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Blink to take pictures using the new Google Glass firmware?

Blink to take pictures using the new Google Glass firmware?

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Google Glass still hasn't been released to the masses and we're already getting word of a second version in the works. But back to the now and Google has come up with a firmware update for the model currently being used by Explorers. We can expect blink... >>

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

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Following its Project Glass foray into wearable technologies, Google is preparing a second version of Google Glass for 2014. The news was revealed by Dr Mary Lou Jepsen, head of Google’s [x] labs display division, speaking to MIT Technology Review.... >>

Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

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Oakley has updated its Airwave goggles, improving a number of key features for those who want the technological edge on the slopes.In time for the new season, the new Airwave goggles feature a small heads-up display that will let you track your speed,... >>

Metaio unveils the world's first AR car manual with Google Glass (Update)

Metaio unveils the world's first AR car manual with Google Glass (Update)

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UPDATE: The video has been removed by Metaio as this was a proof-of-concept that was not sanctioned by the car company featured.Gone are the days of digging around in your glove box for you car manual to find where the washer fluid should go - thanks... >>

Google Glass to get own app store, but not until 2014

Google Glass to get own app store, but not until 2014

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Google Glass has revealed that the company has plans to launch a dedicated app store for users of the augmented eyewear, but that won't happen until next year.Although there are several thousand developers and early Glass pioneers with devices, thanks... >>

Sony reportedly building Oculus Rift-like VR headset for the PS4

Sony reportedly building Oculus Rift-like VR headset for the PS4

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Sony hopes to bring virtual reality mainstream with the release of a headset for the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2014, according to Eurogamer. Sony is said to have planned originally to show off its new technology at Gamescom in late-August, but pulled... >>

Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers

Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers

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INRIX has unveiled its latest Traffic 5.0 app. And this time it will be available on Google Glass. That means real-time travel and navigation beamed directly into the driver's brain.INRIX - the big data company behind Garmin, BMW and Audi in-car navigation,... >>

vrAse virtual reality headset coming: Oculus Rift for your smartphone

vrAse virtual reality headset coming: Oculus Rift for your smartphone

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Imagine getting the 3D video capabilities of a VR headset from your mobile. That's exactly what the vrAse Kickstarter project hopes to achieve in its attempt to enhance small mobile screens while freeing your hands.The vrAse uses specially designed lenses... >>

Siri has some pretty strong opinions on Google Glass

Siri has some pretty strong opinions on Google Glass

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Have you ever tried the Google Glass activation phrase, "Ok Glass", on Siri? Apple's voice assistant certainly knows what you're talking about, and isn't a big fan.The Cupertino giant has added a number of amusing responses that specifically relate to... >>

OpenGlass brings augmented reality to Google Glass

OpenGlass brings augmented reality to Google Glass

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Google Glass is perfect for augmented reality, overlaying information live on the world in front of you. Until now Glass has just been a notification device, but OpenGlass can change that. The OpenGlass project uses servers to bypass the problem of Glass... >>

Field Trip for Google Glass arrives, providing heads-up, hands-free virtual tours

Field Trip for Google Glass arrives, providing heads-up, hands-free virtual tours

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Google's Field Trip location-based app, previously available only for Android and iOS, has now finally landed for Google Glass, alongside a promo video that gives a preview of the entire heads-up, hands-free experience.Google originally launched Field... >>

EVE: Valkyrie brings space dogfights to Oculus Rift – and it looks amazing

EVE: Valkyrie brings space dogfights to Oculus Rift – and it looks amazing

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If you're excited about the potential of Oculus Rift's immersive VR but haven't seen a game that really takes advantage of it yet, EVE: Valkyrie is for you.This trailer, which we may have already watched several times, shows how stunning and enthralling... >>

Oculus Share launches in beta,  a marketplace for Oculus Rift games and apps

Oculus Share launches in beta, a marketplace for Oculus Rift games and apps

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Oculus Rift developers can already use the Oculus Share platform to share content and get feedback, but now Oculus VR has said the platform will become more of a marketplace similar to Xbox Live.Oculus VR wants to "build the ultimate virtual reality platform",... >>

META.01 AR Glasses: Are these the Google Glass killers?

META.01 AR Glasses: Are these the Google Glass killers?

