Project Glass

Google Glass orientations to take place via Google+ Hangouts

There has been quite some activity on the Google Glass front recently, with Google announcing a 2.0 version of its hardware, official accessories, as well as opening up its program to even more people. Now the company is putting into motion yet another big change in its program that will no longer require Google Explorers, the collective term for its pre-release testers, to personally pick up their shiny new eyewear.

Google Glass v2 hardware now arriving for Explorers

Google has yet to offer a public launch date for Glass, however they recently began opening the Explorer program a bit. Basically, hinting the program is going smooth. Anyway, Google mentioned that existing Explorers would be able to invite up to three more friends into the world of Glass. And along with that, there was also mention of updated hardware.

Google Glass hardware refresh coming with additional invites for Explorers

While Google has yet to confirm a public launch date for Glass, they have recently detailed some upcoming changes for the Explorer program. It looks like the program will soon be opening up for new members. Not to mention, there will be some new hardware coming. And in a bit of better news, existing Explorers will be able to do a one-time swap to get the updated model.

Samsung patent filing details Google Glass competitor

A Samsung patent filing has recently been discovered for a pair of "sport glasses." This particular filing is coming out of Korea and was registered in October. More to the point though, the fling included some basic details along with a few sketches. These appear like they are similar to Google Glass and the filing mentions smartphone connectivity as well as some of the functionality.

Google Glass going to five nonprofits for real world problem solving

A big portion of the Google Glass news seems to circle around when they will launch for the public, what the price will be when they arrive and what the next big update will bring in terms of new features. Well, it looks like Google Glass is heading to a handful of nonprofits for some real world problem solving. This setup is being referred to as "Google Giving Through Glass" but it could also do a bit to change the opinion and thoughts that some may have about Glass.
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