"After I read about Google Glass and how we’re going to approach the situation … I’m a blind athlete, and to be able to wear the glasses and have the kids see through my eyes although I can’t even myself, that’s amazing to me," he says. I’m a jumper primarily. There’s a lot of things that go on with that, having someone basically directing me down this runway, and I’m running fast, he’s making calls on the fly. I think it would definitely be cool [for kids to] see how all of that happens, see what that would look like in a visual sense."
The Mountain View, California-based search giant announced Monday it is opening up its Glass Explorer program to the United Kingdom—the first time Google Glass will be sold outside the U.S. U.K. residents who are 18 or older will be able to purchase Glass for £1,000, the equivalent of about $1,700, $200 higher than its price tag in the U.S.
In yet another attempt to class up Glass, Google has tapped Diane von Furstenberg to design limited-edition frames. Much like the in-house designs that came out earlier this year, DVF has created more fashionable frames that attach to the high-tech headpiece. The line, which Google will unveil June 4, includes five new frames and eight new shades. Interested buyers can purchase the accessories on Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter starting June 23.
Now that Google is allowing anyone with a cool $1,500 lying around to score themselves a pair of Glass, you’ll probably start seeing a lot more tech geeks wearing headsets in public talking to themselves. Our hands-free, hyper-tethered future is well on its way! So if voice command interfacing is the wave of the future, what good is something seemingly as reductive as an input keyboard?
That was my question—and guessing I wasn’t alone—until I saw Minuum.
The wearable tech has to work on its image, something nonprofit wildlife research can probably help with.
Join Fast Company staff writer Chris Gayomali for a live Q&A with University of Southern California journalism professor Robert Hernandez and documentary director Hannah Roodman as they discuss Google Glass’ potential for journalists. The chat will take place on today at 1PM (ET).
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Last summer, the team at Google Glass began distributing the new technology to so-called Explorers for the If I Had Glass campaign. Among the many potential uses for Glass that this measure generated—helping amateur cooks make complicated meals without even having to have a laptop open to foodnetwork.com in the kitchen. Apps like All The Cooks, for instance, will help deliver users voice-activated recipes. In a new video, Korean taco pioneer and creator of the Kogi Korean BBQ truck empire, chef Roy Choi, helped show off exactly how this feature might work.
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Cecilia Abadie, a Google Glass Explorer and resident of California, Land of the Technologically Free, is sparking a big debate on her Google Plus page right now after she scanned a photo of a ticket she got last night for wearing Google Glass while driving.
According to the ticket, the precise charge against Abadie is “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass).” Abadie was first pulled over for speeding, which she received a citation for and claims was justified. But she adds, “The cop was being really nasty and asking me again and again why I was wearing Google Glass in the car.”
Would you wear Google Glass if it looked like this?