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Author: Harrison Weber
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:51:35 +0000
U.K. cinemas ban Google Glass days after launch, because piracy
It took 6 days for movie theaters in the U.K. to ban Google Glass. Google's controversial face computers are now banned in some U.K. movie theaters, following the device's June 23 debut across the pond. Vue, a large cinema chain, and the Cinema Exhibitors' Association trade group are the first to institute a ban in the U.K. over piracy concerns, following the actions of numerous U.S. theater chains, including the Alamo Drafthouse, the Independent reports. Glass devices emit a light while capturing video, making them a poor choice for anyone attempting to discreetly record video in a dark room. The ban may simply serve as a preventative step against future acts of piracy - Glass' battery life will surely improve over time - but theater owners appear convinced that the device is already a threat to their livelihood. VentureBeat has reached out to Google for comment on the matter. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major glob... read more ».

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