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Facts on Google Glass and Privacy

We’ve touched on Google Glass a few times at Slaw; and today I’d like to extend that conversation by highlighting a great article by Matt McGee over on Marketing Land: The Google Glass Privacy Debate: What’s Real & What’s Overblown Hype. While Glass isn’t yet available in Canada (though it is nice to see our Privacy Commissioner quizzing Google early), I thought McGee did an excellent job clarifying some of the...
Posted in: Technology: Internet

Google Glass – the Creepy Intrusive Privacy Perspective

Google Glass is a cool concept. The thought of having a real-time augmented reality display brings interesting possibilities. In addition to possible courtroom use, take a look at 10 Compelling Ways People Plan To Use Google Glass, and 11 Kickass Ways Normal People Will Use Google Glass. Possibilities include surgery, education, gaming, and navigation. One of the hurdles to adoption is the practical aspect of whether people will want to wear...
Posted in: Substantive Law, Technology

More on Google Glass, Value in the Courtroom?

...ticular, whether enhanced “team communication” could be had when larger teams are involved. We sometimes see the second chair role using laptops, exchanging email, text messages — so in the same vein, would Google glass have anything to offer? Also, consider the analogy of the football quarterback’s helmet now having a headset inside. Perhaps there’s some use in terms of courtroom lawyer training? What we have here...
Posted in: Technology, Technology: Office Technology

Perspective Is an Important Element of Privacy

...ise, and how public one wants their life to be. An example is in this article entitled Eric Schmidt is using the same argument against drones that others use against Google Glass. One of the most common concerns raised about Google Glass (other than looking like a nerd) is the potential for privacy invasion. The more of these there are around, the more likely each one of us is going to be captured on the video they can take whether we like it or...
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Technology

The Next Tech Trend – Smart Watches

...xts, control music, and interface in other various ways. It responds to touch, voice, and gesture commands. It even has a camera in the side of the wristband. Which means you can take pictures just as surreptitiously as with Google Glass. It will be available for purchase later this month. I think these will become popular, probably more popular than Google Glass. Google is developing their own smartwatch as well – indeed they own a company that...
Posted in: Technology

Wearable Computing – Legal Issues?

...s the technology headed? What legal or other issues might arise from it? I’m thinking about this because I find the intersection of technology and law interesting, and I’ve been asked to speak about it this fall. Google Glass privacy concerns is a popular topic today, especially around the issue of the ability to record and save images and video, and what might happen with all that. In addition to Google Glass we are seeing the debut...
Posted in: Technology

Tips Tuesday

...u put a plus (“+”) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your name. For example, yourname@gmail.com can become yourname+contests@gmail.com . . . Research Consider a US Address Shaunna Mireau I really want to try Google Glass. I am not kidding. I think there is excellent potential that this tech – or something like it – will be an innovation bump that directly impacts legal research. On Monday, a message from Google told me:...
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Is Wearable Tech Dead?

Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech hell.” Despite musings that wearable tech is dead and dying, these are just growing pains. Wearable devices are still in an early bleeding edge phase where manufacturers and users are trying to...
Posted in: Technology

Windows 10 Revealed

...ess is built in for video chat and remote meetings. They introduced a new technology called “Windows Holographic” that includes holographic API’s in Win 10. And a “Microsoft HoloLens that is basically Google Glass on steroids. It includes a new processor called a HPU or Holographic Processing Unit. Nasa expects to be controlling rovers on Mars using HoloLens by July. Windows Insiders will have a new build of the Win 10...
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Wearable Computers, Augmented Reality, and Gesture Control

...XBox. So Minority Report like gesture control can now be used, for example, to control presnentations in a board room or conference hall. The New York Times reported yesterday some speculation that Google might be working on Google glasses for sale later this year. The concept is that the glasses will provide a display to stream information to the wearer’s eyes. And its not just a display. It is rumoured to include data connections,...
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E-Learning for Legal Organizations, Explained

...reating simulations and adding instructional overlays to a viewers field of vision is pretty exciting stuff! These sorts of simulators have been used in military, flight schools and medical professions, but with the onset of Google Glass, Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, there may be more pedestrian applications in store. Gamification has been a hot trend, but when poorly done, it ends up being “game-y” and ineffective in...
Posted in: Education & Training, Education & Training: CLE/PD, Education & Training: Law Schools, Technology, Technology: Office Technology

Big Data and Wearable Computing Spark Legal Issues

...ss that has some cool technology around social media and big data. It has the ability to turn into a 5 minute project what can now take months to do manually, if you can do it at all. Later today I’m going to try out a Google Glass owned by someone who is exploring possible business models based on its use. And on a related note, it was announced yesterday that the Pebble watch will be available at Best Buy in August – but...
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