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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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Google Glass etiquette list suggests you “don’t be creepy or rude”

Google Glass etiquette list suggests you “don’t be creepy or rude”

The team responsible for shaping the social impact of Google Glass on society - or so it would seem - have revealed a list of "do’s and don’ts" for the headwear this afternoon. This list suggests many things, several of which are givens, a few of which we’d expected would be more unique to the user. It all boils down to being reasonable, it would seem, and having common sense.

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Layar takes renewed stab at simplifying interactive magazine pages

Layar takes renewed stab at simplifying interactive magazine pages

This week the folks at Layar have spoken up on their newest update to the system they called Layar Creator. With this tool, users are able to create images that, when tapped in on with a device (like a mobile phone, for example), will become interactive. This is done with augmented reality.

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Virgin Atlantic eyes Google Glass to give service a more personal touch

Virgin Atlantic eyes Google Glass to give service a more personal touch

Google Glass is starting to see experiments in how it can be uses outside of the usual navigation purposes, which is good for such a niche device. However, some of the uses might still manage to raise some eyebrows and shake some heads due to concerns over privacy, not to mention practicality.

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NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

NYPD tipped testing Google Glass

The New York City Police Department has unofficially made public their intention to beta-test Google Glass for use in the field. In a chat with Venture Beat, what they call a "ranking New York City law enforcement official" has spoken up on the subject, apparently wanting not to be named specifically. At the moment it would appear that they're only looking at the headsets, "seeing how they work."

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Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

Google Glass mini-games “hacked together” to demo possibilities

We've seen some small demonstrations of games for Google Glass in the past, but today Google itself added some small bits of amusement to that list, rolling out five small games it "hacked together" to demonstrate possibilities for future games. None of them are too exciting, and one can't help but smirk at the idea of someone repeatedly saying "bang, bang" at seemingly nothing, but each demonstrate a different game element that utilizes the hardware.

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Samsung Galaxy Glass tipped as Google’s first big competition

Samsung Galaxy Glass tipped as Google’s first big competition

This week there's word that Samsung will be bringing on their own Google Glass-like device sooner than later, making it a sports-oriented pair of glasses that'll lead into a wider release as the years pass by. With the first release, so says Korea Times' "officials" - aka anonymous sources - there'll be an introduction between Mobile World Congress (coming up in less than a month) and IFA 2014. At the Berlin-based event, Samsung may well be ready to show the face-based wearable smart device off in hardware form.

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