We tried a prototype of the GlassUP wearable display back in March and it went up on IndieGoGo to raise crowdsourcing support in July. Since then, the eyeglasses that show users any information they want to see thanks to a built-in projector, has seen $110,000 raised. However, the wearable's release date has been pushed back from this fall to the spring of next year.
We already saw augmented reality on Google Glass last month as developer Brandyn White created an augmented reality UI that uses Mirror API to display information over still images. Now White and fellow OpenGlass developer Andrew Miller have now been able to demonstrate AR in real-time. This opens the door for displaying useful info over what you see immediately in front of you, as you see it, like restaurant ratings, product reviews, and more.
The Crystal Shopper app was created by Lance Nanek as a part of the Breaking Glass Glassware hackathon and makes it quick and easy for users to scan barcodes, compare prices, check Amazon ratings and reviews, and much more, all packed within the convenience of the Google Glass eyewear. Combined with the convenience of other wearables like the Memoto, it will be interesting to see how this affects usage rates.
Google Glass has been facing a lot of criticism ever since the Explorer Edition was released earlier this year. Privacy concerns are the biggest issues surrounding the computerized pair of glasses, getting banned in numerous establishments already, with the most recent banning being Google's own shareholders meeting.
NOTE: Google has reached out to note that not only was Google Glass not banned from the meeting, more than one attendee wore Glass during the meeting without a problem. See below for more insight.
The Nest thermostat has been gaining a lot of popularity recently, mostly due to its sleek design and enhanced learning capabilities, not to mention that it can be controlled via a smartphone. However, the makers of the app are bringing compatibility to Google Glass with a Nest app that will allow you to control your Nest using voice commands.
If you haven't heard of Sherpa, you're mostly likely not alone. It's essentially a new Android app that looks to dethrone Google Now and Apple's Siri. Sherpa plans to launch on iPhone soon, as well as make its way to Google Glass to take down Google's own voice command software on the new spectacles.
This week the Explorer Edition of Google's Project Glass is being delivered to intrepid developers all across the planet, and the unboxing videos and demonstrations have begun! What you're about to see is, at first, a single demonstration video filmed from the developer set. As more demonstration videos appear, we'll be capturing them here on SlashGear one by one!
With almost everything being made in China these days, it's particularly rare when a company announces plan to manufacturer something in the good 'ole US of A. However, Apple recently announced that they're going to do that with some of their Macs, and today it's being reported that Google will be manufacturing its Glass eyewear in the US.
It's time for the Smart Glasses wave to blast forth with today's big entry being none other than the Vuzix M100. We've had our hands and eyes on an early edition of this pair of Google Glass competitors back at CES 2013, and today's annWement surrounds the developer edition being shipped out to "Gold Developers" within the next 30 days. With this little beast heading to developers on the back of a newly invigorated Vuzix M100 Developer Program, we can expect the final model for consumers sooner than later!