Google Glass porn ban announced

June 4, 2013 9:13:34 AM PDT
Just hours after the first pornographic app for Google Glass was announced Monday morning, Google quickly added a section to its developer policies banning sexually explicit material.

Mi-kandi, the company behind the app, plans on altering the product to comply with the new terms.

Google Glass is still being tested to determine how it will be used and whether it will be publicly released.

Google Glass is a lot like a smart phone, but you wear it on your face. It's the wearable device that made a grand entrance at Google I/O 2012. Developers even lined up to drop $1,500 for an early test version.

So did a few journalists, like CNET's Jessica Dolcourt, who finally got hers.

"I found that I picked it up right away. So you can tap on the side, you can swipe forward and backward. You can swipe down to go back," she said.

With gestures and voice commands, Google Glass aims to put the best of Google just a glance away, without being in the way.

"I do see a tiny little bit of the frame, but I mostly see you. And the longer I wear this, the more I get used to it, and the more I really see past it," said Dolcourt.

The transparent lens has a tiny display that can show maps, weather reports and text messages. And soon, apps from developers like Ian Shakil.

"When I had the opportunity randomly to try on Glass this past summer, it was an epiphany moment for me," he said.

He's building apps especially for doctors on Google Glass and other wearable devices.

"Ask a doctor right now, and they spend a lot of their time on the computer, back turned. We really believe that when doctors use our product, Augmedix. It's really going to elevate the quality of care," said Shakil.

KGO-TV contributed to this report


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