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Augmented reality glasses that actually look good - Google Glass doesn't stand a chance, right?The plan for Meta is to create a set of glasses that do everything Google Glass does, and more, while dealing with issues that Google hasn't. META.01 will be... >>

Google Glass monthly update: more Google Now cards and voice commands

Google Glass monthly update: more Google Now cards and voice commands

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Google has committed to releasing one large update for Google Glass a month, and Monday, the company released August's update.The August update primarily focuses on Google Now cards, adding more useful information for your day. Now you'll be reminded... >>

Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app

Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app

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The Audi eKurzinfo iPhone application now includes an augmented reality manual for the new Audi A3. The car was already the star of an iPad app that allowed a prospective buyer to see the vehicle from every conceivable angle, now A3 owners can use their... >>

Ikea will use AR within its app to help customers find the perfect furniture fit

Ikea will use AR within its app to help customers find the perfect furniture fit

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Home furnishing retailer Ikea is planning an update for its iOS and Android apps that will allow customers to fit furniture in their home before ordering. Using augmented reality, customers can place up-to 90 products in the room virtually for size, shape,... >>

Zappar and Pedigree Books partner for AR annuals, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and more

Zappar and Pedigree Books partner for AR annuals, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and more

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Book publisher Pedigree Books has joined forces with British augmented app company Zappar to release a series of "Super Interactive Annuals 2014".Several key licensed titles - including those based on big hit apps and games Angry Birds, Annoying Orange,... >>

Google wants Glass owners to invite a friend to the program, before mass public release

Google wants Glass owners to invite a friend to the program, before mass public release

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Google Glass, the high-tech eyewear out of Google, is currently being tested by an elite few who earlier this year were accepted into a special Google "Explorer" program and could stump-up $1,500. It looks to be about 10,000 people. Now Google wants Explorers... >>

We nearly had to say 'Glassicus' to wake up Google Glass... or 'pew pew pew'

We nearly had to say 'Glassicus' to wake up Google Glass... or 'pew pew pew'

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Although there are only 2,000 Google Glass devices in the world right now, and none in the hands of the normal consumer, it is already becoming a known fact that in order to wake up the wearable computing headset you have to say "OK, Glass". At least... >>

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

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"OK, Glass… Get me directions to Scoop Gelato."After months of American commentary on Google Glass, two have finally made it to Google HQ in London, and Pocket-lint is one of the first publications to put the technology into action on the streets of... >>

Google Glass to get access to Play Store?

Google Glass to get access to Play Store?

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While Google Glass apps are trickling out from developers for, essentially, other developers to try, Google is reportedly seeding the infrastructure needed to launch the device on a wider scale, with a hint that the Play Store will also carry "Glassware",... >>

Blippar and Pepsi team to offer exclusive AR Dynamo magic tricks

Blippar and Pepsi team to offer exclusive AR Dynamo magic tricks

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Pepsi has partnered with augmented reality specialist Blippar for a new promotion on its Pepsi Max bottles and cans. As part of a giveaway, smartphone owners can point their devices at specially adorned 330ml cans and 600ml and 2-litre bottles to take... >>

Google Glass: A very British perspective

Google Glass: A very British perspective

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The British reserve isn't something that usually impacts heavily on technology reviews. But for the last few weeks, I have been wearing Google Glass - and subjected myself to stares, snide comments and looks of what can only be described as total pity... >>

Dell looking to enter wearable computing market, to take on iWatch and Google Glass

Dell looking to enter wearable computing market, to take on iWatch and Google Glass

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Dell has revealed that it is looking to enter the wearable computing sector with an device of its own.Much has been talked about the rumoured Apple's iWatch and Google Glass in the past year. Now a Dell executive has claimed that his company is looking... >>

Google glass anti-glasses created, avoid being recognised when you are out

Google glass anti-glasses created, avoid being recognised when you are out

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Japan's National Institute of Informatics has created a pair of glasses that could stop your face being recognised by devices like Google Glass.The new glasses, which are currently still in prototype, use 11 near-infrared LEDs on the frame to shine a... >>

EVE-VR on Oculus Rift preview

EVE-VR on Oculus Rift preview

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The creator of EVE online has created a special demo to show what is possible on the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that promises to immerse you into the game.Shown at E3, the annual gaming convention in Los Angeles, the new proof of concept... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #130 - HTC One Google edition, Google Glass, Xbox One

Pocket-lint Podcast #130 - HTC One Google edition, Google Glass, Xbox One

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There has been plenty to talk about in the world of tech, so the latest Pocket-lint Podcast is jam packed with discussion over new phones, new games consoles and what we would or wouldn't wear on our ugly mugs.The HTC One Google edition, Samsung's Galaxy... >>

Google: Glass won't have facial recognition powers for now

Google: Glass won't have facial recognition powers for now

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Google Glass continues to be a hotbed of debate with the search engine having to step in once again."When we started the Explorer Program nearly a year ago our goal was simple: we wanted to make people active participants in shaping the future of this... >>

Porn heading to Google Glass 'within days'

Porn heading to Google Glass 'within days'

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It had to happen: an app dedicated to hardcore pornography will be available on Google Glass within days.Adult Android app creator and distributor MiKandi is working on porn content for Google Glass, and the first of its wares will appear on the company's... >>

Tim Cook at D11: Google Glass appeal is 'hard to see'

