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Google Glass Stories August 10

Comment: Google Now, Glass, & Wear — The future we lost by making watches miniature phones

Tomorrow will hopefully mark the beginning of the Apple Watch getting a serious competitor in the form of Samsung hardware running Google software. The wearable space is in serious need of competition, but it’s unfortunate how the two competing efforts are fundamentally the same. That similarity has deep ramifications for how we will experience technology […]

Google Glass Stories January 1, 2013

Head of Google Glass Babak Parviz talks what is next for the platform

As 2013 kicks off, Babak Parviz, head of the Google Glass project that launched in spring of last year, sat down in an interview with IEEE Spectrum to give word on what to expect next. We saw several prototype versions of Google Glass, as it readies shipping to the mainstream, and today, Parviz gave some […]

Google Glass Stories July 12, 2013

Project Glass graduates to Google Glass

Google has just published a short update on Google+ notifying the public of a name change for its infamous wearable technology. Formally referred to as ‘Project Glass,’ Google will now official begin calling the product ‘Google Glass,’ at least through Google+ and its other online marketing. The 105-word post notes that the product has grown substantially since the start of its Explorer program and most people already refer to the wearable product as Google Glass, making the ‘Project’ prefix no longer necessary. You can learn more about Google Glass here.

Google Glass Stories July 16, 2013

Support for Google Glass appears in redesigned Play Store

The Verge noted that Twitter user Nicolas Gramlich spotted one more change to the redesigned web version of the Play Store: support for Google Glass apps. Google’s updated Play Store includes mention of Glass, implying that the company’s headset will be managed through the store soon. Users who have linked Glass with their Google account have been seeing […]

Cool demo of how augmented reality could look on Google Glass

It’s not the best video in the world in terms of production values, but the techniques being demonstrated are pretty cool. For example, asking Glass the height of the Washington Monument when looking at it and being shown a visual scale overlayed on the real thing, translation of a sign on a sidewalk and overlaying […]

Google Glass Stories July 17, 2013

Google Glass could have been hijacked by a simple QR code (vulnerability now fixed)

New technologies, new hacks … AllThingsD reported an illustration by Lookout Security showing how something as simple as placing a QR code on a poster could enable an attacker to take control of Google Glass.

Basically, since Glass allows users to connect to Wi-Fi by taking a picture of a QR code, it’s possible that someone could trick a Glass wearer to unwittingly join an access point that allowed someone else to remotely control Glass and to stream the display via Bluetooth.

The vulnerability has now been fixed.

Google Glass Stories July 22, 2013

Google gears up for public Glass launch with investment in chipmaker Himax

In another sign that Google is gearing up for the public launch of Google Glass, Reuters reports that the company has taken a stake in Taiwanese chipmaker Himax, a specialist in display driver chips with particular expertise in controllers for LCOS micro-displays used in head-mounted displays. Google Inc will take a 6.3 percent stake in the […]

Google Glass Stories July 23, 2013

…and now there is a Google Glass porno: ‘I’d tap that Glass’

You knew it was heading our way: Google Glass porn is now here and boy will Google be happy. For the details head over to [ooyala code=”90aWlpZDqumgU7y5TOUNjEPfcOUMXTqP” player_id=”null”] NSFW NSFW NSFW Below the fold.

Google Glass Stories August 1, 2013

UK to ban wearing Google Glass while driving

Google Glass seems to be setting new records in the number of prohibitions of a product that hasn’t yet been officially launched. After being banned everywhere from bars to workplaces, Stuff reports that the British government has announced plans to make it illegal to wear Glass while driving. A Department for Transport (DfT) spokesman told Stuff: “We […]

Google Glass Stories March 26, 2013

Google sending out invites to Glass Explorer program over next few days

Google announced today in a post on Google+ that the results from its #ifihadglass contest are in and the winners will be contacted with invitations to the Google Glass Explorer program over the next few days.

