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Google Might Be Looking Into Motorola To Manufacture Future Google Glass Models



It seems that Google is pretty happy with the result of the Moto X design and while it’s not for sale yet and we don’t know how good will it sell, Google might be starting to trust Motorola as a production and manufacturing company.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, former Vice President of Google’s America Operations, told the Wall Street Journal that Google is considering giving Motorola the production of future Google Glass models which is a big deal since Google is paying a lot of attention to its augmented reality glasses and is giving them just as much press as Android or Chrome. Woodside also added that manufacturing Glass would be “an opportunity” for the company, which is now part of Google but it’s still run independently. Motorola’s supply chain head Mark Randall is advising Google executives on how to solve some manufacturing issues with Google Glass, which we know that Google has the intention of offering to the public by the end of the year.
Ever since Google purchased Motorola for $12.5 billion, they kept it at arm’s length with a firewall in between, most likely to prevent other manufacturers to get angry and jump ship to other platforms. This has proven to be true, with the Moto X not launching with the latest version of Android and there was a former Motorola employee who said that Chrome was almost not pre-installed because they couldn’t get help from the Android team over at Google’s side of the equation. This was probably on purpose to show the world that Motorola is just like the rest, and they probably made things even a little harder just to keep everyone else happy. Woodside said that the Moto X not launching with Android 4.3 was just a matter of bad timing and not of a tense relationship, the Moto X will receive the new software shortly with an over-the-air update.
The Moto X is the first phone from Motorola under Google’s wing and it doesn’t run the latest version of Android

Everybody knows that Google purchased Motorola for the patents right after losing the Novell patents to a group formed by Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and some other, but Google didn’t sell Motorola like some people thought, instead, they started cleaning it up, they fired about 5000 employees and closed some factories around the world, they reduced the amount of devices they would release and just finished off some devices that were already in production. After doing all that hard work, it was Google’s turn to create a product with Motorola, which lead to the release of the Moto X and the new Droids on Verizon (which are very similar) and while some Motorola employees said that they had no help from Google or the Android team, the device is looking to be very attractive to many people, with features like Touchless Control, the Active display, quick camera access through a double-flick gesture and a battery life of 24 hours, which is yet to be tested.
The Moto X is very comfortable in the hand and the materials and build quality are excellent and the fact that they were able to create a manufacturing process that allows them to deliver a custom-built phone in less than 4 days is amazing.

Right now, Google Glass is in the hands of about 10,000 people, with 8,000 receiving it from the #ifIhadGlass contest, 1,500 buying it at the Google I/O event last year and other celebrities receiving it directly from Google. 8,000 more people could be getting a pair of glasses thanks to a new program that allows the winners of the contest to invite a friend to join the testing.
Google will probably keep Motorola’s smartphone division separated, but it seems that they are thinking about working closely together in other aspects and products. If Motorola ends up making the Google Glass that goes on sale at the end of the year, we might even see more hardware coming from them now that Google is getting more and more in the hardware business. Glass looks like a product that could benefit hugely from Motorola’s experience with battery life.
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Creepiest Google patent yet can tell exactly what you’re staring at







As if Google Glass wasn’t already creepy enough, Google has submitted another crazy patent for the wearable technology. The company has patented a method of being able to tell exactly what users are looking at. This is facilitated by the simultaneous use of both a front facing camera and a camera that tracks eye movement. Here is the full, scary, creepy explanation outlined in the patent submission:
A gaze tracking technique is implemented with a head mounted gaze tracking device that communicates with a server. The server receives scene images from the head mounted gaze tracking device which captures external scenes viewed by a user wearing the head mounted device. The server also receives gaze direction information from the head mounted gaze tracking device.
The gaze direction information indicates where in the external scenes the user was gazing when viewing the external scenes. An image recognition algorithm is executed on the scene images to identify items within the external scenes viewed by the user. A gazing log tracking the identified items viewed by the user is generated.
According to the long list of claims in the patent filing, the technology would not only be able to tell what you looked at, but for how long you were looking at it. It would allow Google to charge advertisers based on how long a user was looking at an ad inside of, say, a Google Glass application.
Google would also enable users to view a “gazing log” that could let folks know what, exactly, they looked at back to a certain amount of time, meaning your memories truly are being “captured.” I’m not sure how I feel about all of this just yet, nor are we certain that this technology can be implemented in a feasible and practical way, but it’s interesting nonetheless. You can check out the more boring bits of the patent for yourself over at the USPTO.
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Google Glass Patent Hints At A Possible Thick Frame Option, LTE, Dual Batteries and More



