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Google Glass reportedly being made in US

Google Glass reportedly being made in US

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.

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Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

As the first edition so foretold, so too is there a second piece of this puzzle: Google's Project Glass appears to have been shown at South by Southwest this past week in at least one well-attended keynote. While we'd seen some relatively blurry looks at this particular showing late last week, this week we're seeing not one, but two relatively close-up versions of the presentation. While we've seen some still shots of the Glass device's basic UI before, here we get more in-depth with how Email, Skitch, and Evernote will work.

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Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

This past week it would appear that Google has been letting their Project Glass initiative off the leash a bit more freely as several user interface demonstration videos have appeared via South by Southwest. The videos you're about to see show some early third-party developer apps being previewed and a selection of native apps that will be appearing on the first edition of the hardware. This first edition is known as the Explorer Edition and will be arriving in developer hands soon.

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Google Glass re-issues Prescription Lenses assurance

Google Glass re-issues Prescription Lenses assurance

It's time again that Google makes their Project Glass initiative clearly stated, complete with a push for not just those who wouldn't normally wear headgear on the regular, but those of us with prescription lenses as well. You'll find that Google's confirmation this time around is not guaranteed for the Explorer Edition of the headgear, but a release "later this year" is in the works. And yes, if you didn't know already, that means that we WILL be seeing Glass as a consumer product inside 2013!

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Seattle bar bans use of Google Glasses

Seattle bar bans use of Google Glasses

A Seattle dive bar has decided to ban the use of Google Glasses at its location. The bar, called 5 Point Cafe, says that the use of Google Glass in its bar would be a violation of its customers' privacy. Dave Meinert, the owner of 5 Point Cafe, stated that "People want to go there and be not known... and definitely don't want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the internet."

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JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

Google Glass is just a couple months away from being shipped to developers, and Google is hoping to have them available to the public sometime before the year's end. In the meantime, people are pondering the implications of the new technology and are coming up with all the ways that Google Glass could be used, including JetBlue, which has come with their own concept for how the glasses could be used for air traveling.

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Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Today, Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke at the TED conference held in Long Beach, California. There, he discussed Google's latest gadget, Google Glass. He praises the many features Google Glass has to offer, as well as its ease of use. He states that Google Glass will help him realize the dream he had when he helped create Google 15 years ago. Though along with the praise, he does make a few statements that are a tad bit offensive to smartphone users.

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Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glasses are a hot commodity, and there's no doubt as to why. The $1,500 pair of glasses that will be shipping out to developers soon is one of Google's greatest undertakings, and users want in on the fun. So much, in fact, that people are willing to spend almost $16,000 to own a pair of Google Glasses before the general public gets them.

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Smart Eye Tracking Glasses offers more detail on what wearers look at

Smart Eye Tracking Glasses offers more detail on what wearers look at

Smart glasses have grabbed a lot of headlines since Google unveiled its Google Glass project for wearable computing glasses. SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has unveiled their own augmented reality applications with a set of glasses that trigger information by observing the eye gaze of the user. These glasses offer more details on things that the user looks at.

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Google Glass Part 2 will have dual-eye displays

Google Glass Part 2 will have dual-eye displays

The U.S. Patent & Trade Office has just released a Google patent application under the serial number 206338. The patent was filed back in Q3 2011 and it contains details of Google's development of the next Project Glass. The document is titled "Google Project Glass Part 2" and it shows that the newer version of Google Glass will feature binocular displays. The project is being lead by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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Google Glasses reportedly coming to consumers this year

Google Glasses reportedly coming to consumers this year

Just a couple of days ago, we got to see what it's like to wear a pair of Google Glasses, which only strengthens our desire for a pair of our own. However, it seems that Google is planning to have Google Glasses shipped out to consumers by the end of the year that aims to bring a "fully-polished" version of the frames to anyone who wants a pair.

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Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix has been producing all sorts of video glasses for a number of years. One of the most recent products that the company has announced is called the Wrap 1200AR. These glasses are see-through augmented reality units providing lots of adjustability to allow wearers the ability to overlay video and other content on what they see in the real world.

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