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Google Glass invitations heading out to developers

Google Glass invitations heading out to developers

Google has once again expanded the gates for its Explorer Program, sending out invitations to developers in an opportunity to nab a pair of Google Glass. This follows a few times the program has been expanded in various ways, and makes good on a recent promise the company made to provide additional chances to get into the program. The invitations coincide with the availability of a Glass Developer Kit sneak-peak, and will spur the development of Glassware.

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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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IFTTT Google Glass channel integrates your online life with Glass

IFTTT Google Glass channel integrates your online life with Glass

As if on cue following this week's demonstration of the new Google Glassware development kit at the San Francisco Hackathon, online automation service IFTTT has released a new Google Glass action. Beginning today, you can have IFTTT (If This, Then That) send a notification to your Glass timeline whenever one of your specified triggers fires. For example, anytime SlashGear publishes a new post, you'll know about it right away via your Glass timeline.

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Google Glass development kit demo video shares newest Glassware

Google Glass development kit demo video shares newest Glassware

It's time to get a handle on the Google Glass development kit - the SDK that is - readied for developers to start making their own GlassWare apps. This week at a Glass Hackathon event, Glass Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan shared about 30 minutes worth of new information on the Glass SDK. What you'll see today as a consumer - or a potential or current owner of Google Glass - is what developers are about to be working with in the near future.

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Google Glass wait-list opens up

Google Glass wait-list opens up

Google has thrown open the waiting list for Glass, inviting would-be wearables users to stake a place in line for when the next batch of headsets are available. "We're expanding the Explorer Program little by little," Google said of the new queue, "and experimenting with different ways of bringing new Explorers into the program." However, if you're not a US resident, you're still missing out.

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Google Glass profitability: The Fancy claims first to mark

Google Glass profitability: The Fancy claims first to mark

Google has been improving Glass with regular updates, and they have also recently opened up the Explorer program quite a bit. This has also come along with v2.0 hardware which brings with it promise of support for prescription lenses and a mono earbud. But perhaps more important here is the expanding and now remote Explorer program because with more users we should see more apps and more development.

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Google Glass heads to Museum of Contemporary Art

Google Glass heads to Museum of Contemporary Art

Though Google Glass isn't going to be part of their permanent collection, the headset is indeed headed for the Museum of Contemporary art later this month. In a bid to show the device off to the public in as effective a manner as possible, Google is bringing Glass to a variety of cities across the United States in the coming weeks. Google's next stop: Detroit, Rock City.

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Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Google's XE11 update for Glass may have added calendar and custom location support, but that's not the only personalized search that the wearable now offers. Glass can now search through Google photos with a custom speech search command, so for instance it's now possible to ask "OK Glass, Google my pictures for cats" and see all of the shots you've uploaded that have felines in them. The system also supports tagged people.

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Google Glass XE11 software update hits “home”

Google Glass XE11 software update hits “home”

Owners of Google's Glass headset will find a software update awaiting them when they initiate wearing the machine this week, one by the name of XE11. This most recent update to the machine includes both improvements both to the basic usability of the device and to the software features it carries onboard. The first - and perhaps most important - of these is the complete axing of the "long press".

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