All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Glass’

The New Google Glass Is Built for Enterprise

In January, Google had a back to the drawing board moment with Google Glass. It shut down its Glass Explorer program, took the product off the market, and began to restructure the whole thing. Google gave the reins to Next CEO Tony Fadell, and moved the project of the Google X lab and gave it its own division. At the …

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Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

If you thought you looked cool wearing Google Glass before, wait till you see this. Google has been awarded a patent that allows “a computing device, such as a head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation” In other words, Google wants …

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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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Google Glass Is Far from Dead, Says Eric Schmidt

If you think Google Glass is dead, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt would like to tell you you’re wrong. “It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google,” Schmidt recently told the Wall Street Journal. “We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true. Google is about taking risks …

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Google Glass Will Be Back When It’s ‘Perfect’

Last month, Google Glass Explorer Edition went off the market. While it’s been pretty clear that the device would be back in one capacity or another, a plethora of articles have been written about how the device is “dead”. Glass in the form which we’ve come to know it does pretty much appear to be dead, but Under Ivy Ross …

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Google Glass: If You Want One, You Better Get It Now

As has been widely reported, Google Glass, at least in its current form, is going away. Google says it will continue to develop the technology, and we might see a different version somewhere down the line, but the Glass Explorer Edition that has been the focus of Google’s efforts since unveiling the device, is no more. According to TechCrunch, this …

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Google Glass: Looking Back On 3 Years Of Ridicule

It was nearly three years ago that Google first unveiled its “crazy future glasses,” under the label Project Glass, which would go on to become known as simply “Google Glass”. Now, as you may have heard, Google is halting general sales, though the Glass at Work program will continue. The team and leadership of the Glass unit is making some …

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Google Glass Is Going Off the Market, but It’s Not Dead Yet

As of January 19, the average Joe will no longer be able to purchase Google Glass. Google is shutting down its Glass Explorer program, which first opened up in 2013. It wasn’t until May of 2014 that Google began selling the product to anyone – as long as they had $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket. Starting then, only …

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Could Google Glass Find Success After All?

While Google Glass hasn’t even had a proper consumer launch yet, many have already written of its impending demise. People seem to have already lost interest in a product that you still have to be part of the Explorer Program to purchase. But the book on Glass may not be closed just yet. Do you think Google Glass has a …

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Google Glass Is Now Officially Banned in Theaters, Shockingly

In oh, no shit news, commonly out-of-touch organization the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their little rulebook, inserting language that specifically bans wearable tech like Google Glass. Since the MPAA and NATO have always banned possible recording devices (like cellphones) inside theaters, this can come as a shock to no one. …

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Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google sets the scene in a Google+ update: “Max sent you a WhatsApp message, marycam81 tagged you in a photo, your …

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Google Glass Addiction Is Apparently a Thing Now, Leads to Involuntary Temple Tapping

First, they were persecuted. Then, they were addicted. Yes, it appears that full-blown dependency is the next great tribulation of the Google Glass superuser. We now have a reported case of Google Glass addiction in the books. The case comes from a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, where a man is said to have the first case of …

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Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Alcohol?

Like drugs, technology is an addicting and highly sought after augmented reality that generates dependency. Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display, allowing for digital applications to pop right up in front of you. For 18 hours a day, a 31-year-old unnamed US Navy serviceman used Google Glass, only taking the device off when sleeping and …

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You Probably Shouldn’t Text and Drive with Google Glass Either, Says Study

If one of your reasons for possibly purchasing Google Glass is safer communication while driving, you might want to rethink your assumptions. In what he’s calling the first study of its kind, University of Central Florida researcher Ben Sawyer has tested the notion that texting with Google Glass while driving is safer than doing it the old fashioned way. What …

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Google Demos Glass at Big City ‘Basecamps’

Google is currently jumping through hurdles, both legally and culturally, to promote Google Glass and try to make the wearable tech more accepted in a skeptical society. It’s not an easy thing – especially considering the amount of backlash the product has received from people wary of face-cameras. Google’s trying to make Glass cool, with new hires and partnerships, and …

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Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the guy who once headed up Google’s experimental wing Google X and gave us Google Glass, was jumped over to Amazon. Parviz made a bit of a cryptic announcement on Google+, simply posting the Amazon logo and saying “status: super excited.” If you take at look at his profile, however, Parviz confirms he has taken a position at …

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Google Glass Was Made For Search

