Now Anyone in the US can Purchase Google Glass and Become an Explorer

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…)

Minuum Debuts What Their Keyboard Will Look Like on Google Glass

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…)

Google Wallet Coming to Google Glass According to Sources

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 Parts May Only Cost $80, Google Calls Report “Absolutely Wrong”

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…)

Google Glass Available Once Again to General Public, Still Costs $1500 (Updated)

Back on April 15, Google opened up the Explorer program for anyone who wanted to own a pair of Google Glass. Unfortunately, Glass sold out that day, so not everyone who wanted a pair could get one.

Today, it appears that Google Glass is now back up for sale through the Glass Store, and anyone with $1500 can buy a pair, no invite required.  (more…)

Google Glass XE16 Factory Image Available for Download

We are only a day or two removed from Google pushing out the major XE16 update to Google Glass, yet you can already download the factory image for the wearable. This isn’t there to be used to update your device; you should have done that over-the-air. This file is instead there in case your tinkering ways lead you down a dark dirty hole filled with bricks. In other words, it’ll save you in a pinch and bring your Glass back from the dead.  (more…)