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Microsoft Google Glass rival in the works

Microsoft Google Glass rival in the works

It would appear that the folks responsible for creating new and exciting products for Microsoft have found their way in to the wearables business this month as a tip arrives on a Windows-based Google Glass rival. This device would be eyewear along the lines of Google Glass, but would aim for not only a head-based unit - Microsoft is apparently looking in to all segments of the wearables universe. This unit was tipped by anonymous users close to the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal, also cautioning the fact that this Glass rival might never make the mass market.

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Glass firmware hints future features including 3D model creation and instrument tuning

Glass firmware hints future features including 3D model creation and instrument tuning

Google Glass was recently graced with another firmware update, something the folks over at Android Police have dug into for a detailed look. With this latest software comes hints of a slew of new features that Glass owners could expect to see in the future, among them being the ability to tune an instrument and create a 3D model.

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Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Google Glass Glassware native apps off to sporty start with Thuuz

Thuuz has released a Glassware version of its sports tracking app for fans who want to keep close tabs on their favorite teams while wearing Google Glass. This Glassware lets users set their favorite teams, subscribe to professional sports journalists and "super fans" who know their stuff, and get alerts when there's an especially exciting sports moment happening that they might want to tune in to.

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Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

A revelation of sorts has appeared today courtesy of the CEO of Nest - former employee of Apple - in discussions about an Apple-made headset similar to what we're seeing now most famously in Google Glass. This week the folks at Co.Design have collected a set of quotes from former Apple employees and designers showing products that either didn't make it or weren't a big part of the marketing scheme Apple presented to the world as such, the chat with Tony Fadell being just one of them. In this chat, he suggests that - of course - Apple spoke about "something like Google Glass."

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Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Google Glass to get own app store in 2014

Those who have been wishing for an earlier release date for Google's popular wearable computer might indeed have to wait longer for all the necessary pieces to fall into place. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that a dedicated app store for the Google Glass won't be available until next year, so it would make very little sense to release it for public consumption before then.

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Google Glass won’t be showcased in Best Buy next year

Google Glass won’t be showcased in Best Buy next year

Earlier this week, Robert Scoble posted a status on Google+ claiming that Google will be leasing 6000 square feet of space in Best Buy stores next year to sell Google Glass. It seems such won't be the case, however, with Google's Chris Dale sending off a tweet stating that the information is wrong, as are rumors about its $299 USD pricing.

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Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Though they've not said so in so many words, the folks at Hon Hai Precision (aka Foxconn) have just sold patents to Google that'll allow the US-based company to expand their hold on the world of augmented reality through head-mounted displays. This buy can quite readily be traced to the wearable device known as Google Glass, a head-mounted display with camera, wireless connectivity, and voice recognition abilities. This is a relatively unheard-of purchase as intellectual property is sold by a China-based manufacturer to a USA-based technology company.

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Google reportedly reserving Best Buy space in 2014 for Google Glass

Google reportedly reserving Best Buy space in 2014 for Google Glass

An interesting, if somewhat brief, rumor has surfaced by way of Robert Scoble, who took to Google+ earlier. Reportedly, Google is renting quite a bit of space in Best Buy stores in 2014 for the purpose of selling Google Glass. There isn't much information to go right now, but the source alluded to something big in Google's plans.

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Telepathy One wearable Google Glass rival scores millions in initial funding round

Telepathy One wearable Google Glass rival scores millions in initial funding round

Recall the Google Glass rival Telepathy One from earlier this year? The company behind the rather stylish device - Telepathy Inc. - has scored $5 million in its initial round of funding, something that will help the company get its product into consumer hands sometime next year, if all goes as planned. The funds will go to bringing in more engineers.

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Google Glass augmented reality gets real-time demo

Google Glass augmented reality gets real-time demo

We already saw augmented reality on Google Glass last month as developer Brandyn White created an augmented reality UI that uses Mirror API to display information over still images. Now White and fellow OpenGlass developer Andrew Miller have now been able to demonstrate AR in real-time. This opens the door for displaying useful info over what you see immediately in front of you, as you see it, like restaurant ratings, product reviews, and more.

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Google Glass Field Trip app arrives for a virtual tour guide on your head

Google Glass Field Trip app arrives for a virtual tour guide on your head

You may remember when Google launched an app called Field Trip almost a year ago. It certainly hasn't reached a popular state by any means, but it's been proven a useful app when doing some sightseeing in an unfamiliar city. Google Glass is now getting the app to give you a virtual tour guide of sorts right in your field of vision.

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Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google secures pay-per-gaze patent

Google recently secured a patent for pay-per-gaze technology that may influence the cost of advertising for products like Google Glass. The patent notes that eye tracking systems already exist but have been limited to mostly research applications. They have never been leveraged for practical applications used in everyday life and this patent may make it possible to bill based on how many times a user looks at an advertisement, both online and off.

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