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Google Glass owners receive shareable invite as Explorer Program enters next phase

Google Glass owners receive shareable invite as Explorer Program enters next phase

On July 3, Google published Glass FAQ addressing questions about the device, doing so alongside a status update on its latest round of Glass invitations. As part of the update, Google said it was bringing the #ifihadglass program to a close, and was looking into other ways it could get glass into more hands. Today we're getting a look at how that will happen, with current owners receiving an invitation to share with one friend.

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Glass outings: Bon Jovi, Gary Shteyngart and journalist Tim Pool talk wearables

Glass outings: Bon Jovi, Gary Shteyngart and journalist Tim Pool talk wearables

Google Glass continues to show up among celebrities, with the latest to don the wearable being musician Jon Bon Jovi. The singer played with the loaner headset backstage, before keyboard player David Bryan opted to wear it while playing on-stage in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. They're not the only ones to talk Glass' potential in the real-world recently, either, with the headset getting put through its paces on the mean streets of Manhattan and Istanbul.

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LG G Watch leads the wearables way as Glass tips Google integration

LG G Watch leads the wearables way as Glass tips Google integration

It's not hard to imagine LG bringing a new wave of devices with "G" at their brand head now that the company has made clear they're keeping the one-letter titles. What's unclear is the full expanse that the company hopes to cover with the array of trademark filings appearing this week, all of them coming from KIPO. The Korean Intellectual Property Office doesn't always indicate which products will be appearing in the wild worldwide, but in this case, LG may have a big push incoming.

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Google Glass vulnerable to malicious wireless networks, says Symantec

Google Glass vulnerable to malicious wireless networks, says Symantec

Earlier this week, an exploit surfaced by way of Lookout Mobile Security that would allow Google Glass to be controlled by a hacker using malicious QR codes. This was quickly - and quietly - patched, but another threat remains, one that extends beyond Glass and could facilitate data theft: a WiFi-based vulnerability that utilizes a man-in-the-middle attack to get the device to connect to a malicious wireless network.

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GlassUP wearable display takes on Google Glass

GlassUP wearable display takes on Google Glass

Google Glass rival GlassUP has launched its own wearable display project, throwing the wireless headset - the prototype of which we tried out back in March - open to crowdfunding backers. Aiming to raise $150,000 (though promising units even if that goal isn't met) the GlassUP team argues its full glasses design is more functional than Google's eyepiece, beaming details from your Bluetooth-tethered smartphone onto the lens from a projector mounted in the right arm of the frame.

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Google Glass exploit hacked wearable with QR codes

Google Glass exploit hacked wearable with QR codes

Google has quietly patched a Glass security exploit that could have allowed hackers to take control of the wearable by showing it a QR code, the researcher who identified the flaw tells SlashGear. The exploit, discovered by Marc Rogers, Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security, took advantage of Glass' streamlined setup process that saw the camera automatically - and transparently to the wearer - spot QR codes in images and use them to trigger WiFi connections and other configurations. By creating malicious codes, and hiding them in images, Rogers was able to get Glass to connect to a compromised network, show details of all network traffic from the wearable, and even take full remote control.

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Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

Google Glass augmented reality demo birthed in open-source library OpenGlass

A developer by the name of Brandyn White has created for Google Glass an augmented reality user interface that will one day be integrated as easy as any other Glassware. This means that while some so-called augmented reality apps created for Glass are still working outside Google's preferred Glass-friendly software environment, pushing forward with basic Android APKs, this solution aims for a real-deal Mirror API build. Mirror API is a software developer environment unveiled by Google earlier this year made for developers to easily create apps without Google's supported bounds.

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Glass Boutique app store, MP3 player, Lock-screen & more revealed

Glass Boutique app store, MP3 player, Lock-screen & more revealed

Google's recent XE7 update for its Glass Explorer Edition already shows signs of an unactivated locking system for the wearable, as well as a "Boutique" app store and media player. The official changes in XE7 include a web browser - which you can see demonstrated after the cut - using physical head movements to navigate pages, along with boosts to search, contacts, and other features. However, some digging through the update itself has revealed a number of much-anticipated extras that Google hasn't mentioned publicly.

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