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Google Glass Updated to XE8, Brings New Google Now Cards and New Voice Commands

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Each month, the Google Glass team releases an update to owners of the wearable tech. If you are one of a few thousand that currently use this device, then a new update to version XE8 is now available. Inside XE8 is a few new Google Now cards, including a Traffic card, Movies card and Hotel/Restaurants card. On top of that, new voice commands for “taking notes” and “posting updates” have been added. 


The applications Evernote and Path have added support, allowing for you to use their services right through Glass. If you need to take a note and save it to your Evernote account, now you can do so. To top it off, the video player for Glass got some touch control updates, which will now allow you to play, pause, fast forward and rewind the videos you are watching.

If you have Glass, let us know what you think of the update.

Via: +Google Glass | Glass Support

  • Gregory Poe

    The problem with these glasses are the same as the problem with smart watches.

    The majority of people wear glasses with fashion in mind. Google glasses will be most successful if people can’t tell they are Google glasses

  • umbrellacorp

    Google Glass updated, still makes you look like a total dork.

  • Justin Kos

    If this is under the 300$ mark…I’m totally gonna bite

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I love new Google Now commands.

  • Does Google Glass run Android?

  • Stephen

    When will they just let this die?

    • msnight04

      Why should they? I find this technology interesting even though I personally don’t have a practical use for it.

    • Mitch Joa

      well, if they were going to let it die, it’d probably be after it actually hits the market…

    • Stephen

      I just don’t see the demand for something like this. Are people really going to walk around wearing these?

      • joseph barrientos

        i am, its pretty amazing technology and i want to experience it, we’re getting limited to what phones can do for the moment, its time something else steps in.

        • Adam Elghor

          I’ve been been waiting for the next tech platform ever since the tablet came out. I will definitely be buying this!

      • aQuickBit

        I want to. I have tons of uses for them on campus.

      • Steven Elliott

        At some point, technology such as this will be wide spread. Glass may not sell well at the beginning, but eventually it will be the norm.