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Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google has updated its Glass wearable with public transit directions, with firmware XE10 turning the headset into a city navigator, though the much-anticipated local app support is still missing. The new Glass OS works with the Android MyGlass app to push transit information about buses, street cars, subways, and other public transportation options to the eyepiece, with not only timetables but guidance on where to change trains, the distance to the nearest bus stop, and overall ETA. It's not the only new feature to arrive in XE10, too.

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Samsung Gear Glass tipped for 2014

Samsung Gear Glass tipped for 2014

Samsung will launch a Google Glass rival, currently dubbed the Galaxy Gear Glass, sometime in Q2 2014 an insider claims, supposedly expanding its wearable family with a head-worn computer. The work-in-progress gadget is expected to arrive in April or May next year, according to Eldar Murtazin, following up the Galaxy Gear smartwatch which Samsung launched in Berlin last month. Although still unconfirmed by Samsung itself, the teased device needn't be too far from what Samsung has already developed for the wrist.

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Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Thuuz has released a Glassware version of its sports tracking app for fans who want to keep close tabs on their favorite teams while wearing Google Glass. This Glassware lets users set their favorite teams, subscribe to professional sports journalists and "super fans" who know their stuff, and get alerts when there's an especially exciting sports moment happening that they might want to tune in to.

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Grand Theft Auto hack turns Google Glass into head-up gaming display

Grand Theft Auto hack turns Google Glass into head-up gaming display

Grand Theft Auto and Glass may be more commonly about the broken variety than Google's wearable, but that hasn't stopped one developer from cooking up some head-up map integration between the game and the headset. Mike DiGiovanni's realtime GPS for Grand Theft Auto 3 on Glass may only work with the third installment of the game, not the latest - billion-dollar selling - GTA5, but its potential is clear: a live map showing your progress floating in the corner of your vision, rather than forcing you to take your attention away from the main action.

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Glassware Review Process opens Google wearable to developers

Glassware Review Process opens Google wearable to developers

Google has thrown open Glass to third-party applications, though the wearable still does not support native code from other developers. The newly opened Glassware Review Process is now accepting submissions from any coder, with the promise of more Mirror API quota - the controlled pipe through which cloud-based Glass apps communicate with the headset itself - not to mention inclusion in MyGlass.

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Google Glass local app support tipped for October XE10 update

Google Glass local app support tipped for October XE10 update

Google will add Glassware support to its Glass wearable with the XE10 update expected in October, developer sources claim, opening the door to local software rather than forcing coders to run their functionality in the cloud. The much-anticipated support for local apps has been clandestinely confirmed by multiple developers under NDA with Google about the functionality, Geek reports, with greater access to the head-worn computer platform's sensors and voice control features.

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Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

A revelation of sorts has appeared today courtesy of the CEO of Nest - former employee of Apple - in discussions about an Apple-made headset similar to what we're seeing now most famously in Google Glass. This week the folks at Co.Design have collected a set of quotes from former Apple employees and designers showing products that either didn't make it or weren't a big part of the marketing scheme Apple presented to the world as such, the chat with Tony Fadell being just one of them. In this chat, he suggests that - of course - Apple spoke about "something like Google Glass."

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Google Glass gets song search and Vignetting photos in XE9

Google Glass gets song search and Vignetting photos in XE9

Google has updated Glass with audio search as well as a new photography feature called Vignetting in XE9, together with YouTube results in search and Google Apps support for Glass Explorers. Users of the Google wearable can now long press on the touchpad and swipe forward to trigger a new music recognition feature, or alternatively say "OK Glass, what song is this?" to find out what's currently playing.

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Google Glass MyGlass app update allows remote control

Google Glass MyGlass app update allows remote control

If you're the sort of person that's on the fence about working with Google Glass simply because you don't want to have to put your finger up to the side of your head to tap around its controls, you're in luck. Today there's an update to the Google-made MyGlass app in the Google Play store, ready for your Android device. This update to the Android app allows you to remotely control the Google Glass user interface straight from your handset or tablet - easy as pie.

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