Changes to Google Glass TOS Suggest Progress Toward Price Reduction, Official Launch

Android Wear devices may have stolen the spotlight for now, but that does not mean Google Glass, the search giant’s other platform based around glance-able information, is not inching closer towards a palatable price and retail launch. Evidence of progress comes in the form of recently made changes to the Google Glass Terms of Service (TOS), which Glass Almanac astutely observed and highlighted. (more…)

Still Interested in Google Glass? Don’t Forget About Google’s Basecamps

With no word from Google as to when the public might expect a full retail launch of Google Glass, which means finalized hardware and software design, the company is still trying to give more regular folks a chance to play with Glass.

Google has special Basecamps in select cities, where the public can go get fitted for Glass, talk to Googlers about the device, and even purchase a unit if they feel inclined to do so.  (more…)

Google Glass Now Shipping With 2GB RAM, All Sorts of New Apps Announced

We aren’t even to Google I/O yet and announcements are already flooding out of the Google Glass team, through interviews with Sundar Pichai, and from the crew over at Cyanogen. In this quick post, we are focusing on all of the new Glass announcements, which include 12 new apps (“Glassware”), camera framing when taking pictures, new Google now cards, and maybe most importantly, the jump in new models of Glass to 2GB of RAM.  (more…)

Google Glass Frames by Diane von Furstenberg Now Available

Many gurus of fashion have tried their hand at making Google Glass a little less “dorkish,” but in our humble opinion, no one has succeeded quite yet – after all, it isn’t easy making a face computer look attractive. The latest attempt is from American designer Diane von Furstenberg, whose DVF design studio launched a line of Glass frames under the moniker “DVF | Made for Glass.” (more…)

Google Play Device Page Says Google Glass is Available in the UK, Except It Isn’t (Updated: It Is Now)

Google Play’s country availability page for countries was updated this morning to include a listing for Google Glass, showing that the wearable was available in the UK. Of course, we know that Google Glass isn’t available in the UK, so what’s the story?

Well, this page is typically pretty accurate. It lists all devices available on Google Play and which countries those devices are available in. When Nest showed up on this list prematurely, Google made it available on Google Play shortly after. When the Nest Protect landed on Google Play last week, it made it to this list first. So this list, is legit. I wouldn’t expect Google to put something on it without meaning to do so. The listing links to this support page, which doesn’t mention anything else related to Google Play.  (more…)

Google Certifies the First Companies for “Glass at Work” Program

After our poll last week, we got a good sense that a lot of you were not really interested in Google Glass anymore. Everyone has their reasons, but almost 3,000 of you said that Glass was not something you would be interested in going forward. Google is looking to give glass a professional makeover by announcing that Glass is now being tested in workplaces around the country through a set of certified partners.  (more…)

The Daily Show Hilariously Takes on Google Glass “Eye Douches”

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show ran a special feature on Google Glass last night. As expected, it was hilarious. As in, you should watch this whether you own Google Glass or not.

The whole clip points out step-by-step, idea-by-idea the ridiculous nature of Glass before diving into the thought that “these glasses are just f*cking stupid.” It touches on the stories of poor Glass users getting denied service at bars, the insane $1,500 price tag, how it would look for a grown man to wear them by himself to a kiddie park, and why Glass wearers call themselves “Explorers.” Of course, they couldn’t help but point out the idea that Glass has a camera and you could be taking pictures or video recording someone at any time.

But that’s not really the best of the feature. No, when “eye douches” is pulled out, you will forever love interviewer Jason Jones and The Daily Show. (more…)