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Google Glass KitKat Update arrives prior to Glass’s availability Today

Before the Google Glass goes on sale in the US today, the company has announced an update.

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Google Glass KitKat Update arrives prior to Glass’s availability Today

The team behind the Google Glass is pushing a big software update later this week. The newest version of Android will be employed by the gadget and a number of new features will be incorporated. Android KitKat will be used in the Google Glass, and new features will be brought to apps and developers will be able to use the latest SDK.

Glass is aiming at organizing photos in bundles. This will be similar to the Instagram photo grids and will allow for easier scrolling; photo replies in Google Hangouts as well as makes it easier to send feedback and even categorizes voice commands to station the most frequently used ones at the top.

Unfortunately, there's also one feature that has been removed in this update, "video calling." According to the Glass team this decision is based on user feedback, taking into account the fact that less than 10 percent of these users were employing this feature, it has been removed unless of course it can be improved upon. On a brighter side, a longer and complete list of new features is promised for the Explorers community which can possibly act as a compensation for the removal of this feature.

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Unlike Google Glass, Android Wear probably won’t get iOS support

Source: GigaOM

When Google introduced Google Glass, the wearable display only worked with Android phones and tablets. It took some time, but last December Google created a MyGlass companion app for iOS, allowing iPhone owners to get most of the same functionality from Glass as Android users. That’s not likely going to happen with Android Wear, however. The first clue was when Dave Singleton, Google’s Android Engineering Director, shared more Android Wear details on stage ...
Source: GigaOM   Full article at: GigaOM Jun 27 2014, 1:30pm CDT
 

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From Google To SmartThings: A Dealmaker Talks

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Kelly Liang has made some pretty big deals in the tech world. As part of the original YouTube team, she helped put YouTube on the first generation of every iPhone. And then, most recently, as one of the first business development folks at Google X, she led the partnership between Ray-Ban glasses maker Luxottica and Google Glass. Now she ...
Source: Forbes   Full article at: Forbes Jun 26 2014, 1:10pm CDT
 

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Source: The Atlantic

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How do you make a computer that people will want to wear on their face? “You have to make it light,” says Isabelle Olsson, the lead designer of Google Glass, the computer-equipped eyewear. “You can’t expect people to wear goggles all day long.” Over years of trial and error, Olsson guided Glass through hundreds of bulky prototypes to its current sleek (if not necessarily stylish) look. Here’s how Google’s computer went from goggles to Glass. 2010: The first Glass prototype “was literal ...
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14 Google Glass innovative uses In education

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Opinion & AnalysisThe Huffington Post The Ohio Wesleyan University Information Services Department purchased Google Glass in March, 2014 and started brainstorming about ways to use it with a cross section of campus groups. Based on the OWU list, here are 14 ways that Google Glass can improve higher education. Read more » ...
Source: University Business   Full article at: University Business Jun 3 2014, 11:46am CDT
 

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