Google has officially allowed us to buy Glass. Via Google+, we learn that the Glass team is building up their stock, and readying it for the masses. The Glass sign-up page that was open for the April 15 sale is live as well.
A new teardown of Google Glass rebuffs an earlier claim that the device hardware was worth under $100. While the new estimate of $132.47 for the hardware alone sounds a bit more reasonable, it’s nonetheless leaving quite a bit of the $1,500 asking price in the lurch. Are we paying for Google’s project, or are these tear-downs way off?
CNN’s iReport is about to get Glassy. The news organization is now allowing Google Glass users to upload directly to their citizen-journalism platform. It might be a small sampling, but offers a unique perspective on the news.
Google Glass has lost a Business Development Executive, as Kelly Liang leaves for a position with SmartThings. Liang, who came to Google with the YouTube acquisition, was most recently the Director for Business Development with Google X.
When a friend asks for money, you may soon be able to crane your eye up and speak to the cloud rather than hand them cash. Citing a “source close to the company”, TechCrunch says Google is trying to make their Wallet feature available for Glass. Via a simple command, Glass users cold send money, just as they do via Gmail.
Though Google Glass is not yet available to the average consumer, a relatively small number of the devices exist in the hands of "Explorers," the number of which just increased in recent times. Because of the nature of the Explorer program, Glass is priced at $1,500 for those with the opportunity to buy.
Google Glass is seeing an update roll out today, bringing in some very handy fixes for Pioneers and Explorers. Still in beta, Glass relies on user feedback to judge what needs to be fixed, and the team is clearly paying attention. Fixes to how calls are managed, photo deletion, and backup are incoming.
When Field Trip for Google Glass launched, it ushered in a neat way to find local oddities and points of interest for the unique headwear. What it lacked was a good way to interact with the service. It pushed cool info to you, but that was about it. Niantic Labs, the team behind Field Trip, has changed all that.