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June 24, 2016

Glass support website finally confirms ‘Glass: Enterprise Edition’ name, add-on battery pack

We told you across several exclusive reports last year about not-so-new Google Glass hardware that the Mountain View company has been privately testing within the Project Aura group and with external clients, but we were also the first to tell you that the device is internally known as “Enterprise Edition”. Now, public-facing support pages we discovered on Google’s servers confirm the […]

November 27, 2015

Google Glass 2.0 could be a funky-looking flexible device with images viewable by both eyes (but probably not)

Google seems to be keeping its options open on what the next generation of Google Glass may look like. We’ve previously seen a larger prism reportedly destined for the Enterprise Edition, and last week heard that the company is working on two audio-based models without a screen via Project Aura. A Google patent granted this week […]

August 4, 2015

Google Glass still has a future as a consumer device, claim two members of development team [Poll]

Two of the original team members behind Google Glass have insisted that the device still has a future for consumers, despite the company now pitching it exclusively at the enterprise market. In an interview at the Computer History Museum, Thad Starner, a professor at Georgia Tech and a technical lead on Glass, and Greg Priest-Dorman, a systems […]

February 16, 2015

Astro Teller: Google is making a modest return on its experimental lab investment

Google X boss Astro Teller spoke with the New York Times on the topic of the experimental lab and the value it produces for the company, saying that the X lab’s goal is to find new technology markets that the Mountain View company can jump into and problems it can solve. According to Teller, Google […]

January 21, 2015

A week after Google Glass ‘graduates,’ Microsoft unveils HoloLens (Video)

Google Glass and products like it have been around for a couple of years now, but today Microsoft has entered the wearable heads up display space. They’re calling it the HoloLens, and they say it will “break down the walls between technology and people.” The wearable see-through display will let you see holograms in the world around you.

January 9, 2015

Google’s Sergey Brin spotted at CES trying out Glass competitor Epson Moverio

Google might not have an official presence as an exhibitor at CES, but it does have its people on the ground checking out the new products from both its partners and competitors. That includes top Googler Sergey Brin who was spotted in the photo above via +Tim Moore on Google+. Moore works with Rochester Optical, […]

Startups like kiddoEMR could change lives using Google tech, but this one desperately needs Google Glass 2.0

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Cohen has been a pediatrician for 15 years, and he saw a need in the medical workplace. Current EMR (electronic medical record) solutions are ridiculously expensive, antiquated, offer little support for pediatrics, and require hours of rigorous training before doctors can use them to efficiently document and organize patient information. Seeing this, […]

December 1, 2014

New model of Google Glass coming in 2015, Intel chip promising increased battery-life

The WSJ reports that Google will be launching a new model of Glass next year, with a new low-energy Intel chip designed to increase battery-life. The processor in the current model model is a Texas Instruments one, the headset battery lasting around one day of typical use. Intel currently makes its own wearable device, the fashion-oriented MICA […]

November 18, 2014

HUD for Glass helps pilots keep their eyes on the skies

It’s no secret that Google Glass is too expensive for most consumers, however the wearable appears to be slowly finding its place in the workforce. It’s helping law enforcement fight crime, doctors save lives and changing the way people battle hearing loss. So what’s next for Google’s $1,500 wearable computer? How about flying an aircraft?

November 14, 2014

Google Glass consumer launch pushed to 2015, developers beginning to lose interest

Since its initial unveiling more than two years ago, one of the biggest questions surrounding Google Glass has been its commercial viability. Reuters today has published a report, yet again questioning the long-term success opportunities of Glass. Sergey Brin, the head of Google’s X Lab which is responsible for Glass, was seen this weekend in […]

October 29, 2014

MPAA institutes new “zero tolerance” policy towards wearables in movie theaters

Google Glass in movie theaters has long been a topic of debate, with a plethora UK cinemas banning the wearable and at least one U.S. chain doing the same. Today, however, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) issued a statement announcing a new “zero tolerance” policy against wearables in the theatre. The statement says that […]

