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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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Glass’s first public sales booth hawked wearable to golfers

Glass’s first public sales booth hawked wearable to golfers

Google has made it known that it would add numbers to its Glass Explorer Program is various ways, the latest of which involved what seems to be the first ever public sales booth for the device. The booth was spotted by Twitter user Richard Ranick, who tweeted a picture of it.

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CNN wants Google Glass users to upload straight to iReport

CNN wants Google Glass users to upload straight to iReport

CNN’s iReport is about to get Glassy. The news organization is now allowing Google Glass users to upload directly to their citizen-journalism platform. It might be a small sampling, but offers a unique perspective on the news.

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Google Glass exec leaves for connected home company

Google Glass exec leaves for connected home company

Google Glass has lost a Business Development Executive, as Kelly Liang leaves for a position with SmartThings. Liang, who came to Google with the YouTube acquisition, was most recently the Director for Business Development with Google X.

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Google Glass may be getting Wallet app to send/receive money

When a friend asks for money, you may soon be able to crane your eye up and speak to the cloud rather than hand them cash. Citing a “source close to the company”, TechCrunch says Google is trying to make their Wallet feature available for Glass. Via a simple command, Glass users cold send money, just as they do via Gmail.

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