Items tagged with Google Glass

Rejoice glassholes, Google Glass is making a comeback. First introduced way back in 2013, Google Glass was greeted with equal parts intrigue and disgust at the prospects of people walking around with an "all-seeing" camera attached.  With other companies now entering smart eyewear sector -- most notably Microsoft... Read more...
Google is no stranger to the augmented reality (AR) field, having helped introduce many people to the concept with its original Google Glass wearable. Although Google found some success in the enterprise market with Google Glass, it wasn’t exactly a ringing commercial success and those that dared to wear the eyewear... Read more...
The world can be a scary place, but it can be particularly frightening if you have a difficult time interpreting nonverbal cues. One recent study used Google Glass smart glasses to help young children with autism better recognize facial expressions. The researchers are hopeful that Google Glass may assuage some of the... Read more...
Back in 2015, Microsoft announced the HoloLens to the world as an augmented reality (AR) headset that has mainly been used in industrial applications for training and design. Although it's doubtful that HoloLens is setting sales records for Microsoft, its impact in some critical industries has Google itching to... Read more...
Intel is stepping into the wearable market in a big way this year with its upcoming Vaunt smart glasses. Now, we know what you're thinking -- you're probably getting visions of "glassholes" walking around with dorky-looking Google Glass. However, Vaunt bucks that trend with styling that looks remarkably close to... Read more...
While the history books are still being written, we may one day look back on Google Glass and determine that it was ahead of its time. That will depend on how the next few years play out, especially now that companies are making a major push into virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality hardware and experiences. Glass was one Read more...
Things on the Google Glass front have been relatively silent for the past three months. After effectively killing the Glass Explorer program earlier this year, Glass was transitioned in September out of the Google X development lab to its own Project Aura division, which is helmed by Tony Fadell. Now, thanks to a... Read more...
Google Glass has a new name and some new blood. Google Glass is now known as Project Aura and Google has hired engineers to give the project momentum.   The company has been searching for a way to bring its techie glasses to the world after its initial attempts floundered. Google took the project out of the... Read more...
A Google Glass comeback is in the near-ish future, according to an Italian eyewear maker who pegged the launch date as February or March of 2016. That’s a fast turnaround for a device that stumbled so badly in its debut, but the apparent partnership with Luxottica is promising, at least from style standpoint. When... Read more...
Google put an abrupt end to its Glass Explorer program back in January of this year, leading some to speculate if Google was giving up on the wearable. That doesn't appear to be the case. When the Explorer program ended, Google moved Glass out of its Google X research lab and into a dedicated unit, and though the... Read more...
There are some big changes in store for Google Glass, and the first change is the demise of the Glass Explorer program. Google opened up the Explorer program in April 2014 to anyone that was willing to fork over $1,500 for the privilege to own Glass. After January 19, the only individuals that will have access to Glass will be companies involved Read more...
It looks as if things are going to heat up at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Sony has announced that it is developing a display module that will turn existing eyewear into a smart device that can display visual information like Google Glass. The device is a compact, lightweight single-lens... Read more...
Google Glass is an exciting ongoing development in the fields of wearable technology and heads up displays (HUDs). At the same time, it's also been the center of various controversies, such as privacy concerns and the ability to fun afoul of copyright laws by illegally recording certain content. However, there's a new... Read more...
When it comes to Google Glass there are some mixed emotions. While it is an interesting device, there are Google “Glass Haters” out there who are not comfortable with a device that can take pictures of them or record their actions being out in the open like that. But it is the device’s ability to... Read more...
If the one thing that's holding you back from adopting Google Glass and joining the wearable computing market is the lack of trendy designs, you're in luck. Google is teaming up with The Luxottica Group, a company that specializes in luxury and sports eyewear. While you may not have heard of Luxottica, there's a good... Read more...
I'm a short Italian a hair-length away from being 5-foot 9-inches tall, yet despite my height deficiency, I know what it's like to play basketball above the rim. It's not because I have an amazing vertical like Nate Robinson or, for your old school ballers, Spud Webb, both whom have won the slam dunk contest. No --... Read more...
Should drivers be allowed to wear Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle? That's one of the questions politicians face as a growing number of states seek to pass legislation that would make it illegal to wear Google's head-mounted display while driving. Proponents of such bills claim that wearables like Google... Read more...
Samsung has never been shy about following marketing trends, whether it's building smartphones, serving up smart watches (Galaxy Gear), or in this case, filing a patent for eye-wear to compete with Google Glass. The version Samsung has in mind is called Galaxy Glass (no surprise there), and it will look and function... Read more...
Google's venturing into uncharted territory with its Glass initiative, and that can be a scary thing for some people. The topic of privacy is perhaps the biggest talking point when it comes to Google Glass, but as some comedy skits have demonstrated, there's some potential for things to go sideways -- very sideways --... Read more...
Heads up for all you California motorists, and perhaps drivers in all 50 states. If you're donning a pair of Google Glasses while behind the wheel of your car, you might get a ticket. Cecilia Abadie found that out the hard way when she was issued a citation by a police officer in California for what essentially... Read more...
Despite ongoing privacy concerns, Google is pressing ahead with Google Glass and the competition, while not exactly heating up, is at least starting to take shape. Google’s latest big step in the wearable display push is its recent investment in Himax Technologies, which makes display tech for small and wearable... Read more...
Interest around Google Glass has revived the idea of wearable computing in many circles and inspired research into areas that might, at first glance, seem a bit far-fetched. One such program is FIDO -- Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations. The idea? Build a harness that would allow a dog to communicate... Read more...
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