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Google Glass wait-list opens up

Google Glass wait-list opens up

Google has thrown open the waiting list for Glass, inviting would-be wearables users to stake a place in line for when the next batch of headsets are available. "We're expanding the Explorer Program little by little," Google said of the new queue, "and experimenting with different ways of bringing new Explorers into the program." However, if you're not a US resident, you're still missing out.

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Google Glass profitability: The Fancy claims first to mark

Google Glass profitability: The Fancy claims first to mark

Google has been improving Glass with regular updates, and they have also recently opened up the Explorer program quite a bit. This has also come along with v2.0 hardware which brings with it promise of support for prescription lenses and a mono earbud. But perhaps more important here is the expanding and now remote Explorer program because with more users we should see more apps and more development.

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Google Glass heads to Museum of Contemporary Art

Google Glass heads to Museum of Contemporary Art

Though Google Glass isn't going to be part of their permanent collection, the headset is indeed headed for the Museum of Contemporary art later this month. In a bid to show the device off to the public in as effective a manner as possible, Google is bringing Glass to a variety of cities across the United States in the coming weeks. Google's next stop: Detroit, Rock City.

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Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Google's XE11 update for Glass may have added calendar and custom location support, but that's not the only personalized search that the wearable now offers. Glass can now search through Google photos with a custom speech search command, so for instance it's now possible to ask "OK Glass, Google my pictures for cats" and see all of the shots you've uploaded that have felines in them. The system also supports tagged people.

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Google Glass XE11 software update hits “home”

Google Glass XE11 software update hits “home”

Owners of Google's Glass headset will find a software update awaiting them when they initiate wearing the machine this week, one by the name of XE11. This most recent update to the machine includes both improvements both to the basic usability of the device and to the software features it carries onboard. The first - and perhaps most important - of these is the complete axing of the "long press".

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Google Glass secondhand sales no longer disabled

Google Glass secondhand sales no longer disabled

In the original FAQ for the Google Glass Explorers program, it was made clear that the company did not, under and circumstances, want users to go around selling their headsets to strangers. One of the ways Google chose to prevent the selling of Glass units on the secondhand market was to assure users that their headsets would be deactivated if it was discovered that they'd been sold online. This week the FAQ for the program has been updated to reflect a slight change in rules.

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Google Glass prescription lenses to arrive early 2014, says Venture Glass

Google Glass prescription lenses to arrive early 2014, says Venture Glass

Venture Glass has announced new plans by Rochester Optical on Google+ today, revealing that the company will be producing custom-made prescription lenses designed for Google Glass. The work won't be limited to just prescription lenses, it seems, with both fashion and sport lenses also being pegged as additional options. If all goes as planned, the offerings will be available in "early 2014."

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Google Glass Explorers program goes remote

Google Glass Explorers program goes remote

Google is no longer requiring new Google Glass Explorers to pick up their Glasses in person in Los Angeles or New York for a one-on-one walk-through. Instead it will mail Glasses to new Explorers and conduct walk-throughs via Google Hangouts. This marks an expansion of the Explorer program as it up-to-quadruples its participation roster over the coming weeks.

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Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

The second full generation of Google Glass has begun to appear in homes officially as one Det Ansinn breaks out the box this morning. This fellow is one of a group called BrickSimple, LLC, developers of Glass apps specifically. They've created such oddities as the GlassBattle game - a Battleship-like title for Google Glass. Describing the new Glass headset, Ansinn suggests that it "looks identical" from the outset - below you'll see a photo of another BrickSimple employee Kel Bucey sporting the new headset.

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