At CES 2014
, Epson showed off its Moverio BT-200
smart glasses – just one of myriad Google Glass competitors seen at the show. But this month the company upped the ante by pairing its Moverio glasses with a wearable Thalmic Labs Myo armband that allows for gesture control of applications that Epson says move beyond "Minority Report."
While many of us worry about the ways in which Google Glass could be used to infringe on peoples' privacy, scientists at Saarland University in Germany have instead developed a process in which the high-tech eyewear could ensure
privacy. More specifically, it would keep shady characters from obtaining your PIN while you used an automated teller.
When we reviewed Google Glass
, one of our big questions was whether Google can do anything to make the specs less awkward to wear in public. We recently got our hands on something that might help out. Read on, as Gizmag takes a look at the new titanium prescription frames
for Google Glass.
Following the launch earlier this week of a collection of frames for Glass
, Google has launched the first handful of games for the device. In total, five simple mini games have been released that make use of its smartglass features.
Google has launched a collection of prescription frames for Google Glass
. The Titanium Collection includes four titanium frames and two new styles of twist-on shades from which to choose.
A report in The Korea Times
has added further weight to the prospect of a direct Google Glass competitor, with an unnamed source claiming that development of a Samsung smart eyewear device is underway.
When an app designed to stream porn between Google Glass users appeared in mid-2013, we saw Google move quickly to quash the presence of such content, adjusting its developer policy to read, "We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material." This hasn't been enough to deter a team of London-based developers however, which aims to give wearers a view of their lovemaking from all angles through a Sex with Glass app.
A pertinent question regarding Google Glass
that is so far unanswered is whether it will be legal to use while driving. The prospect of having the distraction of email, messaging and social media apps in your line of vision when behind the wheel has raised concerns over the safety of the eyewear for drivers. Poised to play some sort of role in this debate is DriveSafe, an app for Google Glass that alerts drivers to when they are getting sleepy.
Hyundai has demonstrated a Google Glassware app that enhances the features of its cloud-based Blue Link remote control and infotainment system. Hyundai's 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan will be the first in the Korean automaker's fleet to take advantage of the new technology designed for users of wearable gadgets, such as Google Glass
When Google first told us about Glass
back in 2012, it was very much an unattainable product of the future
. Hell, it even had a futuristic-sounding name: Project Glass
. Yet here we are, less than two years later, and countless folks have plunked down a cool US$1,500 for the Explorer version of Google's smart glasses. That future may still be in beta, but it's here nonetheless. Join Gizmag, as we review the Google Glass Explorer Edition 2.0.