Google Co-Founder Claims Smartphones Are Emasculating

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At the TED Talks Conference in Long Beach, California, Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a rather bold claim: smartphones are emasculating. According to Brin, the reasoning is that you’re just “standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass.” Brin used the forward-thinking conference as a stage to further promote Google Glass, a device […]

Google Retail Stores Not Necessary According to Android Chief

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Google’s Android Chief Andy Rubin doesn’t see the need for Google retail stores, and is content with selling Nexus devices through the Play Store. During reporter roundtable at Mobile World Congress Rubin told All Things D that users don’t need to go to retail stores to get a feel for devices any more. Instead users […]

Google Glass Coming To Stores By End of 2013 For Less Than $1500

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Google Glass will arrive in stores by the end of 2013. It will work with Android or iPhone, and cost less than the $1500 Explorer Editions of the glasses. The Verge reports that Google aims to have Google Glass in user’s hands by the end of the year. The team also wants to bring the […]

See What it’s Like to Wear Google Glass (Video)

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Today Google released a new video that shows what it’s like to wear Google Glass for the first time. The video shows the Google Glass user interface, which is just a small transparent window in the upper right corner of the video. The doesn’t look exactly like the original concept video for Google Glass which […]

Google Glass Passes Through FCC

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Google Glass recently took a trip through the FCC according to a report from Engadget. The Google Glass Explorer Edition, which Google sold to developers at Google I/O passed through the government agency and the agency approved the deviceĀ for human use. The glasses use a Broadcom Wi-Fi radio and a Bluetooth 4.0 + LE radio […]

Olympus Announces Head-Mounted Display Prototype

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With Google’s Project Glass nearing its first developer release, it makes sense that other companies would start announcing their own prototype head-mounted displays. The newest prototype comes from Olympus. According to Engadget, Olympus announced its prototype MEG4.0 head-mounted display prototype today in Japan. The device is different from Google’s Project Glass in that it doesn’t […]

Google I/O 2012 Announcement Roundup: Hits and Misses

Google did not announce Google Drive for iPhone and iPad.

The Google I/O 2012 keynote has come and gone and as the dust settles, it’s time to take a look back at what Google announced. This year, consumers and attendees and viewers of the Google I/O keynote were treated to a host of announcements about new Google products. On the list are Android 4.1 Jelly […]

Google Project Glass Shown Off in Amazing Skydiving Demo

The view of a skydiver using Project Glass.

At Google I/O 2012 today, the company showed off its highly anticipated Project Glass glasses solution using skydivers and bike riders who were wearing Google Glass prototypes. Google Co-CEO Sergey Brin took the stage today to show off Google Glass. While on stage, he was communicating with skydivers high above the Moscone Center in San […]