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.
If you've seen the photo shoots that've come out thus far for Google's Project Glass, you know good and well that they've taken just as many photos of the device on the heads of women as they have of men. The idea that the device will not be as appealing to the feminine side of the equation here is about more than just the idea that women will or will not want to wear the first wave of Glass as it appears on the market, but according to a couple of sources we've had a peek at this week, there does seem to be some concern that only the distinctly male amongst us will want to go "wearable" with Google in 2013.
A rather interesting video has come out this week with New York Fashion Week playing host to Google Glass technology, the ultimate product being an all-Glass shot video on the runway with designer Diane von Furstenberg. What this film "DVF Through Glass" shows us is a very real vision - one we've seen a few times before, in different formats - of what it feels like to be the subject of the film rather than watching it. Watch as you become the model walking through the dressing room and you'll see and experience Google Glass in what we thus far are understanding the project to be all about - ramming the whole world into the head of one single subject.
It's time again to see what Google's Project Glass creators are up to, this time with them showing off their abilities at Fashion Week with a 3.5 minute video shot entirely with the device. This device is indeed called "Glass" as it has been for some weeks, appearing recently also at Google I/O 2012 in an amazingly daring live skydive video feed - such a fabulous experience it was! This week they've teamed up with the folks at the DVF Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week - see what they saw now!
Revealing swimwear isn't usually the topic of conversation at RAPID, an annual trade show for the market of "additive manufacturing." The industrial tech show is usually more focused on manufacturing processes and how to reduce bottlenecks in large-scale plants. If you see someone in a bikini, you're probably at the wrong show. At least, we could safely say that about past years.
The folks at HP have brought everything from cupcakes to a lovely white mustache to your hand with the HP X4000 Wireless Laser Mice line. These mice are meant to connect to your computer wirelessly and give you no less than a perfectly comfortable ride while your fingers dance on the secured grip offered on both the left and right sides and back of the device. Along with 1600 dpi precision right here in every single model, you'll be glad you picked up one of these little beasts here in the Spring of 2012.
The Brazilian fashion designer known as Alexandre Herchcovitch has come together with HP to create a special edition beast of an HP Pavilion dm1 notebook computer. This device comes packed with the latest AMD processor, has an 11.6-inch LED display, and has Beats Audio embedded - but these elements are not the draw. The notebook you see here is set to be QVC exclusive release in the USA and has design elements all over and inside according to the direction of Herchcovitch himself - it's fashionable!
This week we got the opportunity to sit down with HP and Project Runway Season 9's winning designer Anya Ayoung Chee to speak about her win of the Intel & HP design challenge. We were at Showstoppers CES 2012 and spoke about no less than how technology made the task of being a modern day designer a wholly enjoyable one - textiles to integrated media, all of it sits at the heart of her interests. For the HP design challenge she spoke on how the technology the contestants needed to use was very user friendly and made her taking part in the challenge a positive one - an organic feel to the whole situation made for, again, a positive experience from start to finish. Social media, Chee noted, is a part of her every day life, Twitter especially, she connecting with her fan base in a way that designers of the past never had the opportunity to.
There's a pair of headphones in your future, one made by Urbanears and called Plattan, the start of a line of earpieces made with both comfort and fashionability in mind. This isn't the first time Urbanears have made a set of earpieces with both of those features in mind, but what you'll get is certainly something unique, what with the undeniably cool quilted material that'll make your head say "ahhh." You get 40mm handmade drivers for fantastic sound, a fold-down design to keep the phones transportable, and almost as a bonus, a "Zound Plug" that allows you to daisy chain the sound to all your friends!
This week the folks at Cadence watch company have enlisted the help of Chris Thompson, a fellow known for his creation of the "Math Clock," to create a new timepiece by the name of Radian Watch -- my question for you, readers, is how relevant you find wristwatches in general? What we've got here is the assignment of Thompson as a new Creative Director for the Cadence watch company as well as his showing of the Radian Watch which uses equations around the face to show the time. Of course aside from this watch being made with high quality materials, would you consider this relevant to your interests as a gadget and technology reader?