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The truth about driving under the influence of Google Glass


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drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco while wearing Google Glass, and I did not get into an accident.

That’s the first thing you should know about using Glass while driving. The second thing you should know is this: It’s absolutely safer driving with Glass than picking up your phone and looking down — something that we know we’re not supposed to do, but the vast majority of us do anyway.

The Verge wrote a brief review of using Glass while driving, but it wasn’t a sufficiently long or thorough test, in my opinion. So I decided to drive under the influence of Glass across Los Angeles for a weekend and wear it on my return trip to San Francisco.

Glass isn’t a device that keeps interrupting your day. When you get notifications, it plays a distinctive tone, but you have to either touch your Glass or tilt your head up and down to view the notification. While I was driving, I tried not to look at these notifications until I was parked at a stoplight (though sometimes curiosity got the best of me). You absolutely need to adjust the head-tilt settings so you don’t keep activating Glass whenever you hit a bump. (Mine is set for 21 degrees.)

While bright sunlight can make it hard to view your Glass screen, the sunglasses extension is very useful at countering this effect. Unlike The Verge’s Sean Hollister, I had no problem discerning the majority of the Glass notifications in the bright sun of L.A. (Path posts were hard to read, though.) The bone conduction speaker has trouble getting over the sounds of traffic and engines, but I could make out the majority of what Glass read to me.

 

Katy Perry Celebrates 28th Birthday In LA!


It has been a crazy year for Katy Perry, and last night (October 25) she showed up at a local Los Angeles eatery to celebrate turning 28.Image

Joined by family and friends, the “Teenage Dream” songstress arrived at Red O restaurant dressed in a snazzy halter-style white patterned dress.
After a gourmet meal, Katy & Co. relocated the party to Sayers Nightclub where they took in a private concert by none other than Prince.

Perry also mingled with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, though her on/off boyfriend John Mayer was

 

Courtney Stodden Debuts Dramatic New Look, Mom Slams Plastic Surgery Rumors


 

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Courtney Stodden has been 18 for less than a month, but has the teen bride already made a very adult decision? (And no, we’re not referring to that kind of adult decision!)

When the wife of 52-year-old actor Doug Hutchison was spotted shopping with her hubby at The Grove in Los Angeles on Wednesday, folks couldn’t help but notice that she sported a decidedly different look.

Sure enough, speculation quickly began to surface as to whether or not Stodden has had some work done.

Fortunately, Krista Keller, Stodden’s mom/manager, is setting the record straight.

“It’s ridiculous! She’s doing her makeup differently—that’s all it is!” Keller told E! News exclusively. “Courtney decided she wanted to change her makeup. She went for a lighter, more natural look, old Hollywood kind of look.”

Keller added, “All she did was lighten her hair, used a lighter shade of makeup and tanner, and not use as much eyeliner. She told me, ‘I want to do it differently’ and all of a sudden they say she’s had plastic surgery!”

Of course, such rumors are nothing new.

“People always think a knife is touching her face, but she’s like a chameleon. She can change her look so easily,” Keller said. “People just don’t get it.