Google Glass Already Rooted

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    If you haven't yet heard of Google Glass, welcome to the world of tomorrow, because you are clearly a time traveller from a more primitive time. To catch you up to speed, it's an attempt to bring Augmented Reality technology to the masses, as demonstrated in this series of moving pictures with audio. (Also, dude, indoor plumbing. It's awesome, you've got to try it.)

    If you're looking forward to this great breakthrough, but also want to tech tinker all on you're own, well, you're in luck. Google Glass has already been jailbroken.

    [​IMG] Kit Guru

    Evidently, Glass' security is as fragile as the name would suggest.

    This has some interesting applications. For instance, normally, the device makes it obvious when you're taking pictures or recording video. With the jailbrake, however, this can be disabled, allowing users to stealthily snoop and snap shots. Also, while the default recording time for video is only 10 seconds, this can now be extended indefinitely.

    Considering the device isn't due to be out until the end of the year (at the earliest)... yeah, this is pretty early. Then again, Google has already released the source code, and have been quoted as saying the device is "open" to hackers, so they're probably not too concerned.

    Personally, I can't wait to see what people can do with this thing, and it's nice to see Google being so open and transparent about its device.

    Huh. I guess Glass-nost is alive and well in the 21st century after all.
     
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  2. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Has various sources have stated, I don't think smart glass in it's current form makes any cents. Built into a pair of sunglasses or the eventual smart-contact-lens would be much better appealing.

    While not a Apple Company fan, I look forward into wearing their rumored smartwatch. BTW the rumors say the iwatch won't need any other device besides a computer to get the most out of it.
     
  3. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    I don't think we have technology advanced enough to build a "smart contact lens" for an affordable price. They might have preferred to use normal glasses instead of sunglasses because it would be awkward and difficult to use "google sunglasses" at night or inside a building. Remember Google Glass is not designed to be a fashion product. And, yeah, I don't think it will sell either, it seems like those ideas that look good on paper but are not practical. The way I see it, people like it because it seems futuristic, but I can only see the trouble it would cause.
     
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  4. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I 100% agree. Currently no, we don't have the tech make them cheap enough on a mass scale for contacts. But the world does have the tech to build the screen into the lens themselves. Making them less awkward looking. My guess is they don't want to make the screens built into the lens yet, incase the product fails. I believe the tech does have an overly high chance of failing.

    Something more natural to wear like a watch is a better idea.
     
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Dear World,

    ...can we please agree to say "hacked", not "Jailbroken"? The term is stupid. Thanks in advance.

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  6. J-Machine

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    this could take p.o.v. porn to the next level or maybe a movie from the eyes of a persons eye glasses! oh man the artsy fare will be incredible for a good year or so.
     
  7. RodrigoDavy

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    The lens would probably need some wireless transmitter/receiver so the screen can be streamed. No one ever tested putting a wireless device in their eye, the potential risk would be too great with worst case scenarios people becoming blind or getting eye cancer due to the lens radiation. Plus the lens would have to be resistent to the body fluids that the eye produces (as far as I remember, good quality lens last about 1 or 2 year at most before you need to replace them)

    About the smart watch, they already exist.

    http://dx.com/p/watch-style-gd920-g...creen-single-sim-quadband-and-fm-black-124071
    http://dx.com/p/watch-style-s9130-g...ingle-sim-quadband-and-fm-golden-black-123748

    One doubt that I have, what if someone already use glasses? Will they produce Google Glass for people with vision problems?
     
  8. Veho

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  9. SifJar

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    I think Google Glass can be attached to an existing set of glasses. Or at the very least, used over them. Google Glass doesn't actually seem to include any sort of "lens", it's just the frame and the projector device (not sure if "projector" is the correct term, but from what I gather it does seem to project the image into your eye).

    EDIT: Well, Veho got the answer in first. Although his link appears to be broken...
     
  10. chartube12

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    Nah. They had a program on the science channel about some tech the devs hoped to be out by 2015. The program included disposable smart contact lens. This was about 3 years ago. I haven't looked into lately but it looks like they won't be getting to release the contact lens by 2015.

    But they could still make glasses with the screens built in the glasses lens, which is what I meant in my other post.
    Right now the screen is this little thing that sits over one of the lens, kind of like a telescope. It projects the images into one your eyes
     
  11. Flame

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    can it play tetris crysis 3? that's the real question!
     
  12. Jamstruth

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    This was done using a known bug in Android to Root a device without needing to unlock the bootloader. Here's the thing though Google Glass was sent out with an unlocked bootloader already! It was a Dev Preview and they paid $1500 for it.
     
  13. Dork

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    Cool, now I can cheat on tests.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    If you had to use a device like this to cheat on tests you are already so far behind in that game you might as well not bother.

    Also "jailbrake"?
     
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  15. Dork

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    more convenient and harder to get caught m8

    And that was quoted from the OP.
     
  16. Necron

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    I want this so I can change the "Ok glass-" to "Jarvis"
     
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    I suppose the recording and picture limitations/addons are for legal/publicity reason. Google doesn't want to be thought of as distributing voyeur tools or anything like that.
     
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    The only reason you might get away with the above is the moderators and such like are laughing so hard that the exam starts, finishes and they finally pull themselves back together after you legged it and they can not prove you did it.
     
  19. KingVamp

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    There are videos all over the place showing it off.
    Yes, because they wouldn't notice some kind of tech on your face or even recognize what they are.

    Ah, kind of like this.

     
  20. Dork

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    I wasn't actually serious, but alright then.