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Google Glass secondhand sales no longer disabled

Google Glass secondhand sales no longer disabled

In the original FAQ for the Google Glass Explorers program, it was made clear that the company did not, under and circumstances, want users to go around selling their headsets to strangers. One of the ways Google chose to prevent the selling of Glass units on the secondhand market was to assure users that their headsets would be deactivated if it was discovered that they'd been sold online. This week the FAQ for the program has been updated to reflect a slight change in rules.

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Glassware Development Kit to be previewed for devs at San Francisco hackathon

Glassware Development Kit to be previewed for devs at San Francisco hackathon

Thus far, Glass developers have been required to use the Mirror API, something that works well enough for now but has limitations in place that many developers would like to see done away with. That time is approaching, and will be kicked off by a previewing of the Glassware Developer Kit this month for a select number of developers.

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Google Glass prescription lenses to arrive early 2014, says Venture Glass

Google Glass prescription lenses to arrive early 2014, says Venture Glass

Venture Glass has announced new plans by Rochester Optical on Google+ today, revealing that the company will be producing custom-made prescription lenses designed for Google Glass. The work won't be limited to just prescription lenses, it seems, with both fashion and sport lenses also being pegged as additional options. If all goes as planned, the offerings will be available in "early 2014."

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Google barge confirmed: tipped as interactive space to learn about new tech

Google barge confirmed: tipped as interactive space to learn about new tech

There have been a few Google barges discovered thus far. The sightings only began about a month earlier, however that doesn't seem to have stopped the rumors and speculation from going into a bit of an overdrive state. The talk has included everything from floating data centers to high-end showrooms with a party deck on the roof.

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Google Glass Explorers program goes remote

Google Glass Explorers program goes remote

Google is no longer requiring new Google Glass Explorers to pick up their Glasses in person in Los Angeles or New York for a one-on-one walk-through. Instead it will mail Glasses to new Explorers and conduct walk-throughs via Google Hangouts. This marks an expansion of the Explorer program as it up-to-quadruples its participation roster over the coming weeks.

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Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

The second full generation of Google Glass has begun to appear in homes officially as one Det Ansinn breaks out the box this morning. This fellow is one of a group called BrickSimple, LLC, developers of Glass apps specifically. They've created such oddities as the GlassBattle game - a Battleship-like title for Google Glass. Describing the new Glass headset, Ansinn suggests that it "looks identical" from the outset - below you'll see a photo of another BrickSimple employee Kel Bucey sporting the new headset.

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Google barge in San Francisco Bay features high-end showrooms and a party deck

Google barge in San Francisco Bay features high-end showrooms and a party deck

Some new details have surfaced about the mysterious Google barge floating in San Francisco Harbor. Early rumors suggested that the barge was a floating data center. A CBS affiliate out of San Francisco called KPIX 5 is now reporting that sources who have been aboard the barge are claiming that it is a massive floating showroom.

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Google Glass accessories surface as support pages go live

Google Glass accessories surface as support pages go live

Yesterday, we saw a preview surface of Google Glass version 2.0, something Google had posted on its Glass G+ page. With the device will come some accessories options, of which images have surfaced via a PDF document. In addition, Google has made some support pages for various Google Glass accessories live, detailing each a little bit with instructions on how they can be used.

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Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Google Glass speeding ticket strikes: changing the law

Today there's a buzz about a speeding ticket issued in California with an additional note about wearing Google Glass. The original post appears courtesy of Cecilia Abadie who provided a rather clear scan of the ticket she recieved. This ticket suggests that while Abadie was pulled over for speeding - 80 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone - then was cited for Driving with a Monitor Visible (that's Google Glass). Now comes the time when we see how the law changes for devices that aren't covered in the original writing for this particular "Television" code in California law - then in laws across the USA and the world, soon after.

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Google Glass version 2.0 hardware shown off

Google Glass version 2.0 hardware shown off

We've all received a good look at Google Glass at this point, but the version known today won't be what arrives in the average consumer's hands when the device is officially launched. This we knew, as well as having an idea about what to expect from later versions, but now we have a first visual of what the next version will look like thanks to a post on Google Glass's Google+ account.

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Wearables sales expected to hit 64 million by 2017

Wearables sales expected to hit 64 million by 2017

The wearables market is slowly growing, with the likes of the Galaxy Gear and other smartwatches and Google Glass kicking off an industry anticipated to grow in the coming years. Analyst firm Berg Insight has gone elbows-deep into this market, shaping up numbers on where it sees the industry heading in the coming years. According to the firm, wearable computing devices will hit 64 million unit shipments by 2017.

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ORA “true augmented reality” glasses to ship in January

ORA “true augmented reality” glasses to ship in January

ORA, a wearable computer similar to Google Glass, was showcased today at GMIC San Francisco, the largest mobile tech conference in Silicon Valley. Optinvent, the manufacturer behind the wearable, is billing the headwear as "the only true AR smart glass" on the market. ORA doesn't shy from looking clunky, embracing its necessary bulk with bold styling.

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