People keep getting mugged for their Google Glass

A man has been attacked with a Taser for his $1,500 wearable computer, just days after a journalist reports a similar crime

by Emma Finamore

Is it a coincidence that, in the week Google finally opened up sales of its wearable computer (albeit only to adults in the US, and only for 24 hours), a surprising number of people have hit the headlines after they were mugged for their Google Glasses?

It sounds like a scene from the latest Robocop reboot, but a recent struggle on an LA beachfront between an assailant brandishing a Taser and a victim with a computer wrapped around his face was entirely serious.

On Tuesday, police in LA reported that a man in a Venice Beach café had been robbed at Taser-point of his $1,500 Google Glass.

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