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Google Glass sex app puts an extra set of eyes in the bedroom


January 22, 2014

The Sex with Glass app is designed to record, stream and playback the act of making love

The Sex with Glass app is designed to record, stream and playback the act of making love

When an app designed to stream porn between Google Glass users appeared in mid-2013, we saw Google move quickly to quash the presence of such content, adjusting its developer policy to read, "We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material." This hasn't been enough to deter a team of London-based developers however, which aims to give wearers a view of their lovemaking from all angles through a Sex with Glass app.

The app allows couples to record themselves having sex, with the ability to live stream the vision between the two partners, providing they are both wearing the sets of eyewear, of course. Furthermore, Sex with Glass can be connected to a smartphone to allow for viewing from various angles.

The app is driven by voice commands, and is enabled by a user saying, "OK Glass, it's time," then when users want to stop recording and/or streaming, "OK Glass, pull out."

"We want to change the way people experience things," the website reads. "We love using design and strategy to disrupt at scale. So when we asked ourselves the question 'How can we make sex more awesome with Google Glass?' we came up with Sex with Glass."

In addition to recording and streaming, the app allows users to play music, request suggestions for positions, and set different levels of lighting to suit the mood. When the night of passion draws to a close, the app compiles the footage to show the users a video.

Given that central to the idea of Google Glass is the ease with which vision can be captured and shared, the concept of Sex with Glass raises obvious questions surrounding privacy and its potential as a target for hackers. In an effort to assuage these fears, the developers have built a function into the app which destroys the footage after five hours, though this clearly still leaves some margin for error.

With Google Glass not expected to hit the market until later this year, it remains unclear whether the app will be given the green light by Google, or be shown the door like its X-rated predecessors.

In the meantime, the team is developing a free iPhone app to give users a feel for the Sex with Glass experience, with updates available via the source link below.

Source: Sex with Glass

About the Author
Nick Lavars Nick was born outside of Melbourne, Australia, with a general curiosity that has drawn him to some distant (and very cold) places. Somewhere between enduring a winter in the Canadian Rockies and trekking through Chilean Patagonia, he graduated from university and pursued a career in journalism. Having worked for publications such as The Santiago Times and The Conversation, he now writes for Gizmag from Melbourne, excited by tech and all forms of innovation, the city's bizarre weather and curried egg sandwiches. All articles by Nick Lavars

I keep hearing myself saying: "Get thee behind me, Satan!"

Does anyone know if Google Glass comes (sorry!) with windscreen wipers? I reckon that they stand a good chance of getting pretty steamed up, especially during close ups.

Mel Tisdale

A Wholly New Way for trivial people to cram more of themselves into overtime on their fifteen minutes! Think of the potential for the likes of Paris Hilton, a wider view of the Kardashian clan, and then, being topical, that Punk Bieber. First there was the 3D Phone innovation, then the sneaky mirror displays, and now this! Anthony Wiener is definitely feeling the tech angst of peaking too soon.

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