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Google Glass

If you’ve not heard yet, Google Glass is a revolution, and could completely change the mobile technology industry. In short, it’s a pair of high tech glasses that gives you a small display over one eye. Using this and special gestures and voice control, you’ll be able to make calls, take pictures, search the web and we expect much, much more.

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Google Glass on sale in Britain

June 24, 2014

Anyone in Britain can now join the Google Glass explorer programme and buy a pair of the connected specs.

For £1,000 you’ll get what is essentially a voice controlled smartphone that’s small and light enough to wear as a pair of glasses. You’ll also get a free pair of frames to turn Google Glass into sunglasses or prescription glasses.

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Techradar

Google is already working on Glass 2

May 15, 2014

Google Glass has just gone on sale to the general public in America and already Google is rumoured to be working on the second generation of the smart glasses.

There are no details about Google Glass 2, but it’s being said that the search giant is buying small quantities of the stuff it needs to make a new screen and that Google research and development team already have their hands on the new version.

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Google Glass is now on sale to anyone

May 14, 2014

Google has finally ended its invite-only system for Google Glass so anyone in the US can buy the connect glasses.

While you have to be in America to get Glass right now, it shouldn’t be long before Google starts selling it around the world.

Google Glass is still priced at $1500 (£890) but you now get a free pair of glasses or sunglasses frames.

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Google sells Glass to the public at Payer's Championship PGA event

May 12, 2014

Google has been selling Glass to avid golf fans from its first retail stand for the wearable computer.

The search giant set up shop at the Player's Championship, a golf tournament in Florida, and sold Glass to both fans and players.

Now that Google is widening the Explorer programme beyond people who apply on its website, the full global rollout might not be far away.

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Google Glass gets upgraded to Android KitKat

April 15, 2014

Google Glass is still being tested ahead of a global launch and the latest result of that intensive scrutiny is a major update to the software.

Now Google Glass runs Android 4.4 KitKat, which improves battery life and performance. There are also loads of new features. You can now reply to a Hangouts message by taking a photo and voice commands are sorted by how often you use them.

It’s a major update that brings big improvements to Google Glass. And with the connected specs going on general sale for one day in America, we could see a global launch soon.

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Google Glass signs deal with makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley

March 25, 2014

Do you like the technology behind Google Glass but think they look a bit geeky? Well, Google has just signed a deal with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley that could see much more stylish versions of the wearable computer being created.

The Luxottica Group should make frames that have the Google Glass technology built into them, but with the styling that has made Ray-Ban one of the coolest brands for eyewear.

Google hints that it’ll take a little time to get the new glasses on sale, but hopefully it won’t be too long.

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PC Mag

Google Glass to get emotion sensing app

Mar 07, 2014

Have you ever misinterpreted how someone’s feeling? Well, Google Glass might solve your problems thanks to an app that can read people’s emotions.

The app reads tiny changes in a person’s facial expression to find out exactly how they’re feeling. It should be able to detect overall sentiment (positive, negative, or neutral); primary emotions (joy, surprise, sadness, fear, disgust, contempt, and anger); and advanced emotions (frustration and confusion).

The developers say the Glass app will pick up on signals that a so small most people would miss them.

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Google Glass to get upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat

Mar 03, 2014

Google Glass, the search giant’s wearable computer, is set to be updated to the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat.
The smart glasses run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at the moment, so the software update would bring two years of improvements, making Glass perform much better.

As well as being a lot smoother and faster, KitKat could improve the battery life.

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Google releases prescription lens frames for Glass

Jan 28, 2014

Google Glass has just taken another step on the road to becoming commercially available as Google has launched four frames for prescription lenses.

Google already updated the hardware in Glass last year so its tiny prism screen would still be clear when looked at through prescription lenses. And now you can get specially designed frames that won’t get in the way of the wearable computer.
There are four designs to choose from and all are made out of titanium so a super lightweight.

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Google Glass now keeps you awake at the wheel

Jan 14, 2014

A new app for Google Glass has been designed to stop you from falling asleep while driving. It’s ironic considering that most authorities are looking into banning the wearable computers for drivers.

But away from the irony, DriveSafe is actually a very handy app. Just say “OK Google, keep me awake” and it’ll sense when you’re falling asleep. Then, if your head starts to droop, an audio and visual alert will wake you up again. It can even give you directions to the nearest rest stop so you can pull over for a bit.