Before I begin, let me preface this post with the following message : Take this with a grain of salt as not all patents imply a final product will be built. There is no telling if this will be its own product or just something that may influence the final design of Google Glass.
As a Google Glass explorer who constantly lets users test out my Google Glass, I am occasionally bombarded with questions, one question that comes up more often is why doesn’t Google build the Glass into a traditional glasses frame? While many users feel that this would be ideal for those who wear Glasses, so they can replace the lenses with Prescription Lenses, others feel that this may eventually allow Glass to fold up or even adopt a second battery.

It appears that the fine folks at Mountain View have been listening and based on their latest patent filing (20130235331), they may be playing around with this concept as well as many others. This patent application shows several revealing concept ideas including the possibility of removable frames, moving the screen from the right to the left, a hinge like arm to move the screen angle and even the possibility of (what appears to be) a second battery.
Interestingly enough, the patent application also contains the phrase “The communication link may also be a wireless connection using. e.g. Bluetooth…. IEEE 802.11 (including any IEEE 802.11 revision), Cellular Technology (such as GSM, CDMA, UTMS, EVDO, WiMax or LTE)”. If this is an indication of a future LTE version of Glass, it would make A LOT of Glass Owners happy.
My initial thought is these images may have been some of the initial Glass prototypes however it is unlikely as the patent application was filed early this morning. It is no surprise that Google is working on a version of Google Glass geared to users of prescription glasses but the sketches in the above patent application may or may not be related to users who wear prescription glasses.
Personally, I like the design of Google Glass as it is. It is very low profile and practically invisible when not in use. As Google Glass has been featured in many fashion shows, there is a small possibility that this may be an option to those who like to accessorize with thick glasses frames as a fashion statement.
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Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing Mobile



An Explorer Edition of Glass is already a pricey piece of tech, and smartphone tethering plans required to give it a mobile Internet connection have only made ownership that much more expensive. However, there's good news for Google's guinea pigs: the latest update to the headgear quietly implemented a way around the additional monthly fees. With XE9 loaded onto headsets, the companion Android app pipes data to and from the hardware, bypassing both the smartphone's Bluetooth tethering settings and extra plan previously needed from carriers. To match the change, the application's notification icon sports two arrows to signify the flow of info. We doubt telcos will be fazed by this development for now, but we don't know if that'll hold once Glass arrives on shelves and hits the streets en masse. We've contacted Google to find out if the feature will make it to retail units.
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Newly discovered Google Glass patent shows Google toying with more fashionable designs







While us Android nerds can all agree that while Glass is pretty darn awesome in function (and potential), it’s still is very much an eyesore when worn on the face as intended. Aside from its (likely) steep price point, the main deciding factor on those debating whether or not they’ll pick up Google’s face-wearable for themselves is what level of stupid they’ll look while wearing it.
We’ve heard previously that Google still has plans for prescription-friendly Google Glass, but weren’t sure if this meant Glass would come pre-mounted on frames, or via an attachment. Today, a newly discovered Google patent filed back in March of 2012 is giving us a better idea of what we might expect from Glass once the device is finally “retail ready” — a few of which include compatibility for prescription lenses.

In the patent we see Google toying with the idea of a more traditional glasses look. The 2 variations in particular show a design that splits up the camera module and display on each side of the frames, while another embeds a peephole camera directly into the center of the frames. While not quite as dorky looking as the prototypes we see out and about today, the added bulk of 2 separate modules seems more like pre-production designs that never made it off the cutting room floor.
As we’ve seen today, Google’s engineering team managed to fit both the display and camera into the same unit. That means we’re likely to see a design more like the image of the wooly beard-man we see above. Less bulk. More streamlined.

