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…)
In May of last year, just when Google Glass was getting its first big push through the Explorer program, we asked DL readers if Google Glass was a product that they were interested in. The results came back pretty mixed, with only about a third of the votes going towards “Yes, I’m very interested.” Another quarter said “No, I couldn’t care less,” while the other 40% were waiting to see if developers could do anything cool with it.
Here we are a year later, the Explorer program is now open to anyone with an enormous amount of disposable income to blow through, and Glass seems to be everywhere. Athletes are showing it off on the regular, celebrities have worn it, fashion houses have featured pairs in shows, new bars are banning Glass by the day, and designer lenses are now a reality. But with all of that happening, we still aren’t seeing Glass in its retail form yet.
So we are curious, again, if you are still interested in Google Glass? Has a year made a difference? Are you seeing enough from developers? Are there enough new use-cases to warrant a pair? Are the constant updates from Google making this product more appealing? Let us know in the comments.
According to a tweet published by @evleaks, AT&T retail locations will be one of the first places the public will be able to purchase Google Glass. The question, since Glass was first revealed, has been when can we get it, and for how much?
The Google Glass Explorer program is currently open to anyone willing to pay the $1500 entry fee, but the general public would do much better in waiting for Google to announce the finalized version of the hardware and software. (more…)
Google is opening up the Google Glass Explorer program once again, except this time, they have no intentions to close it. Google states that as long as they have units to sell, anyone can buy them and become an Explorer. Of course, the price is still $1500, but if you are a true early adopter of all things tech related, here is your chance to own a pair. (more…)
The third-party keyboard Minuum has already made an impact on the Android tablet and phone markets, but its creators are now looking to expand their services to other devices. In a blog post today, Minuum said that smart glasses will now have the same comfortable typing experience that the keyboard company has produced elsewhere. Minuum released a video showing how its unique in-line keyboard works with taps and slides along Google Glass’ touchpad. (more…)
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so as a way to say “Thank you, Mom,” the students from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts put together this short film that was filmed entirely with Google Glass. It’s pretty awesome. Your day will be better by watching it.
It’s called “Seeds.”
According to sources of TechCrunch, Google is internally testing Google Wallet for use with Google Glass. Once testing is complete, and a rollout of the glassware takes place for users, sending money from your account to another account will be as easy as saying, “Okay Glass, send money to John Smith.”
For anyone who has used this same sending money feature through Gmail, it should work the exact same way. (more…)
Google Glass is incredibly expensive. At $1,500, the Explorer Edition is a product aimed at at a select group of developers and tech enthusiasts who want to be a part of one of Google’s visions for the future. In other words, it’s not meant for the regular Joe, unless the regular Joe has a ton of cash to blow. The odd thing is, that most of the parts that make up Glass are pretty old at this point and probably not worth their $1,500 price tag.
According to a teardown of the wearable by Teardown.com, the sum of the parts may only add up to around $80. Let me say that again – $80. (more…)