Seattle Bar Bans Google Glasses

    Google co-rounder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses at an announcement for the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at Genentech Hall on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing. The product, dubbed "Google Glass," will be offered to "bold, creative individuals" selected as part of a contest announced Wednesday. Participants must live in the U.S. and submit an application of up to 50 words explaining what they would do with the Google Glass technology. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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    But where will all the hipsters go if a dive bar is off limits? A Seattle dive bar has declared war on Google’s Project Glass, the new glasses that have the Internet enabled and are currently in the testing phase. Dave Meinart, owner of the 5 Point Café, said the “culture” of the bar is “sometimes seedy, maybe notorious,” and “people want to go there and not be known ... definitely don’t want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet.” The glasses reach the Internet through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and respond to a user’s commands. Still in the testing phase, Meinart said it’s never too early, since his bar is near Amazon’s headquarters, and “tech geeks” have patronized the watering hole.

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