Let’s hope this helps lawmakers see that Google Glass isn’t always a distraction when you’re behind the wheel before its expected launch later this year.

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Android Central

Google Glass gets its first prescription lenses

Jan 06, 2014

A company called Rochester Optical has unveiled its method of using prescription glasses with Google Glass and will start selling it this month.

Called the Glass Prescription Lens Carrier (GPLC), it is essentially a pair of glasses without the arms. Instead, it clips onto the bridge of Google Glass so you can easily remove it when it's not needed.

The frames will come in a range of shapes and colours, while the lenses will be offered in single-vision, bi-focal, transition and tinted. The total cost for the frame and lenses will start from around £140.

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Pocket Lint

Google Glass update brings even more features.

December 19, 2013

Google has added even more to the growing list of features on its wearable computer, Glass. The latest update lets you take photos by winking, brings a pattern lock for more security and lets users upload photos to YouTube and hangout in Google Hangouts. Hopefully this update is paving the way for a final public rollout in the near future.

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Google Glass Explorers can upgrade for free.

December 05, 2013

Google has finished developing Google Glass 2, which has support for prescription glasses and a mono ear bud for better sound. The new version of Glass is being offered to Explorers, the first people to buy the computerised eyewear, so Google can get some real world testing. Hopefully it won't be long before Google is happy with Glass and releases it to the world.

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Google Glass to get prescription lenses in early 2014.

November 14, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we told you that Google Glass would be getting prescription, fashion and sports lenses. Now it's being said that those lenses could be available for lucky Glass Explorers from early 2014. The prescription lens testing will be an important step on the road to a commercial rollout of Google Glass.

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Android Central

Google Glass set to get music and stereo ear buds.

November 12, 2013

Google is giving Glass full support for Google Play Music, complete with simple voice commands to control your songs. Apparently, there's also an app for Google Glass that works like Shazam, it listens to a song and tells you what it is. The final thing on its way to Glass is stereo ear buds to make your music sound even better. And there's a video to show all of this off.

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PC Mag

Google Glass moves closer to wider release.

November 11, 2013

Google Glass has been on the heads of 'Explorers' for what seems an eternity now, leaving the rest of us enviously anticipating the full launch of the wearable computers. Now Google's senior development advocate has spoken about making Glass available to everyone who wants it as the company has learnt a lot of lessons about the new tech. Unfortunately there's still no date for release.

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Google Glass now has accessories

October 31, 2013

A leaked document has shown that there are four accessories up and coming for the Google Glass. There's a Clear Shield, presumably to protect it, USB cable and charger, a soft carry case, and a mono ear bud – there are photos too.

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Google Glass to be compatible with prescription glasses from November.

October 30, 2013

The question has been around since Google Glass was first revealed – how will it work with prescription glasses? Well, sometime in November, Google is going to make a few hardware alterations and give users the option of swapping out their current prototype Glass for a new one that's suitable for normal glasses frames.

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Engadget

Google patents awesome hand gestures for Google Glass.

October 21, 2013

Google has patented the use of certain hand gestures to control a head mounted display, or Google Glass as it's currently known. You would be able to make a heart shape with your hands to +1 things on Google+ or frame something with your fingers to select it or take a picture.

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Google Glass gets Grand Theft Auto map app.

Oct 08, 2013

App developers were recently given the green light on creating apps for Google Glass and one of the first will let you see your Grand Theft Auto 3 map as a heads up display. It works with the PC version of the game and makes you feel like a fighter pilot as information appears right in front of your eyes.

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Android Central

Google Glass might be released around Google I/O 2014.

Aug 21, 2013

Despite Google's Eric Schmidt saying Glass won't be available until next year people have been hopeful of a 2013 release. But now more sources from Google have apparently pencilled May into their diaries for the official release. That date would coincide with Google's 2014 I/O event.

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Android Central

Google Glass may cost under £200 at launch.

Aug 09, 2013

A Taiwanese research institute has claimed that Google Glass could cost as litter as $299, around £193, when it is finally publicly launched. The figure is based on what the researchers believe is the cost of making Glass, plus a decent profit margin.

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Techradar

Google Glass could be made by Motorola.

Aug 05, 2013

Google may say that Motorola is being treated as a separate company but they may soon be working a whole lot closer. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has said Google may turn over production of Glass to the hardware company before a mass release of the AR glasses later this year.