We could never have imagined such an enthusiastic response! There were so many creative, diverse, and (sometimes) crazy applications. We’ve certainly learned a lot through this whole process and it’s inspiring to hear how much passion there is for Glass.

Google didn’t mention availability for those who signed up for the $1,500 Explorer Edition at last year’s Google I/O, but we’ll likely hear more on availability for others with invitations going out to contest winners in the near future.

Google noted in today’s post that it currently isn’t offering the Explorer Program to businesses, but it will work “on connecting with businesses in other ways.” Those who received an invitation to the Explorer program will be able to pick up their Glass at one of several events planned for later this year in New York, San Fran, and L.A. Invitations will be announced through @projectglass on Twitter and +Project Glass on Google+.

Google Glass Stories April 14, 2013

Where on Earth will you use Google Glass?

Like many people, I was intrigued by the recent edict from a Seattle bar banning the not-yet-for-sale, action-cam-equipped Google Glass wearable computer, citing privacy concerns. However, while this article originally intended to highlight other potential locations and situations where Glass will be frowned upon, after speaking with a few colleagues, it became clear that the […]

Google Glass Stories April 15, 2013

Google Glass now shipping to Explorers

Wow Google Glass is finally shipping?! Like imminently based on this email? — Brian Klug (@nerdtalker) April 15, 2013 It appears that Google Glass Explorers should soon be getting their Glass units. AnandTech’s Brian Klug got the following announcement.

It looks like Google is really doing this Glass thing. Mother-load of info including APIs and SDK released

Google just released the mother-load of information on Google Glass including an API, hardware specs (yuk yuk) and FAQs and much more.  Developers, Dive in.

Google Glass Stories April 9, 2013

Cool graphic illustrates how Google Glass works

A German artist, Martin Missfeldt, has created a cool graphic showing exactly how Google Glass works, projecting data through a prism and focusing it directly on the retina to overlay the scene in front of you. Click through for the full graphic …

Google Glass Stories March 22, 2013

Report claims Google’s Android team developing smart watch too

Update: The Korea Times reports that LG too is developing a smart watch and even testing products similar to Google Glass: A source familiar with the matter told The Korea Times Friday that the Yeouido-based firm’s development of the next-generation watch, along with an innovative smart product similar to Internet giant Google’s Glass, was part of […]

Google Glass Stories May 22, 2013

#IfIHadGlass winners will be getting invites for Glass headsets over the next few weeks

We're starting to send instructions to selected #ifihadglass applicants. Be sure to follow us so we can DM you. — Google Glass (@googleglass) May 22, 2013 We were told at I/O that Google would start sending #IfIhadglass invites out after I/O and now we have an announcement. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be slowly […]

Google Glass Stories May 29, 2013

MiKandi promises to revolutionize adult content creation with Glass

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his concern last night at the D11 conference that Google Glass will likely only appeal to certain vertical markets, but I’m not entirely certain this is the type of vertical market Cook had in mind. ZDnet has uncovered a certain niche market for Google Glass that we probably all expected: […]

Google Glass Stories May 31, 2013

Google prepares for first consumer Glass adoption by banning face recognition apps (until privacy protections can be enforced)

In a Google Plus remark, Google said that it would block all facial recognition apps from Google Glasses Glass and Facial Recognition When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this technology ahead of a broader consumer […]

Google Glass Stories June 3, 2013

Google: We don’t allow sexually explicit Glassware content

Last week we showed you a company looking to revolutionize adult content creation using Google Glass, but it looks like Google thought that was just too creepy. Google updated its developer guidelines over the weekend to ban ‘sexually explicit material’ from the Glass ecosystem, something it doesn’t seem to mind on its Android platform: Sexually […]

Google Glass Stories May 13, 2013

‘MedRef’ Google Glass facial recognition app for doctors now available for download

When talking about potential applications for Google Glass, the ability to use facial recognition is one area that we’ve seen discussed in many patents and projects from Google and others. Today, points us to perhaps the first facial recognition Glassware available with info on a new app dubbed MedRef for Glass that was recently […]

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