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Rochester Optical to offer prescription and fashion lenses for Google Glass in early 2014

Company also hires wearable tech figure Tim Moore to lead new efforts With increased excitement over Google Glass as of late, it seems fitting that a company start offering prescription lenses for the headwear. Rochester Optical announced today alongside the hiring of industry figure Tim Moore...
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'Glass Guides' to educate new Explorers over Hangouts

In-person-pickups of Google Glass are no longer necessary, but Google still wants to make sure you understand the $1,500 device The still-relatively exclusive Google Glass club is set to grow by as much as 300 percent in the days and weeks ahead, now that Google's allowed the first round of...
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Google Glass and moving violations: There will be growing pains

Making the rounds this overnight is a Google+ post from one Cecilia Abadie, who received a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving. She puts it thusly: A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to...
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Google Glass receiving hardware refresh, explorers can now invite 3 friends

Explorers who purchased Glass already can upgrade to the new hardware version for free Google announced today that it will be expanding the availability of Glass, as well as refreshing the hardware based on Explorer feedback. While there aren't any specifics on a new design or exact features,...
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Google Glass demos are coming to US cities, starting in Durham, NC

Future schedule of cities not known at this point The group of people who have had the opportunity to use Google Glass is a pretty exclusive club, but that group is about to get bigger with a new demo tour for the headset. Google announced on its official Glass Google+ page today that it will be...
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Google Glass update brings new Google Now cards and voice commands

As promised, the monthly Glass updates continue with today's XE8 update The monthly update for Google Glass has pushed out, and the XE8 update brings a slew of new Google Now cards, new voice commands, and a more finely tuned video player app. The update is pushing today and should be available...
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Google buys stake in Google Glass chip manufacturer Himax

Google will hold a 6.3 percent interest of the liquid crystal on silicon chip manufacturer Today an agreement was signed with Google by Himax Technologies for an investment agreement that will result in Google holding a 6.3 percent interest in the company's subsidiary, Himax Display Inc. (HDI)....
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'Recon Jet' Android-powered HUD glasses won't ship until December

'Pilot Edition' still just $499 until July 21; $599 thereafter Recon Instruments new Android-powered HUD glasses, called the Recon Jet, won't be shipping until December of this year according to the company's website. After announcing that it is selling an early "Pilot Edition" to eager wearers...
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Google not changing privacy policy for Google Glass

Concerns of user privacy and Google Glass seem to go hand in hand and the time for debate is now Google has responded to Congressman Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus with a letter focusing on new privacy concerns that surround the wearable device. Of...
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Google Glass update improves voice controls, adds full website viewing

Glass sheds a few of its initial limitations with the latest update rolling out to Explorers now We know not many people have Google Glass at this point so this may feel like rubbing salt in the wound, but Google Glass is receiving an update today to improve the experience in a few important...
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Recon Instruments announces Recon Jet HUD glasses for $499

Serious athletes now have their own version of Google Glass Building on its previous efforts in the HUD (Heads up Display) market, Recon Instruments announced today that its latest Recon Jet HUD will be available for $499. These Android-powered glasses are targeted directly at cyclists and...
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MiKandi's NSFW 'Tits & Glass' launches as the first Google Glass porn app

It was a matter of time, of course, before we saw the first porn apps come to Google Glass. And Android porn pioneer MiKandi, true to its word, has launched the obviously not-safe-for-work "Tits & Glass" app for Google Glass. The app lets you do two things -- submit your own POV-style photos...
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Google won't yet approve Glassware that uses facial recognition

Taking into account user feedback, the policy will evolve in the coming weeks and months Writing on its official Project Glass Google+ page, Google explained that because of privacy concerns it will not be approving Glassware (apps for Glass) that take advantage of facial recognition technology...
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Evernote, Twitter and Facebook apps for Google Glass announced

Major players get official apps for Google's smart glasses Following the start of this year's Google I/O developer conference, Evernote, Twitter and Facebook have announced official apps for Google Glass. If you're among the lucky few people packing "explorer edition" Glass devices, you can turn...
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Eric Schmidt on privacy, Glass and working at Google

'I would lose my job, be fired, and be sued to death' for reading someone's Gmail Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, recently fielded an interview with Peter Sagal of NPR to talk a little bit about Google -- and when Schmidt talks, we listen. The entire interview was kept quite casual,...
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'SNL' skewers Google Glass

Probably funnier if you haven't already been subjected to this. Still, not a bad effort. Source: NBC
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Google releases Glass intro video to help us all get started

New Project Glass YouTube channel starts up with an intro video for us all to enjoy, and wonder at Despite being a long time out from the general consumer release of Project Glass, it's hard to deny that it's the hot ticket right now. The first units are in the hands of the lucky 'Explorers,'...
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Is an official Twitter app for Google Glass in the works?

But what exactly would you do with a Twitter for Glass app? Although Eric Schmidt seems to think that Google Glass is a year away from being in consumer's hands, the evidence is building that Twitter is working on its own app for the eyewear. A tweet has surfaced of a pretty unassuming picture,...
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More Google Glass specs revealed: OMAP processor and ICS on board

A clever trick to hook up Glass with USB debugging reveals more internal specs As Explorer Edition Google Glass units started to ship out to willing participants, some official tech specs had been published on the product page. It wasn't a complete set of internals, however, and the curious...
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Google Glass could be up to a year away for consumers, says Eric Schmidt

Feedback from Explorer Edition to help fix issues before consumer release Speaking to BBC Radio 4's "World at One" today, executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt fielded among other things a few questions about Google Glass. While the shipping of "Explorer Edition" Glass units last week has...

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