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Google Left Glass Unlocked Intentionally, Wants You to “Do Some Crazy Sh*t With It”

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After word got out late last week that Google Glass was “unlocked” and “rooted,” a Googler took to his Google+ page to shed some light on the subject. As he points out, the folks that have Google Glass in their possession right now paid a very hefty price to be so fortunate. Each unit cost $1500, so in Google’s eyes, the device should be easily unlocked and hackable. 

Stephen Lau, a Glass team member, put it rather bluntly in saying, “we intentionally left the device unlocked so you guys could hack it and do crazy fun shit with it.” Here is the full message he posted on Friday.

Not to bring anybody down… but seriously… we intentionally left the device unlocked so you guys could hack it and do crazy fun shit with it.  I mean, FFS, you paid $1500 for it… go to town on it.  Show me something cool.

Gotta love those Googlers.

Via: +Stephen Lau

  • noc007

    Do whatever you want with it; just don’t let sell it, borrow it out, or give it away.

  • http://twitter.com/BarnumDefect Matt Locke

    Here’s what the hacker (who also jailbroke the iPhone and developed Cydia) had to say about these Googlers off-handedly dismissing him: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1d79db/google_glass_jailbroken_by_creator_of_cydia/c9nrd6n

    The information necessary to do what he did hadn’t been released yet like it had been promised. Then they put it up a couple hours after this story got out.

  • http://twitter.com/GalaxyMegaForum Galaxy Mega Forum

    The Google Glass Forum is open at GoogleGlassForum dot net

  • Greg Morgan

    I wish they’d say that about my android phones. They’re not $1,500 but $600 isn’t chump change.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Well, Google would probably recommend you buy a $300 Nexus 4 😉

      • Greg Morgan

        Ha! Touche!

  • Loc-Nar

    Verizon, hire him, quickly!

    • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

      Last thing I need is looking through glass and seeing an ugly Verizon logo.

      • WickedToby741

        I can picture it now. Verizon’s next tactic is going to be a permanent watermark on the screen of every device sold through Verizon except the iPhone.

  • Shane Redman

    I’d work for him just off of his office etiquette alone…

    • 4n1m4L

      I love his other post; We are “shutting up” and taking your money now.

  • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

    Yeah this dude is right. You spent $1500. Better be able to do what you want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cory.pitkavish Cory Pitkavish

    the pov porn community is gunna have a field day

    • flyinggerbil

      that was my submission #ifihadglass… sadly, no dice.

    • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

      Except they won’t be HD.

      • http://www.adamsneighborhood.com/ Adam Neighbors

        720p Isn’t it? I could be wrong, but I thought that glass has a 720p camera.

        • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

          I mean FullHD.

          • http://www.adamsneighborhood.com/ Adam Neighbors

            ahhhh okay. Gotcha.

          • michael arazan

            They have to save some ideas/ features for Glass 2.0

            Plus 1080 HD eats a lot of memory up fast, like 1 gb in under 10 minutes of video, 720 you can get 20 minutes of video for 1 gb

    • Mike Reid

      1 – $50 *

      2 – $75
      3 – $100

      With Glass: + $1000

      (* – prices may indicate my age; I dunno anymore.)

  • Guest

    Yeah FFS. You spent $1500. Better be able to do what you want.

  • Qbancelli

    Wow! Who is that dude!

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Disturbing? More like boss status level 9000 lol

      • Rafa Sandoval

        over 9000 :b

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Williams/579249547 Jonathan Williams


      • DroidFTW

        I’m sure he looks even more boss when he is cruising on his Segway