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Well this was kind of unexpected. Terms of sale of Google's Glass have turned up and it mentiones that ''You may not commercially resell any Device'':

http://www.google.com/glass/terms/

Seems like Google is really bend on making it your personal information device of choice, and keeping it that way. They are going to bump into some consumer laws here and there, atleast here in Europe.

So what do you guy's think what's the real story, they don't want your personal info to get mixed up with others? Or is Google finally turning Evil themselves?



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turning evil?

they are a marketing firm... they were born evil.

But seriously...

Who wants this?  Do you really want a marketing firm knowing everything you look at?  Recoreding your every move?  Recording what you look at?  I belive you have to sign into your Google account to activate this device.  Screw that.

 



kowenicki said:
turning evil?

they are a marketing firm... they were born evil.


^this. also the resale conditions are unenforcable in many countries. Many places do not permit companies to place resale conditions that contradict consumer laws, hence once it is sold google is shit out of luck and you can do with it as you please.



AnthonyW86 said:

Well this was kind of unexpected. Terms of sale of Google's Glass have turned up and it mentiones that ''You may not commercially resell any Device'':

http://www.google.com/glass/terms/

Seems like Google is really bend on making it your personal information device of choice, and keeping it that way. They are going to bump into some consumer laws here and there, atleast here in Europe.

So what do you guy's think what's the real story, they don't want your personal info to get mixed up with others? Or is Google finally turning Evil themselves?

the keyword seems to be "commercially", so it looks like they don't want other shops to carry it



They don't want any used games glasses.

Sorry Gamestop!



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Makes no sense.

Google blocks used always online glasses!

RAAAGE!!!

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People seem to be under the impression this is a consumer device. Not really. At this point, it's basically just a dev kit, hence the restrictions.

As a consumer product, Glass reminds of the Segway more than anything: Everybody can see that it's kinda cool, but nobody actually wants to use it, certainly not enough to pay the high price tag.

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You need to update your OP. Its heavily misleading.

Terms are just for these explorer editions / beta units.

It won't exist when the device goes retail.



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