Google Glass 2 Details Luxottica

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 Glass Larry Page

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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Why Did Google Glass Fail Astro Teller

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 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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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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