Google Glass firmware update XE6 adds new photo features
Google has released a new firmware update for Glass. The new upgrade is automatically available for the users and it is here to bring several photography improvements. According to the search giant, the camera will capture several shots in a short amount of time, in order to take brighter and sharper pictures.
Facial recognition software now available on Google Glass
Google Glass has been the subject of privacy concerns ever since it has been announced. The wearable computer, which features a 5-megapixel camera, is a threat to one’s identity, many people say. Their beliefs will be further fueled by a new application from Lambda Labs, which allows Glass to recognize faces.
Olympus files patent for Google Glass-like device
Google Glass may be that type of device that will revolutionize the technology industry. It is not the first of its kind, but it certainly is the one that received the most attention from the media and consumers alike. As a result, Olympus has developed an interest in this matter and has filed for a patent describing a Glass-like device.
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other apps reach Google Glass
Google has revealed that Glass wearers now have access to more applications. The company has published six apps, extending the Glassware list with the help of Facebook, Tumblr, CNN, Twitter, Evernote, and Elle. The new software comes packed with interesting functionality, that will make the Glass experience more enjoyable.
Recon Jet, a Glass-like HUD, unveiled at Google I/O
Recon Instruments has been manufacturing heads-up displays for a long time. However, the company says that its product have failed to gain traction, until Google Glass came along and started to raise HUD awareness. Recon has been present at the Google I/O 2013 event, where it has unveiled an Android-powered HUD, called Jet.
Google Glass banned by Caesars Palace casino
Google Glass has been banned from another location. The Caesars Palace casino has announced that Glass wearers will not be allowed to gamble while wearing the device because the company’s policy is to ban all gamblers who are using computers and recording devices. Beside privacy concerns, there is also a major fear of cheating.
Google Glass firmware update XE5 released for download
Google Glass has just begun shipping, but the wearable computer is already upgradeable to a new firmware version. The search giant has released the first software update for the Explorer edition, adding new features to Glass, while providing some much needed bug fixes, including battery status and Google+ improvements.
Google Glass users get Instagram-like filters, courtesy of Glassagram
Google Glass is the device of the moment and it just keeps on getting better and more useful. The search giant is inviting developers to do awesome things with it and the devs are responding. Users of the Explorer edition can now apply Instagram-like filters to photos taken with Glass and then share them with their friends.
Google Glass Winky app allows users to take photos by winking
Google Glass eye gestures are a reality. Although it has been said that the Explorer edition does not support eye gestures, developer Mike DiGiovanni has created an application which allows users to capture photos by winking. After some calibration, the wearer can simply wink and Glass will not require voice commands to take an image.
Google Glass hacked in a matter of hours
Google Glass Explorer edition has begun shipping in mid-April. Among the buyers we can find a lot of hackers, including the creator of Cydia, called Jay Freeman. Saurik and another hacker have made two separate claims of hacking Google Glass. They accomplished this treat just a few hours after they had received the device.
Google Glass eye gestures allow users to take pictures by winking
Google Glass Explorer edition has begun shipping to some lucky users and developers. It appears that the augmented-reality glasses have some gems hidden beneath the MyGlass companion application, as a Reddit user has discovered that the device will allow wearers to capture photos using eye gestures, such as winking.
Google Glass infographic shows how the whole system works
How does Google Glass work? This is a question that many people have asked themselves. The answer is here, courtesy of graphic designer Martin Missfeldt, who has compiled a detailed infographic, revealing the placement of each component and how the system projects a layer over the reality in front of your eyes.
Google Glass Explorer edition specs officially revealed
Google has announced that the Glass Explorer edition is now shipping to some lucky users. The search giant has taken the wraps off the specifications list, revealing that the wearable computer is packing a 5-megapixel camera, which can record 720p videos. A MyGlass companion app is also available for Android 4.0.3 users.
Memoto wearable camera took 10,000 photos during SXSW 2013 festival
Memoto is a tiny wearable camera which raised more than $550,000 through the Kickstarter platform. The company’s co-founders and camera designers took the small device to the South by Southwest 2013 festival and they managed to capture more than 10,000 photos in just a few days with the help of the Memoto life-blogging camera.