Google says Glass store opening is only temporary

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Since users discovered earlier today that orders for Google Glass could be placed at the Glass store without an invite, similar to the one-day sale they had last week, folks have been scrambling to figure out whether this was an official move by Google to open sales up to the general public instead of a limited program for approved invitees. Google has now issued a statement indicating: » Read the rest

Google opens Glass orders to the public, price remains at $1500 [Updated]

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Only a few days after their one-day public sale of Google Glass, Google has now opened the Glass store for public orders of the Explorer Edition without an invite being necessary. Like the one day sale, Glass is available in a choice of five colors, including the Cotton color that appeared to sell out during the one-day event. In addition, buyers can still get a lightweight titanium frame or a set of shades thrown for free with their order. The other thing that has not changed is the price which remains at $1500.

If you missed the one day sale and have not been able to get an invite and you are ready to place your order to join the Explorer program, just hit the source link below. You may note though that Google has not released any word as to whether this is an official move on their part to open the program up to the public or if it is some glitch in their system. So you may not want to hesitate.

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Google Glass target of DeGeneres bit on sale day

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Google decided to try a new tactic with their Explorer program for Google Glass by opening up sales of the device to anyone in the U.S. on April 15th. According to the Google Glass team, they succeeded in filling all spots in their Explorer program, although it is not clear whether that means they sold out of all stock of the current version. In creating this event, Google also opened themselves up to a bit of mockery, especially amongst TV show hosts like Conan O’Brien and Ellen DeGeneres.

On her show yesterday, Ellen took the opportunity to show off a pair of Google glasses she says she bought off of Craigslist for $1,495. The results were… interesting. Hit the break to check out the video, which starts around 54 seconds in, from yesterday’s show. » Read the rest

Google Glass update to come this week with Android 4.4 KitKat

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Google Glass hasn’t been updated in a while now, but the next update is set to be released later this week. The update will bring a number of things to Glass, including Android 4.4 KitKat!

KitKat isn’t the only thing that will be added in the update. The update will also feature photo bundles, allowing users to view their timeline in a more organized, bundled fashion. It will also allow users to reply to a message in Hangouts with a photo.

Other new features include voice command sorting, making it easier to view voice commands in an organized fashion, and video calls.

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Glass user has Glass pulled off his face and smashed

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brokenglassIn what should be surprising news — but isn’t — a reporter by the name of Kyle Russell had his Google Glass pulled from his face and eventually smashed. Coming from covering a protest involving a Google lawyer, Jack Halprin, who has started evicting tenants of a rental building he recently bought, Russell was heading home when a lady, who saw that he had Glass, shouted “Glass!” and tore the $1,500 wearable off his face. She then ran off and when Russell and a friend gave pursuit, turned and threw the piece of tech on the ground, smashing it.

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Anyone can buy Google Glass on April 15 at 9am EST

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For one day and one day only, Google Glass will be available for anyone in the United States to purchase. Initially, The Verge leaked Google’s plan to expand the Explorer Program with this promotion; therefore, Google made its plans official today rather than letting the news float around the internet. So Google has busted the doors wide open for absolutely anyone in the U.S. to gain access to Glass.

On Tuesday, April 15, people can head over to this page and purchase Glass. The cost is $1500 in addition to applicable taxes. And you have the choice of shades and frames. The page will be ready for orders at 9am EST or 6am PST, and Google does not intend on taking each and every order. At some point, they will have to start turning away prospective Explorers.

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Via: The Verge

Survey shows that over 70 percent of people don’t want Glass due to privacy worries

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google-glass-xlGlass is having a rough go of it in regards to privacy concerns. There’s been a back and forth involving the worries that Glass violates the privacy of those around people wearing the tech. While there have been countless of stories involving the fact that, no, Glass does not actually violate privacy and isn’t always recording folk, people are still apprehensive. It’s only going to get worse.

In a study done by market research firm, Toluna, 72 percent of the American populace won’t be purchasing Google Glass because of privacy worries. They’re worried that there will be hacking, unwarranted photography and video filming and so on. While the initial buzz about Glass showed that people were genuinely interested in the product, its public presence has been a bit jaded as of late. With misconceptions by mainstream media furthering people’s apprehension, Google’s gone on the offense with a post showcasing everything Glass isn’t.

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Livestream allows you to broadcast what you’re seeing with Google Glass

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As one of the largest broadcasting services on the Internet, it is not a surprise that Livestream would want to launch an app for Google Glass. Well, they’ve done just that! Users of Google Glass can now stream what they’re seeing straight to Livestream.

Users can easily start an event, simply by using the “Livestream” voice command, which will launch the app. After that you simply tap the device, and you’re live. Right now, the only way to pair your device with a Livestream account is by scanning a QR code found on the Livestream event pages, but soon users will be able to do that from an app on their smartphone.

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Via: Engadget

Wear Glass, get drink at San Francisco bar

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Google Glass Explorers in the San Francisco area will be glad to know that not every bar is seeking to ban the technological gizmo. In fact, the Stanford Court hotel in the Nob Hill area is offering a special deal for Glass owners who come in for a drink. Just come on up to the bar and get your first drink on the house if you are wearing your Glass device. » Read the rest

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