All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Project Glass’

Google Glass May Come To Optometry Offices

Google is reportedly in talks to create prescription lenses for Google Glass, and get them in optometry offices. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has been talking to VSP Global, a vision benefits provider, about doing so, though the talks are said to just be in the early stages. It will certainly be interesting to see where …

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Google Glass Gets Voice Command For Music

Google announced today that it has added some new functionality to Google Glass that will be appealing to music lovers. Over the course of the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a new voice command that will let users access tracks from Google Play Music. Just say, “Okay Glass, listen to…” and start listening to whatever you want. …

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Here’s A Look At The Next Version Of Google Glass

As you may know, Google announced this week that it is giving Glass Explorers a new version of the Google Glass hardware, which the company will swap out for those it has already sold people. That’s coming later this year. “This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also …

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Google Glass Will Get Its Own App Store Next Year [Report]

Google will reportedly be launching a special app store just for Google Glass apps in 2014. Buried in a seven-page New York Times report from Friday, NYTimes.com revealed that one will come as the device becomes available to consumers. Here’s the relevant excerpt: Because there isn’t an app store for Glass, its capabilities were initially limited by the few applications …

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Newt Gingrich Gets Google Glass, Must’ve Figured Out the Whole Smartphone Thing

Ok, so you know how there’s an exclusive Google Glass setup shop located on the 8th floor of Chelsea Market in Manhattan? Well, Next Gingrich was just there getting set up with his own pair of Google Glass. So here’s a photo of Next Gingrich getting Google Glass: (via Seth Weintraub) And here’s a video of Next Gingrich trying out …

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Google Glass Goes to Wimbledon (on the Face of Bethanie Mattek-Sands)

On Tuesday, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands will take the court against Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the first round of the Championships at Wimbledon. The 28-year-old is ranked #58 in the world, and is sporting a blue and green hairstyle for the tournament. But that’s not the only reason to watch Mattek-Sand at Wimbledon this year. Or more importantly, to follow her …

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Pictures of Richard Branson in Drag and Other Useful Google Searches Through Glass

Google’s Mike LeBeau and Amanda Rosenberg decided to make a video to show off some of the the useful searches you can do via Google Glass. “One thing that makes Glass awesome is that you can just long press on the touchpad any time and speak to ask Google a question. It’s a super fast way to search which, it …

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Casinos Are Already Banning Google Glass

Although Americans may be warming up to Google Glass and its ilk, it’s inevitable that some businesses and institutions are going to seek to ban the device (and other wearable technology) as it becomes more prevalent in society. Concerned about privacy? Stealthy, nefarious activities? Simply don’t want people snapping pictures and taking surreptitious video? Whatever the reason, some people are …

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Here’s Google’s New ‘Getting Started’ Video For Glass

It seems like only yesterday that Google was showing us the concept video for Glass, and now here we are with the “getting started” video showing people how to use it, because it exists. While still not available to consumers (just the lucky chosen few), there are plenty of the devices out in the wild, and developers are working hard …

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Google Glass In Strip Clubs? Probably Not.

While Google Glass may not be widely available to consumers yet, it will be soon, and developers are already coming up with interesting apps for the device. As availability approaches, however, it’s becoming clearer that there will be a lot of society-implemented restrictions that come along with it. We’ve already seen legislation seeking to ban driving while using Google Glass …

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Taser Aims To Create Robocop With Google Glass

Taser has been accepted into the Google Glass Explorer program, TheNextWeb reports, which could help it make devices for police officers that build on technology the company is already using. Check out this video for Taser’s AXON Flex: And this one from TheVerge: TheNextWeb spoke with Taser CEO Rick Smith: Talking to us earlier this week, Smith suggested that automated …

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Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving?

As previously reported, West Virginia is already looking to outlaw the use of devices like Google Glass while driving. Other states are likely to follow. Do you think Google Glass and similar devices will create new road hazards and lead to highway fatalities? Should they be banned from using while driving? Let us know what you think in the comments. …

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Google Glass While Driving Ban Already Being Considered in One State

When you think about upcoming Google technologies that state legislatures may be looking to regulate on their roadways, the first thing that pops into your head is likely self-driving cars. But it’s another upcoming Google product that you may want to use in your car that one U.S. state is trying to ban. H.B. 3057, introduced in the West Virginia …

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Here’s What St. Paddy’s Day Will Look Like Through Google Glass

This time next year, millions of people will be drinking themselves stupid by 10:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day. The only difference between this year and next year is that next year, thousands could be living the experience through Google Glass. Here’s what that might look like (NSFW language): [stuntbear]

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Google Glass Will Be Available To You This Year

The Verge has confirmed with Google that a “fully-polished” version of Google Glass will be ready for consumers by the end of the year, that it will cost “less than $1,500,” and that it will be compatible with both Android and iPhone. Also, they’ll come in colors like: Shale, Tangerine, Charcoal, Cotton and Sky. The Verge Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky had …

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Google Asks Warby Parker to Help Improve Google Glass’ Fashion Sense [REPORT]

