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Funny: AdBlock Has Partnered With Google Glass to Rid Us of Pesky Billboards


Ever get tired of seeing advertisements in real life? AdBlock has partnered with Google Glass to give you the same ability that they offer on the web in your everyday life. To show how their new technology works they tweeted the above picture of Times Square after the ads have been blocked.

Unfortunately, seeing as how Google removed AdBlock from the Play Store this kind of partnership doesn’t seem very likely, but we can hope right? It doesn’t seem likely this would ever make it to Glass even if it were possible, but it might make Glass worth getting for some people.


Via: Adblock (Twitter)

  • Emilio Figueroa

    First thought: google ads for life. You go to grab some coke and glass pops up an ad for water. You get in the car and an ad for the gym comes up.

  • Oh my God yes. Please yes.

  • This only sounds good for a second. But when you think of it, would you rather see blurred images all over? That’ll mess up your head in no time and “Accident” is written all over it.

  • You should correct the headline to AdBlock Plus has partnered….. AdBock is a totally separate entity. Both are available for Opera and Chrome while AdBlock Plus is also available for Firefox.

  • CapnShiner

    I think something like that could actually be possible, though difficult to implement. Obviously, it would only work if used in glasses that cover the entire field of vision, so that rules out Google Glass for now. As for Google partnering with someone to do it, I don’t see why not. As far as I know, Google only makes money off of internet advertising, not billboards. It would be such great irony, though.

  • Trey Mitchell

    nahhh google would use the tech to REPLACE billboards with their own text based ads relevant to your interests and location


    I hope there’s a plugin to make the billboards turn into cat pictures, or bacon…


      Or PRAWNS!

  • Daistaar

    Glasses to make your vision blurry. I Love it!

    • CapnShiner

      That already exists. They’re called beer goggles.

  • Christopher Riner

    Google glass is gonna remove ad block from the Play store, then people are gonna side load the apk, then billboards will be blocked…

    Meanwhile the ads for the ad blocker pop up in the bottom of your field of view

  • digitalicecream

    What about my left eye? I’m not paying full price for this….

  • Dane Carpenter

    It needs to change all the ads to pictures of kittens

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Can you imagine using Google Glass and seeing advertisements on the bottom of some of the apps…..? I hope that never becomes an issue.

  • EC8CH

    Bieber Block anyone?

    • michael arazan

      Hipster block, I see them more than beiber

  • Pat Hamilton

    Is that a stop sign?
    No. It’s just a red ad.
    *car crash*

  • j__h

    That is not how Google glass works anyways. Very funny nonetheless.

  • pball_inuyasha

    I don’t see how this would be possible as google glass is supposed to be a small overlay for one eye. This would require full glasses and doesn’t seem like a good idea to me anyways.

  • yeah, but you can still sideload 😉

    • Austin Warren

      Get that apk son yeah boiiii

  • Charles Hobbs

    This was an obvious joke…

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  • That seems like it would be more annoying that helpful as you move your head the blurred images move