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Glass camera app adds much-requested preview framing

Glass camera app adds much-requested preview framing

A new app for Google Glass addresses one of the most common complaints for Explorers using it as a wearable camera: the fact that you don't see what you've photographed until after its happened. Glass, in its standard form, only displays the results from the camera after the photo has been taken: while video recording gets a live preview in the eyepiece, still photos only pop up once they've been taken, making for issues at times with framing. Now, thanks to a new beta app from Paul O'Brien, there's another option.

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Should I become a Google Glass Explorer?

Should I become a Google Glass Explorer?

So, it happened: Google e-mailed me last week and asked me if I’d like to join the Glass Explorer program. Although I immediately jumped at the chance to become of the few Explorers, I took a step back when I looked at the $1,500 price tag (before tax) and tried to decide whether it’s really worth it right now.

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Google Glass prescription frames spotted but concerns linger

Google Glass prescription frames spotted but concerns linger

New in-the-wild photos of prescription frames for Google Glass have emerged, showing a custom set of eyeglasses that integrate with the wearable, though questions still remain about how practical Google's solution will be for everyday use. The images - which show a mostly standard set of frames aside from a replacement right arm, at which point the Glass assembly attaches - were briefly shared by Google employee Brian Matiash before being pulled, though Google is in the midst of replacing the first public release of Explorer Edition Glass hardware with an updated version that it says will work with eyeglasses.

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Google Glass Explorers receiving invitations to swap for updated version

Google Glass Explorers receiving invitations to swap for updated version

Following invitations heading out to developers, Google has now been sending invitations to existing Glass Explorers, offering them an updated unit in exchange for their current product. Owners aren't required to make the swap, of course, but doing so will bring about some welcomed changes, not the least of which is the ability to use Glass with prescriptions glasses.

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Google Glass driver pleads not guilty to digital distraction

Google Glass driver pleads not guilty to digital distraction

The first Google Glass Explorer issued a traffic citation for distracted driving has pleaded not guilty, arguing that the wearable was not in fact active or even covered by the citation code while she was in motion. Cecilia Abadie was stopped by the California Highway Patrol in October 2013 for speeding, but had a further citation added on, USA Today reports, for a reason more normally associated with in-dashboard video screens being active during driving. In a San Diego court today, Abadie pleaded not guilty to both charges.

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Google Glass scores official Play Music glassware

Google Glass scores official Play Music glassware

Tis a happy day for Glass owners, who can now grab the official Play Music app for their Google wearable. The announcement was made by Google's Stephen Lau on Google+, where he dropped a quick and humor-infused note informing Explorers of the update. The Music app can be grabbed from the MyGlass page, but those who are using a sideloaded apk will need to uninstall it first.

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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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