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Google Glass is now 'Project Aura,' welcomes ex-Amazon engineers

Looks like Google Glass really isn't dead like the company promised. Mountain View has been hiring engineers and software developers out of Amazon's Lab126 for the initiative now dubbed "Project Aura," according to <i>Business Insider.</i> The company has reportedly signed up at least three people from the …

If you wear glasses, this Google invention may change your life

Google Glass may have been a dud but that doesn’t mean Google is done making our glasses smarter. <i>Quartz</i> draws our attention to a new patent awarded …

Google Glass Advisers: No, Really, Consumers Will Want Smart Glasses

"We were only going to sell thousands of them. That was the point."<p>Even as new project lead Tony Fadell quietly preps another consumer-minded model, the next update to Google’s wearable computer project Glass is enterprise-focused. But two of the project’s original team members made it clear they …

Google Glass Transparency

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Google promised us that the Glass project was not dead, just… evolving. And slowly, information about the next generation of …

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The New Google Glass Is Just for the Workplace

A new version of Google Glass is on the way, and this time around, it will be offered exclusively to workplaces such as hospitals and factories.<p>The …

Google Glass will have a new snap-on design, says WSJ

Google is reportedly working on a new "Enterprise Edition" of its augmented reality Google Glass headset that has a few new hardware improvements. While <i>9to5Google</i> originally revealed some details on the updated hardware earlier this month, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the new version doesn't …

Google has secretly released a new version of Glass

The hope is to have it for sale to companies by the fall, Barr reports.<p>From Barr's accounts, this next version of Glass will be a radical departure from the last in terms of design.<p>Gone is the actual wire-frame glasses part of it. Instead it sounds like it will clip-on to a worker's own pair of …

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Google has admitted that releasing Google Glass early may have been a mistake

Fadell spoke about his choice to take the lead on the product in an interview with the BBC, explaining that he offered to do so because he felt Google Glass could be as important as the iPod or the iPhone, but will take time to get right.<p>He admitted that while normally Google launches beta versions …

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Google Glass may improve social skills in autistic people

A new technology uses Google Glass to help those with autism make eye contact, engage in conversations and more easily read social situations.<p>Ned …

Google Glass may finally end its embarrassing consumer life and get a job in enterprise

A new report from 9to5Google suggests Google Glass is still being refreshed, but will now be positioned for enterprise consumers. It’s the concession prize for Google Glass, and proof that the wearable was just plain too weird for the world.<p>Remember when Google’s Sergey Brin hijacked I/O to display …

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Google Glass Is Alive

Get ready for the rebirth of Google Glass. Details were recently uncovered that indicate Google is working on an upgraded version. However not aimed at the general consumer, but at the enterprise market.<p>According to 9to5google, this upcoming edition will pack a larger display prism, Intel Atom CPU …

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Google's 'GG1' teases a new version of Glass

Before a company announces a device, it has to pass through the FCC's secretive bunker to ensure that it's wireless radios are safe for human contact. <i>Droid Life</i> has trawled through the most recent list of anonymized gadgets to find A4R-GG1, a Google-hewn offering that might, just possibly, be the …

Here's new evidence that Google Glass is moving forward

But a new job listing on the company's website hints that Google's Glass efforts are moving forward, and perhaps nearing the stage of volume production.<p>Google's Glass team is looking for an Advanced Technology Manufacturing Engineer, FATP. The FATP, the listing explains, stands for "final assembly, …

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This Hack Actually Makes Google Glass Look Cool

Step 1: Acquire blowtorch<p>Google Glass is the most divisive consumer technology ever—besides the weird future fashion, it turns out that people generally don't want to be filmed surreptitiously. But if there's one guy who's figured out how to use Glass correctly, it's Casey Neistat, the filmmaker …

This is the Chinese version of Google Glass and it's only a fraction of the price

Cool Glass One, a product from Chinese company Beijing Palo Alto Tech, looks similar to Google Glass. The wearable tech appeared at CES Asia.<p>It has a touchpad on the side, allowing users to control the device by swiping through an interface displayed onscreen. There is also a camera, which takes …

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Google's Glass team is hiring, and it looks like they're working on a whole family of new products

The team working on Glass — the futuristic and oft-maligned head-mounted computer — is now focused on developing "smart eyewear and other related products," according to several job postings on Google's website.<p>The description signals a potential expansion of the Glass team's efforts and suggests …

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What the people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft's crazy new holographic computer

The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. And based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool.<p>But the device never …

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California says it all began with a report of a credit card being stolen from the front porch of a …

Why Google Glass Failed And Why Apple Watch Could Too

Frustrated business owners frequently contact me because their potential customers are not embracing their super-cool, latest offering. In most cases, the owner of the latest, best mousetrap, brags about all of its innovative features and benefits. They often explode with a monologue of excitement …

Google Glass Lives! Version Two Coming Soon

It appears that Google Glass, the company’s controversial augmented reality headset that was put in the Silicon Valley equivalent of warm storage earlier this year, will be returning in a new and improved form soon.<p>That’s according to Italian eyewear behemoth Luxottica and its CEO Massimo Vian, who …

Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

Day in and day out, we see new types of technologies emerge from the 3D printing space, as well as different uses which test the feasibility and …

HP's Multi Jet Fusion Technology: New Details Unveiled On Future Plans, Capabilities & More

For years, those within the 3D printing industry wondered when the world’s largest 2D printing company, HP, would venture into the 3D printing space. …

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MakerBot lays off one-fifth of its workforce

MakerBot is perhaps the most well-known consumer 3D printer company on the market, having sold tens of thousands of Replicators since its start in 2009. It's a large part of why Stratasys, an industrial 3D printer and manufacturer, decided to acquire MakerBot in 2013. Two years after that merger, …

Can Google Un-Break Google Glass?

<i>Nick Scholz is a Global Product Marketing Manager for Novell, currently covering the GroupWise, Vibe, and Open Enterprise Server product lines.</i><p>When Google quietly stopped selling Google Glass back in January, this came as no shock to the world. Word to the wise: if your company ever has to release …

Google Glass May Not Be Dead, But It Sure Needs A Complete Overhaul

Google Glass is dead. Long live Google Glass.<p>That’s what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt essentially insisted today in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Actually, he specifically said it was still very much alive following January’s announcement that the Glass Explorer program was …

Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't producing heat that builds up in traffic jams. …

Google X head: unmitigated hype helped kill Google Glass

Whether we like it or not, and some might actually do, Google Glass as we knew it is practically dead. Whether it comes back in the same form or, …

An insider's look at the tumultuous launch of Google Glass

We spoke to source close to the situation about what it was like watching the product go from beta to off the table — Here's their timeline of Glass's rise and fall:<p>In spring 2013, the first Google Glass "Explorers" started receiving their $1,500 devices. They could pick-up a pair at one of …

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