Glasses

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 “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

Google Glass “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

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.

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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 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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Google Glass Original Prototype eyes-on with Isabelle Olsson

Google Glass Original Prototype eyes-on with Isabelle Olsson

At this years' Google I/O developers conference, a Fireside Chat with several members of the core Google Glass team proved to reveal much on not just the future of the device, but its origins as well. While earlier in the day a single slide had been shown depicting a set of six original prototypes of what was then called Project Glass, here lead industrial designer Isabelle Olsson had one key prototype on hand to show SlashGear in the plastic, as it were.

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