Tim Cook at D11: Google Glass appeal is 'hard to see'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday discussed wearable technology during an appearance at AllThingsD's D11 conference, where he said products like Google Glass have a broad range of appeal that is "hard to see".Cook told D11 hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher... >>

Sherpa developing voice-controlled digital assistant for Google Glass, other Android-based wearables

Sherpa developing voice-controlled digital assistant for Google Glass, other Android-based wearables

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Sherpa has announced that it is developing a voice-controlled digital assistant specifically for Android-based smart glasses and wearables, such as Google Glass.Talking at the first Sherpa Summit in Bilbao, Spain, Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, CEO and founder... >>

Google planning monthly updates for Glass with new features, fixes

Google planning monthly updates for Glass with new features, fixes

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Google is planning monthly updates for Google Glass until the time it becomes generally available in 2014. Steve Lee, product director for Google Glass, Isabelle Olsson, the lead industrial designer on Glass, senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan... >>

Twitter for Google Glass is confirmed, as well as Facebook and other apps

Twitter for Google Glass is confirmed, as well as Facebook and other apps

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Twitter has launched an application for Google Glass. The new app allows you to post photos directly from the clever Google-made glasses, to Twitter. On top of posting pictures, the app also includes a proper notification system which will bring any... >>

Recon Jet integrates heads-up display with sports sunglasses, challenges Google Glass

Recon Jet integrates heads-up display with sports sunglasses, challenges Google Glass

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Recon Instruments has revealed the Recon Jet, which combines sunglasses with a heads-up display designed specifically for sports. The new glasses are due to be unveiled at Google I/O, starting on Wednesday in San Francisco.Recon Instruments has previously... >>

Google Glass gets first software update, adding Google+ notifications

Google Glass gets first software update, adding Google+ notifications

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The employees in Mountain View appear to be keen on keeping Glass up-to date with new features. On Tuesday evening Google released the first update for the Glass headset, adding several useful features for those who got lucky enough to be accepted into... >>

RunKeeper officially hits Pebble smart watch, has eyes on Google Glass too

RunKeeper officially hits Pebble smart watch, has eyes on Google Glass too

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RunKeeper has announced that integration with the Pebble E Ink smart watch is now official. The RunKeeper 3.3 app update for both Android and iOS includes support for the device.First announced when Pebble was a glint in its developers' eyes, the partnership... >>

Google Glass gets YouTube uploading functionality with Fullscreen BEAM

Google Glass gets YouTube uploading functionality with Fullscreen BEAM

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Oddly enough, Google didn't include YouTube recording functionality into its Glass headset, and instead, video recorded is uploaded to your Google+ profile. Fret not, as a few developers with Fullscreen Beam have hacked together a solution for uploading... >>

Google Glass will soon get iPhone compatibility for navigation and texting

Google Glass will soon get iPhone compatibility for navigation and texting

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Google Glass has been out for close to a month for those lucky enough to get into the Glass Explorer program. To use text messaging and navigation on the futuristic technology, you must have an Android handset to create a link between the companion... >>

Google Glass: 10 apps we'd like to see

Google Glass: 10 apps we'd like to see

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Google Glass Explorer edition headsets have started to ship to those who registered their interest during last year's Google I/O conference, so we're starting to see some interesting developments. Consumers may not get their hands on shop-bought versions... >>

Google Glass: Take photos just by winking, thanks to Winky app

Google Glass: Take photos just by winking, thanks to Winky app

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We may not see the consumer release of Google Glass for another year, but that hasn't stopped developers creating new interfaces and software for the wearable computing device.The Explorer edition of Google Glass is in the process of shipping to those... >>

Watch this: Google releases how-to video for Glass

Watch this: Google releases how-to video for Glass

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Those who have already received their Google Glass unit because they were lucky enough to get into the Explorer program have already had plenty of hands-on time with the new gadget. However, for the many of us who are sitting around waiting for the... >>

Twitter for Google Glass leaked ...on Twitter

Twitter for Google Glass leaked ...on Twitter

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Although it's unlikely we'll see a consumer release for Google Glass this year, it seems Twitter is working on an app for the augmented reality spectacles.Twitlio developer Jonathan Gottfried noticed yesterday that some tweets using the Google Glass hashtag... >>

Hackers get root access to Google Glass, potentially leading to cool creations

Hackers get root access to Google Glass, potentially leading to cool creations

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Though it's been out to developers for only a few days, the "Explorer" version of Google Glass has been "rooted", essentially giving hackers full access to what the Android-based gadget has to offer.Well-known hacker Jay "Saurik" Freeman was one of the... >>

Google Glass won't be available to the masses until 2014

Google Glass won't be available to the masses until 2014

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If you were hoping to grab Google Glass before Christmas, put your sights on another gift. Google boss Eric Schmidt revealed the Mountain View-based company won't ship the eyewear until 2014. In an interview with Radio 4’s World at One over the weekend,... >>