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Google Glass prescription frame option priced up for Explorers

Google Glass prescription frame option priced up for Explorers

Prescription lenses for Google Glass will be priced from $99, one start-up has confirmed, with Rochester Optical revealing early cost details ahead of preorders opening after CES 2014 next week. The company, which confirmed its prescription option for those wanting to use Google's wearable as their regular spectacles was due "in just a few weeks" courtesy of a questionnaire last week, will offer a number of packages that clip onto Glass rather than requiring it be dismantled and attached to a new headpiece, as Google's own system looks to involve.

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Glass invites offered to Google Play Music All Access subscribers

Glass invites offered to Google Play Music All Access subscribers

Google has broadened its Glass invitations to a new group, paid subscribers to Google Play Music All Access, though they'll still have to stump up the not-inconsiderable $1,500-plus-tax sticker price on the beta wearable. The invitations, which are being emailed to All Access subscribers, bills the deal as being to mark the addition of Play Music streaming support to Glass earlier this month.

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Google Glass Prescription Lenses coming “in just a few weeks”

Google Glass Prescription Lenses coming “in just a few weeks”

This week the folks at Rochester Optical have sent out questionnaires for users of Google Glass that wish to upgrade their pair to prescription lenses. This is the next step in the evolution of Google Glass, allowing users who would otherwise be wearing glasses and the Glass headset to combine the two into one. Rochester Optical is, thus far, the one and only group to be joining Google in this effort.

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Google Glass real-time facial recognition arrives with “NameTag”

Google Glass real-time facial recognition arrives with “NameTag”

Since the first demonstration of the plausible future abilities of Google Glass, instant facial recognition has been one of the most exciting ideas in the pipeline. According the the development group Facial Network, the time for real-time facial recognition through Google Glass is coming a lot sooner than we originally expected. This isn't an app developed by Google, it's a 3rd party developer group - they've gone and done it first!

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Should I be ashamed of wearing Google Glass?

Should I be ashamed of wearing Google Glass?

I love new technology, and I love wearables, and I love Google Glass, but I can't wear it out in public. Google's head-mounted computer is gradually proliferating, as the company opens up its pyramid-scheme of invitations, but the numbers are still small, and though I appreciate the functionality Glass brings, I'm struggling to sport it out in the wild without extreme self-consciousness. As a geek among geeks in San Francisco, there should be nothing holding me back; as a vocal advocate of wearables, I ought to be flying the flag with my fifteen-hundred-dollar early-adopter beacon. So what's taking the gloss off Glass?

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MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

MyGlass for iOS released (again) but lacks iMessage support

Google has released the MyGlass for iOS app, giving iPhone users the same navigation and other functionality with the Glass headset as their Android counterparts have, after prematurely setting it wild earlier in the week. Whereas iPhone users would previously have to use the web-based interface to adjust their Glass settings, and did not get the same turn-by-turn directions support as with Android phones, the new app allows the wearable to access the iOS smartphone's GPS among other things.

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Google Glass Glassware apps stack up: Winkfeed, YouTube, Hangouts

Google Glass Glassware apps stack up: Winkfeed, YouTube, Hangouts

This week a collection of apps in the Glassware category have arrived for users of the Google Glass headset. This device is one that's currently still in a limited release mode, but having just entered a phase that just about edges up on the first full release of the machine, developers are taking hold. What we're seeing today is a set of 3 new apps and two new updates to previously solid apps.

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Glass XE12 released: Wink photos, iPhone MyGlass incoming

Glass XE12 released: Wink photos, iPhone MyGlass incoming

Google has released XE12 for Glass, including paving the way for the iPhone MyGlass for iOS app briefly previewed earlier today, with YouTube video sharing, wink-triggered photos, and more. The new firmware, one of the more significant updates to Google's wearable, also retires the little-loved "Sent Through Glass" signature that was automatically appended to all messages and social posts published from the headset, something Glass Explorers have been requesting for some time.

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Google Glass MyGlass iPhone app appears [Update: Pulled]

Google Glass MyGlass iPhone app appears [Update: Pulled]

Today Google has successfully pushed the MyGlass app for Google Glass to the iTunes App Store. This app allows full functionality to be activated for the wearable headset on an iPhone where only browser-based controls were available before. This release ushers in the first full software support suite for Apple's devices, starting with the iPhone - this app is not yet optimized for the iPad, but it certainly will work.

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Glass exchange initiated: return boxes sent

Glass exchange initiated: return boxes sent

The newest wave of Google Glass Explorer Edition units are set to be distributed by mail, with Google sending out word that they're fully prepared to do the switch with boxes of their own. Users that'd signed up over the last few weeks will be seeing a box sent to their residence through the mail that they'll then use to mail their original Google Glass back to the shop. From there, Google will send a pair of the newest wave of Glass to the user so that everyone can be onboard with the most current hardware.

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