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Glass teardown cost estimate denied by Google

Glass teardown cost estimate denied by Google

Though Google Glass is not yet available to the average consumer, a relatively small number of the devices exist in the hands of "Explorers," the number of which just increased in recent times. Because of the nature of the Explorer program, Glass is priced at $1,500 for those with the opportunity to buy.

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Google Glass update adds media upload toggle, smarter call answering

Google Glass update adds media upload toggle, smarter call answering

Google Glass is seeing an update roll out today, bringing in some very handy fixes for Pioneers and Explorers. Still in beta, Glass relies on user feedback to judge what needs to be fixed, and the team is clearly paying attention. Fixes to how calls are managed, photo deletion, and backup are incoming.

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Field Trip for Google Glass updated, adds voice control

Field Trip for Google Glass updated, adds voice control

When Field Trip for Google Glass launched, it ushered in a neat way to find local oddities and points of interest for the unique headwear. What it lacked was a good way to interact with the service. It pushed cool info to you, but that was about it. Niantic Labs, the team behind Field Trip, has changed all that.

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Google Glass up for sale to the public once more [UPDATE]

Google Glass up for sale to the public once more [UPDATE]

Whether it be by mistake or released in secret before the general push to the public, Google Glass units have been put on sale once again. It would appear - and we’ve tested right up to the point of purchase - that any user is able to purchase Google Glass without needing to be part of the Explorer Edition club, so to speak.

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Google Glass Cotton White is now sold out

Google Glass Cotton White is now sold out

As promised, Google today opened the Google Glass Explorer Program to the public, providing a limited time shot to get your hands on the wearable device. The availability runs out tonight, and while those who want to get their hands on a pair still can, the "Cotton" (white) color has sold out.

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Samsung Glass: prepare for simplicity

Samsung Glass: prepare for simplicity

There’s been no shortage of Google Glass parodies and straight-up copies since Google released their heads-up display in 2012. While Google’s design has stuck to its guns since the developer edition - aka the Explorer Edition - has been released, there’ve been several iterations in competing camps since that year. One example is Samsung, whose latest patent for such a product reveals an ultra-simple solution.

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Google Glass now available to all for limited time

Google Glass now available to all for limited time

Google has been peddling its Google Glass wearable device for a while now and so far, to be able to buy one, you had to be invited. Even once you were invited, you still needed to cough up the $1500. If you have been dreaming about becoming a Glass user, but didn't know anyone who could invite you, today is your day.

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Wearable tech: here’s how vanity replaces the smartphone

Wearable tech: here’s how vanity replaces the smartphone

According to a study by IDC, in the year 2018 the wearable technology market will see about 111.9 million units being used the globe. This is a huge number predicted, considering we are still in a nascent stage and its only 2014. Perhaps our anticipation of the big public Google Glass sale is getting the better of us. Many potential Glass users have the $1500 stashed aside and the calendar cleared for the upcoming Tuesday, but the question still remains… where are we going with wearable technology?

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Google Glass research could aid those with Parkinson’s

Google Glass research could aid those with Parkinson’s

Possible uses for Google Glass have been detailed since the device's unveiling, the latest of which focuses on aiding those with Parkinson's disease. A team of researchers at Newcastle University were on the receiving end of five pairs of Glass, which they're using in conjunction with Parkinson's-afflicted volunteers.

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Wearable Intelligence: Google Glass hacked and modified for doctors

Wearable Intelligence: Google Glass hacked and modified for doctors

With Google Glass still in the pre-public phase, it’s strange to see a pair out in public being used by a medical professional. But that’s just what’s happening in a teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where Dr. Steve Horng is making use of his own custom Google Glass headset with real patients.

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Getting Glass trademark could be a hurdle for Google

Getting Glass trademark could be a hurdle for Google

It's no surprise that Google and other companies try to trademark the names of their products to keep other firms from coming in and naming products similarly. Google has been trying to trademark the word "Glass" to go along with its slick wearable computing device called Google Glass. Trademarking that word is proving to be a very difficult task for Google.

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Q-Warrior headgear is Google Glass for the battlefield

Q-Warrior headgear is Google Glass for the battlefield

One of the more interesting of the current crop of wearables is Google Glass. This wearable headset has caused a lot of controversy so far with some places banning people from wearing the headset inside out of privacy concerns. One woman in California was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving, but the ticket was later dismissed.

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