Apparently confirming that a recent eBay listing was in fact a new version of Google’s enterprise edition of Google Glass, the pawnbroker that listed the item has canceled the auction and returned the item to Google. This move comes after representatives from Google visited the shop on Monday following a weekend of intense bidding on eBay. Read more
A new listing on eBay appears to be for the next version of Google Glass rumored to be the successor to Google’s failed effort to create a consumer-oriented face-worn wearable device. When Google finally shutdown the old Google Glass program, there was talk then and in ensuing months about a business or enterprise focused version that would eventually be produced. The new eBay listing appears to show a device somewhat consistent with past rumors if it is indeed a legitimate listing. Read more
Looks like Google might be trying to wipe the memory of Google Glass from the popular consciousness.
Reports are surfacing this morning that owners of Google Glass units are seeing their devices rendered unusable. The problem appears to have been traced to a problem with the backend servers Google maintains to support Glass devices. According to at least one source, Google engineers are aware of the problem and are working on a solution. Read more
Google is looking to take its Google Glass creation to the next level with its recently attained patent of holograms for Glass.
Google Glass is in the news again, with a report stating that it is now part of a division called Project Aura*, remaining within Google and not becoming a separate company in the Alphabet Group. Besides working on the next version of Google Glass, Project Aura will also attempt to accelerate development of other wearable technologies.
Last week word came out that Google’s focus on making Google Glass enticing for enterprise users had resulted in some changes to the device to make it more suitable for the workplace. Although actual examples of the revamped units have yet to surface, reports coming out this week suggest Google has already shared some units with development teams that participate in the company’s Glass At Work program. Read more
As Google moves to reposition they next version of Google Glass to be primarily used for business and enterprise purposes, reports indicate the Glass team is beefing up the device to be a little more business friendly and more rugged to handle the stress of a workplace environment. Despite some of these changes, the overall form factor will stay much the same as the Explorer Edition with a prism located above the right eye and the electronics hanging on the right temple. Read more
Popular eyewear manufacturer Luxottica which owns brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley and several other major sunglasses brands is now looking to partner with Google for the upcoming version of Glass. The information was given out by the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian during the company’s general meeting in Milan, Italy. Read more
Discovered in the files of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an item from Google that reveals the company is exploring eye-tracking. Why would they be working with such technology? For when Glass is reintroduced to the world. It would eliminate some of the actions that require voice commands or touch by simply replying upon eye movement.