Google Glass is slowly working its way into the general public’s hands, as Google has begun the process of letting average people strap on the device for personal use. Googlers (especially Sergey Brin) can’t seem to find a time where they think it’s inappropriate to advertise Google Glass. The Project Glass wave is coming, but one big question remains. Will …

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You Have A Week To Apply For Your Own Google Glass [#ifihadglass]

Earlier, we shared the new Google Glass video, which shows a bunch of interesting use cases for the device. This video was part of a new site Google has up about Glass, which also includes an application you can fill out to get one. Don’t get too excited though. You have to convince Google you’re worthy of getting it. “We’re …

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This Is How It Feels To Wear Google Glass

Aside from the folks at Google and a few lucky developers, none of us have had the chance to wear Glass yet. We, the consumers, still don’t know how Glass is going to impact our lives, but a recent video from Google gives us a small idea. In a new video simply titled, “How It Feels [through Glass],” Google shares …

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Eric Schmidt In 2010: I’m Not Sure You Want To Walk Around With These ‘Odd Glasses’ On

Since Google first unveiled Google Glass, many have wondered if people will buy into the device, simply from the fashion perspective. In other words, will people be worried about looking ridiculous in order to use these hi-tech smart devices that could potentially enrich the physical world around them? Well, that’s probably why Google Glass has already been featured in a …

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Here’s A Recent TED Talk About Prototyping Google Glass

Tom Chi, one of the guys behind Google Glass spoke about prototyping the device at TEDYouth. He discusses how the company was able to speed up the creation process via “rapid prototyping”. He says it only took them one day to come up with the prototype (this was done with clay, paper and modeling wire). They were able to prototype …

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Sergey Brin Refuses to Go Anywhere Without Google Glass

If you just quickly glanced at this, you may wonder why we are highlighting a photo of a middle-aged hipster on the subway. But if you look a bit closer you’ll realize that this dude is wearing some pretty slick glasses. Glasses worth about $1,500, actually. Yes, the image above shows Google’s Sergey Brin smiling for the camera, wearing a …

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Did You Pre-Order Google’s Project Glass? You Might Want To Attend These Hackathons

One of the coolest moments from Google I/O last year was when Google officially unveiled Project Glass. The demo, which consisted of people jumping out of a blimp while wearing the glasses, probably inspired a number of pre-orders for the device. Those who could afford the $1,500 pre-order will finally get the first chance to work with Project Glass later …

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Google Working On Voice Commands, Head Gestures & Phone Calls For Glass

IEEE Spectrum ran a very interesting interview with Google Glass head Babak Parviz, who talked a little about some of the features Google has been working on for the highly anticipated device. We knew Google was essentially working on a way to see the world through your eyes. Sergey Brin posted a Google+ update last year talking about how Glass …

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Google Glass-Like Contact Lenses Are Getting Closer

One of the Google Glass engineers gave a talk at the Google-hosted Solve For X event earlier this year, before Google even revealed Project Glass. He talked about building microsystems on the eye. For some reason, even after the unveiling of Project Glass, this didn’t get a whole lot of attention. Basically, he talked about putting devices in contact lenses. …

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These Were The 20 Most Shared Video Ads Of 2012

Unruly Media has put out its annual look at the top 20 video ads of the year, in terms of shares. While, it may not come across as an ad, exactly, the company has put Kony 2012 from the non-profit Invisible Children, at the top of the list. The video has generated over 10.1 million shares since launching in early …

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The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time?

Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Field Trip App for Android. The company described it as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Here’s a refresher: Basically, it shows you stuff that it thinks you’ll be interested in when you’re near something that fits the bill. The Atlantic ran a pretty interesting piece …

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Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is all about some photography, and has used this enthusiasm to market products like Google+ and Google Glass, both of which were major elements of the Google+ Photographer’s conference, where Brin led a photowalk with attendees. In fact, it’s hard to catch a glimpse of Brin these days, where he’s not wearing his Glass. He was …

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The Google Glass Fashion Show Now Has An Accompanying Film

Google recently had models at the DVF show in New York wear Project Glass on the runway. It was interesting to see Project Glass being used to make a fashion statement even if they aren’t exactly fashionable yet. It does, however, give us a first-person glimpse into what goes into making a successful fashion show. The pictures taken with Project …

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Google Glass Is Now Officially Fashionable

Despite all of the potential Google’s Project Glass may hold, there probably weren’t may of us expecting the device to be accepted by the fashion industry so quickly. Nevertheless, designer Diane von Furstenberg used Glass in her show at New York Fashion Week. “It was an incredible honor to collaborate with Diane von Furstenberg for her show at New York …

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The Terminator Potential Of Google’s Latest Patent

Google has been granted a patent for “Automatic large scale video object recognition“. The technology described would enable Google to recognize objects (not just faces) in videos. The abstract explains: An object recognition system performs a number of rounds of dimensionality reduction and consistency learning on visual content items such as videos and still images, resulting in a set of …

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