Sunday, April 21, 2024

Google Glass: First Public Fight Caught Live?


EXCLUSIVE Our old pal and sometime videographer Chris Barrett is sporting a pair of Google Glasses these days. Last night in Wildwood, New Jersey Chris caught what might be the first ever live fist fight and police arrest with Google Glasses.

Chris tells me he put on the glasses a few minutes before the fight began. Only one person on the crowded boardwalk asked if he was wearing Google glasses. “Otherwise, no one bothered me. I was able to get much closer with the glasses than if I had had a camera. I even got up behind a cop and he didn’t say a word to me.”

The battery lasted an hour, Chris says, and was able to film everything. “This is just the beginning,” he says. “There are going to be privacy issues. But when you’re out in public, what can people do?”

We’ll have some more updates from Chris soon as his adventures with Google Glasses continue.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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