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…)
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…)
A new report from Korea Times is shedding more light on Samsung’s competitor to Google Glass, which has been dubbed Galaxy Glass by those who are familiar with the company’s plans. According to the recent report, Samsung will look to debut Galaxy Glass at this year’s IFA which takes place annually in Berlin, Germany in September. (more…)
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…)
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…)
If you’re one of the lucky few who dropped $1500 on Google Glass, you may soon be itching to spend a bit more to control your car with the device. Hyundai yesterday announced that their Blue Link application would be coming to the next-gen platform, starting with their new 2015 Genesis sedan. (more…)
Should you already own Google Glass, like the rest of us, I’d be that you have probably complained out loud a time or two about its storability and portability when not on head. The headset itself doesn’t break down, collapse, or do any other typical glass movement to make it easy to store, so owners of the $1,500 contraption are left either using the oversized and inconvenient soft-hard case that comes with Glass, or risking setting them down on a table. To remedy the situation or at least provide another option, a Glass owner/engineer has taken to Kickstarter (of course they have) to create the Case4Glass. (more…)
It wasn’t that long ago Google added support for Play Music within Glass, and, what with the release of the studio earbud accessory, it seemed only appropriate that Google celebrate in a manner befitting of music aficionados everywhere. (more…)