Google Glass Failure

It finally happened: There’s a wearable that’s even creepier than Google Glass

It finally happened: There’s a wearable that’s even creepier than Google Glass

By on November 6, 2015 at 1:12 PM.

The world was not ready for Google Glass. Tech blogs talked it up to no end and the hype actually carried through to some mainstream media organizations. Even with a huge amount of buzz, however, there was no way people were going to embrace a face-mounted computer. It looked ridiculous and the use cases were far too narrow to overcome that huge hurdle.

If you thought Google Glass was bad, wait until you get a load of this. More →

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WSJ: How Google wants to fix its broken Glass

By on July 31, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

WSJ: How Google wants to fix its broken Glass

Google has admitted its beta Glass launch was a mistake, but that doesn’t mean the company is giving up on the project. Google has stopped selling Explorer versions earlier this year, putting former Apple iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell in charge of the project. A redesigned version of Glass already exists, and it looks like certain customers will be able to use. More →

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iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

By on July 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

Though Google Glass debuted with a tremendous amount of hype, the futuristic wearable quickly became the butt of a long-running joke about tech products that no one really wants or needs. Having used Google Glass myself a few times, I can personally attest that the device, while housing incredibly advanced technology, seemed fundamentally pointless.

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Why Did Google Glass Fail Analysis

Early adopter delivers the most brutal Google Glass obituary yet

By on May 12, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Early adopter delivers the most brutal Google Glass obituary yet

Here’s how you knew the first-generation Google Glass had problems: Many of its early adopters were extremely vocal about brutally trashing it. This was particularly damning because the kind of people who were willing to shell out $1,500 for Glass in the first place were generally well-off tech enthusiasts who love trying out new technology and incorporating it into their lives. When these people stated in no uncertain terms that they “*hate*” Google Glass, it was a really bad sign. More →

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Can the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley make Google Glass cool? We’re about to find out

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Can the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley make Google Glass cool? We’re about to find out

Luxottica is well known as the company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and other popular eyewear brands. However, it’s about to take on its biggest challenge yet: Making Google Glass look cool. The Wall Street Journal reports that Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said on Friday that his company is working with Google to design the sequel to Google Glass and that the new device would be out soon. More →

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Google chairman swears Google Glass is still alive

By on March 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Google chairman swears Google Glass is still alive

Google Glass hasn’t exactly been a rousing success. Actually, you might even call it an abysmal failure. While the product undeniably housed incredibly cool and advanced technologies, compelling use cases for the product were never fleshed out. If anything, Google seemed content to just release the product into the wild and leave it to Google Glass explorers to figure out what in the world to do with it.

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Google admits its fatal mistake with Google Glass

By on March 18, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Google admits its fatal mistake with Google Glass

It’s safe to say that Google’s early efforts to present Google Glass to the public didn’t go as expected. Google insiders starting dishing dirt to The New York Times last month about how many in Google’s X lab viewed Glass as a product that was a long way from being ready for public consumption. However, Google cofounder Sergey Brin thought that Glass was so great that it needed to be shared with the world immediately, which led to Google offering the headset for $1,500 a piece in what was essentially the most expensive open beta of any product ever. More →

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Google Glass 2 Prototypes

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

Despite the fact that Glass was all but a complete misfire for Google, the project isn’t going away any time soon. Earlier this month, Tony Fadell told The New York Times that “future products” in the Glass line won’t be subjected to the same public experimentation as the first-generation model.

So we probably won’t see “Google Glass 2” at every tech event in 2015, but if a report from 9to5Google is to be believed, prototypes of the new version of the device might already be in the hands of developers. More →

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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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