Shunal DokeNov 07, 2013 10:13:13 IST
While Google Glass has already been quite a hit with the few developers it currently boasts of, Google wants to push the wearable's development scene further. According to The Verge, the company has announced that it will be showcasing the Glass SDK at a two-day hackathon in San Francisco later this month, where developers will get to try out the newest version of the Glassware Development Kit (GDK).
Currently, Google is working on introducing a new version of Glass with a bunch of new features, such as improved hardware. The new Glass will also have a dedicated ear bud as well as support for prescription lenses. There is a possibility that the new Glass will be showcased to developers in some capacity at the hackathon. Sadly enough, no other details about the hackathon have been announced.
A new version of Glass is in development which has its own ear bud
Despite being an obvious leap in technology, and quite possibly one of the evolution paths for smartphones, Glass has come under quite a bit of fire. Recently, a woman in California became the first known case where a driver wearing Glass was fined for the act. A Google Glass Explorer named Cecilia Abadie posted on Google+ that she had been stopped by a cop and was handed a ticket in California. The exact line on the ticket reads, “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)”. She made the post, flabbergasted at being stopped and fined for wearing Glass.
The Glass Almanac has pointed out that the ticket was given to Abadie in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 27602 which talks about the use of television inside motor vehicles. “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces entertainment or business applications, is operating and is located in the motor vehicle at a point forward of the back of the driver’s seat, or is operating and the monitor, screen, or display is visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle,” it reads.
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