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Irony: Google Glass Developer Creates App That Maps Security Cameras

Google Glass developer, Sander Veenhof, has created, what some must see as a most ironic situational irony: an app for Google Glass wearers to see security cameras in their surroundings. The app culls open data about security cameras and maps the information into the user’s vision, using 3D projections.
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Another Journalist Targeted for Wearing Google Glass

glassSan Francisco is a dangerous place to flaunt Google Glass. For the second time this year, a person was targeted for wearing the device – this time, in broad daylight at a BART station.

The second victim is 20-year-old journalist at Business Insider, Kyle Russell, who was attacked just moments after writing a story about an anti-tech protest march in the same neighborhood. According to Russell, the attacker yelled, “Glass,” before snatching the electronic device off of his face and running from the scene. After chasing the thief through traffic, the attacker smashed the glasses to the ground and ran off in another direction. Police were unable to track down the culprit. Russell now has a broken, unusable Glass and plenty of unsympathetic tweets from San Franciscans. Read more

Google Glass Live-Steam App Helps Doctors Get Instant Advice

remedyGoogle Glass, despite its social awkwardness, is getting a lot of attention in the public service sector – firefighters and doctors alike. With the wearable interface, doctors can use it to quickly access patient information during critical periods, and now, they can also use it to ask for a second opinion.

The technology comes from Remedy, a Google Glass platform that allows doctors to live-stream sessions to other professionals in order to seek advice. Created by Noor Siddiqui and Gina Siddiqi, the sisters bring medical school experience to the health profession via emerging wearable technology. Read more

Google Introduces Prescription Lenses for Google Glass

Google’s latest Glass update is an option for users to use prescription lenses for an additional $225.The new frames, or Titanium Collection, are crafted from titanium metal and come in four simple, classic styles – Curve, Thin, Split, and Bold.
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Google Glass is Going to L’Oreal Beauty School

Ammon for MMFL’Oreal’s famed hair stylist, George Papanikolas, will be donning a pair of the smart eyewear from Google to teach beauty school students. The program is part of the Matrix Class for Glass, a three part program for students to learn from celebrity stylists.

Using Google Glass technology and expertise from Matrix Celebrity Stylist, George Papanikolas and Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver, intimate and in-depth tutorials will capture styling sessions directly from the eye of the stylist.  These videos will offer a new and unique view from behind the chair and power the styling experience with unbounded technology.  Read more

Professional Basketball Franchise Sacramento King Embraces Google Glass and Bitcoins

As far as tech titles go, NBA’s Sacramento King is the first sports franchise to broadcast a professional basketball game using Google Glass. Further, the team has also embraced the use of Bitcoins. Fans can now purchase goods inside its retail store in Sacramento. Online purchases of tickets and merchandise will begin in March.

For those looking to see the first game experience using the Glass, tune in this week on January 24, for the Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers. You’ll see game perspectives from select players, mascots, and dancers. Here’s a preview:

Another Sex App is Being Developed for Google Glass

sexy glassGoogle Glass may prohibit sexually explicit content, but it hasn’t prevented creative and horny folks from developing adult-friendly apps for the wearable computer. The new app proposal is called Sex with Google Glass, wherein two glass users can view each other’s perspective using Glass. The app also can be enlisted to dim the lights, put on some steamy tunes, and also offer advice – like a real-time Karma Sutra tutor.

Just say “ok glass, it’s time” and Glass will stream what you see to each other. And if you feel like stopping everything, just ask: “ok glass, pull out”. Read more

Google Glass Facial Recognition App Wants to Match Your Face to All of Your Online Profiles

Here’s a great app for those who fear being surrounded by criminal sex offenders: Name Tag. It’s an app being developed to match faces to the app’s vast database of social profile images, dating websites, and even the national sex offender registries.

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Word Lens Brings Real-Time Translation App to Google Glass

Word Lens is a remarkable app, worthy of sharing during the holidays when you are stuck indoor with a bunch of relatives on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The phone app gives real time translation using phone cameras – you don’t even need a network connection. Just hold the camera up to a foreign phrase and it will magically transform it into something recognizable.

Naturally, we love the app’s ability to help us during travels, but it’s also a great candidate for Google Glass. Now, the app and Google glass can help you do real-time translation without hold up a phone. It’s as simple as looking. Watch this video demonstration for yourself.

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Music Arrives on Google Glass

You’ll now be able to listen to and search for music via your Google Glass if you’re one of the limited few who have shelled out the $1,500 early adopter fee.

Google unveiled the new music features Tuesday along with earbuds that come in five colors. A Glass wearer can simply issue a few verbal commands to call up music through Google Play. It also allows for a Shazam like experience where you can ask Google to identify a song that is playing within earshot.

(Check out the Google video below with DJ Young Guru to see the latest Glass feature.)

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