Hotels offering Google Glass to guests on complimentary loan

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    When iPads were the gadget-du-jour, hotels often placed them in guest rooms and restaurants. Now that many guests carry their own tablets, hotels are checking in with new Google Glass wearable computers to entice travelers to check them out.

    In Chicago, Acme Hotel Company, the first hotel to do so, began offering Google Glass to guests on complimentary loan (rooms from $189 a night). With only two sets available, use is limited to two-hour increments on a first-come-first-served basis. Beyond the hotel, users can get access to a downloaded app called Field Trip that offers relevant information on attractions, restaurants and landmarks as guests approach them on the street.

    “It allows you to live your life without being buried in your phone,” said Brent Hinton, the director of sales and marketing at Acme.

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    Very nice. So far, I haven't seen Google glass for real, but it's an interesting concept and I'm glad hotels, at least some of them making it available without the need of buying it. It could improve lives, having said this, there's potential it will take control away from us, depends, no pun intended, on the perspective IMHO.
     
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    “It allows you to live your life without being buried in your phone,”

    Instead of your phone you will be immersed in the internet. (or Google's version of the internet) I wonder if Google Glass will allow you to access Bing or Yahoo?
     
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