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What was missing from Google I/O?

by: Simon HillJune 27, 2014
As exciting as it was to see Android L in action, and hear about some of Google’s plans for TV and auto, there were plenty of other things on our wish list that got no keynote love.
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Runtastic to play nicely with Google Glass, Android Wear and Google Fit

by: Edgar CervantesJune 25, 2014
In the midst of Google's IO keynote, Runtastic has stepped in and announced they will support some of Google's most innovative products and platforms.
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Google sees its ads everywhere, including on thermostats, glasses, and fridge doors

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 21, 2014
In the future, Google could serve ads on objects as diverse as refrigerators, thermostats, and car dashboards. Seemingly confirming the concerns that some Nest users raised when Google announced it would buy the smart thermostat company, Mountain View told the FCC that it could put ads, well, everywhere.
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Google Glass Explorer Edition now open to any U.S. resident

by: Jonathan FeistMay 13, 2014
In a huge step forward for Google's Glass, starting today, as an open beta, anyone in the US can purchase Glass Explorer Edition, as long as Google has them in stock.
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Google Glass evaluated at about $80 in parts – does it really matter?

by: Jonathan FeistMay 1, 2014
Great news for anyone waiting for an official retail release of Google Glass, it shouldn't cost you $1500. According to a recent teardown, TechInsights says the value of physical parts to build Google Glass is a mere $79.78.
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Smart watches and glasses: More ‘tech’ than ‘wearable’?

by: J. Angelo RacomaApril 18, 2014
Wearable technology faces a few challenges, and it might not be quite as easy for devices like smartwatches and smart glasses to gain mass acceptance. Wearability concerns can be broken down into these challenges: physical and cultural and financial.
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Possible Gear Glass: Samsung patents Earphone looking like Dragon Ball Z scouter, Google Glass

by: Elmer MontejoApril 16, 2014

The Korean Intellectual Property Office recently published Samsung’s patent application for an earphone that seems to be a compact Bluetooth headset and smart glass rolled into one whose shape quickly calls to mind a familiar object in Dragon Ball Z — the scouter.

Samsung’s patent application referred to the device as simply the “Earphone.”

Here are the illustrations lifted from Samsung’s patent application filing for “Earphone”:

Is it the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear Glass redesigned? Or is it a design for an entirely new product? No one knows yet, but the two are quite different enough to [...]

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Google Glass is available to all users today only – should you pick one up?

by: Andrew GrushApril 15, 2014
Today only, Google Glass is available to any U.S. based consumer interested in buying it for $1500. Should you make the purchase?
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Google files patent for micro camera system in contact lenses

by: Alvin YbañezApril 14, 2014

Patent Bolt

Earlier this year, Google introduced a “smart” contact lens that can help monitor a person’s blood sugar by testing the user’s tears. Not stopping there, the company has submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) its patent application for another “smart” contact lens. This time, it’s designed to help the visually impaired via a micro camera attached to the contact lens.

Overview of the Smart Contact Lens

Google explains in its patent application that an image capture component, simply known as a camera, is attached to the contact lens and captures or records the user’s gaze. The [...]

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Google offering Glass for sale to any U.S. consumer on April 15th, limited stock available

by: Andrew GrushApril 10, 2014
On April 15th, Google will offer Glass on sale to any U.S. consumer for $1500, will its limited supplies last. The price will include shades or prescription glasses, for those interested.
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