Google Glass to be Purchasable by Anyone for Just One Day

According to The Verge, who got their hands on a leaked document from Google, the Mountain View-based company may look to open up Google Glass sales to anyone interested in buying a pair, for just a single day. As stated in the leaked internal document, an announcement may be made on April 15, giving information as to which day it will be that people can purchase Glass and join the Explorer program.  (more…)

Google Joins Forces with Luxottica for Google Glass, Retail Availability Looms Closer

Itching for a pair of Google Glass, but can’t let go of those Ray-Bans? That’s the exact situation I’m in, which makes me really pleased to see this latest news coming out of Google. Luxottica, a head honcho of sorts in the eyewear business, has just announced that they are working with Google X to “combine high-end technology with avant-garde design offering the best in style, quality and performance”. Count me in. (more…)

Google Glass Titanium Collection Now Available for Explorers Starting at $225

Last night, the Google Glass team unveiled their Titanium Collection set of frames as an option for those needing prescription lenses to work with their Explorer unit. That collection is now available through the Glass store, with four frames made of titanium starting at $225 a piece.

Each frame comes in five different colors (charcoal, tangerine, cotton, shale, and sky) so that you can match your Glass unit to the frame. You could also choose to mix and match colors if you’d like. Orders also include a custom hard case to help protect your frames. (more…)

Google Glass Finally Gets Frames for Prescription Lenses, “Titanium Collection” Available Tomorrow

This evening, Google unwrapped a set of four new frames for Google Glass, a group that includes options for prescription lenses. Yes, people who wear real glasses on a daily basis will now be able to wear Glass and actually see the world as they use it. These new frames may also help the product look less super-cyborgy-awkward-nerdgastic-wtfisonyourheadweirdo. Well, one can hope.

All four are made of titanium, so they are ultra-light and “designed just for you.” In other words, they are trendy, work with prescription lenses, and are also there in case you “just want a new look.” Oh, and your vision insurance may even help cover the frames.

The frame collection is being called the “Titanium Collection.” Google Glass Explorers will have access to the new frames tomorrow afternoon, with frames starting at $225.  (more…)

Google Hacks Together Five Simple Games for Google Glass to Inspire Developers

The idea of the Explorer program for Google Glass was always to get developers inspired to create awesome apps for the platform. It looks like Google wants to see a lot more from the gamers out there, so they have made five games for Glass and have released them for owners to try out.

The games are very simplistic – one of them involves balancing, another is a type of Fruit Ninja slicing game, and there is also a Duck Hunt-like shooting game. They are very straight forward and just plain ol’ fashion gaming fun.  (more…)

Google Issued New Patent for Google Glass Design, But These Ones Look Different

It appears that a new version of Google Glass just ran through the USPTO, sporting some type of earbud attachment on the arms. On top of that obvious difference over the current version of Glass, the overall look of the device appears to be quite thick, but that could just be the drawing. It drums up the question, could this be what the public release version of Google Glass will look like? Pretty much an unanswerable question at this point, but it is fun to speculate.

Another possibility it that Google could release different versions of Glass suited to different use cases. As pointed out by A Quick Bit, this pictured version of Glass might be perfect for the active folks who like to run and listen to music, while also track their run in realtime. (more…)

Traffic Citation Against Woman Wearing Google Glass Thrown Out by Judge in California

In October of 2013, Cecilia Abadie made headlines all around the tech industry after being issued a traffic citation for wearing Google Glass while driving. Initially, the CHP (CA Highway Patrol) officer initiated a traffic stop after Abadie was speeding, but then noticed that she was wearing Google Glass. Since California drivers are not allowed to have a TV screen or any type monitor in use directly in front of them while driving, she was issued a second ticket.

Yesterday in a California courtroom, a judge ruled that since the officer couldn’t prove beyond reasonable doubt that Abadie was using the device, and Google Glass’ screen was on while she was driving, she was not breaking the law and dismissed the citation.  (more…)