Just a week after its XE16.2 update, which itself came a week after XE16.1, Google is pushing out XE17 for immediate availability to Google Glass owners. The update currently has one and only one purpose: to fix a critical bug.
"That's all for now, folks!", spake Google. All available spots in the Glass Explorer program has been filled up rather quickly with no room to spare. Thus ends Google's time-limited offer to get into the Google Glass hype with no need for an exclusive invite and thus starts another period of waiting for the next opportunity to grab the smart spectacle.
It's a bit later than the promised February timeline, but Glass Explorers will definitely be getting a big treat really soon. Google has just teased an upcoming update to the Google Glass firmware that, among other things, adds Android 4.4 KitKat, photo bundles, voice command sorting, and a whole lot more.
Here's a Glassware that doesn't try to study other people's faces, at least not physically. Preview for Glass augments your movie-going or hunting experience by letting you easily watch the trailer for a particular movie just by staring at its poster.
Google Glass owners see the world through augmented reality, but what if they could also see another person's reality? This is somewhat Emotient's Google Glass app aims to do as it tries to guess what another person is feeling.
While anyone can apply to be a part of the Google Glass Explorer program, it seems a few newer entries are also part of another group -- the NYPD. Details coming from a recent report brings mention of how the department has begun testing a "few pairs" of Glass. The NYPD has yet to make any formal announcement, however the source reports how they are being used "mostly for patrol purposes."
Google has recently released five mini-games for Glass. The games include Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher, and Shape Splitter. These will be available using the "Ok Glass, Play a Game" command, but perhaps key here, Google has said they released these games in an effort to inspire developers.
We have seen a bit in regards to Google Glass prescription frames in the past, however Google has since stepped forward with an official unveil. The frames are dubbed the Titanium Collection and will be available in four different styles including Split, Bold, Thin, and Classic.
A patent filing from Samsung was showing a pair of "sport glasses" when it was discovered in October of last year. While there hasn't been much on the topic since, it seems a new report coming from The Korea Times is calling for Samsung to announce their Glass competitor a bit later in the year.
Google will be at the forefront of the Super Bowl match that will take place next month, but not simply as a sponsor or an advertiser. In cooperation with CBS, the tech giant will be showing the game from a whole new vantage point, thanks to Google Glass.