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Google Glass moves to 'open beta' sales, still carries Explorer name and $1500 price

It turns out the experiment of opening up Google Glass sales to anyone worked out well, because Google is opening up its store again to anyone with $1500 starting today. If you live in the U.S. and are interested in the future of Google's wearable technology, you can head to the Google Glass...
Minuum's keyboard for Google Glass will have you rubbing your temple to type

Minuum's keyboard for Google Glass will have you rubbing your temple to type

Google Glass text input has until now been restricted to voice commands, but Minuum's keyboard is aiming to change that. The implementation is quite similar to that of the existing Minuum keyboards: a single line of staggered letters along which you swipe and tap. Minuum's algorithms then...
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CNN iReport comes to Google Glass, turns anyone into a journalist

CNN's iReport citizen journalism feature is making the jump to Google Glass. For several years now CNN's been taking viewer submissions of photos and videos through their apps to augment their coverage of breaking events around the globe, and now they'll be able to take submissions of photos and...
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Google Glass takes you on an epic and emotional first-person trip home for Mother's Day

Google has posted a new video, shot entirely with Google Glass, just in time for Mother's Day. The film was created by students at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, and is part of the Glass Creative Collection. Titled "Seeds," the video features a man taking a...
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Google Glass update XE17 released to fix bugs from last release

The last update for Google Glass was a major release, bringing the platform to Android 4.4. Along with it came a slew of bugs — some innocent, others pretty show-stopping. Google quickly pumped out a fix for the folks who couldn't get back up and running, but today they have issued a new version...
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Ready to send money with Google Glass? It may not be far off

The Glassware catalog for Google Glass is consistently expanding, and the next big app from Google may be the ability to send money to people with Google Wallet. According to source of TechCrunch, Googlers are already testing an app that would enable you to simply send money to someone using...
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A dormant Google Glass will finally quit usurping your phone calls

A few more updates are on their way for Google Glass — and one in particular we're pretty stoked to see. First up is a change to backing up images — it'll only automatically do it when you're plugged in and on Wifi. You'll also be able to force a backup, though. You'll also be able to clear...
Field Trip gets voice control through Google Glass

Field Trip gets voice control through Google Glass

Niantic Labs Field Trip app for Google Glass has received an update that enables voice controls. And all you have to say is "Okay Glass, Explore Nearby" to kick Field Trip into high gear. Field Trip hit Google Glass back in August of 2013, and it's just now getting support for those voice...
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Google Glass online orders are still apparently open

Update: Aaaaaaand it's gone. Google's store is now marked as out of stock. TechCrunch got details. Last week Google Glass ditched the invites and went on sale to anyone and everyone for just one day. That meant that whoever wanted to snag Glass could do so without any caveats, like having to...
Google ships XE16.11 for Glass after units bricked

Google ships XE16.11 for Glass after units bricked

A quick heads up for those of you whose Google Glass might have gone south with the XE16.1 update: Google's on it, help is on the way, and we recommend you head on into the private Google Glass forums for more. Some of ours updated just fine, others didn't. So if you're down, you know where to go...
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Google Glass updated to XE16.1 with no noticeable changes

Following up on the big jump from XE12 to XE16 last week that brought Google Glass up to running KitKat, a small bugfix update to XE16.1 is now hitting the wearable. We have no official word on what the update brings, but given the relative instability we've noticed on Glass since the XE16 update...
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Google Glass update coming later this week with agenda view

Google pushed out a substantial update for Google Glass just last week, along with making the headset available to all to buy for one day — and they're following up with another update this week that will enable new functionality. iPhone users will see their text messages show up in their...
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Google starting try before you buy program for potential Glass Explorers

Anyone interested in trying out Glass without shelling out the full $1500 for the privilege will be interested in hearing about this offer that Google is extending to potential Explorers. For a $50 deposit, Google will ship you four non-functioning dummy units from the Titanium series frames in...
Google Glass XE16 factory image now available

Google Glass XE16 factory image now available

The Google Glass XE16 update that started rolling out earlier this week is now available as a factory image, for those interested in tinkering with the software on their Glass (or had been tinkering and broke it back enough that you need to start fresh). Photo replies in Hangouts and Bluetooth 4....
Starwood releases Google Glass app that lets you find and book hotel rooms

Starwood releases Google Glass app that lets you find and book hotel rooms

If you just picked up Google Glass from the one-day sale yesterday and you’re planning a vacation, you’re in luck (and not just because you’re going somewhere sunny with a shiny new gadget). Starwood Hotels has announced that they’ve got a beta app ready to go to book your room. The app offers...
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Ellen pokes fun at Google Glass one-day sale to public

Skip to about 0:55 in to see what Ellen thinks of her new Google Glass she bought. Though I think the bit with the giant pencil was more amusing. Source: @TheEllenShow
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Glass update XE16 now rolling out

XE16 is pushing out right now to Google Glass users. As we mentioned yesterday, this brings the platform to KitKat and has a handful of changes and new features. First you'll be updated to XE 12.1, which gets things prepared for the real update, which comes right after. It's a big download and a...
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Google Glass available to everyone today and today only

Today and today only, anybody in the United States with the drive to click a few buttons and $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket can buy their very own Google Glass headset and earn the vaunted title of "Glass Explorer". It's an exclusive-ish club, previously reserved for those who Google so...
Anyone can buy Google Glass tomorrow — so ... will you?

Anyone can buy Google Glass tomorrow — so ... will you?

Tomorrow, for one day only, anyone can buy Google Glass. That is anyone who hasn't been able to score an "invite," which hasn't been all that hard anyway. And anyone who has $1,500 to drop on the pseudo-prototype. You'll be able to get them here. And, so, we ask: Are you buying? Are you buying...
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Google might just let anybody buy Google Glass in one-day promotion [Update: It's official]

Website goes live at 6am PT on the 15th to take orders from anyone in the U.S. Update: Well, that didn't take long — Google has just confirmed that April 15th is the date when anyone will be able to plop down their $1500 and buy Google Glass without any kind of invite or crazy qualification....

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