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Tag: Google Glass

Google’s Next-Gen Glass Runs on Android, Is Faster than Ever

Google’s Next-Gen Glass Runs on Android, Is Faster than Ever
The third generation of Google Glass has arrived with Glass Enterprise Edition 2. This version largely sticks to the familiar formula that you know on the outside, but we can expect it to be different inside, and more powerful in both hardware and software. Since it’s “built on Android” it…

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled
Earlier this year we saw a project where Google Glass was used to project an interpreter for deaf students. A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a more immediate solution for people that are hard of hearing. Using an Android app, the researchers’ software…
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Using Google Glass to Help the Deaf: Signglasses

Using Google Glass to Help the Deaf: Signglasses
We’ve seen Google Glass used to help blind people. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) on the other hand are using Glass as well as other head-mounted displays to help deaf students learn. They call their project Signglasses.…

Google Glass Virtual Keyboard Concept Doesn’t Need You to Type “Okay Glass” First

Google Glass Virtual Keyboard Concept Doesn’t Need You to Type “Okay Glass” First
Google Glass’ voice recognition software is only as good as the user’s English accent. Even if it were perfect, there are still times when you can’t talk out loud. But how else are you going to input words on a device that small? A company called Whirlscape is working on…

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar
Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof made a similar app for Google Glass. He calls it Watch Your Privacy, and…

GPOP Google Glass Skins: Looking Okay Glass!

GPOP Google Glass Skins: Looking Okay Glass!
Heads up, Google Glass Explorers! Here’s a way to make your wearable computer draw even more attention to yourself. A company called GPOP is selling vinyl skins for your Glass. The skins are 3M vinyl cut to fit the various parts of Google’s tech.…

PWRglass Google Glass External Battery: We’re Still Okay Glass

PWRglass Google Glass External Battery: We’re Still Okay Glass
It seems like Google Glass has the same Achilles heel as most mobile devices: a short battery life. And so, even if the device isn’t for sale yet, someone’s already come up with a complementary external battery pack for it. It’s called PWRglass, a 1400mAh battery pack that looks like…

Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass

Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass
Because of its size and form, Google Glass has a limited – albeit seemingly capable – user interface: touch gestures, head gestures and voice commands. Even though Glass’ display is visible at all times, there are times when it would be impractical, insensitive or downright impossible to interact with it.…

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass
A San Diego driver was cruising down the street recently wearing her Google Glass Explorer headset and was pulled over by the police. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was primarily pulled over for going 80 in a 65mph zone, but the California Highway Patrol officer also issued her a citation for…

Grand Theft Auto 3 Map App for Google Glass: OK Glass, Take Me to Staunton Island

Grand Theft Auto 3 Map App for Google Glass: OK Glass, Take Me to Staunton Island
One of the most basic features of Google Glass is its ability to display a map. The folks behind that feature probably didn’t think people would use the wearable computer to navigate virtual worlds though. App developer Mike DiGiovanni is working on an app for Glass that displays a real-time…

OpenGlass Uses Google Glass to Help the Blind “See”

OpenGlass Uses Google Glass to Help the Blind “See”
We’ve yet to see how helpful – or harmful – Google Glass can be to people with sight, but you might be surprised to know that it can be used to help blind people too. A two-man company called Dapper Vision is working on OpenGlass, a system of tools and…

3D Printed Google Glass Frame: No One Will Know the Difference

3D Printed Google Glass Frame: No One Will Know the Difference
If Google Glass takes off, I think that it’s going to be a status symbol miles above any (current) gadget. The reason is obvious: the damned thing sits on your face, fully visible for everyone to see/want/hate. If you want to get on the hype train early – or if…

Google Glass Explorer Edition to Ship in the Next Month

Google Glass Explorer Edition to Ship in the Next Month
If the thought of your own wearable computer from Google was enough to make you giddy, you will be thrilled to hear the latest news from the tech giant. Google has confirmed that the Glass Explorer Edition will ship within the next month. Before you get too excited, note that…

Google Ass: A Camera for Your Butt

Google Ass: A Camera for Your Butt
Google is hell-bent on revolutionizing how people live and do things with Google Glass. It’s a hot commodity now, even though it’s still in its beta testing stages. I’m sure comedian Conan O’Brien agrees, although he has a pretty strange way of showing it.…
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