UK cinemas to ban Google Glass over piracy concerns

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Jun 30, 2014
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  1. Google Glass crossed the pond earlier this month but the reception hasn't exactly been stellar. According to a report from The Independent, cinemas in the UK are preparing to ban the headset over fears that it would be used to...

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  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Will the battery last for a full movie?

    I suppose you could record over 2 visits though.
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    It's not that much of a restriction, you will probably take them off anyway if you're watching a movie, except if you want to make a pirated copy in this case, which will probably not happen.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Yeah, or Google realized there's another whole world outside their design labs where people think wearing technology on their face looks foolish.

    Good choice of words... I would have said 'groups' instead of 'gangs' because 'gang' usually implies criminal activity of the drugs/guns nature. But now we can wonder what a gang would be called who specialized in pirated movies using Glass. The West Side Glassh0les maybe?
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Since when did google glass have the battery life to record a 2hr film and the storage capacity for it...

    Thanks tards for making british people look like pathetic uneducated scared old men....

    Seriously what stupid person thinks technology is that advanced.... I mean come on seriously now...
  6. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    You'd have to keep really really still, and not eat any popcorn, for this to work...
  7. axiomatic13

    axiomatic13 TS Addict Posts: 146   +75

    LOL more Google Glass FUD. I assure you United Kingdom-ites... no one wants to watch a shaky-cam video of a movie at 640x360. Hell I dont even want to watch a home movie of my kids at 640x360.
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Why do you want to wear glasses anyway? They make you look like a nerd.,
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,021   +2,553

    Someone gave me a camcorder version of the film, "Thor". I booted it up, watched for less than a minute, then threw it away.

    As horrible as the quality was, it seems people are willing to pay for it, perhaps because it's a bootleg, not in spite of it.. I couldn't possibly envision myself sitting through the whole sordid affair. Redbox had it a couple of months later, and it was, "still new to me"!:)
  10. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    This became a trend recently.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    No Tony you don't understand. Proper prescription glasses make you look like a nerd while Google glasses make you look mega, awesomely cool because they have that little thing on the side so you can take snaps and shoot videos, or so I've been told... by youngsters no less. Get with it.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    When will we be told it is cool to have a broom sticking out our ***?

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