Google Glass KitKat Update

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

By on April 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Major Google Glass update rolls out, as new orders open up

Google on Friday is not only opening up Google Glass orders to interested buyers looking to score a pair of smart glasses, but it’s also rolling out a major update to its wearable device, bringing KitKat to Glass owners. Starting with 9 a.m. EDT, Google will be opening up a “limited number of spots in the Explorer Program,” but the device will only be available to U.S.-based customers willing to spend $1,500 for it. More →

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Buy Google Glass One Day Only

Google to allow anyone in the U.S. to buy Glass for one day only

By on April 10, 2014 at 2:48 PM.

Google to allow anyone in the U.S. to buy Glass for one day only

Whatever your opinions are on Google Glass, you’ve probably never had the opportunity to pick one up for yourself. The Explorer Program has been closed to the public ever since its inception, but according to The Verge, that might change later this month. A leaked document reveals that Google is considering opening up sales to the public, “where any U.S. resident would be able to purchase Glass (through google.com/glass) and join the Explorer Program.” More →

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Google Glass Air Force

Google Glass might appear on the battlefield as Air Force begins tests

By on April 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Google Glass might appear on the battlefield as Air Force begins tests

Google Glass has received more than its fair share of flak since the unveiling, but relentless teasing hasn’t dissuaded the United States Air Force from testing Google Glass for military use. VentureBeat reports that the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge (BATMAN) research team is optimistic about the potential of Glass, most notably because of “its low power, its low footprint, it sits totally above the eyes, and doesn’t block images or hinder vision.” More →

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Google 'Glass' Trademark Rejection

1,928-page Google letter shows company really, really wants to trademark ‘Glass’

By on April 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

1,928-page Google letter shows company really, really wants to trademark ‘Glass’

Google really wants to trademark the word “Glass,” but gaining the trademark for such a common word is not an easy task. In fact, the company has already been refused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO,) The Wall Street Journal reveals, although it did receive a trademark for the “Google Glass” term. In a letter to the company, USPTO raised two objections, one related to the fact that the trademark is too similar to existing or pending computer software trademarks that have the word “glass” in it, and one related to the actual word. More →

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Google Glass Design Features

Google Glass prototype actually makes current version look stylish

By on March 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Google Glass prototype actually makes current version look stylish

For some people, Google Glass is not a well-designed device, with one designer recently saying about the smart wearable device that it makes people look like “idiots” and he wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it. Even Google is sort-of agreeing with critics saying that Glass needs more work, as the tech giant has partnered up with Ray-Ban for making Glass look sexier in the future. However, the current Glass design that’s available to Explorers looks very good, especially when compared with some of the initial prototypes. More →

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Google Glass Vs. Segway Designs

Designer: You look like an ‘idiot’ with Glass on, ‘a complete d—’ when you ride a Segway

By on March 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Designer: You look like an ‘idiot’ with Glass on, ‘a complete d—’ when you ride a Segway

Australian designer Marc Newson talked to Dezeen about his new line of  glasses that will launch in Milan next month and the conversation unsurprisingly lead to Google’s smart take on eyewear. The designer took the chance to bash Google’s design choice for Glass, while simultaneously blasting the Segway design – that’s even though Newson appreciates wearable devices, and the Segway concept. More →

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Google Glass Ray-Ban Alliance

Can Ray-Ban’s manufacturer make Google Glass hip?

By on March 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Can Ray-Ban’s manufacturer make Google Glass hip?

Google Glass has been mercilessly mocked as clunky and nerdy, despite attempts to associate the pricey device with fashion shows and trendy magazine pieces. A new alliance with Luxottica aims to inject some glamor into the eyeware line. Luxottica is known for its Ray-Ban and Oakley lines of glasses, but also produces Versace, Miu Miu, Chanel and Vogue products. The current $1,500 price of Google Glass places it automatically in the luxury category – but it’s not clear whether the target group of wealthy geeks necessarily has much overlap with the Alain Mikli crowd.

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Google Glass Myths Privacy

Google is really tired of people bashing Glass

By on March 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Google is really tired of people bashing Glass

Google appears to be quite annoyed with the myths growing around Glass, so, in order to set the record straight about its wearable device, the company decided to debunk the top 10 Google Glass myths by posting a lengthy address on the Google Glass Google+ page. More →

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Google Glass For Doctors

VCs make $3.2 million bet that your doctor will want to use Google Glass

By on March 20, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

VCs make $3.2 million bet that your doctor will want to use Google Glass

We’ve written in the past about how the medical community has become increasingly intrigued by Google Glass as some surgeons see it as a potential tool to help give them crucial data in the middle of operations. Startup company Augmedix also thinks that Glass has a bright future in the doctor’s office and it announced this week that it’s raised $3.2 million in venture capital to help expand both its workforce and improve the quality of its services to doctors. More →

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Robert Scoble Google Glass Doomed

Top Google Glass fan fears Google is getting ready to dump his favorite headset

By on March 20, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

Top Google Glass fan fears Google is getting ready to dump his favorite headset

Top Google Glass fan Robert Scoble is a fairly excitable personality and he’s written a fairly excitable post on his Google+ page discussing his fears that Google might be about his favorite headset the old heave-ho, much as it did to past products such as Google Wave and the Nexus Q. What set Scoble off this time was that Google CEO Larry Page took the stage to deliver a keynote at the TED conference Wednesday… and he wasn’t wearing Google Glass. More →

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Worst Fanboys Of All Time

The 5 worst kinds of tech fanboys

By on March 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

The 5 worst kinds of tech fanboys

To steal from an old Chris Rock joke: “I love tech fans but I hate fanboys.” What I mean is that I think it’s great if you have a favorite brand or company that you’re enthusiastic about. However, it’s not-so-great if your love of that brand turns into an insane religious devotion that leads you to lash out angrily at even the slightest criticism of it. The absolute worst tech fanboys remind me a lot of the ridiculous Beliebers who posted hilarious messages defending Justin Bieber even after he was arrested for drag racing while intoxicated… except the difference is most of those people at least have the excuse of being 12-year-old girls and aren’t supposedly grown-up men. More →

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Google Glass Driving Laws

Google really wants you to drive with your Glass on

By on February 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Google really wants you to drive with your Glass on

Google is ready to fight anti-Google Glass legislation initiatives in many states, Reuters reports, as the search giant has apparently hired lobbyist to try to prevent laws that would ban drivers to use the wearable device while behind the wheel. The publication says that Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states, with eight U.S. states already considering regulation of Google Glass. More →

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