One of the biggest issues we’ve had with Glass was its poor battery life, addressed in another design featuring double batteries behind each ear (instead of just one like we see today). Google Glass Maxx, anyone? There’s quite a few design schematics, one showing Glass almost exactly as it is today. One thing is clear, Google had a lot of ideas when it came to Glass’ design. The real question is whether or not we’ll ever see these put into action.
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Google exec says top-secret Google Glass successor now being developed







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4:10 PMGoogle Glass won’t launch until sometime next year and when it does, it’s likely that only the most fearless geeks will dare to wear the connected headset out in public. According to MIT’s Technology Review blog, Google is already hard at work on a top-secret follow-up to Glass — on that we hope will be a bit less conspicuous. Mary Lou Jepsen, who currently heads the display division in Google’s secretive “Google X” lab, told the audience at MIT’s EmTech conference last week that she is currently only getting about three hours of sleep each night as she toils away getting Google’s Glass successor ready for primetime. Jepsen didn’t share any details, though it might be a touch worrying that she also described Google Glass as “cool” during her talk. Google Glass is a lot of things and it’s definitely an exciting first look at one direction wearable computing may head, but we’re not so sure “cool” is the right way to describe it.
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New Google Glass patent shows Google toying with hand-gestures to like, crop, and share







We saw Google’s wild and wacky plans for Google Glass back when a patent filing was uncovered a few weeks ago showing us a plethora of wearable Glass prototypes. Where patent filings don’t always lead to a final product, sometimes it’s just fun to take a peek inside the mad minds of the geniuses over at Google.

While functional in its current state, the vision or scope of what Glass could offer in the future is much more exciting. When talking candidly about Glass, I’ve often told friends that one day Glass would likely incorporate gestures for interacting with the OS. When opening a web page, how cool would it be to reach out your hand and simply pinch-to-zoom in thin air, instead of using the clunky Glass touchpad? If this newly discovered patent filing from Google takes off, looks like I could have been right on the money.

The filing shows us future versions of Glass (or possibly even current with a software update) that would be able to detect a user’s hand gestures. For instance, creating an “L” shape with the hand, a user could crop an image inside Glass. Another use case scenario is a heart shape gesture that could “like”, save, or share anything from the real world. Glass could even recognize an item, pulling up extra info, ratings, etc..

We can’t help but think all of this sounds a lot like a super charged Google Goggles — a feature/app many thought would debut with Glass, but apparently the tech just wasn’t there yet. Again, there’s no indication that functionality like gestures will ever make its way into Glass, but it’s clear over at Google, they’re certainly thinking about it.
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Is Google building a Google Glass retail store that floats in the San Francisco Bay?






Well, isn’t this quite the interesting story to come off of afternoon lunch to? According to several reports, Google could be the culprit behind a secret project being worked on sitting on a barge inside the San Francisco Bay. Specifically, it’s docked inside Clipper’s Cove, a pocket of sea sitting right inside former US Navy Base Treasure Island.

According to CNN, a four-story structure made of shipping containers is acting as a hangar for Google to work on some sort of project, but what could this project be? One theory is that it’s another addition to the many data centers Google already controls.
Data centers on top of water are a thing, apparently, thanks to the natural cooling properties of water, and the ability to use water to facilitate renewable energy. Google even has a patent for something like that.
That’s a decent guess, but some people are saying that’s bologna. Google’s being more secretive than usual about this one, leading some to believe the company is doing the unthinkable — they’re possibly building a Google Glass retail store. That much was reported by CNN affiliate KPIX, with the station saying Google wants to eventually move the barge to the shores of San Francisco and open the store up to the general public.
As awesome as all of that sounds, there’s only one problem with that — Google supposedly stopped work on the barge three weeks ago. This could mean a couple of different things:
  • The structure — whatever it is — is finished.
  • Google’s just taking a break.
Sources say it’s the former, though, and that the reason Google has yet to commence plans with docking at the San Francisco Bay is because they don’t yet have a permit to do such a thing. It’s a pretty outrageous prediction, but Google is known to shake things up every once in a while.

