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Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Google I/O is just around the corner, akin place at the end of the month at Moscone West in San Francisco. After a successful WWDC from Apple, Google has some big shoes to fill at Moscone West. Tempering our expectations, here are a few of the things we expect from Google later this month.

 

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Alamo Drafthouse bans Google Glass

Alamo Drafthouse bans Google Glass

The cinema chair Alamo Drafthouse, never one to tolerate errant technology use in the theater, has taken the first step for officially cracking down on Google Glass's presence during movies. From now on, Glass will have to be removed before the movie starts.

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Glass update brings Notification Glance

Glass update brings Notification Glance

Google has officially announced the already-leaked experimental feature "Notification Glance", revealing it today on the Glass Google+ page. The feature is rolling out with minor update XE 17.3, and will improve the way users interact with notifications on Google's wearable.

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Glass lead engineer bails to Oculus

Glass lead engineer bails to Oculus

Yesterday, rumbles surfaced regarding a change-up at Google, where lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong was rumored to have bailed from Glass to join the team at Oculus. As it turns out, his last day with Google was back on May 2.

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Ivy Ross: Google Glass’s new boss

Ivy Ross: Google Glass’s new boss

Latest among changes taking place at Google is the appointment of a new head of Glass: Ivy Ross, who will be starting her new position this month. On the Glass Google+ account today, Ross posted an open letter to the public detailing her new position, saying that she is looking "forward to answering the seemingly simple, but truly audacious questions Glass poses."

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Glass sold-out in subtle charcoal as Google boosts wearable

Glass sold-out in subtle charcoal as Google boosts wearable

Google has already sold out of one color of Glass, with supplies of the most discrete of the five wearable finishes exhausted after it was put up for general sale a couple of days ago. The charcoal finish - as close as Glass gets to plain black - is now sold-out, Google pointed out today, leaving four colors to choose from.

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Glass scores Foursquare, TripIt, and OpenTable glassware

Glass scores Foursquare, TripIt, and OpenTable glassware

At the stroke of midnight, Google announced the latest perk for Glass owners, particularly those who like to hit the town or do a lot of travelling: new Glassware comprised of Foursquare, TripIt, and OpenTable, extending your ability to get around and let the world know it.

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Google Glass given to UC Irvine med students

Google Glass given to UC Irvine med students

Following Google's expansion of Glass's availability to the general public, the University of California Irvine School of Medicine has gifted the wearable to all of its students. Glass will be used by all med students in both courses and hospital rotations.

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Google Glass 2 details leak as Glass offered to all

Google Glass 2 details leak as Glass offered to all

Just as the first wave of Google Glass units are put on sale in a public way, rumors of the second edition begin to appear. A tip from Crystal Optech’s own Kong Wenjun suggests that they’ve supplied - through several middle-men - samples of their technology to Google’s Research and Development for Glass. While this would suggest that Google Glass 2 is on the way, it should not be a surprise that Google is continuing research into better and more advanced ways to present their product.

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Minuum keyboard intro’d for Google Glass

Minuum keyboard intro’d for Google Glass

The Minuum one-line keyboard we detailed about this time last year has arrived for Google Glass users, allowing them to tap out messages in a simplified manner. The folks behind the keyboard demonstrate how it works on the wearable, and hint at future functionality.

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Google Glass available to public ahead of incoming update

Google Glass available to public ahead of incoming update

Google has officially allowed us to buy Glass. Via Google+, we learn that the Glass team is building up their stock, and readying it for the masses. The Glass sign-up page that was open for the April 15 sale is live as well.

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Another teardown reveals “true” cost of Google Glass

Another teardown reveals “true” cost of Google Glass

A new teardown of Google Glass rebuffs an earlier claim that the device hardware was worth under $100. While the new estimate of $132.47 for the hardware alone sounds a bit more reasonable, it’s nonetheless leaving quite a bit of the $1,500 asking price in the lurch. Are we paying for Google’s project, or are these tear-downs way off?

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