Google Glass Helps You Cheat At Poker

*Esquire* editor talks with NPR.

Google Glass, the hi-tech eye wear that is planning on revolutionizing the planet, is currently being shipped out to real people to have real world testing done. Real people like Esquire magazine editor A.J Jacobs who promptly put it to use to cheat at poker.

Well, yes. I did cheat at poker. I’m a terrible poker player, so I needed all the help I could get. And my cousin is a professional poker player in Las Vegas. So, I used him to be my poker coach. And using the Google Glass, he could see my cards and tell me what to do – whether to raise or to fold or to laugh maniacally. And it worked.

Jacobs goes on to say that his cousin could see his cards and then wrote him messages on how to play his hand, which Jacobs could see in his glasses. Not only did it work, Jacobs scammed his buddies out of $200 using the method (which he notes that he gave back).

To see the extent to which Jacobs tested the eyewear, read (or listen) to the story over at NPR.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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