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Google Glass augmented reality gets real-time demo

Google Glass augmented reality gets real-time demo

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.

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Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google recently secured a patent for pay-per-gaze technology that may influence the cost of advertising for products like Google Glass. The patent notes that eye tracking systems already exist but have been limited to mostly research applications. They have never been leveraged for practical applications used in everyday life and this patent may make it possible to bill based on how many times a user looks at an advertisement, both online and off.

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Google Glass Crystal Shopper barcode scanner poised to boost scanning app relevance

Google Glass Crystal Shopper barcode scanner poised to boost scanning app relevance

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.

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Google Glass update arrives with new cards and voice commands

Google Glass update arrives with new cards and voice commands

Google has released the latest update for Glass users. This latest has arrived as the XE8 update and brought items to include a new video player, additional support for apps to include Path and Evernote, a new volume card in Settings, additional Google Now cards, new voice commands and more. As we often see, this update will be rolling out to all Glass users over the next few days. In the meantime, here is what you can expect.

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Google Glass Fidelity Market Monitor app arrives for download

Google Glass Fidelity Market Monitor app arrives for download

Google Glass is not yet a device that anyone can purchase. For now those purchases are limited to those invited in, but despite the limited availability we are getting a good look at what can be done using Glass. We have seen everything from using Glass for home automation to how they help a quadriplegic New Yorker regain some confidence. Now it looks like Fidelity Labs has stepped up with a video demo showing a day in the life of one of their customers. Or more specifically, what options a Fidelity customer would have available using Glass.

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Google Glass price tipped at $300 for final launch

Google Glass price tipped at $300 for final launch

The public launch date for Google Glass has yet to be confirmed, however it is starting to look like they will arrive quite a bit less expensive as compared to the current price tag. Those who have picked up a pair of Google Glass through the explorers program paid $1500 and according to a recent report coming out of the China Post, the final price could end up dropping to $299. This estimate comes by way of Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute who recently took a look at the possible bill of materials.

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Google Glass expands horizons for quadriplegic New Yorker

Google Glass expands horizons for quadriplegic New Yorker

This week the folks responsible for the #ifihadglass program for Google Glass have shown an "Explorer Story" of a woman who is at once a New Yorker, a law student, and a quadriplegic. Speaking on her acceptance into the Google Glass Explorers program, she describes her journey from the last time she went camping through to now, the first time she'll have gone camping since the car accident that put her in a wheelchair. This journey is especially relevant as the last time she went camping was the same time she crashed.

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