Glasses

Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google has inked a deal with Ray-Ban and Oakley parent company Luxottica to develop a Google Glass collection, potentially pushing the wearable computing platform directly into the gaze of the mass market. The collaboration will see a joint team of Google and Luxottica eyewear and wearable tech experts collaborate on "the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products" to make sporting a computer on your face more fashion-friendly.

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NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

The New York City Police Department has unofficially made public their intention to beta-test Google Glass for use in the field. In a chat with Venture Beat, what they call a "ranking New York City law enforcement official" has spoken up on the subject, apparently wanting not to be named specifically. At the moment it would appear that they're only looking at the headsets, "seeing how they work."

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Google Glass basketball game broadcast to hit Sacramento Kings

Google Glass basketball game broadcast to hit Sacramento Kings

On January 24th, the Sacramento Kings will be broadcasting their game against the Indiana Pacers through Google Glass. While we've seen some sporting video #throughglass before, this will be the first time that a major Basketball game will be shown - by the announcers, the dancers, the mascot, and the players as well. This game will be broadcast and coordinated by a group called CrowdOptic.

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Gunnar INTERCEPT Color gaming glasses eyes-on: time for iridescence

Gunnar INTERCEPT Color gaming glasses eyes-on: time for iridescence

This week the folks at Gunnar have released a new collection of their classic line of computer-user-aimed eyewear with INTERCEPT Color. They’ve brought on a set of five new iridescent hues including cobalt, fire, kryptonite, ghost, and ink. We’ve gotten a peek at the full collection and have brought a pair of the INTERCEPT Fire glasses home for a full review as well.

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Google Glass Prescription Lenses coming “in just a few weeks”

Google Glass Prescription Lenses coming “in just a few weeks”

This week the folks at Rochester Optical have sent out questionnaires for users of Google Glass that wish to upgrade their pair to prescription lenses. This is the next step in the evolution of Google Glass, allowing users who would otherwise be wearing glasses and the Glass headset to combine the two into one. Rochester Optical is, thus far, the one and only group to be joining Google in this effort.

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Google Glass real-time facial recognition arrives with “NameTag”

Google Glass real-time facial recognition arrives with “NameTag”

Since the first demonstration of the plausible future abilities of Google Glass, instant facial recognition has been one of the most exciting ideas in the pipeline. According the the development group Facial Network, the time for real-time facial recognition through Google Glass is coming a lot sooner than we originally expected. This isn't an app developed by Google, it's a 3rd party developer group - they've gone and done it first!

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Vuzix M100 become first “commercially available” Smart Glasses on the market

Vuzix M100 become first “commercially available” Smart Glasses on the market

If there's one thing the folks at Vuzix can claim without reservation, it's that their smart glasses have become available to the general public before anyone else, including Google. While the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses may not have been designed with the same fashionability in mind that Google Glass was, you'll find this wearable technology ready for a full "hands free" experience for public consumption in time for pre-orders to be fired off here at the start of December. Developers are also invited to join in on the ground level with Production Model shipping right this minute.

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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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Microsoft Google Glass rival in the works

Microsoft Google Glass rival in the works

It would appear that the folks responsible for creating new and exciting products for Microsoft have found their way in to the wearables business this month as a tip arrives on a Windows-based Google Glass rival. This device would be eyewear along the lines of Google Glass, but would aim for not only a head-based unit - Microsoft is apparently looking in to all segments of the wearables universe. This unit was tipped by anonymous users close to the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal, also cautioning the fact that this Glass rival might never make the mass market.

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