For those who love the current generation’s wearables, yesterday must have been a fun day. First we had new details regarding Samsung’s Gear Glass have surfaced and then on top of that Google Glass went on sale in the US, as an “open beta” device. There has been no change in the price even for the early access and it is still available for $1500. This might be a little too high a price to pay for a gadget which is still not ready for primetime and leaving this at its current stage, the search engine giant is already working on a 2nd generation of Glasses according to some reports.
The new came in from Kong Wenjun of Crystal Optech which claims that Google is in the early stages of the development of its second generation Glass and the samples have already been provided to Google’s R&D team. The reports also show that Google has already certified Crystal Optec’s LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon – “micro display” tech also used on 1st gen Google Glass) through a number of middlemen. The company doesn’t want to engage in a direct relationship with Crystal Optec so they could prevent the public (media) from finding out too soon about Google’s plans.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.