Gadgets & Gear

Using Glass as a journalism tool

I’ve been using Glass as a reporting tool on my RV Travel blog (, live blogging and tweeting as I drove an RV into the arctic vortex in the snow covered North.

mikehatIt is a lot of fun and adds a great POV aspect…. But, the thing that makes it not so cool is the lack of a mass delete tool.

All those photos and tweets and Google + videos and updates stay on Glass and so clutter up the interface that trying to use it for other functions in the field is extremely cumbersome. I

know I am far from the only one complaining of this but I think my GoPro camera is the better choice and Glass, at this point in its development, is just a clever “some day” device that will be much more usable as a journalism tool in a future version.

You can see hw I used glass on my most recent winter camping posts at my RV travel blog,

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.