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 5, 2015

Mattel and Google send out invites to ‘view what’s possible’ at event on February 13

Mattel and Google have sent out press invites for an event they’re holding together on February 13th in New York City. The invitation, sporting the tagline “view what’s possible,” includes reference to what looks to be a reel from the old View-Master toy from the mid-1900s. 

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 […]

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=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq1wl5jQO8s] 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 […]

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 […]

August 19, 2014

$149 muscle-sensing armband allows you to control Google Glass using hand gestures

Just in case you don’t feel sufficiently self-conscious using Glass, Thalmic Labs has the solution: a $149 armband that allows you to control Glass via hand gestures. Myo is an an elasticated armband that detects hand gestures via muscle movements and associated electrical signals in your forearm. Developers Thalmic Labs see it as a potential user-interface […]

July 25, 2014

Google Glass GDK updated to reflect support for USB webcams

Google has updated the Google Glass GDK documentation to include support for external webcams attached via an On-The-Go cable (via Android Police). This means that, while developers already have access to the standard built-in Glass camera, they will now be able to incorporate additional camera views in their apps. Sadly, webcams won’t be Plug-and-Play, so […]

July 15, 2014

Google Glass XE 19.1 released, packs a visual redesign and improved connectivity

Google has seemingly skipped right over XE 19, tonight pushing the XE 19.1 update to Google Glass users. The latest version of the Glass software features a redesigned voice menu as well as much more reliable connectivity. For moving up an entire version number, this actually looks to be a relatively minor update.

July 12, 2014

Former Google [X] director and head of Glass Babak Parviz joins Amazon

Google X director Babak Parviz founded and led both the Google Glass and contact lens projects at Google, but it appears he has now left the Mountain View corporation in favor of Amazon. This news comes shortly after just two months ago stepping aside to let former Old Navy and Gap marketing VP Ivy Ross take the Google […]

July 10, 2014

MindRDR demonstrates how thought alone could control Google Glass [Video]

It sounds like a pretty cool idea right there, but for those with medical conditions that don’t allow them to control Glass by voice or touch – such as those with locked-in syndrome – this could change their lives. Engadget reports that UK company This Place has created the MindRDR app to enable a Glass user […]

July 9, 2014

Google announces five ‘Giving through Glass’ winners & their ambitious plans for Glass

Google today announced the winners of its “Giving through Glass” initiative that will see the company work with nonprofits to develop apps for the platform. The winners will not only get Glass, but also “a $25,000 grant, a trip to Google for training, and access to Glass developers who can help make their projects a reality.”

The winners include: 3000 Miles to a Cure, Classroom Champions, The Hearing and Speech Agency, Mark Morris Dance Group and Women’s Audio Mission… Developers are already working with these inspiring groups, and next week these five nonprofits will descend on Google Glass’ Base Camp in San Francisco for training, and to connect with their Google mentors. Stay tuned for updates on how the projects unfold!

Google shared some of the plans that the winners have for Glass. Classroom Champions, for example, will be looking to inspire with an app designed to offer “a look through the eyes of Paralympic athletes as they train and compete.” Others are working on a educational experiences for the classroom as well as Glass apps to help improve the communication process for individuals with speech language challenges, hearing loss and autism.

You can read more about Google’s Giving through Glass initiative here.

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