Building such a crazy retail store to sell Google Glass units would be the ultimate move to generate consumer interest — who wouldn ‘t want to go into a store built on water just because it’s built on water? I know I would.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this story as the weeks progress, though if this mystery barge really is a Google Glass retail store it might be a while before any leg is shaken (as the glasses aren’t expected to launch until sometime early next year).
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Google shows off newly revised Google Glass 2.0, complete with optional earbud







When Google announced that they’d soon be giving Glass Explorers a free, 1-time upgrade to the Glass 2.0 hardware revision, we were ecstatic. The optional earbud attachment sounded like a godsend when using Glass in noisy environments (something that’s almost impossible now).
If you were expecting major revisions to the Glass aesthetic, sorry to disappoint. It looks like not very much is changing other than a port for the earbud making its way to the bottom of the headset. Google mentioned previously that this new version of Glass would support both shades and prescription lenses, but after examining these pictures, it’s hard to pin point those changes in hardware.
Still, the Glass team was able to confirm that yes, this version of Glass will support prescription frames and sunglasses, forwarding Google+ users to their early prototype shown here. It’s possible you’ll be able to detach the main head unit, but we’re having trouble wrapping our heads around exactly how that will work.
If Glass wasn’t already “nerdy” enough, what do you guys make of the new earbud attachment?
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Mercedes will guide you to your destination with Google Glass





When it comes to new social media platforms, some automakers jumped on the bandwagon earlier than others. The same could be said of smartphone apps, and if you go back early enough, even websites. But what's certain by now is that these technologies are here to stay – it's only a matter of which is the next big trend. And for many, that's Google Glass.

The cutting-edge device, still in development, could emerge as the ultimate augmented reality experience. And while it's currently limited to a select few developers and early adopters, Mercedes-Benz is betting it will catch on once it hits the market.

That's why the German automaker is developing one of the first automotive apps for Google Glass. We heard rumors that Mercedes was considering such an initiative, but Automotive News has got a few more details to share now that development is moving forward. One of the functions is to continue navigation once out of the car: program in your destination in Google Glass and it'll guide you to where you parked. Get into the car and the in-dash nav system will direct you to where you're going. Park the car and Google Glass takes over again, ushering you from your parking spot to the location itself.

Of course that's just one of the many applications Mercedes is reportedly examining for the technology, with others potentially to include infotainment integration. And you can bet others will soon be following Benz's lead – or already have and simply haven't announced yet.
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Google Glass accessories show up on official Glass Shop website







This past week, Google opened up the Glass Explorer program by allowing all current Glass Explorers to invite three friends to purchase Glass. The Glass Team also announced that hardware version 2.0 was well underway and would be available to all Glass Explorers in the future. What they didn’t tell us was that an official accessory shop for Glass would soon be opening.
The official Glass Shop contains most current Glass accessories (clear shield, charger, pouch) and adds the new and upcoming mono earbud. The earbud, according to the Glass Shop is specifically designed for Glass to provide high-quality sound for both video and phone calls. At this time, the sunglasses attachment seems to be missing from the store. And, interesting enough, the clear shield listed is only compatible with Glass units purchased after October 28th.
Here’s a quick list of accessories, prices, and availability:
  • Extra Mono Earbud – $50 – Out of stock
  • Clear Shield – $75
  • Extra Charger and cable – $50 – Out of stock
  • Extra Pouch – $50 – Out of stock



If you’re a current Glass Explorer or recently received an invite from a friend, you might want to keep extra special care of your accessories. As you can see, replacing them is pretty costly. While most consumers were hoping to see an affordable consumer edition of Glass in the future, these accessory prices will definitely raise an eyebrow or two.
To visit the store yourself, head on over to the official Glass Shop.
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Brand new Glass Development Kit to be unveiled November 19th






Mark November 19th and 20th on your calendar, Google Glass fans. That’s the day Google will be unveiling the next phase of the Glass Development Platform and announcing the all new Glass Developer Kit.


