How many times a day do you perform a Google search? Couple of times a day? Over ten a day? Well, with Google Glass on your head, you can access any Google search you could come up with and get answers right in front of yours eyes without lifting up your phone. Above is a video that Project Glass just posted to their YouTube account, showcasing some of the everyday questions that someone might ask themselves. (more…)
I actually can’t believe we haven’t asked this yet, but I feel as if it’s time. Google Glass has been everywhere as of late, now that it is in the hands of developers (and random media outlets who probably have no business with them). We’re seeing personal video clips of hockey games, trips to the park, go-kart races, and more, all through Glass recordings. There are venture capitalists (with agendas) running around telling people that this is the future of tech, while others are quick to refer to it as the next Segway.
But does anyone really care at this point? Like, if you are an average consumer or even semi-addicted tech enthusiast – and aren’t a developer or someone who was foolish enough to drop $1500 on Glass to be an “early” adopter – has any of what you’ve seen turned you into an interested party? Or are you bored to death by it? Can you not wait to get your hands on a retail unit, whenever they drop? Or will you never be caught dead wearing the Segway-for-your-head?
Ready to start tweeting from Google Glass? Yesterday, a tweet was spotted that has since been deleted, coupled with the label “Twitter for Glass.” Once news got out, the account was deleted, making it quite possible that no one was supposed to see it.
Adding to the fun, the Twitter account @Mogrooth (minus the Muddler), belongs to a mobile engineering manager at Twitter, Shiv Ramamurthi. Additionally, 3rd party app developers cannot use the word Twitter in the labels, so the fact that “Twitter” is used in Twitter for Glass lends more credibility to the story. (more…)
After word got out late last week that Google Glass was “unlocked” and “rooted,” a Googler took to his Google+ page to shed some light on the subject. As he points out, the folks that have Google Glass in their possession right now paid a very hefty price to be so fortunate. Each unit cost $1500, so in Google’s eyes, the device should be easily unlocked and hackable. (more…)
Apparently, the first buyers of Google Glass who signed up to throw down $1,500 for the wearable tech at last year’s Google I/O should have their investment in hand within the next month. At an event for the Glass Collective, an “investment syndicate between three firms to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs in the Glass ecosystem to help jumpstart their ideas,” someone close to the matter gave TechCrunch the skinny on shipping. (more…)
According to a report out of Financial Times, Google is set to keep the manufacturing of Google Glass very close to home, as it looks like they have chosen a facility in Santa Clara, CA to produce their first run of the hardware. Google has been less shy about pumping out American-made hardware, much like we saw with the Nexus Q, although we could see that affect the price. Given the Nexus Q had very limited functionality, that thing still cost a pretty penny at $300, with most analysts pointing to the “Made in U.S.A.” tag as the reason. (more…)
Today is the day that Google begins sending out invites to winners of the #ifihadglass challenge. A few weeks ago, Google took to social networking sites, looking for ideas on how average people would use Google Glass if they had them. If your idea was good enough, you could receive an invitation to be an early user of the hardware, given you paid for them and could afford a trip to either San Francisco or New York to pick them up. (more…)
Evil lawmakers in West Virginia recently proposed a bill that would preemptively ban driving while wearing Google Glass or any other wearable computing tech with a head-mounted display. It’s not a shocker that the government would want to make sure that people are remaining safe and less distracted while driving, since we know humans are not the best creatures at multi-tasking. (more…)