Glasses

Google Glass now under Tony Fadell, exits Google X

Google Glass now under Tony Fadell, exits Google X

The Google Glass Explorer Program has officially been tapped by Google to shut down. That doesn't mean that there won't be any more Google Glass - in fact the opposite, more than likely - it's just part of the transition process. When a group exits inside Google X, Google's experimentation lab, it generally has more of a "not quite ready for the real world" vibe to it - now Google Glass is being brought into that real world. The real working world - not necessarily as a consumer product.

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Sony SmartEyeglass Attach hands-on: any glasses made smart

Sony SmartEyeglass Attach hands-on: any glasses made smart

Last year Sony revealed their first SmartEyeglass prototype to a bit of a tepid crowd - this year they've been a bit mum about the project as it hits a second generation. The "SmartEyeglass Attach!" as its called works with a high-resolution color OLED Microdisplay near the right eye and works with its own high-powered ARM Cortex A7 processor. It's made to be a bit more versatile than the original, and here aims to get sporty as well - look how well they attach to a pair of snowboard goggles, for instance - so sport-ready!

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Google Glass is still around, so says Google

Google Glass is still around, so says Google

From now until the 16th of February, the de Young Museum in San Francisco will be hosting Keith Haring: The Political Line, fully Google Glass-friendly. It's not a direct effort on the part of Google to represent Glass for new users - they're not exactly aiming for the consumer market at the moment - but it is set to be a treat for Google Glass Explorers. The "Explorer" group of Google Glass owners are the first wave - early adopters - and possibly the last wave of users outside the enterprise market.

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Sony display module aims to make any eyewear smart

Sony display module aims to make any eyewear smart

Smart glasses, while fancy and interesting, have the peculiar problem of usually being ugly, if not hard to personalize. Well, that and they could be used as instruments to invade privacy. Without giving up on the entire smart eyepiece category, Sony is trying to take a different spin on the wearable. Instead of a complete smart glass like Google Glass, Sony is developing a standalone display module instead, one that can be attached to any fashionable eyewear of your choosing and can even be used without a smartphone.

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Sets upgrades polarized sunglasses with snap-on hinges

Sets upgrades polarized sunglasses with snap-on hinges

Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference, and Sets reckons it has just that in sunglasses. The customizable glasses are kicking off in a crowdfunded campaign to outfit affordable polarized shades with a clever interchangeable stainless steel hinge.

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Tzukuri smart sunglasses know when they’re lost

Tzukuri smart sunglasses know when they’re lost

Connected glasses have cropped up from various companies, the most notable of which is Google Glass, but few are as simple and regular looking as Tzukuri's smart sunglasses. With the glasses comes Bluetooth connectivity and an app that lets you keep track of both the glasses and handset.

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Wearable Intelligence: Google Glass hacked and modified for doctors

Wearable Intelligence: Google Glass hacked and modified for doctors

With Google Glass still in the pre-public phase, it’s strange to see a pair out in public being used by a medical professional. But that’s just what’s happening in a teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where Dr. Steve Horng is making use of his own custom Google Glass headset with real patients.

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Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google has inked a deal with Ray-Ban and Oakley parent company Luxottica to develop a Google Glass collection, potentially pushing the wearable computing platform directly into the gaze of the mass market. The collaboration will see a joint team of Google and Luxottica eyewear and wearable tech experts collaborate on "the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products" to make sporting a computer on your face more fashion-friendly.

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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 basketball game broadcast to hit Sacramento Kings

Google Glass basketball game broadcast to hit Sacramento Kings

On January 24th, the Sacramento Kings will be broadcasting their game against the Indiana Pacers through Google Glass. While we've seen some sporting video #throughglass before, this will be the first time that a major Basketball game will be shown - by the announcers, the dancers, the mascot, and the players as well. This game will be broadcast and coordinated by a group called CrowdOptic.

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Gunnar INTERCEPT Color gaming glasses eyes-on: time for iridescence

Gunnar INTERCEPT Color gaming glasses eyes-on: time for iridescence

This week the folks at Gunnar have released a new collection of their classic line of computer-user-aimed eyewear with INTERCEPT Color. They’ve brought on a set of five new iridescent hues including cobalt, fire, kryptonite, ghost, and ink. We’ve gotten a peek at the full collection and have brought a pair of the INTERCEPT Fire glasses home for a full review as well.

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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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