Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass.

The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and wash – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative without the device. In the two months since he bought the device, he had also begun experiencing his dreams as if viewed through the device’s small grey window. […]

The patient – a 31-year-old US navy serviceman – had checked into the Sarp in September 2013 for alcoholism treatment. The facility requires patients to steer clear of addictive behaviours for 35 days – no alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes – but it also takes away all electronic devices.

Doctors noticed the patient repeatedly tapped his right temple with his index finger. He said the movement was an involuntary mimic of the motion regularly used to switch on the heads-up display on his Google Glass.



A few months ago, I asked the following question on Twitter:

Though it’s only three episodes in, I’m happy to say that it seems like Justin Williams has created exactly this, in the form of CocoaRadio.

So far, CocoaRadio has covered:

  • Syncing with web services
  • The state of sharing on iOS (through the lens of OvershareKit)
  • MVVM

They’re all quite technical, but never dry in the slightest. Fully recommended if you’re into iOS or OS X development.

Apple has trained Mac and iOS developers to architect their apps using the Model-View-Controller architecture. Danny Greg from GitHub joins me on CocoaRadio this week to explain a slightly different way of architecture: model-view-viewmodel.

Danny and I discuss the history of MVVM, how to integrate it into an Objective-C app, and some common pitfalls you may run into as you’re learning the new technique.

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