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At Comic-Con in San Diego, a fan might spot an alien, superhero or Benedict Cumberbatch at any time. Just don’t film them with Google Glass: the convention has strictly forbidden the device during screenings. “Remember recording of footage on the screens during panels is prohibited … This includes Google Glasses,” read this year’s convention policies. “If your Google Glasses are prescription, please bring a different pair of glasses to use during these times.” This is not the first time that Google Glass has been banned. Some movie theaters, bars and casinos have made the device forbidden, which is probably disappointing to the early-adopters who dropped $1,500 to wear a smartphone on their face.

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