Project Glass

Google talks Glass, shows how it will feel and what it will do

Google has recently released some updated information regarding Google Glass. The goodies include a video showing what using Google Glass will feel like, a bit about what you can do with Google Glass and even how you may be able to get a pair ahead of others. On that last one though, keep in mind -- Google is now giving these away for free. Lets begin with the first of the three, how using Google Glass will feel, for which Google has released a video.

Google Glass bone conduction technology referenced in FCC filing

As if Google Glass wasn't already cool enough, today we're finding out that it feature bone conduction technology. The glasses recently made an appearance at the FCC, and the filing for the project mentions "integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user's head." Of course, Google recently filed a patent for glasses that feature the tech, so it seems that bone conduction will definitely be a part of Project Glass.

Google patent shows Project Glass with a laser-projected keyboard

One of the big questions, or probably more accurately, one of the many unanswered questions surrounding Google's Project Glass deals with input. We have seen some bits showing how the glasses will be able to capture images and video, however what happens when you want to send one of those newly captured images. Or, how about when you want to get some information such as directions.

Google announces Project Glass developer hackathon

Google's Project Glass is one of the more exciting things I'm looking forward to seeing in 2013. Back at Google I/O we got our first solid look at the new wearable technology, as well as the opportunity to pre-order one ourselves. While news on Google Glass has been slow as of late, later this month and early February Google will be holding a hackathon where we'll get to experience Project Glass first hand.

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 to challenge Google Glass in 2013

Every now and then, something comes out and Google's Project Glass that gets everyone excited again. Well, move over Google, because Vuzix has just shown off its own Project Glass competitor that's expected hit the market in 2013. Even cooler, the M100 device is based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The best way to describe the look of the device is to compare it to an oversized Bluetooth headset.

Google’s Niantic Project revealed: Mysterious new viral campaign

Those folks from Google are up to something weird here with what they are calling the "Niantic Project" and this appears to only be the beginning. Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Android app Field Trip. Which is being marketed and described as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Today we've got wind of something new called the +Niantic Project and a few videos below will get you started.

Google reportedly buying facial recognition firm Viewdle

Google is apparently close to inking yet another deal to buy up the popular Augmented reality and facial recognition company Viewdle. Google's been on a roll as of late, but this is a pretty unique acquisition given the possibilities. Viewdle is a Ukrainian company that specializes in AR and facial recognition technology and software that automatically tags faces in photos.

Project Glass gets closer to reality, Google welcomes “Glass Explorers”

Google's Project Glass is still a long, long ways from reaching my hands and face sadly. Today however we are now one step closer to getting to try out, enjoy, and possibly learn more about Google Glass. You should all know plenty about Google's futuristic Augmented Reality eye-wear already, but hopefully we'll be learning more soon. Sergey Brin himself sent out info on Glass, and we have the details.
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