Google Inc. Glass Theft-Protector is Granted Patent

Published: Jul 19, 2012

Google has been granted a patent for a crime-busting technique that would lock down and sound the alarm if anyone stole a Google Glass customer’s $1500 headset. The patent application suggested that its proposed mechanism could “beneficially provide security measures” for the wearable computer. As for the headset this patent idea seeks to protect, the wearable device is anticipated to ship in 2013, opening a new chapter in wearable computing. Relatively ordinary looking glasses with display will become a smartphone for the eyes. Google as of Tuesday is now the recipient of a patent for a mechanism that can help make customers of the $1500 device feel safer. The patent describes what Google would like to do to ensure wearer’s protection against theft.

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