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Google Glass “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

Google Glass “banned” at shareholder meeting [UPDATE: False!]

Google Glass has been facing a lot of criticism ever since the Explorer Edition was released earlier this year. Privacy concerns are the biggest issues surrounding the computerized pair of glasses, getting banned in numerous establishments already, with the most recent banning being Google's own shareholders meeting.

NOTE: Google has reached out to note that not only was Google Glass not banned from the meeting, more than one attendee wore Glass during the meeting without a problem. See below for more insight.

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Google Glass color choices: will yours be custom coded?

Google Glass color choices: will yours be custom coded?

As Google's introduction of Glass as the premiere wearable face-based computer starts the world thinking about what they'll be placing on their head in the near future, so too do the creators of these machines begin to consider what forms they'll come in. When you create a device that rests on the temples of the user, you've got to consider more than just the components inside - color, comfort, and everyday usability are real concerns. Lead Industrial Designer for Google Glass Isabelle Olsson spoke up this month on the development of the final (and first) form of Google Glass, specifically on its first five colors.

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Google Glass Nest app lets users control thermostat from afar

Google Glass Nest app lets users control thermostat from afar

The Nest thermostat has been gaining a lot of popularity recently, mostly due to its sleek design and enhanced learning capabilities, not to mention that it can be controlled via a smartphone. However, the makers of the app are bringing compatibility to Google Glass with a Nest app that will allow you to control your Nest using voice commands.

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Sherpa digital assistant coming to Google Glass, aims to outdo Google Now

Sherpa digital assistant coming to Google Glass, aims to outdo Google Now

If you haven't heard of Sherpa, you're mostly likely not alone. It's essentially a new Android app that looks to dethrone Google Now and Apple's Siri. Sherpa plans to launch on iPhone soon, as well as make its way to Google Glass to take down Google's own voice command software on the new spectacles.

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Google Glass team talks hardware principles: Lightness, Simplicity, Scalability

Google Glass team talks hardware principles: Lightness, Simplicity, Scalability

As a sort of a "Part 2" or even "Part 3" of the Glass chat series SlashGear has appearing this week and last, today's words with Google Glass' lead industrial designer Isabelle Olsson lend some insight on the device's road to final hardware. Speaking on how the original Glass prototypes eventually became the device you see today, Ollson shared three principles that allowed the team to solidify their process.

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Google Glass Original Prototype eyes-on with Isabelle Olsson

Google Glass Original Prototype eyes-on with Isabelle Olsson

At this years' Google I/O developers conference, a Fireside Chat with several members of the core Google Glass team proved to reveal much on not just the future of the device, but its origins as well. While earlier in the day a single slide had been shown depicting a set of six original prototypes of what was then called Project Glass, here lead industrial designer Isabelle Olsson had one key prototype on hand to show SlashGear in the plastic, as it were.

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Google Glass prescription frames appear at Google I/O [UPDATE]

Google Glass prescription frames appear at Google I/O [UPDATE]

We've heard several times that Google Glass would be available for those with actual prescription glasses, but details have been a bit slim regarding this. However, during Google I/O this week, prescription Google Glass frames have indeed been spotted on the heads of several Google employees, but it's said they're still in the prototype phase of development.

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Google Glass getting apps for Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN and more

Google Glass getting apps for Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN and more

Google has just announced a slew of new apps that are coming to Google Glass. In an effort to expand Glass's abilities, a handful of different apps will become available to users, including Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN, Tumblr, and Elle. Previously, only Path and The New York Times were available as apps on Google Glass.

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Casinos banning Google Glass over cheating threat

Casinos banning Google Glass over cheating threat

In a growing list of various locales that Google Glass has already been banned before its public release, casinos are starting to add on to that list. Caesers Palace in Las Vegas is the first major casino to prohibit Google Glass from being worn on the gambling floor to prevent cheating during casino games.

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Google Glass iPhone support imminent tips Google employee

Google Glass iPhone support imminent tips Google employee

There are many features of Google Glass that require an Android handset, namely GPS navigation and text messaging. However, according to a Google employee, Google Glass will be able to do all this with an iPhone as well. It's said that Google Glass will soon be able to function independently, regardless of of the device that it's paired to.

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Reddit hits Google Glass in first 3rd party app

Reddit hits Google Glass in first 3rd party app

As a new platform rises, so too does a Reddit interface come with it - this being the way of things. With Google Glass sitting in front of the eye of the user and appearing in every moment of a user's life, it exists as the perfect starting point for the community that calls itself The Front Pace of the Internet. This app was developed by Glass Explorer and futuristic developer of the future Malcolm Nguyen and goes by the name Reddit Timeline.

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Google Glass how-to video shows users how to get started

Google Glass how-to video shows users how to get started

Google released an official how-to video for its upcoming, game-changing product, Google Glass. The video shows users how to get started with Google Glass, and how navigate around their new gadget. The interface is similar to Google Now, with all of the important information you need being available to you within just one swipe. Google Glass won't be available to consumers until sometime early next year, but that won't stop Google from increasing the hype of its product.

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