Glass

  • Missing sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 disappoints many 1 week ago

    Seoul: Apple may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant 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 real-time 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 year-end, 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 vision-correcting 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 Glass-like 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 five-megapixel camera, voice recognition and gesture control, and around 12GB of internal storage. "Right now there are too many devices you can develop for...
  • Mumbai: Faulty fire safety equipments in building left several firemen trapped July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: Hours after a massive fire gutted a high rise commercial building in Mumbai, on Friday fire officials claim that safety norms were flouted in the building which led to several firemen being trapped in the building. "It was a difficult task as 33 of my men got stuck when...
  • Here's how you can control Google Glass with your thoughts July 13, 2014

    London: Focus hard and you will be able to control Google Glass with your thoughts alone. Yes, your power of thoughts can give the computer eyewear commands to do certain things, like taking a picture and even posting it to Facebook. Developed by London-based start-up "This Place", the open source "MindRDR"...
  • Google Glass goes on sale in Britain, the first country outside the US June 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear. The California-based technology titan expanded an "explorer" program beyond the United States for the first time by inviting British enthusiasts to virtually queue for...
  • Smart glasses that can help people with limited vision navigate June 17, 2014

    London: Oxford University researchers have developed smart glasses that can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles. The smart glasses consist of a video camera mounted on the frame of the glasses, a computer processing unit that is small enough to fit in a pocket, and software...
  • Drchrono app: The 'first wearable health record' for Google Glass June 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, California, based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims is the first "wearable...
  • Google to put advertisements on refrigerators, car dashboards, watches? May 23, 2014

    Washington: You may soon see advertisements on your refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and even watches - courtesy Google. According to a letter filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in December and disclosed on Tuesday, the search giant may serve ads on a different set of "mobile" devices, including...
  • Google Glass: The hottest accessory in geek fashion goes back on sale in the US May 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the US as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology. The latest release of Google Glass comes a month after a one-day sale...
  • Google Glass goes back on sale in US at $1500, but still in beta May 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Anyone in the United States with $1,500 can now buy Google Inc's still-in-beta Google Glass, the Internet company said on a blogpost on Tuesday. Google said it "decided to move to a more open beta," and said anyone in the United States could buy the Internet-connected Glass eyewear as long...
  • Watch: This amazing short film shot entirely with Google Glass is a heartwarming thanks to moms everywhere for just being moms May 9, 2014

    When was the last time you thanked your mother for everything she did for you? This film, shot entirely on Glass, was created by the alumni and students from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts as part of the Glass Creative Collective. A man travels miles to...
  • Does the $1500 Google Glass cost only $80 to manufacture? May 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Looking forward to spend $1,500 (Rs 90,000) to buy your set of Google Glass soon? This information may shock you that it takes electronic components worth a mere $80 (Rs 4,800) to develop one eyewear device. According to the website teardown.com, researchers looked into one of the Glass prototypes...
  • Google Glass at dinner table: Here is what could happen April 28, 2014

    Taking potshots at Google Glass, this parody video suggests how adversely the wearable computing device from Google could affect your lives. In the video, an entire family is shown wearing and engrossed too much in what looks like a Google Glass-like wearable device, while attempting to have dinner at the...
  • Google Glass helps doctors save a patient's life April 21, 2014

    New York: Using the wearable eyewear Google Glass, doctors in the US saved the life of a patient - opening up a possibility for the device to become an integral part of medical care. Wearing Google Glass, doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts were able to give...
  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Google Glass to be available for public purchase from April 15 April 11, 2014

    San Francisco: A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any US resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9...
  • Google Glass to come with Ray-Ban, Oakley frames March 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group announced Monday represents Google's latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky as it tries to develop...
  • Google Glass review: It has to be smaller if Google is aiming for mass appeal March 16, 2014

    New York: Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story. Once you do, this Internet-connected eyewear takes on a life...
  • Photos: 19 incredible shot glasses that you can also eat March 7, 2014

    These shot glasses will literally blow your mind. Our favourite is the milk and cookie shot. But the strawberry-jelo shot glass is rather cute too. ...
  • Samsung's 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into a keyboard March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet is already abuzz with reports that Samsung is working on its own wearable headset computer, and now a new report has emerged claiming that Samsung's answer to Google Glass could be a step ahead of its rival and might turn your hands into a QWERTY keyboard. A...
  • Google Glass review: Gives users a new way to view content, but still has a long way to go March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: I had a chance to dance with Google Glass, the much-touted wearable device that Google has been experimenting with for some time now. Folks, have gone skydiving with it, on roller coaster rides, and various other adventures, in various parts of the world. I got mine on trial...
  • Dos and don'ts: Google tells Glass users how not to be a 'Glasshole' February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Having taken advice from early adopters of Google Glass, Google complied a list of Dos and don'ts informing them of the best practices and basic etiquettes to be followed while using the device. "Our Explorers have gotten a lot of attention when they wear Glass out and about. Reactions...
  • A glass that bends but doesn't break January 31, 2014

    Toronto: Afraid of keeping glass-made decorative pieces at home as your naughty kids won't spare them for long? Not any more. Here comes a glass that bends but does not break when dropped - thus offering improved man-made designs in the future. Engineers at McGill University in Canada have developed a technique...
  • Google introduces the world's first Google Glass games January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After introducing stylish frames for its Google Glass, Google has now showed off five games for its Internet-connect glasses to encourage developers to design more games for what the company expects to be the next big thing in the world of technology. The company has bundled a few games...
  • New frames for Google Glass January 28, 2014

    Google has released four feather-light titanium frames - Split, Thin, Bold and Curve - for the Google Glass, which fit with your prescription lenses. All four frames are available for $225 each. The new frames are available for early adopters, who are primarily computer programmers and winners of an online contest conducted earlier this year.
  • Google Glass for prescription lenses now available; to cost $225 more January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing off its first prototype, Google last year had announced its plans to design prescription frames for Google Glass, and within less than a year the company has announced their availability. Google has released four feather-light titanium frames - Split, Thin, Bold and Curve - for the Google Glass,...