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Google Glass Goes on Sale Today, First Local Robbery Reported in Venice

A man is threatened with a Taser at On The Waterfront Cafe for the eyeglasses with a computer built in. The two suspects got away.

Google Glass. Photo credit: WiredBlue.
Google Glass. Photo credit: WiredBlue.

A man in a Venice bar was robbed of his Google Glass, police said today.

The crime at On The Waterfront Cafe, 205 Ocean Front Walk, occurred about 8 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles police Officer Wendy Reyes said, adding that the victim also lost a laptop computer under threat of being shocked.

"The victim was threatened with a Taser," Reyes said.

Detailed descriptions of the two suspects were unavailable.

The eyeglasses with a built-in computer went on sale today under a restricted one-day "explorer" program to the public that is designed to aid in development of the device, according to Google. Prices are in the $1,500 range.

--City News Service

Chuck Mason April 16, 2014 at 02:40 PM
Venice, CA: Silicon Slum "Yo, dude, them those new spy glasses? Cool. Where you from?"


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