Google’s Project Glass Hackathon attendees can’t share the details

January 25, 2013
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We have some bad news to report for all those eager readers excited to see more about Google's awesome Project Glass. A few weeks back we mentioned Google was holding a "Glass Foundry" or hackathon for developers and media to get up close and personal with Project Glass. Now we're learning we won't be able to share any of the details with you, our readers.

We tried to find an awesome Google Glass image (like the one above) to make you all feel better, but the bottom line is Google's not letting their new toy out into the real world just yet. According to multiple sources the Project Glass developer event will be held to extremely tight NDA agreements. The media and developers attending will not be able to disclose or share anything of the fun things they do and learn while using the augmented reality eyewear.

Basically attendees won't be able to take tons of pictures and video, and anything exciting or new we learn will not be allowed to be shared to the general public. According to ReadWriteWeb developers will get their own developer Gmail accounts and images will be automatically uploaded to Google+ taken with the glasses, but we aren't sure if they'll be public or private.

What it all boils down to is this project is no where near being ready yet. Google's still working out the details, the wireless radios haven't cleared the FCC, and they are keeping everything tightly concealed until further notice. The end of the details do confirm developers may get their own set, and are advised not to drive while using Google Glass. They're instructed to use caution walking the streets and such. Which means they might be out in the wild as soon as next week and possibly we'll learn more details that way. I'm still throwing my money at Google. I want some now!

[via Mashable]


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  • Jan Jansen

    This project faces some stiff competition from Vuzix (vuzix.com; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuzix) who are planning a similar product 2Q13 with some impressive capabilities: the Vuzix M100 contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android OS. Users will be able to connect wirelessly to their smartphone (iOS or Android) or other compatible devices. The M100 is also powerful enough to connect directly to the Internet, run applications and games itself. When connected to a smartphone, users will be able to engage with existing and future applications such texts, video, email, mapping, and audio. As a hands free accessory with integrated camera/display functionality, Vuzix smart glasses will let users answer the phone with a visual address book and enable applications from text messaging and email to visual navigation (via an integrated GPS and head tracker) along with more advanced features like video recording. The interactive head tracking and integrated HD camera, combined with applications on the M100 and a smartphone linked to the Cloud, empower smartphone based augmented reality applications.

    Amazingly, the market cap of this company (OTCBB:VUZI) currently is only USD26 million.

    • Tomi Golob

      Google might buy them out…that’s right BITCH! GOOGLE STYLE MOTHAFUCKAH!

  • Tomi Golob

    How well did it go for Nexus 4 secrecy ? Google stop playing around you actually give a shit about secrecy…there is no such thing and you know it. You are using this to make people even more curious…TELL ME MOARRRRR!!!! P.s.: admit it you were shocked to see my last remark…I bet you guys thought I was like “meh” also I bet nobody cares