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Moverio BT-100 augmented reality glasses creators talk taking on Google Glass

Moverio BT-100 augmented reality glasses creators talk taking on Google Glass

The Epson Moverio BT-100 is a pair of augmented reality glasses that, in the wake of the future success of Google Glass and the Occulus Rift, keeps itself unique with its own combination of abilities. This week SlashGear had a chat with Eric Mizufuka, Product Manager of New Markets at Epson and Scott Montgomerie, CEO and lead developer of Scope Technologies about the newest use of this still very developer-stage pair of futuristic glasses: augmented reality industrial product training.

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Google Glass root is “easy,” according to developers

Google Glass root is “easy,” according to developers

Probably the first question on many developers' minds when first hearing about Google Glass was whether the specs could be rooted or not. We now know they run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it turns out, several developers have chimed in to say that a root for Google Glass is possible, and it's way easier than many people probably expected.

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Google Glass specifications reveal smartphone-level details

Google Glass specifications reveal smartphone-level details

We've heard a little about the specs behind Google Glass, but today more information has been revealed that lists off more of what's packing on the inside. Jay Lee, just one developer lucky enough to get his hands on a pair of Google Glasses, has revealed that they're running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a dual-core OMAP 4430 CPU, and 1GB of RAM.

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Google Glass consumer units arriving as soon as next year

Google Glass consumer units arriving as soon as next year

Google has only just recently shipped its developer units of Google Glass, and it seems regular consumers will have to wait a while longer. According to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, consumers will be able to snatch a pair of Google Glasses in about a year, and while the company has never given a solid release date for the glasses, 2014 is a bit later than originally expected.

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Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we'll see from these devs. However, it's been discovered that the magical pair of glasses aren't fully compatible with iOS quite yet. Only Android users can experience the full spectrum of functionality.

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Google Glass goes Go-kart racing

Google Glass goes Go-kart racing

This week the Explorer Edition of Google's Project Glass is being delivered to intrepid developers all across the planet, and the unboxing videos and demonstrations have begun! What you're about to see is, at first, a single demonstration video filmed from the developer set. As more demonstration videos appear, we'll be capturing them here on SlashGear one by one!

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Google Glass reportedly being made in US

Google Glass reportedly being made in US

With almost everything being made in China these days, it's particularly rare when a company announces plan to manufacturer something in the good 'ole US of A. However, Apple recently announced that they're going to do that with some of their Macs, and today it's being reported that Google will be manufacturing its Glass eyewear in the US.

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Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

As the first edition so foretold, so too is there a second piece of this puzzle: Google's Project Glass appears to have been shown at South by Southwest this past week in at least one well-attended keynote. While we'd seen some relatively blurry looks at this particular showing late last week, this week we're seeing not one, but two relatively close-up versions of the presentation. While we've seen some still shots of the Glass device's basic UI before, here we get more in-depth with how Email, Skitch, and Evernote will work.

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Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

This past week it would appear that Google has been letting their Project Glass initiative off the leash a bit more freely as several user interface demonstration videos have appeared via South by Southwest. The videos you're about to see show some early third-party developer apps being previewed and a selection of native apps that will be appearing on the first edition of the hardware. This first edition is known as the Explorer Edition and will be arriving in developer hands soon.

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Google Glass re-issues Prescription Lenses assurance

Google Glass re-issues Prescription Lenses assurance

It's time again that Google makes their Project Glass initiative clearly stated, complete with a push for not just those who wouldn't normally wear headgear on the regular, but those of us with prescription lenses as well. You'll find that Google's confirmation this time around is not guaranteed for the Explorer Edition of the headgear, but a release "later this year" is in the works. And yes, if you didn't know already, that means that we WILL be seeing Glass as a consumer product inside 2013!

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Seattle bar bans use of Google Glasses

Seattle bar bans use of Google Glasses

A Seattle dive bar has decided to ban the use of Google Glasses at its location. The bar, called 5 Point Cafe, says that the use of Google Glass in its bar would be a violation of its customers' privacy. Dave Meinert, the owner of 5 Point Cafe, stated that "People want to go there and be not known... and definitely don't want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the internet."

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JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

Google Glass is just a couple months away from being shipped to developers, and Google is hoping to have them available to the public sometime before the year's end. In the meantime, people are pondering the implications of the new technology and are coming up with all the ways that Google Glass could be used, including JetBlue, which has come with their own concept for how the glasses could be used for air traveling.

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