Google's Sergey Brin has been wearing and showing off early prototype versions of the Project Glass glasses for a while. These glasses have a little screen that gives you augmented reality information over the top of your normal vision. Brin was on TV show recently called The Gavin Newsom Show and we learned a new fact
during the show.
Brin allowed the host to wear the glasses and take photos using the glasses. The host revealed that the glasses are controlled by an integrated touchpad on the right earpiece. I would assume that trackpad would allow you to scroll through images you've taken and possibly control a cursor. Brin also noted that he hopes technology for the glasses will be available next year.
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 d ... Source: GigaOM
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Jun 27 2014, 1:30pm CDT
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's [...] ... Source: Forbes
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Jun 26 2014, 1:10pm CDT
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 prototyp ... Source: The Atlantic
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Jun 25 2014, 8:06pm CDT
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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.
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Jun 3 2014, 11:46am CDT
After offering its Google Glass wearable to just about anyone in the U.S. for one day only last month, Google seems ready to sell the $1,500 gadget to more people in the region. However, the Google Glass product is still in beta, and it’s still as expensive as before. Furthermore, while Google is extending the Google Glass purchase program, the device will still be available only to U.S. buyers.
“Last week we told you we’d be trying out new ways to find E ... Source: BGR
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May 14 2014, 5:50am CDT
Google Glass just became a little less exclusive today, as the search engine giant declared that its wearable computer is now on sale to everyone in the US."Starting today, we're allowing anyone to purchase Glass on the Glass retail site," confirmed a Google spokesperson to TechRadar."We look forward to welcoming in new Explorers who will each play a critical role in making Glass better ahead of a wider consumer launch."As a bonus for those who waited ... Source: TechRadar UK
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May 13 2014, 7:16pm CDT
Google Glass sells for $1,500 -- but has hardware and manufacturing costs that amount to just $152.47, according to a dissection of the product conducted by the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS Technol ... Source: Cellular-News
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May 13 2014, 9:25am CDT
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Axelle Despiegelaere Model Contract Terminated
The cute Belgian Soccer fan that scored a modeling contract after her photo went viral. Now the contract has been terminated - likely because of the Safari hunting photo. Her Facebook page is also gone.