Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

Google Glass Enterprise Edition

After disappearing from the public eye for 2 years, the augmented reality glasses are back again. Two years ago, Google Glass essentially disappeared and many people guessed that the augmented reality glasses were done. Despite the fact that Google insisted that they weren’t finished with the internet connected eyewear, doubters were in the majority. The new version of the AR glasses is designed for the workplace to assist people to better do their jobs. There are already over 50 companies using the Google Glass Enterprise Edition as a part of…

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Google Glass may soon be capable of displaying holograms

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The smartglasses might be able to show them over the view of the real world in front of the wearer. A patent has now been published by Google for technology that would make it possible for Google Glass wearers to view holograms that are displayed overtop of their vision of the real world. This patents help to provide another level of understanding for the investment the company made into Magic Leap. The tech giant has recently invested in that firm, a augmented reality startup. As it appears as though Google…

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Google Glass wearers could soon be dancing

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Recent media reports have said that these augmented reality glasses will soon come with tech to teach dance moves. It may be true that Google Glass was shut down and tossed onto the back burner, not too long ago, but recent reports are suggesting that this wearable technology is far from finished, as it may soon have a new feature available that will teach its users to dance in real time. The AR glasses will soon be bringing a concept similar to “Dance Dance Revolution” to its offerings. The report…

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Augmented reality device could be coming up at Apple

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According to an analyst, the iPhone maker could be looking into a project somewhat like Google Glass. Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, has stated that Apple could be looking for a way to step into the world of augmented reality, and this could one day be arriving in the form of a headset device somewhat like Google Glass, but that would move above and beyond that particular project. Munster shared this opinion in an investor note that was recently released in which he cited industry contacts. Those contacts…

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Google Glass production has been halted

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The company has announced that it will no longer be creating this wearable technology in its current form. The present form of Google Glass is no longer going to be produced, as the company has decided that while it wants to remain committed to the idea of wearable technology in the style of smart glasses, the current design is not the path that they want to continue to take. It also reveals that the Glass team will be leaving Google X and will be forming its own unique division. The…

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Autistic children could use Google Glass app to boost social skills

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The application for the wearable technology may also assist these kids in improving the ability to communicate. Brain Power, a startup based in Massachusetts, is now in the process of developing an app for Google Glass that will assist autistic children in being able to learn both communication and social skills. The Glass app would also offer caregivers some vital feedback about how they can help the autistic child to cope in life. The Google Glass app is called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, and it works by encouraging…

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Wearable technology’s top brand is Apple, even though its device isn’t out yet

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Despite the fact that it won’t be releasing its smartwatch until early next year, it is still the brand in the lead. Even though Apple doesn’t yet have a wearable technology that is actually available to be purchased on the market, it has already become the leading brand in this category which has a considerable number of participants with products for sale. Consumers won’t be able to actually buy and test the Apple Watch until the start of next year but it is already a favorite. This was part of…

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Google Glass is headed to the International Space Station today

International Space Station Google Glass

These augmented reality wearable technology devices have received mixed reviews on Earth, now they will try space. Among the latest technology news regarding Google Glass is the fact that it is being blasted into space today, sending it to the International Space Station as a part of a broader mission starting in the Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. The purpose of the mission involves the study of certain functions of flatworms within the outer space environment. Kentucky Space, a nonprofit organization, is taking part in a mission as a…

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Is Google Glass ever going to be something consumers want?

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Many developers are starting to think that this wearable technology has already seen its 15 minutes of fame. The Google Glass wearables have been making appearances at high profile events and have been making technology news headlines as they cause governments and companies to rethink the types of regulations that they have in place – such as for drivers or movie goers. However, many in the industry are starting to ask whether these wearables will ever truly be desirable to consumers. It’s true that Google Glass has found a few…

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Google Glass app from Jaguar displays augmented reality print ads

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This advertising design brings mobile marketing to an entirely new and interactive level. Jaguar has taken its new print ad campaign to an entirely new level through augmented reality and its app for Google Glass, cleverly encouraging consumers to interact with the experience of its villain-themed mobile marketing campaign. The brand has linked its ads from a range of different magazines through the Blippar app for various mobile devices. When using the Google Glass, smartphone, or tablet version of the Blippar app with the Jaguar ads in GQ, Wired, Condé…

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Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

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These augmented reality glasses have the potential to save companies millions through improved worker efficiency. One of the largest fast food chains in the world, KFC, has recently run a trial using Google Glass, in which its employees were trained to use the device with a software program that was designed to help them to improve their overall efficiency rate. The parent company for that fast food chain, Yum Brands, could reduce its labor costs considerably. The training program that used the Google Glass wearable technology was created by a…

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