Ever since the limited developer beta of Google Glass launched, Google has suggested the first shipments of consumer ready Glass would come in 2014. Recent developments would suggest they’re on track, recently unleashing a horde of Glass invites, announcing a new edition of the Glass hardware, new Glass accessories, and working on some other mysteriously exciting Glass projects. (Read more Google Glass news)
We’re not sure if Google will pull out any surprises on the 19th or 20th, but if they do, they’ll be sharing it with the world on YouTube after the event and visiting with developers in LA and NYC in early December.
This second production run of Google Glass leads us to believe the 2014 timeline is accurate, but don’t expect to see Glass on your store shelves anytime soon. I think it’s more likely that Google will make an announcement for consumer ready Glass at Google IO 2014 with a launch to follow closer to the holidays.
You’ve still got an opportunity to win a Google Glass invite from Phandroid tomorrow but you’ll have to be fast, so check in early and often!
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Rochester Optical commits to making custom prescription lenses for Google Glass






One of the biggest questions many people had when Google announced Glass was regarding those who wear prescription eyewear. Surely, Google wouldn’t leave out those who need some corrective lenses, right? Google thankfully quelled fears early on, noting that they were already working on prototype Glass units that could be outfitted with prescription lenses.
The first of those early prototypes will come in the form of a new hardware revision that Google will be issuing to existing Glass Explorer users and all the new ones that will come as a result of newly-issued invites. That revision will also include an external earbud for those who don’t think the bone-conduction method works well enough.

That’s not the news today, though. Today, we learn about one of the first optical providers who will officially provide prescription lenses that can be cut to fit Google Glass. The company is Rochester Optical, a Rochester, NY based firm with what sounds like a pretty impressive track record in the eyewear industry.
Rochester Optical is an innovative manufacturer and distributor of high quality digital lenses, eyewear and eyeglasses. Founded in 1932, the Rochester, NY based company serves optical professionals, military and government agencies, and other companies with fashion, performance and safety eyewear. Its full service optical lab provides a wide variety of services, including in-house digital lenses, its own state-of-the-art A/R coating lab, and specialty glass fabrication.
Tim Moore, the company’s new marketing strategist, made the news public on his Google+ account. Prescription lenses aren’t the only things you’ll be able to get from Rochester Optical, though — they’ve also committed to lenses and shades for fashion and sportswear.
It sounds like it’ll be a while yet before more mainstream providers (such as Lenscrafters) jump in on the fun, but it’s good to know that Google has the early backing of quality optical firms like this one. Will you be looking their way for Glass lenses once the device is available early next year?
PS: don’t forget you still have a couple of chances to win an invite from Phandroid to buy your own Google Glass unit in our Great American Glass contest! The latest contest post has all the details on how you could win one of the remaining invites, so be sure to read it and stay on your P’s and Q’s to increase your chances.
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This afternoon, Google is giving third party developers a sneak peek at what to expect when the official GDK (Glass Development Kit) drops. Developers can already tinker and make basic apps for Google Glass, but once the GDK is made available, the quality of apps (as well as quantity) should skyrocket.
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Yeah it was a cool idea but I can't see myself or any average consumer ever wanting this gimmick niche bit of hardware.
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Google opens up Mirror API to all developers, even more Glassware incoming







Earlier this week Google gave us a sneak peek at their upcoming Google Glass Development Kit (GDK), a set of tools developers will use to hit the ground running with Glassware ( Google Glass apps). While the GDK still isn’t ready for prime time, Google Developers did announce via their G+ page that the Glass Mirror API has finally been opened to all.
The Mirror API — while not as full featured as the GDK — utilizes cloud APIs to build web apps for Glass, not apps that run natively on the hardware. These are the type of apps we’ve seen “running” on Glass at the moment. Although we’re hyped for the release of the GDK, there’s still a lot that can be done with the Mirror API. The more Glassware available on Glass the better.
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Remotte is the first remote controller for your Google Glass [KICKSTARTER]






Google Glass is great, and it’s coming out early next year, but one group of folks thinks those interested in it shouldn’t have to be confined to using voice commands or the on-board touch pad for navigating the UI. That’s where Remotte comes in, the next Kickstarter hopeful that looks to be gaining a decent amount of steam.
Remotte is a wireless touchpad that interfaces with Google Glass and allows you to do everything your on-board touch pad can do, and more. It uses a variety of touch and ambient sensors to do all the dirty work, and gives you a multitude of gestures you can use for selecting items in the UI and navigating around.
Remotte isn’t just a Google Glass affair — the developers are working to make it compatible with as many popular computing products that they can, such as laptops, phones and tablets. Remotte won’t just be an idle aide to the Google Glass experience, either. The developers are looking to create robust APIs for both Android and iOS so developers can integrate Remotte functionality into all their apps.
The folks behind Remotte are looking for about $70,000, and are sitting at around $12,000 as of the time of this writing. They have 25 days to get the rest, so if you’re liking what you see here and want to stake your claim to one of your own, be sure to head to Kickstarter and pledge some dollars (where you’ll also find more of the greedy details on the how, the why, and all that other good stuff). Check it out in the video above.
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Google opens up Mirror API to all developers, even more Glassware incoming







