Google has released an update for Google Glass taking it up to version XE21.0. The list of changes is not extensive, but users will likely welcome them. Although the issue of Glass owners wearing their devices for driving is not settled, users can access navigation information through the devices. With this update, Google enabled the inclusion of Waze information, like accidents, on the display when navigation is being shown.
Google Glass owners now have access to Pandora Internet Radio via their wearable device. Users get access to their existing stations or they can create a new station using voice commands. However, several other controls still require the use of the touchpad, including play/pause controls, favoriting tracks and dismissing tracks.
Google is rolling out an update to Google Glass this week that includes some improvements to the way users access their contacts. The update, version number XE20.1, incorporates these changes based on user feedback indicating they wanted a better, easier way to access and contact the people in their address books.
A little worried about what is to come in terms of weather when out and about? MyRadar Weather Radar for Google Glass can help with that. The new Glassware gives users an easy way to see a live forecast without having to take out a physical device and moving through an app. Specifically, it uses a user’s current location rather than having to pick and choose one. So if rain is coming, you can make sure to get some cover in order to protect the very expensive wearable.
To activate the Glassware, you just have to ask it to “Show the weather” and the radar is brought up. Immediately after, the live forecast is displayed. It is animated and shows just how dense the coming storm will be. The MyRadar Weather Radar Glassware is free, but it does not yet work nicely with the mobile app.
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With Google Glass only being officially available in the U.K. for about a week, it has not taken long for acceptance to follow a path seen in the U.S. The latest example is the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association which issued this statement via their chief executive Phil Clapp, “customers will be requested not to wear these into cinema auditoriums, whether the film is playing or not.” Apparently the U.K. group wanted to one-up their counterparts at the Alamo Drafthouse which only asks Glass users to remove them when the trailers start.
Right before Google I/O starts tomorrow, Glass owners can toy with some new Glassware. There are 12 new services being added to be exact. The new Glassware services cover categories like personal fitness, sports, news, and cooking.
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People around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Google Glass in their respective countries. While the United States has been the go-to for a bit of time, Google has finally opened the Glass Explorer program to another nation. Starting today, people in the United Kingdom can join the Glass Explorer program for £1,000. Just as with the United States wearers, people in the United Kingdom can choose between five colors and get to tailor their experience if they need prescription lenses.
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Google has announced a new certification program for their Google Glass devices to help encourage development of apps for the enterprise. The Glass at Work program announced five new Certified Partners that are producing Glassware to help businesses. The new partner companies include:
As a way to celebrate fatherhood, Google has released a new Through Glass video, showing fathers and their children. About 30 seconds long, the video sure is a sweet gesture from Google! Or is it just a message to children that they should buy Glass for their dad’s special day? Hit the break to watch the video for yourself!
Google just launched a new firmware update for Glass, which requires an update for both the eyewear and an update to the MyGlass app. The update allows users to instantly see photos captured with Glass on their phones, where they can share them to their favorite social media platforms.
The updates will also allow users to track their favorite world cup teams, and get updates on scores straight to their phones. Furthermore, the update will allow users to see their parking location, as well as track packages that the user has ordered.