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Dan Graziano

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Bio

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.

Recon Jet Google Glass Competitor

Google Glass competitor Recon Jet now accepting preorders for half the price

July 8th, 2013

Google Glass isn’t expected to be released until early to mid-2014, however there are other options for those interested in wearable computing. Recon Instruments is now accepting preorders for its Recon Jet sunglasses, a Google Glass-like device intended for sporting enthusiasts. The Jet has similar internal components as Glass, including a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 …

Google Glass Update

Google Glass updated with full Web browser and more hands-free commands

July 1st, 2013

Google on Monday announced a minor update for its wearable computing device. Google Glass has been updated to support more hands-free commands, including reading and replying to text messages and sharing images with friends. The device’s contact application previously supported up to only 10 friends, however it too has been updated to now show a …

Google Glass Success

Google Glass predicted to be ‘the next iPhone’

June 21st, 2013

A new report suggests that Google’s wearable computing device could become “the next iPhone.” Sarah Rotman Epps, a senior analyst with Forrester Research, believes that Google Glass shows enough promise that “it’s just a matter of time” until the device takes over the world. But she noted that the current version of Glass is “more …

Google Glass Privacy Concerns

Data protection officials fearful of Google Glass

June 19th, 2013

Google’s wearable computing device has come under fire once again. Government privacy and data protection officials from seven countries have reached out to Google CEO Larry Page over privacy concerns regarding Google Glass. Commissioners from Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Israel and Switzerland are seeking specific details about the information Google collects from …

Google Glass Contact Lens

Researchers create Google Glass-like device on a contact lens

June 11th, 2013

Researchers at several institutions have created a new technology that will empower future smart contact lenses. The team developed a “transparent, highly conductive, and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires” that it then attached to an off-the-shelf soft contact lens to give it Google Glass-like features, Technology Review reported. The lenses were tested on …

Google Glass Banned

Glass not banned at Google shareholder meeting [updated]

June 7th, 2013

Google shareholders and other individuals were in for a surprise when they arrived at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. Google, ironically, banned attendees from wearing the company’s own wearable computing device at the meeting. The company forbade people from using electronic devices such as smartphones, cameras and recording devices. The restriction infuriated the …

Google Glass app marke

Google Glass could be the start of a $6 billion ecosystem

May 14th, 2013

The arrival of Google Glass, along with smartwatches from Apple, Samsung and LG, could help the wearable-computer market swell to become a $6 billion industry by 2016, Bloomberg reported. Companies and independent developers have been quick to adopt these new platforms and are looking to get a head start on the next big app market.

Google Glass wink application

The creepiest Google Glass app yet: Winky

May 2nd, 2013

It can sometimes be unsettling when a person winks at you from across the bar. A Google Glass developer has brought things to a whole new level with a new application that allows Google’s wearable computing device to snap a picture with a simple wink of the eye. Developer Mike DiGiovanni was able to enable …

Google Glass Specs

More Google Glass specs emerge: Dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0

April 26th, 2013

Additional specs are beginning to trickle out as developers begin to get their hands on Google Glass devices. It was already revealed that Google’s computer headset was equipped with a 640 x 360 display, 16GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel camera. Developer Jay Lee, who received a developer prototype of Glass, has found that the device …

More than 9 million Google Glass-like devices expected to ship by 2016

More than 9 million Google Glass-like devices expected to ship by 2016

April 24th, 2013

Smart glass devices such as Google Glass could be the next big thing, and now research firm IHS predicts that shipments of smart glasses could reach 9.4 million units between 2012 and 2016. Initial shipments are expected to be around 124,000 units this year as Google Glass becomes available to developers. Adoption is expected to …