Google Glass 2 Release

Google is already working on Google Glass 2, which might not be a disaster

By on February 6, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Google is already working on Google Glass 2, which might not be a disaster

Google Glass has come and gone, and definitely wasn’t an iPad. Google wanted to launch a trend-setting new device that would break new ground and shape the industry for decades to come. Some people thought it would, and a few trigger happy venture capitalists even built an entire fund focused on Glass development. Then Glass died, and Google is the one that killed it.

But the idea of Google Glass will live on, and as it turns out, Google already has plans to resurrect its face-worn wearable in the not-so-distant future. More →

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Why Did Google Glass Fail

The definitive account of why Google Glass went down in flames

By on February 5, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

The definitive account of why Google Glass went down in flames

Google Glass isn’t dead but it’s definitely undergoing some extensive renovations after its first-generation model failed to spark the kind of enthusiasm Google had hoped for. The New York Times has done some extensive reporting on what went wrong with the first Google Glass and has found that Google’s big mistake was pushing the product out into the public eye long before it was a finished product. More →

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Google Glass Onion Article

The Onion drives the last nail into the first-gen Google Glass’s coffin

By on January 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

The Onion drives the last nail into the first-gen Google Glass’s coffin

Google insists that it’s still planning to make Google Glass headsets in the future, although they will likely look nothing like the first-generation model that quickly become the butt of jokes all across America. Now that Google has stopped selling the first iteration of Glass, those jokes are sadly coming to an end… although The Onion couldn’t resist getting in one last dig at the digital headset’s expense. More →

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Google Glass Review

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

By on January 19, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: ‘The Daily Show’ destroys Google Glass

Google Glass is indeed no iPad. The device that many touted as the wearable computer of the future has hit a rough patch as Google finally comes to terms with the fact that people aren’t going to pay $1,500 for a ridiculous looking wearable that sits on your face. As I said back in 2013, Google Glass is not the future — but… it may indeed help steer consumer electronics companies toward less abrasive devices that could proliferate in the future.

That, of course, remains to be seen. In the meantime, Google Glass is still pretty fun to laugh at. More →

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Google Glass Vs. Apple Watch

Newly unearthed emails show Apple knew Google Glass was going to flop from Day 1

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

Newly unearthed emails show Apple knew Google Glass was going to flop from Day 1

It’s been a couple of years since Google first started showing off Google Glass to the world, and in that time we have never heard any rumor that Apple was working on a device to compete with the digital headset. And now a new report from Business Insider may explain why: One of Apple’s most important executives seemingly thought it would be a bomb from the start. More →

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Opinions
Google Glass Is Dead

A requiem for Google Glass

By on January 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

A requiem for Google Glass

It seems like just yesterday that Google released an exciting teaser video for a new product that delivered important information by projecting images directly to your eyeballs — no more staring at your smartphone! Less than three years after that video tantalized the tech world, the product in question has become one of the biggest jokes since the days when Segway users were regularly laughed at as they scooted up and down sidewalks. More →

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Google Glass Nest CEO Fadell

Can this man save Google Glass?

By on January 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Can this man save Google Glass?

For the past year, Google Glass has been on its way to being remembered as nothing more than a joke. Many of its early adopters have alternately been brutally ridiculed or have sworn off the device all together… and at least one early adopter had to be hospitalized because he used the device too frequently. However, Google isn’t scrapping its once promising project just yet as it’s decided to hand responsibility for it over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell. More →

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Why Google Glass Failed

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

By on November 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

A ‘card carrying nerd’ explains why Google Glass is too dorky even for him

To say that Google Glass has an image problem would be an understatement. Although Google will tell you that the device has an amazing future, many early adopters who shelled out $1,500 for the headset have grown very disillusioned with it and now don’t wear it anymore. In a long piece on Google Glass’s rise and fall, Reuters interviews one such person who explains why Glass’s awkward appearance has led him to stuff the device in his desk drawer. More →

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Is Google Glass Worth It

Google Glass fan treated for severe addiction, experienced painful withdrawal symptoms

By on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Google Glass fan treated for severe addiction, experienced painful withdrawal symptoms

It’s official: Too much Google Glass is very bad for you. The Guardian notices that a new article published in the journal Addictive Behaviours details treatment for one man’s severe addiction to Google Glass, which led him to experience painful withdrawal symptoms that were likened to withdrawal from alcoholism. More →

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Google Glass Captioning

The most amazing Google Glass app the world has ever seen

By on October 3, 2014 at 1:56 PM.

The most amazing Google Glass app the world has ever seen

Plenty of technology enthusiasts scoffed at us when we repeatedly explained that Google Glass, though interesting, is simply not a mass-market product right now. Fast-forward to today, and it’s fairly clear that the wearable device is indeed a niche product. Glass is too far ahead of its time, too expensive, too limited and far too nerdy for the majority of us. That’s not to say similar products won’t eventually proliferate, and it’s also not to say that no one should buy Glass. As a niche device, there are several industries for which Google Glass could have a dramatic impact, and there are also some special use cases that Google Glass is perfect for.

Now, a new app being developed by researchers has shown us just how amazing Google Glass can be in some cases. More →

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Why Is Google Glass Bad

10-minute video brutally explains why Google Glass is ‘the worst product of all time’

By on September 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

10-minute video brutally explains why Google Glass is ‘the worst product of all time’

We’ve seen a lot of people express their disillusion with Google Glass over the last year — Google fanboy Jeff Jarvis’s declaration that he “*hates*” Glass is still one of our favorites — but a new 10-minute video posted by Geek Beat is the single most brutal point-by-point takedown of Glass’s design and functionality we’ve yet seen. More →

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Google Glass Design Pictures

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

By on August 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

Google Glass is far from being a ready-for-primetime commercial product, and the wearable device may undergo several changes before it’s sold in stores. In fact, it appears Google is trying to make Google Glass look less like it currently does – something some people wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing – and more like an actual pair of ordinary glasses. Glass Almanac discovered a patent for a new Google Glass design that makes the gadget more human-friendly. More →

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