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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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Google Glass Free Trial

See what it feels like to be a ‘glasshole’ before dropping $1,500 on Google Glass

By on July 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

See what it feels like to be a ‘glasshole’ before dropping $1,500 on Google Glass

There’s no question that Google Glass is the ultimate geek toy right now, but are you really ready to spend $1,500 and fully embrace the “glasshole” lifestyle? Google this week said in an email to people who had previously expressed interest in Glass that the company is now letting prospective buyers try its connected eyewear for free before they commit to buying it. More →

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Google Glass Spying Software

New Google Glass surveillance trick really shows why we need alternatives to passwords

By on June 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

New Google Glass surveillance trick really shows why we need alternatives to passwords

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have discovered a way to steal iPad passwords with help of camera-equipped devices, Wired reports, including Google Glass, the iPhone 5s, a Samsung smartwatch and a Logitech webcam. To make this work, though, you’ll also need to install software onto your device that takes into account the tablet’s geometric position and is able to track the shadows of finger taps on the screen. More →

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Google Glass Review Elderly

Elderly people react to Google Glass in this hilarious video

By on June 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

Elderly people react to Google Glass in this hilarious video

Young people seem to be having enough trouble wrapping their heads around the possibility that devices like Google Glass may someday be ubiquitous, so you can guess how the elderly feel. Imagine having grown up in a world where personal computing didn’t exist, and then seeing a device like Google Glass hit the market.

Well, thanks to the Fine Brothers, you don’t have to imagine anymore. More →

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Fun-iki smart glasses

What we’ve all been waiting for: Seizure-inducing smartglasses that can send Morse code

By on June 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

What we’ve all been waiting for: Seizure-inducing smartglasses that can send Morse code

If you were looking for glasses that are more obnoxious looking than Google Glass, we may have found just what you’re looking for. Spotted by Engadget at CNET Japan’s Live 2014 event, Matilde’s Fun’iki glasses light up the lenses in different colors to send you alerts about new notifications. The glasses can also emit a beep. But that’s not all. If you want to send a message in Morse code (who doesn’t?), you can type in the text into an app and the glasses will then flash accordingly. The glasses also feature different modes which light up for different environments, ranging from “disco” and “party” to “relax.” More →

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Daily Show Google Glass Clip

Watch The Daily Show absolutely rip Google Glass users apart

By on June 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Watch The Daily Show absolutely rip Google Glass users apart

Google hates it when you say this, but Google Glass has a major image problem. People using the headset are routinely thrown out of public places including movie theaters and cafes, and the most common question many Glass users get asked by non-Glass wearers is whether they’re secretly filming everyone. In case you needed further proof that there’s a major stigma surrounding Glass, then you need to watch a new Daily Show clip in which correspondent Jason Jones absolutely rips into Google Glass users who are complaining that people are being mean to them when they see them wearing a computerized headset on their faces. More →

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Google Glass Rifle Shooting

This is an awesome Google Glass feature you’ll hopefully never have to use

By on June 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

This is an awesome Google Glass feature you’ll hopefully never have to use

Google’s Google Glass smart eyewear has many fans but also many haters, and the device will be available to more and more users in the future, sporting all sorts of interesting, and possibly creepy features. Hopefully, though, most users won’t have the chance to actually try out a Glass-based augmented technology currently in testing by TrackingPoint. The solution lets users shoot a rifle at targets around the corner. While it’s certainly interesting, it’s also potentially dangerous for civilians. And for the military or law enforcement personnel, Glass doesn’t yet offer the kind of battery life that would make it a useful solution in many scenarios. More →

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Google Glass Cool Or Creepy

Google exec inadvertently explains why Glass is flopping

By on June 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Google exec inadvertently explains why Glass is flopping

In the two years since its public debut, Google Glass has gone from being seen as a potentially game-changing wearable computer to being a hopelessly dorky piece of technology that even diehard Google fans are having a hard time stomaching. Over at CNN, Google X exec Astro Teller explains the reasons that Google decided to create Google Glass in the first place and he inadvertently shows us why this iteration of Glass is falling flat on its face so far. More →

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Google Glass Disable Recording

Pain in the Glass: New gadget stops Google Glass users in their tracks

By on June 4, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Pain in the Glass: New gadget stops Google Glass users in their tracks

Google Glass is the future. Or it’s not. In either case, there exists a serious problem in the head-mounted wearables category that is already causing a stir: Anywhere, at any time, a person wearing Google Glass might be recording you or photographing you without your knowledge. More →

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Google Glass Roger Federer Video

Roger Federer dons Google Glass to show what it’s like having a ball fly toward you at 120 mph

By on May 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM.

Roger Federer dons Google Glass to show what it’s like having a ball fly toward you at 120 mph

Tennis fans might marvel at the quick reaction times of their favorite players, especially since most professional serves for men’s tennis average between 120 and 130 miles per hour. Now tennis legend Roger Federer has done a cool new promotion with Google in which he wears Google Glass to give us a first-hand look at what it’s like having a ball fly toward you at an insanely fast speed. It’s an almost certain bet that Federer will not be allowed to bring Glass with him to Wimbledon next month, but from the footage Google showed it doesn’t look as through the headset impeded his vision in any way or distracted him while playing. You can check out the full video of Federer playing tennis while wearing Google Glass below. More →

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