Earlier this week Google gave us a sneak peek at their upcoming Google Glass Development Kit (GDK), a set of tools developers will use to hit the ground running with Glassware ( Google Glass apps). While the GDK still isn’t ready for prime time, Google Developers did announce via their G+ page that the Glass Mirror API has finally been opened to all.
The Mirror API — while not as full featured as the GDK — utilizes cloud APIs to build web apps for Glass, not apps that run natively on the hardware. These are the type of apps we’ve seen “running” on Glass at the moment. Although we’re hyped for the release of the GDK, there’s still a lot that can be done with the Mirror API. The more Glassware available on Glass the better.
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Shooting Guns With Google Glass





For the non-techies amongst us, Google Glass is wearable computer worn like a pair of glasses. It can project images onto the tiny transparent screen that sits in front of your eye and giving you a heads up display of the world around you. The Google Glass can run applications and connects to the internet via. any standard Android smartphone.
Tracking Point just posted an intriguing photo on the Tumblr blog hinting that they are developing a Google Glass application that would allow you to aim their rifle simply by looking at the target. Google Glass also supports voice commands, but I don’t foresee Tracking Point allowing a rifle to be fired by voice … that could only lead to disaster.
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Google Play Music officially comes to Google Glass







Savvy Google Glass Explorers have been using Google Play Music on their Glass for about a month thanks to manually installing the Google Music APK via ADB. Shortly after this method became public, Google announced that in the coming weeks an official method for using Google Play Music on Glass would be made available. That day is today.
To get the official Google Play Music Glassware, head on over to your MyGlass app and activate it there. If you jumped the gun and sideloaded the Google Play Music APK, you’ll need to uninstall it before activating the official app. To uninstall the old app, hook your Glass up to a computer with working ADB, and simply run the command: adb uninstall com.google.android.music. That’s it.



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Just got invited to glass but dont want to cough up $1500 for it
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Yeah it was a cool idea but I can't see myself or any average consumer ever wanting this gimmick niche bit of hardware.
The same was said about a phone that you could take anywhere with you. I'm interested for when the saiyans come.
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Prescription Google Glass unit shown in new photos, Explorers receive invitations to swap for updated model




Google has confirmed that it plans to offer Glass hardware that will be compatible with prescription eyeglasses, and tonight we’ve gotten an early peek at what the device might look like. Google employee Brian Matiash has posted a couple of photos of the prescription Glass unit to his Google+ page, showing a unit with a slot in which the arm of the eyeglasses slide right into. Outside of that small change, this pair of Glass looks fairly similar to the regular model that we’ve seen in the past, complete with a heads-up display in front of the right eye.
It’s unclear if this version of prescription Google Glass will be the same model that’s made available to consumers or if it’s still in development, but the unit shown in these photos looks pretty nice. The arm of the eyeglasses appear to slot snugly into the body of Glass and it appears that Google is working to make the prescription-friendly Glass as similar as possible to the non-prescription version.
In other Glass news, Google has started inviting early Explorers to swap out their original hardware for the updated model that was announced in late October. The offer allows Explorers that bought Glass before Oct. 28 to exchange their unit for a newer version that Google says has the same look and feel but is faster, more durable and compatible with upcoming prescription frames. Explorers will have until Feb. 5 to decide if they want to swap for an updated model, and if they do elect to exchange, they’ll be given the opportunity to select a new color as well.

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Ya my brother got his pair last week from work and I used them for a couple minutes.....for $1500 bucks it doesn't really do a lot right now
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Ya my brother got his pair last week from work and I used them for a couple minutes.....for $1500 bucks it doesn't really do a lot right now
Some people spend more on watches that do less. I do agree it's a bit steep currently for the features. I'm waiting for the version that doesn't look like glasses and goes over only one ear.
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