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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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Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Google Glass

Samsung Galaxy Gear vs Google Glass

Samsung doesn't have a Google Glass rival, but it does have a new wearable, and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and there's no shortage of overlap between the two despite the obvious difference in form factors. Both make ample use of voice control, and both make compromises on the amount - and type - of data they show you in deference to the design and likely use-cases. We spent some time comparing Glass and Galaxy Gear to see how the two approaches shape up, and to get an early idea of whether we'll be strapping a wearable to our face, or to our wrist.

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Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Those who have been wishing for an earlier release date for Google's popular wearable computer might indeed have to wait longer for all the necessary pieces to fall into place. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that a dedicated app store for the Google Glass won't be available until next year, so it would make very little sense to release it for public consumption before then.

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Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Though they've not said so in so many words, the folks at Hon Hai Precision (aka Foxconn) have just sold patents to Google that'll allow the US-based company to expand their hold on the world of augmented reality through head-mounted displays. This buy can quite readily be traced to the wearable device known as Google Glass, a head-mounted display with camera, wireless connectivity, and voice recognition abilities. This is a relatively unheard-of purchase as intellectual property is sold by a China-based manufacturer to a USA-based technology company.

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