Google Glass production for consumers could be ramping up as the company purchased a portion of Himax, the wearable gadget display supplier. Funding will be used to increase production of the small screen used for Google’s connected eyewear.
Google Glass will now see you better, even if you’re lurking in the shadows. A software update adds HDR photo support to improve the camera in both low and bright light settings.
Most of what we’ve seen from Google’s Project Glass is after fact, not while the connected glasses are actually in use. This demonstration offers a glimpse of the Glass user experience and how developers should design for it.
An image of someone wearing Google’s Project Glass prototype in New York City was snapped yesterday, just in time for the big New Year’s Eve bash on Times Square this evening. Even more exciting: this prototype supports lenses that could be used for prescription eyewear.
Project Glass, Google’s augmented reality smart glasses, is the ultimate expression of the wearable tech trend. Paul Armstrong of @TheMediaIsDying says that whether you like it or not, the technology is coming–and the changes are going to be profound for the media business.
Google’s Project Glass won’t just change how you consume small snippets of information on the world around you – it will quite possibly also lead to a whole new generation of apps that use the real world as a platform and gamify your life.
Bad hair days on video chats are a thing of the past with NTT Docomo’s hands-free video phone. Of course, a hat is a lighter solution because this heavy headgear has multiple cameras to render you as a finely detailed, and possibly better looking, avatar.
Google doesn’t mess around: The company demoed its Project Glass hardware with a live skydiving demo at Google I/O Wednesday. It also announced that developers are going to be able to pre-order Glass for $1500 – but said little about what Glass will actually offer.
The first video capture taken with Google’s Project Glass hardware has surfaced, and the quality isn’t bad. Various stills images show camera improvements in the hardware. That’s important. Why? Because the camera could play the most important input role for the Project Glass concept.
Smartphones have Google Goggles, an image-recognition search app, but consumers may one day have “Google glasses.” Google has introduced Project Glass, a concept for glasses that integrate directly with Google services. It may sound like a silly project, but there’s a reason the device makes sense.