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Update to Glass brings web browser.

July 02, 2013

Google Glass has finally been given a web browser, albeit one with an interesting method of navigation. By sliding fingers around the touchpad and tilting your head you can zoom, scroll and pan around web pages. The update also brings new voice control features to calls and messaging.

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Android Central

Google Glass taken apart so we can see what makes it tick.

June 13, 2013

Google Glass is still so new that only select people are able to get their hands on it. Well, one those people decided they wanted to take apart their Glass and see what the insides looked like. Of all the interesting stuff, the 570mAh battery has been highlighted. It's quite small, but with such a small screen to power, battery life is likely to be pretty impressive.

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Android Authority

Is Samsung set to build the mini display of the Google Glass?

May 28, 2013

It seems that Samsung has a hand in everything, and is now even rumoured to be the company that is building the tiny head up display of Google Glass. The rumour also speculates that the display will be AMOLED, meaning even more power saving!

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CNET

Want to buy Google Glass? Try Craig's List!

May 24, 2013

Google made it very clear that the developer editions of Google Glass were not for sale, but that's not stopped someone listing it on Craig's List. It doesn't come cheap though; at $6,000 it's four times the original price.

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Bits

Google Glass already has apps for Twitter, CNN, Twitter, Facebook and more.

May 20, 2013

For a device that isn't on the shelves yet, Google Glass already has a pretty decent selection of apps, and more are coming all the time. This article highlights how the apps work, and covers a few more game apps that are in the works.

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PC Mag

Google Glass now supports face recognition

May 17, 2013

Developers all over the place are getting on board with Google Glass and turning it into the next big thing. Now a MedRef app has been written that gives Glass the power to recognise faces.

Here's the full report, with videos

Android Authority

A full list of the alleged sensors in Google Glass

May 10, 2013

Gravity sensor? Check. Magnetic field sensor? Check. GPS? Check. Developer Lance Nanek delved into the Glass' code and found a list of the sensors. Check it out!

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Android Central

Swearing? Not with Google Glass!

May 9, 2013

If you're used to sending your friends somewhat rude messages, Google Glass might offer you a slight hurdle. Built in to the software is a swear censor, and apparently it's near on impossible to turn off.

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Techcrunch

Google Glass gets more advanced

May 8, 2013

The early adopters of Google Glass – the devs that got hold of them early – have now been told that the device will be able to receive SMS and give navigation instructions without having to link to a phone. Sounds like Glass is going to be an extremely interesting device when it finally arrives.

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Android Central

More Google Glass videos

May 3, 2013

What’s the quality like? How does it work when playing basketball? How about when you’re riding a motorcycle? What about the gestures? Here are four videos to answer those questions and more.

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Android Central

Official Twitter app for Google Glass coming?

May 1, 2013

Google Glass is an exciting project, and it seems that Twitter is more excited than most, and has already beginning work on its Glass-specific app, according to rumours.

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What's it like to use Google Glass? Here's a video!

May 1, 2013

If you're eager to know what it's like to use Google's latest invention, here's a quick video to fill you in.

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Engadget

Want to know how to use Google Glass? Well here's the official How to video

May 1, 2013

So, using Google Glass has so far been a bit of a mystery, but now Google has decided to show us all how it works in this official video.

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Google Glass to take take pictures just by winking

April 24, 2013

A curious code hunter has gone through the software code of Google Glass and discovered mentions of a eye gesture called Wink. From the code, it appears that a user can wink to take a photo. Nothing is certain of course, but it seems like a pretty neat idea to us!

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Tech crunch

Google Glass does run Android! Google says so anyway

April 23, 2013

Google has come right out and said that Google Glass will run a form of Android, but whether that's going to be the same as smartphone versions, or a Glass OS variant, no one's really sure.

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Venturebeat

Google Glass to feature Yahoo! app?

April 23, 2013

It seems that behemoths of search Yahoo! is looking to get on the Google Glass bandwagon and make sure there are specific apps for new devices such as Google Glass.

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Phone Arena

Google Glass is beginning to ship in the states, and here's what the customers thought

April 23, 2013

Very few people have actually used Google Glass, what with it not being on sale and all. Well, in the States the early adopters have finally got their hand on it and here's what they thought of it.

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Engagdet

First Google Glass unboxing

April 23, 2013

Want to know what it's like getting your hands on Google Glass. This video should answer any questions.

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