In a year which will almost certainly see the introduction of two next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, it's hard to believe that both may well be outshone by a pair of spectacles. Google Glass is, as we know, a great deal more than just a pair of spectacles though, and having demonstrated on numerous occasions just how far the technology has come along in the past year, the Big G has also confirmed that, although not immediately, the wearable tech will eventually be compatible with traditional prescription lenses.
Google Glass got a rare public outing at South By Southwest today, with the wearable computer getting some stage time in order to give the tech-loving audience a peak at where the product is heading.
It feels like Google Glass is on the tip of everyone's tongues right now, even more so since developers got their hands on a unit recently. We're sure you're more than aware of Google Glass already, but for those that haven't been paying attention or somehow managed to miss the next big thing in technology, then here's the skinny; Google Glass is a computer. On your Head. With a camera.
There's been a marked surge of interest lately in Google's Project Glass, and with the Mountain View company having offered something of a progress report to interested parties earlier this week, further details have today emerged concerning the release, compatibility, and cost. According to reports, the wearable, augmented reality spectacles will be compatible not only with Android, but also iOS, and with the consumer-ready version said to be arriving before the end of the year, prices are being touted at just below the $1,500 mark.
What would you do if you had Glass? This is the question that Google is putting to every tech enthusiast who is hoping to get their hands on pre-production editions of Google Glass, as the company is looking to ship some prototypes to creative individuals.
If you have been a technology enthusiast for the last few months, you are probably aware of Project Glass, the Internet giant’s take on augmented reality that relies on a simple pair of high-tech glasses. Google is now inviting developers to two two-day-long events in San Francisco and New York in order to develop software for these glasses.
Google Glass, despite being shrouded in mystery, is one of the most exciting-looking gizmos around. Various video clips have surfaced which showcase its abilities, with the Project Glass team flirting with every possibility in a bid to turn their sci-fi-esque gadget into a real-life, marketable product. Hitherto, we haven't been offered much information with regards to how everything works, and nobody outside the development team has had a chance to try them out, but a patent application made by Google offers us something of an insight as to the frameworks of its secretive Project Glass.
That title may seem like an odd question, and admittedly, it probably is. What is an iPhone moment, after all? Have I lost my mind? Possibly, but just follow along for a minute.
Google I/O 2012 has been simply phenomenal. We’ve seen major new Android announcements, a Nexus 7 tablet, new Google services and apps and updates regarding Google’s ambitious “Google Glass” project. We’ve covered everything else except for the very last part, which is what this post is for. We discuss Google Glass’s new features and availability after the jump.
In Google's Project Glass augmented reality technology, we're seeing things only usually showcased conceptually, and having recently made its first television appearance, our inner geek is captivated by this project, which the Google Glass team reckons to be the natural progression of today's technologies.