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Google began selling Google Glass to developers for $1,500, but forget about loaning or selling it to someone else. Google would immediately disable the device -- and probably its relationship with you.

It seems as if there’s something new to learn just about every day when it comes to Google Glass, the company’s new Internet-connected glasses that show digital information right in front of your eyes.

Now, as those lucky enough to be given Explorer status will begin to receive their Explorer Glass devices, some may be surprised to find that, in a possibly un-Google-like manner, the company has written, Do not “resell, loan, or transfer” language in the user agreement.

So what will the penalty be if you fork over the $1,500 and then decide to pass your brand new device on to someone else? The company says they can remotely turn your device into a fancy-looking forehead ornament.

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Photo Credit: Project Glass", an early prototype of Google's futuristic Internet-connected glasses, are modeled. The specs are said to give you directions, let you video chat, shop and do everything else you now need a handheld gadget to accomplish. Associated Press/Google

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