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    Technology News: Emerging Tech: Google Glass Project Sees the World Through AR-Tinted Glasses (click for full article)

    "The much-rumored Google Glasses are real, and the search company has given the world its first glimpse at at what the augmented reality specs will look like. The project, formally known as "Google Glass," will give users information about things they look at by displaying images and text through the lenses."


     
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    Vision test - Google's futuristic heads-up display glasses (photos) - CNET News (click for full article)

    "In a new video, Google reveals plans for a futuristic ultra-connected augmented reality that displays nearly every Google product in a pair of glasses.

    Project Glass, as Google's calls it, is the company's prototype of a hands-free system that can pull up maps, directions, events notifications, and the locations of nearby friends right in a wearer's line of sight."
     
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    Google to Overtake Apple in 2016 - Forbes (click for full article)

    "The iPhone maker's days are numbered. You've been warned.


    I frequently tell my friends and colleagues that it would only take one brilliant device for Sony (NYSE: SNE), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), or Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) to turn themselves around. If it's popular enough, that single device would serve as the catalyst for future purchases. It would make us take a second look at the company that built it. In time, it could turn us into a bunch of crazed fans that rivals the loyalty and enthusiasm of Apple's most devoted consumers.


    (Read about the fact that Steve Jobs didn't like the Apple TV here.)


    This is how all tech companies succeed. Sony did it with the Walkman (and again with the original PlayStation). More impressive than that was the way Apple transformed its business with a simple (but innovative) MP3 player: the iPod.


    Now Google is poised to do the same with its breathtaking Project Glass initiative. Project Glass will be the first step in a revolutionary new development within the world of mobile technology. In simple terms, it could eliminate the need for most of the devices people can't live without - most notably smartphones. Not that Google would ever want to cannibalize its billion-dollar Android business. I'm sure the glasses will interface with your existing phone, at least initially. But long-term, there's no reason why smartphone technology shouldn't be baked right into the glasses.


    That's not where the innovation comes from, however. There will always be devices that replace the need for other technology. Cell phones, for example, made beepers irrelevant. Some would argue that they were always irrelevant. But when cell phones hit it big, the world no longer needed a device that beeped whenever your best friend needed to chat.


    Project Glass is more than a replacement device - it is conceivably the next evolution in mobile computing. Remember those sci-fi moves that told us the world would one day possess a wearable computer? This could be it. "
     
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    Google Glasses Make Their First TV Appearance on Charlie Rose (click for full article)

    "Much hoopla has been made over Google's Project Glass, and on Wednesday's Charlie Rose, we finally got a glimpse of the specs in action when Google Fellow and Stanford Professor Sebastian Thrun wore them throughout his interview and put them to work.

    While casually chatting up Rose, Thrun revealed that he had uploaded an image to his Google Plus profile using the Google Glasses. Thrun also told Rose that the best use of the device might not be for augmented reality, as we saw in the demo video, but in sharing visual perspective between friends.

    Imagine using these to capture the crazy things you see in everyday life, but miss out on in the time it takes to pull out your camera. Then imagine uploading that to Instagram, without so much as lifting a finger. "
     
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    Larry Page Spotted Wearing Google Glasses In England! | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    "There hasn't been a whole lot of news coming out of the Google Zeitgeist event taking place in a posh hotel on the outskirts of London this week, but Google's making some other news in England: its CEO Larry Page has been spotted wearing Google Glasses.


    The pictures of Page wearing the super-funky augmented reality eyewear are possibly the first - although his Google co-founder Sergey Brin has also been seen wearing them in the wild. Today's pictures come courtesy of a Google employee, who posted them - where else? - on Google +.


    "My life is now complete - met Larry Page today! Thank you for visiting EMEA," the employee wrote alongside his pictures.


    Google Glass has been one of the most talked-about new projects at Google for a long time. It's one of the company's first big forays into cutting-edge hardware. Other products it's been reported to be working on are integrating more Google TV functions into set-top boxes and a home-entertainment system.


    With the company closing the acquisition of Motorola today, we are likely to get more visibility on what Google's plans will be for developing more hardware. That, of course, is a strength at Motorola. Hardware is also something that Page himself highlighted recently in his CEO's letter."
     
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    Google's Sergey Brin Says Project Glass to Launch in 2013 (click for full article)

    "Google Glass Project is the most significant concept to come out of Google's X lab since the company fist unveiled its self-driving car initiative. Unfortunately, no one, besides the company's Sergey Brin, has been seen wearing the augmented reality glasses. Until last week that is.


    Brin appeared on Current TV's The Gavin Newsom Show to explain and show off a Project Glass prototype before handing them over to host (and lieutenant governor of California) Gavin Newsom who was able to view a picture of himself, which Brin had previously taken, on the glasses screen. Following the show, Newsom discussed using the glasses with Wired saying the," image was remarkably clear."


    Brin didn't let Newsom navigate the glasses' menus , although he did demonstrate that a small touchpad on the glasses' right arm allows users to move through whatever operating system is loaded on the device.


    Despite the fact that Project Glass made its public debut a little over a month ago, Newsom told Wired that the device is much further along in development than most people have imagined.


    The most surprising tidbit Brin revealed during his interview was the time frame he is looking at in regards to Project Glass' public availability. When Newsom asked when the product would hit the market, Brin replied saying he hoped to have it out sometime next year.


    Brin said the pair of high-tech shades he had with him during the interview was actually a rough prototype. Meaning that the project could still see significant changes before it is made commercially available.


    Check out the video below to see portions of the interview and tune in on June 1 for the Newsom's entire interview with Brin."
     
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