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Google Glass ‘Version 2′ Is in the Works, Says Eyewear Maker

Good news for those of you who shed a tear when Google took Glass off the market – an Italian eyewear company (who has a previous partnership with Google) says it’s working on Google Glass version 2.0. The Wall Street Journal reports that the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian, confirmed the news during the company’s general meeting in Milan. “In …

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Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration

While there are plenty of settings where wearable tech like Google Glass is rather inappropriate and can make you, well, look like a tool, it’s becoming more clear that one place it could find a home is in the medical community. Doctors with Glass? Makes sense. Last June, Google Glass was used during surgery for the first time ever, and …

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Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word ‘Glass’, Currently Having Some Issues

Google is attempting (and currently failing) to trademark the word ‘Glass’, in reference to their Google Glass wearable tech. Most of you will probably find joy in half of that statement. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is currently holding up their application for the trademark, citing a couple of main objections. “That’s effing stupid” not being one of …

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You Can Break Glass With Your Voice And Here’s The Science Behind It

Black Canary is an interesting super hero. Not only is she super powerful thanks to years of physical training, but she also has a sonic scream that shatters objects. While no person possesses an ability on par with Black Canary’s voice, you can totally shatter glass with the right frequency. The folks at Hard Science are back with a new …

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Microsoft Reportedly Testing Glass-Type Eyewear

Smart watches have already begun to appear, and it doesn’t seem that consumers are as excited for the devices as manufacturers had expected. Already, though, the tech industry is preparing to follow Google into the next unproven gadget market. The Wall Street Journal this week reported that Microsoft is now testing out prototypes for eyewear similar to Google Glass. The …

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Samsung Working on a Google Glass Competitor [RUMOR]

For over one year now, Google has been hyping up its Google Glass project, a wearable computer with a tiny display that hovers over a user’s right eye. Now, with the presumed release of the device less than one year away, other manufacturers are beginning to take notice. Eldar Murtazin, founder of the website Mobile-Review, tweeted today that Samsung is …

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Google Invests in Wearable Display Company Himax Display

Himax Display (HDI) this week announced that Google has agreed to purchase a portion of its company. HDI is a Taiwanese manufacturer of micro-display (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire 6.3% of HDI, with the option to purchase up to 14.8% in preferred shares over the next year. According to HDI, the …

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Google Glass Won’t Get Facial Recognition Software… Yet

Google is no stranger to privacy debates, but Google Glass seems to have really struck a nerve with privacy proponents. It seemed like we were on the verge of an entirely new debate when a third-party developer announced its intentions to launch a facial recognition app for Glass. That debate will have to wait, however, as Google has put a …

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Michelle Bachman Tries Out Google Glass

Now that Google’s latest experiment has caught the eye of congress and privacy advocates, many Google Glass fans are wary that the devices may be over-regulated before they even appear on the market. The congressional privacy caucus even sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page this week, asking for clarification and details on Google’s Glass privacy policies. While …

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Google Glass Already Jailbroken, Could Be Used For Nefarious Purposes

Google Glass really freaks some people out. Those people are understandably concerned that those wearing Glass could be secretly recording their every move. There are some obstacles programmed into Glass to prevent this, but it might not be for long. ZDNet reports that a hacker by the name of Jay Freeman has already jailbroken Glass. The jailbroken Glass can be …

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Google Publishes Official Google Glass Tech Specs

The first wave of Google Glass hardware is complete and shipping off to developers soon. Google has also released the API so those developers can start making apps for it right away. The last piece of the puzze then is the hardware specs. Google released the tech specs for Glass today, and there are few surprises. We knew that Glass …

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Google Glass Mirror API Now Available

It was revealed yesterday that the first round of Google Glass devices are finished. Google will start shipping to those who pre-ordered the device at Google I/O last year first, and those developers will presumably start building apps for the hardware immediately. Google Developers was updated today with the Google Mirror API page. The page contains all the information you …

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