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Google Glass prescription lenses now available from Wetley

Users have been asking for prescription lenses for Google Glass for some time now, and Wetley is answering those pleas. They’ve launched a line of prescription glasses and sunglasses compatible with Glass, which you can see in the demo video below.

There are several different options to consider, so if you’re a Glass user looking for quality prescription lenses, make sure you check out their product page.

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Android Central 165: Nudge nudge, wink wink

It’s our last show before Christmas, and it’s a good one. We get up-close and personal (again) with Google Glass, sort out all the Motorola updates, talk some smartwatches — and answer a bunch of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: Smartwatches

Thing 2: Motorola’s updates and wood

Thing 3: Google Glass update

Other stuff

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Google’s mystery barge in San Francisco will include luxury showrooms and party deck

google_barge_map_San_FranciscoRemember that mystery barge in San Francisco that was thought to be a data center for Google? It’s going to be way cooler than a data center. KPIX 5 in San Francisco is reporting that it will include luxury showrooms and a party deck. It will be used to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients. Sergey Brin is behind it as well.

According to sources, the first three floors will have “dazzling showrooms” that are outfitted with chrome features and floor lighting. The upper level will include a party deck that will feature bars and lanais.

What’s really amazing about this is that it’s constructed with interchangeable 40-foot shipping containers. Basically, it can be assembled and disassembled over and over. This means it can be moved to other locations. It could be at the beach one day and then moved to a ski resort a few days later. Pretty cool right?

Unfortunately the project is delayed because the U.S. Coast Guard labeled it as a “floating vessel”, which means it has to be inspected to make sure it’s in compliance. Apparently Google kept a lot of people in the dark about this project, but they weren’t able to keep it a secret for long. I guess one would have to assume that Google is doing something similar with the barge that was found in Maine.

source: KPIX
via: 9to5Google

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Google provides early glimpse at next-generation of Glass

Google on Tuesday introduced a sneak peek at the upcoming refresh of the Google Glass wearable technology. Offering very few details about the device, Google says that the new design is due later this year. According to the Google+ account, the successor will work better with prescription glasses and include an optional earbud. Should you not want to add more hardware to your head you can still opt for the bone-conduction for audio. Current Glass users in the Explorer program will be able to swap out their current Glass specs for so-called Google Glass 2.

Be sure to check out our coverage of what it’s like living with Google Glass.

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Google is already working on a successor to Google Glass

This revelation should come as no surprise to anyone: Google is already in the process of developing a Google Glass successor. What that is, is anyone’s guess.

The reports come from a talk Mary Lou Jepsen gave at MIT’s EmTech conference last week. Quartz originally reported Jepsen’s comments pointed towards work on a successor to Google Glass as the reason Jepsen and her team are only getting three hours of sleep a night.

As this post on Technology Review points out several times, Jepsen declined to comment on what exactly it was her and her team are working on.

Could it be a second, much improved version of the currently unreleased Glass? Or how about the mythical Google Now watch we have heard so much about recently? No one really knows at this point outside of Jepsen’s team.

Google is hard at work on more than one wearable product, this much is clear from the comments Jepsen made. This shouldn’t be a shock, or big news, really. A company as large as Google can’t sit still, waiting for Glass to be released so it can monitor consumer reaction and then decide what to make next. Creating a product everyone will use and love takes time.

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Google announces Glassware Review Process for third-party developers

Google Glass Explorers and developers for the platform will be happy to hear that Google has just announced a Glassware Review Process for developers. The announcement came via a Google+ post by Timothy Jordan.

Glassware is what Google has named apps built specifically for Google Glass. Unfortunately the only type of apps – – excuse me, Glassware – – mentioned in the announcement are those built off of the Glass Mirror API. This type of Glassware relies on web connections, and aren’t actually installed on Glass itself.

The first set of Glassware being added to MyGlass includes SportsYapper, Fancy, Mashable, KitchMe and Thuuz.

Developers interested in getting their Glassware listed as an approved service will need to go through a launch checklist, which can be found here.

As for Glassware built to be installed natively on Glass, hopefully Explorers won’t have to wait much longer. A report by Geek.com states the next OS update, XE10, which is scheduled for this month, will include the Glassware shop and native apps. Here’s hoping!

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Google Glass gets update including many highly requested features— vignettes, sound search, more

 

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As Google Glass continues to be the latest craze, more and more features are being requested to be added to the highly-capable device. Through update XE9 (rolling out now), Google has followed through, bringing vignettes, sound search, and much more to Google Glass.

Vignettes make for a really nice feature. Users can take a picture of whatever they’re seeing through Glass, as well as the display simultaneously. Essentially, you’re able to show off the capabilities of Glass to others. Just search “#Vignettes” on Google+ to see some pretty awesome examples.

Search functionality has also been updated. YouTube videos now show up alongside normal site results while searching through Google, and a sound search has been implemented into the device as well.

Google Apps account integration has been included as well. However, to link your Glass up with your Apps account, you’ll have to do a factory reset and login again with the apps account.

The update has already started rolling out, so if you’ve got it, let us know what you think!

Source: 9to5Google

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New update hits MyGlass, lets users control Google Glass UI with an Android device

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One of the biggest challenges for devices like Google Glass is the user interface. It’s not a very traditional setup, especially compared to smartphones and tablets that we’re used to. Fortunately, Google’s companion MyGlass Android app is here to make navigation a bit more comfortable for those of us who prefer touch screens to nods and blinks. The MyGlass app has just received an update in the Play Store that allows Glass to “cast” it’s screen to an Android device to make interface navigation a bit easier.

The update is live in the Play Store, but it’s obviously still kind of a beta thing, just like Google Glass. It’s also not going to do anyone much good if they don’t have Google Glass, but if you are one of the lucky few with a unit, definitely check out the update.

source: Engadget

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Google Glass won’t be available to the public until 2014

google_glass_made_in_the_usaWhile Google Glass has been available to developers since April, the general public is still patiently waiting to get their hands on the device. While we’ve been hearing of a possible late-2013 release, a new report shuts that rumor down. A Google spokesperson told ComputerWorld that the new “ship date” for Google Glass will not be until 2014.

This means that Google and other developers will have a little while longer to perfect the Glass experience. It won’t be available for the holiday season, but perhaps we’ll see it around the time of next year’s I/O which is typically held in May. The latest rumors say that Google Glass will cost around $300.

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