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Google Glass' deadly potential

Google Glass' deadly potential

Google Glass is supposed to the best solution for safely and conveniently using gadgets on the go. Instead of looking down at a smartphone or tablet, you can be looking at the world around you while still seeing your Facebook updates, checking directions or even texting.

Yes, with Google Glass you can text using voice commands and head movements, which should make it safer to use in situations such as driving. Right?

Not familiar with Google Glass? Click here to see this controversial new tech in action.

Well, the Google-Glass-is-safer-than-a-smartphone-for-texting-while-driving theory has been put to the test. The University of Central Florida put 40 people in a simulator with either a smartphone or Google Glass and had them text a math problem. A simulated car then slammed on its brakes in front of the driver and the researchers measured reaction time.

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