's choice.  For starters, it can only record for a maximum of 45 minutes, so unless you can travel back in time and record a Charlie Chaplin film, you're stuffed. Also, the Glass is hugely conspicuous and would require the wearer to keep their head still the entire time to make the bootleg DVD worth buying.  Also, it's £1000, so you might have to save a bit of pocket money if you want it. Just a little.

What do you guys think? Do you bootleg DVDs? And if so, what is your name, address and social security number? Tell us in the comments below!

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