Glass - Home. How It Feels [through Glass] Project Glass: One day... Project Glass. Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses. Photos via GoogleGoogle showed off its first venture into wearable computing, called Project Glass.
If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably just a Google employee testing the company’s new augmented-reality glasses. On Wednesday, Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiative called Project Glass. The glasses are the company’s first venture into wearable computing. The glasses are not yet for sale. In a post shared on Google Plus, employees in the company laboratory known as Google X, including Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun, asked people for input about the prototype of Project Glass.
“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input,” the three employees wrote. Before ‘OK Glass’, Google considered ‘pew pew pew’, Glassicus, and Go Go Glass. If you’ve ever wondered why Google ended up going with “OK Glass” as the official phrase for its Glass product, this one’s for you.
Glass Marketing Manager Amanda Rosenberg has finally revealed its origins. Rosenberg has apparently received permission from Google to share an email she sent to Glass Product Manager Mat Balez on April 14, 2012. Google Gets Transparent With Glass, Its Augmented Reality Project. Larry Page and Sergey Brin have long had the dream of a hands-free, mobile Google, where search was a seamless process as you moved around the world.
As the years progressed the vision did, too, expanding beyond search to persistent connections with the people in your lives. In other words, Google’s view of the world now has the social side fully baked into it. Today, Google is revealing that it is taking concrete steps towards that vision with ProjectGlass, an augmented reality system that will give users the full range of activities performed with a smart phone — without the smart phone. Instead, you wear some sort of geeky prosthetic (one of those pictured is reminiscent of the visor that Geordi La Forge wore on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” but Google has also been experimenting with a version that piggybacks on regular spectacles.)
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, CNN And Evernote Apps Coming To Google Glass Today. Google announced a number of new partner apps today on stage at Google I/O during the “Developing for Glass” session.
Facebook and Twitter were the highlights of the list, which also included Evernote, Tumblr, Elle and CNN, in addition to the previously announced NYT and Path apps. The CNN app sends video to Glass via updates, and streams news to a browsable feed. It can alert users when there’s breaking news in a category that they want to follow, and those alerts can be customized to show up at specific times of day. They show up as text but can also be read aloud using the Mirror API. Screenshot_2013-05-16-11-13-11 Twitter The Twitter app provides your stream, as well as posting capabilities and the power to snap photos from Glass and post them direct to your stream. Evernote. Apple and Facebook Should Be Terrified Of Google-Tinted Glasses. Google’s augmented reality eyewear is coming to disrupt your face and your business model.
If you don’t even have to pull your phone out to take a photo, get directions, or message with friends, why would you need to buy the latest iPhone or spend so much time on Facebook? It could be a year before Google eyewear reaches stores, but that’s why these and other tech companies need to strategize now. If they wait to see if the device is a hit, the world could be seeing through Google-tinted glasses by the time they adapt. Apple and Facebook’s bet might be to team up… If you haven’t heard, Google today announced it is beginning public tests of augmented reality glasses with the codename Project Glass.
Cramming all the functionality into a sleek set of glasses is going to take time and effort, but the Google(x) skunklabs is on it. Here’s what I see as their best courses of action: Apple Should Compete But Apple is the world’s greatest hardware company. Facebook Should Team Up With Apple. ROBERT SCOBLE: I Just Wore Google's Glasses For 2 Weeks. Google Is Forbidding Users From Reselling, Loaning Glass Eyewear. No sharing.
Photo: Google Google is barring anyone deemed worthy of a pair of its $1,500 Google Glass computer eyewear from selling or even loaning out the highly coveted gadget. The company’s terms of service on the limited-edition wearable computer specifically states, “you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.” Welcome to the New World, one in which companies are retaining control of their products even after consumers purchase them.
It was bound to happen. The company knows if the eyewear was transferred because each device is registered under the buyer’s Google account. For the moment, not just anybody can buy the eyewear. Google declined comment. Not for sale. Google bans porn from Glass.