Google Glass

No, Google Glass is not available for everyone

A few news articles are touting that Google Glass is available to all today, effectively ending the Explorer beta program and opening up the world of Glass to anyone. Clicking a specific link gave access to the Glass order page from their April 15 sale, but the Glass home page yields a different experience. We’ve reached out to Google, and have the official story.  

Google Glass marketing head discusses the $1,500 price tag

Google Glass has gotten a fair bit of attention lately, both on the good and bad sides. One topic that seems to be falling on the latter side lately is public opinion. Many have a strong opinion about Glass, and while we generally look to the Explorers for a positive backing -- it seems one of the most vocal may be having some doubt.

Google Glass XE16.1 update arriving now [Update]

Kit Kat, the XE16 update, rolled out for Google Glass users back on April 15th. There was lots of promise and hope coming with the update. Google touted goodies such as increased battery life, however it also looks like plenty of users had issues as a result of updating. We are on the lookout for a changelog, but we did want to mention a new update is currently in the process of rolling out.

Starwood Hotels welcome Google Glass with SPG Glassware

Starwood Hotels announced a pilot program that allows guests to swap physical keys for virtual keys. That program was essentially allowing guests to use their smartphones to check-in, check-out and also open the door to the room. Flash forward till present day and it looks like Starwood Hotels has gone another step forward with support for new technology. They have announced the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app for Google Glass.

KitKat for Google Glass rolling out now

The KitKat update for Google Glass has begun rolling out, making a big leap to XE16. Prior to this update, the XE listing was at 12.1, so Google has sidestepped the norm once again and numbered an update as they see fit. The update brings quite a few changes as well, so Glass owners should get ready for this one.

Five IFTTT recipes to extend Google Glass functionality

Google Glass has a good set of features straight out of the box. You can perform Google searches, take pictures, record video, get directions, send messages, make calls, listen to music and more. Google also offers Glassware apps which extend the out-of-the-box functionality. But even with that -- there may be some items missing for some users.
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