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Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Being an early-adopter is seldom cheap, but is Google having a laugh with its $1,500 Project Glass Explorer Edition? Put up for surprise pre-order at Google IO today - though not expected to ship until early next year - the search giant demands a hefty sum for those wanting to augment their reality early. Cutting edge costs, sure, but there's the potential for significantly more affordable options that could be here just as soon as Google Glass is.

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Google admits Project Glass UI falls well short of promo video

Google admits Project Glass UI falls well short of promo video

Google has admitted that the view through its Project Glass wearable computer won't quite be the Terminator-style augmented reality that its eye-catching demo video initially suggested. Rather than full-view overlays of context-based information and buttons, a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNET, Project Glass' display will hover in the wearer's vision "about where the edge of an umbrella might be." Meanwhile, there's news from the patent office about the physical design of the headset.

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Project Glass shares snapshot and gets Google exec outing

Project Glass shares snapshot and gets Google exec outing

Google continues its Project Glass public testing, sharing new samples from the wearable computer's camera, while Google+ chief Vic Gundotra has jumped on the augmented reality bandwagon too. Gundotra was snapped sporting a Project Glass prototype by colleague Bradley Horowitz, though his feedback on the headset was minimal: "Having a fun day at work today. Go Project Glass!" he wrote.

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Valve confirms Wearable Computing R&D

Valve confirms Wearable Computing R&D

Valve has confirmed that it is doing its own research into wearable computing, joining a club that includes Google's Project Glass and Nokia R&D, though the company has warned not to expect a commercial product any time soon. Managing director Michael Abrash revealed his pet project this week, researching the future of hardware and software for wearable, "Terminator vision" style devices that could possibly be a direction Valve might follow.

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From Cyborgs to Project Glass: the Augmented Reality Story

From Cyborgs to Project Glass: the Augmented Reality Story

Google's Project Glass has been through the usual story arc - rumors, a mind-blowing concept demo, rabid excitement, practicality doubts and then simmering mistrust - in a concentrated three month period, but the back story to augmented reality is in its fifth decade. The desire to integrate virtual graphics with the real-world in a seamless way can be traced back to the days when computers could do little more than trace a few wireframes on a display; it's been a work-in-progress ever since. If Google's vision left you reeling, the path AR has taken - and where it might go next - could blow your mind.

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Google’s Brin: Project Glass will be self-contained

Google’s Brin: Project Glass will be self-contained

Google is aiming to make the production version of Project Glass a self-contained device, according to co-founder Sergey Brin, an ambitious challenge of electronics and battery miniaturization. Spotted sporting a Project Glass prototype at a charity event for the blind, Brin confirmed to Robert Scoble that the eventual plan is for a single unit rather than a separate tethered headset, Scoble tells us. However, the current prototype is believed to be not quite so advanced.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 5, 2012

Today is a day to talk about reviews - we've had quite a few of them in the past few days, so why not let's have a peek at them? We've had a look at two of the most fantastic Android smartphones ever to be released in Google's mobile OS's short history: the HTC One X with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and the HTC One S with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4S - their power is immense! Next we've got a review of one of the greatest time-spenders in the mobile app world: TED Talks for iPad and iPhone! We took a look at AT&T's new hero for Windows Phone: Nokia Lumia 900 complete with the sweetest updates! Then of course the news of the week is the greatest photo sharing app of all time, our Instagram for Android review breaking hearts and mending fences!

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Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could" Jeff Goldblum memorably said in Jurassic Park, "that they didn't stop to think if they should"; has Google done the same with Project Glass? Initial reactions to the wearable computing concept shown off publicly yesterday were predictably gobsmacked, the eye-catching demo video showing an idealized and alluring view of augmented reality. After the dust has settled, though, comes the question: is Project Glass Google's Siri, or is it actually more like Microsoft's ill-fated Clippy?

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My wallet is open, Google, now hand over Project Glass

My wallet is open, Google, now hand over Project Glass

Project Glass has opened my eyes and my wallet: Google, please, come help yourself to my credit card. The much-rumored wearable augmented reality system has emerged from the Google[x] skunkworks and it's even more than we hoped for. No clunky headset like a bad pair of swollen sunglasses, but a sleek slice of transparent display with just enough Star Trek: TNG hints to keep the geeks happy. With a concept video and a handful of rumors, though, there are still plenty of questions remaining. Google hasn't talked technology regarding Project Glass, focusing instead on the potential user experience, but there's enough here to slot together a few suggestions.

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You don’t want Google’s Project Glass

You don’t want Google’s Project Glass

This week we're getting our first "real" taste of the Google X project known as Project Glass, and with this preview comes a very Alpha look at how augmented reality might look coming from Google. In my lifetime, I've seen several iterations of what was just simply called Virtual Reality, this starting at Tron's long run and the pre-eminent "computer world" vision, stopping somewhere along the line for Nintendo's Virtual Boy, and ending up here with Google's glasses and transparent projection project. What the whole tech world should be asking at this point is this: why limit ourselves by leaving the house?

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