Regular people will be able to purchase Google Glass eyewear by the end of 2013 for less than $1,500, sources have confirmed to CNET.
Google originally targeted 2014 for a consumer release when it revealed Project Glass last year, but the time frame has seemingly sped up in recent months, what with developer hackathons in San Francisco and New York and this week's announcement that people looking to put Glass to creative use could go through an application process to preorder the augmented-reality specs for $1,500.
The company also launched a new site promoting Glass that featured … Read more
When it comes to late-night talk shows, I am not sure if Conan O'Brien is bringing up the rear.
He seems, though, to be keen on suggesting that Google Glass might be scraping the bottom of the barrel.
It's not so much that Google has created these new glasses through which you can have a richer, more informative view of the world. It's that the company has created a sister device, intended to be worn as, well, a back-up.
And so we see Google Glass from the other side of life. It is the side most familiar … Read more
I've always felt a little skeptical about Google.
To be honest, not just about Google.
But in the case of the men from Mountain View, there's always been something so touchingly gauche about the way they've gone about their business.
None of this was assuaged by the recent sight of Google's Sergey Brin sitting on New York's subway wearing his Google glasses and looking like, well, a nerd on the subway wearing silly glasses.
I feared, therefore, for the world's nerve ends when I heard that Google had launched a site to promote those … Read more
The application, originally filed by Google in August 2011, goes into deep detail on how the glasses could be constructed, with long sections describing factors seemingly as mundane as the arms and bridge of the glasses frames.
As for the display, in a section of the application labeled "Background," Google explains that some head-mounted displays can "almost entirely obstruct the wearer's vision outside of the screen." Others can be &… Read more
Those of you who think Google Glass eyewear looks a bit geeky may be in store for a more fashionable approach.
Neither Google nor Warby Parker would comment on the reported talks to the Times. Google also told CNET that it had nothing to share. CNET contacted Warby Parker for comment and will update the story if we receive any information.
A startup company that's … Read more
Early this morning, while most of the West Coast slept, Google took the next steps in introducing Google Glass to the world.
A sleek website, highlighted by a crisp, new video, started to answer basic questions about the device for the broader world. How does it look? What does it do? Can I use it while dancing with a ballerina? (You can.)
Along with the new glimpses of Glass came a contest designed to lure early adopting enthusiasts in the United States. The simple request: "Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, … Read more
Those are the two words that Google showed today will initiate a variety of commands for its Glass computerized eyewear.
In the Google Glass "How it Feels" video, people speak the words "OK Glass" and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions.
The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind. … Read more
Many smartphones look the same from afar. I bet most of you own one that's thin, rectangular, and features a big screen. Boooring!
A fully transparent conceptual smartphone, developed by Taiwanese company Polytron Technologies, gives me hope for a future full of fancy smartphones far different from the common designs seen today.… Read more