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  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak 3 days ago

    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...
  • 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 Londonbased startup "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 Internetlinked eyewear. The Californiabased 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 Internetconnected eyewear to anyone in the US as the company finetunes 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 oneday 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 stillinbeta 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 Internetconnected 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 Glasslike 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...