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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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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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