October 22, 2014

Sketchy suggestion of “different direction” for Google Glass as company invests in virtual reality startup

Chardan Capital Markets analyst Jay Srivatsa believes that a combination of two Google investment decisions could signal that the company is planning to take “a different direction” with Google Glass, reports StreetInsider. Srivatsa noted that Google had decided against further investment in Himax, a company specialising in controllers for conventional head-mounted micro-displays, at the same time as […]

October 21, 2014

Google adds 5 new partners to its ‘Glass at Work’ program

Glass at Work, Google’s program that aims to put hands-free technology in the workplace by way of awesome third-party software, now has 5 new partners. This may not seem like much, but it brings the number of companies part of the program up to 9—effectively doubling it in size and scope. And with the Glass […]

October 15, 2014

Latest Google Glass update allows automatic display of phone notifications

[youtube=] Google has announced that Glass owners will soon be able to immediately view any notification from their Android phone using a new feature, Notification Sync. Max sent you a WhatsApp message, marycam81 tagged you in a photo, your Lyft has arrived… these are just some of the reasons for pulling out your phone. You want to […]

September 30, 2014

Google Glass trialled in Scottish airport after earlier Virgin Atlantic tests

When you’re trying to assist large numbers of people, all of them in a hurry, having instant access to the information required seems like a good idea – hence the interest in Google Glass being shown by the aviation industry.

Following an earlier trial by Virgin Atlantic at London’s Heathrow airport, customer service staff at Scotland’s Edinburgh airport are now testing the headset, reports Engadget.

Staff will be fed real-time flight information, language translations and information about the local area, allowing them to provide assistance to travellers throughout the airport and not from behind a check-in desk. The airport says it will test Glass until December

While anyone in the US and UK can now buy Glass, the product still has no official launch date. There was, however, a recent clue in revised terms & conditions for Glass suggesting that the headset may be close to launch – and at a lower price than the current $1500.

Image credit: JetBlue

September 19, 2014

Regulatory card hints at a possible Google Glass launch in Canada

Currently available in the US and UK, Google Glass could soon be on its way to Canada. A Glass explorer recently received a replacement unit and noticed that his wearable was accompanied by a new regulatory informational card for Canada. The bundled literature advised that Google’s wearable had been approved by Industry Canada for use within the […]

September 8, 2014

Google Glass XE21.0 update brings quicker Google Now updates, Waze integration

Google just announced the XE21.0 update for Google Glass and with it introduce faster Google now notifications for flights and sports and the integration of Waze data for navigation:

When looking up routes to your destination, Waze accident indicators help you avoid potential traffic.

Google announced its acquisition of mapping company Waze last year and has quickly integrated real-time traffic alerts and other features from the app into its own Maps and navigation features across platforms.

Earlier this month Google began selling its $1500 Google Glass Explorer Edition through the US Google Play Store alongside a number of accessories.

September 5, 2014

Google Glass Explorer Edition now available on US Google Play store w/ accessories

Following the release of its still in beta “Explorer Edition” of Google Glass on Google Play in the UK, Google is now listing the product on the Play store in the US. Glass was previously available to order in the US through a dedicated sign-up page and checkout process.

September 3, 2014

Founder of Luxottica Leonardo Del Vecchio finds Google Glass ’embarrassing’

The founder and chairman of Google’s biggest and most important Google Glass partner, Luxottica, says that he would actually be embarrassed to be “going around” with the Mountain View company’s wearable device on his face (via WSJ). Why might this be interesting? As you may recall, Google made a partnership with the huge Oakley/Ray-ban parent […]

August 26, 2014

Google Glass’ revised terms of sale suggest that an official product launch could be in the works

Glass may be getting closer to being a full-blown consumer product, according to a few changes to the product’s terms of sale. Although the search giant recently made its high-tech eyewear available to the public, it’s widely referred to as still in beta. About a week ago, Google revamped its sales terms for Glass, adding […]

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