Project Glass

Glass UI concept trades minimalism for wearable workability

Glass UI concept trades minimalism for wearable workability

Google's Glass may be a self confessed work-in-progress for the company, but that hasn't stopped early-adopters from coming up with their own alternative visions for how the wearable should work. Disappointed by the shortcomings of Glass' minimalistic interface, one explorer has cooked up a new UI of his own, trying to cut down on the amount of needless touchpad swiping, make media easier to find in the timeline, and make better use of voice commands.

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NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

The New York City Police Department has unofficially made public their intention to beta-test Google Glass for use in the field. In a chat with Venture Beat, what they call a "ranking New York City law enforcement official" has spoken up on the subject, apparently wanting not to be named specifically. At the moment it would appear that they're only looking at the headsets, "seeing how they work."

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Google Glass gets official hard case to protect notorious weak spot

Google Glass gets official hard case to protect notorious weak spot

Google has quietly introduced a hard case for its Glass headset, addressing a design issue notorious among early-adopters of the headset where the right arm could easily snap, even when in the standard pouch. Glass' design features a narrow plastic stem between the battery section, which sits behind the wearer's right ear, and the body of the wearable; unlike most of the body, it goes unreinforced by the titanium headband. Now, albeit only with the new Glass frames collection, there's a hard case to address that shortcoming.

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Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

We've seen some small demonstrations of games for Google Glass in the past, but today Google itself added some small bits of amusement to that list, rolling out five small games it "hacked together" to demonstrate possibilities for future games. None of them are too exciting, and one can't help but smirk at the idea of someone repeatedly saying "bang, bang" at seemingly nothing, but each demonstrate a different game element that utilizes the hardware.

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Google’s Glass frames are pretty but dumb

Google’s Glass frames are pretty but dumb

Google has finally revealed its frame options for Glass, the Titanium Collection, with four styles and the chance to have prescription lenses fitted. It addresses a long-standing complain about the wearable computer, and something Google knew it had to fix before the consumer launch before the end of 2014. Problem is, as a Glass Explorer and someone who wears prescription glasses to correct my vision, it feels like Google hasn't thought through exactly how the frames will work in everyday use.

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Google Glass prescription frames official in four styles

Google Glass prescription frames official in four styles

Google has revealed its prescription frames for Google Glass, the much-anticipated accessory which will make the wearable computer more user-friendly to those who already wear glasses. Dubbed the Titanium Collection and offered in four styles - Thin, Classic, Bold, and Split - all are made from lightweight titanium, like the original Glass band, and will be supplied with non-prescription lenses suited for those who don't need their vision corrected, but can be optionally fitted out to suit a prescription.

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Samsung Galaxy Glass tipped as Google’s first big competition

Samsung Galaxy Glass tipped as Google’s first big competition

This week there's word that Samsung will be bringing on their own Google Glass-like device sooner than later, making it a sports-oriented pair of glasses that'll lead into a wider release as the years pass by. With the first release, so says Korea Times' "officials" - aka anonymous sources - there'll be an introduction between Mobile World Congress (coming up in less than a month) and IFA 2014. At the Berlin-based event, Samsung may well be ready to show the face-based wearable smart device off in hardware form.

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Google Glass to be the next Super Bowl spectacle

Google Glass to be the next Super Bowl spectacle

You know that a mass market launch of Google Glass is soon approaching once Google has put its well-oiled marketing machine into full gear. At the upcoming Super Bowl match scheduled next month, viewers all over will not only be able to watch the game from the literal viewpoint of a commentator but will also get an idea of what Google Glass might feel like, thanks to a partnership between Google and CBS.

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