Babak Parviz, known as the creator of Google Glass, who led the project until Google replaced him with Ivy Ross recently, spoke at the Wearable Technologies Conference this week. He told attendees that Glass is only one answer to what the next mobile platform could be, following smartphones and tablets. Remember, this is the guy who talked about some pretty …

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Google Glass Likely Banned from UK Movie Theaters

Google Glass has been available in the UK for less than a week, but the largest cinema group in the region is already stating that the wearable tech will not be welcome in most of their represented establishments. The Cinema Exhibitors Association, which represents the interests of around 90 percent of UK cinema operators, is putting the kibosh on Glass …

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Google Glass Jumps Across the Pond

OK, Brits, it’s now your time to start confusing the elderly and getting banned from movie theaters with your very own pair of Google Glass. Google has just announced that they have opened their beta Explorer program in the UK. “The world sees the UK as a center (actually, a centre) of innovation. It has produced some of the greatest …

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Google Glass’ New DVF High-Fashion Frames Now Available

If you’ve been holding off on joining the Google Glass Explorer program because you feel the basic Glass frames lack a certain amount of flair, today could be the day you take the ($1,800) plunge. Announced earlier this month, the new high fashion Glass frames, from famed designer Diane von Furstenberg, are now available to purchase on both Google’s Glass …

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Watch Google Glass Confuse, Amaze Old People

“It’s like I’m in a different world all of the sudden! Technology just rolled over me like a big ol’ steamroller!” I’m not sure if the older subjects of this video will be running out to join the Google Glass Explorer program, but they sure are amazed by the fact that they have a computer strapped to their faces. YouTube’s …

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Google Announces Glass at Work Certified Partners

Google announced its first round of “Glass at Work” certified partners, getting Google Glass into the workplace for some companies. “We’ve been searching for developers who are creating Glassware to help businesses reach their goals,” the company said in a Google+ post. “We heard from hundreds of enterprise developers and today we’re excited to announce our first round of Glass …

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Glassholes Agreed to Be on The Daily Show, For Some Reason

They couldn’t have thought this was going to be anything but a masterful trolling, right? “Yes it seems, even in this day and age, you can still be treated differently just because of how you look – wearing a $1,500 face computer.” The Daily Show finally took on the world of Glassholes on Thursday night, sending correspondent Jason Jones to interview …

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Google Glass Banned in Famously Strict Movie Theater

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a Texas-based movie theater chain that is currently in the process of expanding to new and bigger markets, is notorious for forcing proper moviegoing etiquette. The Alamo Drafthouse doesn’t allow kids under the age of 18 without parental accompaniment. It doesn’t allow patrons to enter a theater after the feature has begun. It enforces a strict …

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Salesforce Takes Wearable Computing To Enterprise With Salesforce Wear

Salesforce announced the launch of a new Salesforce Wear developer pack as it aims to bring enterprise services to wearable computing devices. The pack will help developers get companies connected to their customers through apps for wearables. The company has already partnered with ARM, Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung, and others to get started. Its building support for Android Wear, ARM, …

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Google Glass Tries High Fashion with New Diane von Furstenberg Collection

Now that anyone in the U.S. can buy their high-tech specs, Google has a few hurdles to jump to make Glass an everyday item for regular people. Apart from the still-exclusive price point of $1,500 (Google will surely drop that when Glass releases wide), there’s some backlash out there from people concerned about privacy, and a general consensus from some …

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Google Hires Fashion Marketer to Head Glass, Make It Cool

Everyone knows about Google Glass. That’s part one. Now, for part two–making people actually want to buy the wearable tech–Google has employed a former top-level marketing executive to head the Glass team. In a post to Google Glass’ Google+ page, Ivy Ross says that as the new head of Google Glass, she’ll be tasked with answering the following question: “Can …

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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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Anyone In The U.S. Can Now Buy Google Glass

Last month, Google made Google Glass available to any adult in the U.S. for a single day in an effort to get the device in a bigger number of hands (or on a bigger number of heads, I suppose) without opening it up to everybody. It’s still not quite ready for primetime. Google announced, however, that anyone in the U.S. …

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Google Glass Costs About $80 in Parts, Claims Teardown

Google Glass, which has been sold for $1500 to all the early “Glass Explorers,” apparently costs about $80 in parts, if a preliminary teardown report is accurate. Teardown.com recently posted its Google Glass teardown results after just recently getting their hands on the device after Google’s one-day-only sale of the smart glasses earlier this month. And according to their breakdown, …

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