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Google Glass chats with VSP Global for doctor’s approval

Google Glass chats with VSP Global for doctor’s approval

The world of wearables - specifically with Google Glass - isn’t exactly a widely accepted one as of yet. That may all change in the near future as Google has been chatting with the eye care insurance group VSP Global, making a plan for the future in which training optometrists in fitting patients with Glass could become a reality. At the moment, Glass is fitted to users as their own separate piece of hardware while prescription lenses are still only in their infancy.

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Google Glass development kit demo video shares newest Glassware

Google Glass development kit demo video shares newest Glassware

It's time to get a handle on the Google Glass development kit - the SDK that is - readied for developers to start making their own GlassWare apps. This week at a Glass Hackathon event, Glass Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan shared about 30 minutes worth of new information on the Glass SDK. What you'll see today as a consumer - or a potential or current owner of Google Glass - is what developers are about to be working with in the near future.

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Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

The second full generation of Google Glass has begun to appear in homes officially as one Det Ansinn breaks out the box this morning. This fellow is one of a group called BrickSimple, LLC, developers of Glass apps specifically. They've created such oddities as the GlassBattle game - a Battleship-like title for Google Glass. Describing the new Glass headset, Ansinn suggests that it "looks identical" from the outset - below you'll see a photo of another BrickSimple employee Kel Bucey sporting the new headset.

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Google Glass navigation expansion demoed: walking, driving, biking

Google Glass navigation expansion demoed: walking, driving, biking

With the newest update to Glass (v. XE8) appearing via Google this week, a new set of voice-commands were added to the Navigation Glass App found within the headset. Along with this update comes a demo video from the Glass team, showing off the current state of Navigation in Glass from three perspectives. One from a user walking, a second for travel in a car, and a third on a bicycle.

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Google Glass reaching out to film students in newest Creative Collective bid

Google Glass reaching out to film students in newest Creative Collective bid

It's time for Google to expand their reach with Project Glass again, this time through their Glass Creative Collective program aimed at the more artistic citizens of planet Earth. Google's reach includes the The American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and University of Southern California.

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Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

Google Glass XE7 update hands-on: web browsing activated

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass has received its monthly update in the form of code-name XE7, a boost of web browsing abilities, touch sensitivity, and oodles of sharing. What developers and explorers across the Explorer program will be seeing today is first - and perhaps most exciting in very basic way - is the ability to browse the web.

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Google Glass gains web browser and expanded voice commands

Google Glass gains web browser and expanded voice commands

This afternoon Google has released an update to their popular wearable device - popular though it remains extremely limited in its release scope at the moment - complete with the ability to browse the web. This update brings what you can call "Google Glass", "Glass", or "Project Glass" up to a point where you've got voice commands for reading text aloud, replying to calls, and answering calls as well. And don't forget the sharing!

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Google Glass color choices: will yours be custom coded?

Google Glass color choices: will yours be custom coded?

As Google's introduction of Glass as the premiere wearable face-based computer starts the world thinking about what they'll be placing on their head in the near future, so too do the creators of these machines begin to consider what forms they'll come in. When you create a device that rests on the temples of the user, you've got to consider more than just the components inside - color, comfort, and everyday usability are real concerns. Lead Industrial Designer for Google Glass Isabelle Olsson spoke up this month on the development of the final (and first) form of Google Glass, specifically on its first five colors.

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Google Glass facial-recognition service likely to stoke privacy fears

Google Glass facial-recognition service likely to stoke privacy fears

Google's Glass wearable could soon be able to recognize faces of those around the wearer, thanks to a dedicated service for human and object recognition that could be built into third-party apps. The handiwork of Lambda Labs, the special Glass facial recognition API will integrate into software and services using Google's Mirror API for Glass, crunching shots from the camera and spitting out the identity of people and objects it recognizes. Lambda Labs expects the system to be used for real-world social networking and person-location services, though also warns that it could eventually fall foul of impending privacy regulation.

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Google Glass team talks hardware principles: Lightness, Simplicity, Scalability

Google Glass team talks hardware principles: Lightness, Simplicity, Scalability

As a sort of a "Part 2" or even "Part 3" of the Glass chat series SlashGear has appearing this week and last, today's words with Google Glass' lead industrial designer Isabelle Olsson lend some insight on the device's road to final hardware. Speaking on how the original Glass prototypes eventually became the device you see today, Ollson shared three principles that allowed the team to solidify their process.

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