When Microsoft showed off an early edition of its HoloLens augmented-reality goggles, it avoided stunts and fashion spreads. ||| San Francisco - When Google introduced its Google Glass smartglasses four years ago, it turned to Glass-sporting...Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Google introduced its Google Glass smart glasses four years ago, it turned to Glass-sporting sky divers buzzing a San Francisco convention center, Glass-adorned models at a glitzy fashion show and a Twitter...Show More Summary
Think of Google's wearables you likely think of Google Glass (R.I.P) or Android Wear, which is getting better but still not widely used. But this week at its I/O developer conference, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP)Show More Summary
Kimberly Graham owns seven pairs of Glass, the smart headset that Google stopped selling in January 2015. "It's my doomsday stockpile" she says gleefully. "I'll be the last person on earth who is still able to wear a usable pair of Glass...Show More Summary
Video: It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they have promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become — a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something. More »
That slab of plastic and glass in your pocket might be called a smartphone, but Google is hoping to make the applications running on it smarter yet. The folks in Mountain View hope to achieve that by giving them access to contextual data like time of day, where you are, what you're doing, the weather and if you have headphones plugged in. Show More Summary
It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something. Read more...
Every company makes mistakes. Coors once tried to sell spring water. Google released those terrifying glasses. For Theranos, its mistake was creating a disruptive, game-changing, totally nonfunctional blood-testing technology and then using it to distribute tens of thousands of inaccurate tests over a two-year period. According to The Wall Street ... More »
In what’s become the Google I/O defining moment, the company kicked off the 2012 event with a series of skydivers, bikers, and climbers to debut the hot newness that was Project Glass (hindsight, etc.). Two years later, Google went all...Show More Summary
Invasive eye cameras are about to make Google Glass seem like a libertarians dream.
Smartglasses such as Google Glass aren't unlike smartphones or laptops, in that you don't want just anyone picking up yours and using it without permission. Conventional passwords are one way to go, but scientists from Germany's Saarland...Show More Summary
Google really likes your eyes. It pioneered smart glasses with Google Glass and smart contacts with glucose-monitoring lenses. Now the California firm is taking things one step further by developing technology that actually goes inside...Show More Summary
If you think you wanted to punch someone in the face for recording you with $1,500 jackass glasses on, imagine having someone wink at you and take a picture at the same time. Read more...
Actor Servando Magadan Jr. tries out the HoloLens in between shooting scenes. [Photo by Daryl Deino] I have been reviewing tech products since 2006, but nothing that has ever come across my desk has excited me as much as Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality glasses. Show More Summary
It's a tough time out there for smart glasses. Far from igniting a robust market for connected headgear, Google Glass did very much the opposite, cementing in the public consciousness the idea that smart glasses are weird, creepy and...Show More Summary
A new patent has surfaced at the USPTO by Google. After detailing a basic smart lens that can help measure glucose levels, the company is continuing work and research on smart contact lenses, and their latest invention sounds quite ridiculous.
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of technology before she left for a VP position at Twitter. Show More Summary
Forget Google Glass, forget smart contacts. Google is going the whole nine yards with a device that will be injected into your eye.
Reports suggest that Alphabet Inc.’s subsidiary Google has hired Rick Osterloh, the former president of Motorola to run its newly constituted hardware division which will bring Nexus, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, Glass and the company’s other consumer hardware initiatives under one umbrella. For the past few years has been struggling to streamline its hardware initiatives and […]
TweetI’ve never seen as much broken glass upon the Streets of San Francisco as I’ve seen in this year, 2016, so far. The current level is redolent of the late 80’s / early 90’s, IMO. So try it, Gentle Reader. Google yourself for “Costco 144.” You get this: And that leads to this: Oh well.