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Google Glass Stolen in Brooklyn, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal | November 7, 2013 7:45am
 A $1500 Google glass was stolen from a Portland man Nov. 2, police said.
A $1500 Google glass was stolen from a Portland man Nov. 2, police said.
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COBBLE HILL — A Portland man had his Google Glass — a wearable computer that has yet to be released for general sale — stolen from him in Brooklyn, police say.

The 38-year-old man lost the $1,500 grey device between 11 a.m. on Nov. 2 and 1 a.m. on Nov. 3 during which time he visited a Regal Entertainment movie theater at 106 Court St. and returned to his temporary Cobble Hill home on Warren Street, according to police.

Known as just “Glass,” the hands-free Google device is packed into a lightweight frame and worn like a pair of eyeglasses.

Through Glass, users can take photos, videos, make phone calls, send text messages and emails and also use Google’s search bar. Glass functions through voice commands by saying the words “O.K. Glass” followed by the task.

The man was able to track the device, using the “MyGlass” application, to the Bronx, according to police.

The “MyGlass” page also allows users to remotely wipe all the data stored on it, according to Google’s Glass website.

Glass, which was introduced in April 2012, is not yet available to all consumers but is the hands of a select group of “Explorers” who have received invitations to use it.

Google’s “unprecedented technology” will be available to more “Explorers” this year and they hope to broaden availability in 2014, the website reads.

Other notable crimes in this month’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:

► A 2007 Infinity M35 sedan worth $18,000 was stolen Nov. 4 on Henry Street between Bay and Lorraine streets.

 A 60-year-old woman was punched and assaulted by her male friend after the two had a dispute over a mattress Nov. 3 in Red Hook West Houses.

 A bag with credit cards and about $140 was stolen from a shopping cart in the bedding section of Red Hook’s Ikea Oct. 27.