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  • Google not giving up on Glass, readying it for users: Eric Schmidt 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the sales of the debut version of Google Glass-the controversial wearable gadget- have been stalled for now, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the company isn't abandoning the project. Google had stopped selling its hi-tech Internet-connected eyeglass and shut down its Explorer program earlier this...
  • Google X head says company gave way too much attention to Google Glass March 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Google was wrong to let expectations about its Glass wearable gadget get overheated, the head of the Google X research lab said on Tuesday. The Internet company did not do enough to make clear that the $1,500 computer that mounts to a pair of eyeglasses was merely a prototype...
  • You can soon get a facelift surgery done using Google Glass March 4, 2015

    Washington: The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery. Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery - with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety, researchers report. "Google Glass is...
  • After Google Glass and Apple Watch, now come wearable tomatoes February 19, 2015

    Tokyo: As the world's electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday, unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The "Tomatan" is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend's...
  • Sony SmartEyeglass: Sony's answer to Google Glass up for pre-order at $840 February 18, 2015

    San Francisco: Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for SmartEyeglass Internet-linked eyewear, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy. The offering from the Japanese consumer electronics comes amid growing interest in wearable computing, but also questions about whether consumers will warm to connected eyewear. SmartEyeglass...
  • A first-of-its-kind contact lenses that allow users to zoom in and zoom out with the wink of an eye February 15, 2015

    Geneva: Researchers have unveiled the latest version of a first of its kind telescopic contact lens that allows the wearer to zoom in and out with the wink of an eye. The contact lenses have to be paired with smart glasses that recognise winks and ignore blinks to allow wearers to...
  • Google Glass to be redesigned from scratch: Report February 9, 2015

    New York: If you thought the eye-wearable device Google Glass is dead, think again! The new team at Google Glass wants to "redesign the product from scratch and not release it until it is complete", says a New York Times report. Glass is now overseen by Ivy Ross, a jewellery designer...
  • More affordable version of Google Glass in the making; expected to be launched this year January 19, 2015

    New York: As the world remains in sort of shock over the news of sudden Google Glass demise, Google has confirmed it is actually working on an upgraded Google Glass 2. While announcing the closure of its Google Glass Explorer programme and taking the original wearable device off sale Monday, the...
  • You could soon be able to watch 3D movies without wearing glasses January 17, 2015

    London: Austrian researchers have developed a new kind of display that creates 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses. Scientists used a sophisticated laser system that sends laser beams into different directions. Therefore, different pictures are visible from different angles. The angular resolution is so fine that the left eye is...
  • Google to stop Glass sales; looks to redesign device January 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device. The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old "Explorer" edition of Google Glass goes into effect January 19. The decision...
  • Here's how Google Glass can help mothers monitor newborns December 28, 2014

    Washington: A US hospital is set to use Google Glass to enable mothers stay in contact with their newborns even after the infants are shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The experiment is to be conducted at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston next week, Glass Almanac, the leading website...
  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills December 27, 2014

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak December 19, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • A redesigned, slimmer Google Glass likely to be unveiled next year December 8, 2014

    New York: The new version of Intel-powered Google Glass may look slimmer and sleeker than its earlier version. The exteriors of the new device also adds a textured area to the touch-sensitive side panel where non-voice interactions are performed, media reports said. Google Glass is expected to be unveiled next year. The...
  • Corning's new Gorilla Glass 4 for smartphones 'up to two times tougher than competitive glasses'; aims to prevent screen breakage from everyday drops November 22, 2014

    Washington: US manufacturer Corning said Thursday it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance in the sector. The new material, called Gorilla Glass 4, is "up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now...
  • Google Glass future clouded as some early users lose interest November 15, 2014

    San Francisco: After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday. He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who...
  • How glass could help build super-fast computers November 9, 2014

    London: New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future. "The challenge is to find a single material that can effectively use and control light to carry information...
  • Google Glass may cause 'blind spots' in vision; could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street November 6, 2014

    Washington: People wearing Google Glass may experience significant blind spots on their right side, which could interfere with tasks such as driving, crossing the street and playing sports, US researchers said Tuesday. Only three people were included in the analysis of the technology - which provides online access via a tiny...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The...
  • Most Indians feel smartphones important part of life: Survey October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...
  • Man using Google Glass 18 hours a day treated for Internet addiction October 16, 2014

    Paris: A 31-year-old American was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said. It is the first known case of Internet addiction involving Google Glass, a fledgling technology which provides online access via...
  • Sapphire glass maker GT could pursue legal claims against Apple October 11, 2014

    GT Advanced Technologies said it will cut 890 jobs, close an Arizona plant expected to make scratch-resistant screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy. "Only if GT winds down these operations will it be able to stop its mounting losses...
  • Google Glass to be used to fight crime October 3, 2014

    Dubai: Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said. The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame and is capable...
  • Driving while texting with Google Glass as distracting as phone: Study September 26, 2014

    Orlando: The first scientific study of driving while texting with Google Glass found that the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use on the road than a smartphone. "When you look at how fast people react to an unexpected traffic event - how fast they slam on their brakes, we didn't...
  • Missing sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 disappoints many September 11, 2014

    Seoul: Apple may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratchresistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time September 1, 2014

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE realtime face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass,...
  • Xiaomi may launch a premium limited edition smartphone with sapphire glass protection August 22, 2014

    Seoul: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the yearend, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday. The report, citing no sources, said Xiaomi had ordered sapphire covers for 50,000 smartphones. The...
  • Google Glass not an optimal tool for space tasks: NASA August 9, 2014

    Washington: The upcoming eye wearable device Google Glass is "not an optimal tool" for handling operational procedures and tasks in a simulated space environment, NASA astronauts have revealed. In a latest series of experiments, astronauts spent several days inside an underwater lab and performed multiple tests using both Google Glass and...
  • New visioncorrecting display technology may soon help you ditch your glasses, contact lenses July 28, 2014

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Scientists are developing a new screen technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses. The technology uses algorithms...
  • Lenovo working on a Google Glasslike wearable device; likely to come with 5MP camera, 12GB storage July 28, 2014

    New York: Lenovo is developing a wearable smart glass similar to Google Glass with an external battery to be worn on the neck. The device will have a fivemegapixel camera, voice recognition and gesture control, and around 12GB of internal storage. "Right now there are too many devices you can develop for...