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Google Glass Explorer Edition Review: A Beta Product From The Future

Google Glass Explorer Edition Review: A Beta Product From The Future

Google Glass is an extraordinary device. Like the Apple II, the Palm Pilot, and the first iPhone, Glass is a category-defining product that will quickly become the template for all other devices of its type going forward. It's the kind of device that will have a place in a computer history museum.

As a technology journalist, I often cover innovative devices, or exciting devices, or devices destined to sell millions, but how often, going in, can you say "This is a device of historical significance?"

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Google's 1-Pound Mystery Gift To Glass Explorers Isn't A Free Phone, Or Keys To A Self-Driving Car, It's...

Google's 1-Pound Mystery Gift To Glass Explorers Isn't A Free Phone, Or Keys To A Self-Driving Car, It's...

Last week there was a bit of hubbub among the still-tiny population of Google Glass users, after Google sent out packages to the Explorer program. A few of them spotted UPS packages coming in through the My UPS service, and speculation ran wild. What could this 1-pound package be? A free Nexus 4? Keys to one of Google's self-driving cars? A golden ticket for admittance to the Google X Dream Factory?

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Google Posts Glass XE6 Factory Image For Your Flashing Pleasure

Google Posts Glass XE6 Factory Image For Your Flashing Pleasure

The Google Glass Explorer program is all about experimentation, hacking, and learning. With that in mind, Google has already posted the factory image for the XE6 update from earlier today. Hooray for openness! You know... if you're lucky enough to be in the super-exclusive Explorer program.

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Google Glass Receiving XE6 Update With Massive Photo Quality Improvements - Here Is The Full Changelog

Google Glass Receiving XE6 Update With Massive Photo Quality Improvements - Here Is The Full Changelog

Google is pushing a new monthly update to Glass owners with some pretty incredible improvements to photo captures along with a few other not as exciting things. The update follows version XE5 from May 8th and, as you might have guessed, is numbered XE6.

Here is the full changelog provided to us by the Glass team:

Google Glass update version XE6:

  • Better photos through Glass
  • Voice annotate your photos and videos when sharing
  • Improvements to On-Head Detection.
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Lambda Labs Releasing Facial Recognition API For Google Glass This Week (Whether You're Ready For It Or Not)

Lambda Labs Releasing Facial Recognition API For Google Glass This Week (Whether You're Ready For It Or Not)

Lambda Labs, a small start-up out of San Francisco, is set to drag us kicking and screaming into the dystopian sci-fi future we all knew was coming. Okay, that might be overstating the point, but the company has announced its intention to release a facial recognition API for Google Glass this week. Should this pan out, you'll always have to wonder if that fellow wearing Google Glass remembered your name, kid's age, and occupation because he has a good memory, or because the cloud told him.

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Google Creates Dedicated Developer Page For Glass System Images And Kernels - XE5 Image And Pre-Rooted Bootloader Already Posted

Google Creates Dedicated Developer Page For Glass System Images And Kernels - XE5 Image And Pre-Rooted Bootloader Already Posted

Shhhh. Listen closely. Do you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of developers and modders salivating. Though the system images for Google Glass have been available for some time (thanks in no small part to this humble establishment), Google has decided to take the guesswork out of backups and modifications for their wearable tech. The Google Developers website has a brand new Downloads section for Glass, complete with the latest factory image (XE5) and a bootloader.

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What's Cooler Than 5 Popped Collars? 5 Popped Google Glasses, Of Course

What's Cooler Than 5 Popped Collars? 5 Popped Google Glasses, Of Course

Have you heard? The popped collar is coming back. But that's sooo last year now that we have Google Glass. Presenting: 5 popped Google Glasses (combined current value of $7,500 or more like $8k if you count taxes), because having 4 popped Glasses on isn't nearly as cool.

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Right part of the image credit: +Adib Towfiq

Left part of the image credit: Someone on the Interwebs, who the hell knows.

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[APK Teardown] Google Glass XE5 - A "Take A Note" And Menu Voice Commands, More Wink Work, And Localization Progress

[APK Teardown] Google Glass XE5 - A "Take A Note" And Menu Voice Commands, More Wink Work, And Localization Progress

Man, Google Glass moves at the speed of light. This is crazy.

The big XE5 update just hit the interwebs, so that means it's time for a teardown! XE5 is still Android 4.0.4 based, but now we're up to build 4.0.4-665738; the old version was 4.0.4-625737.

The Glass Team is still extraordinarily messy; any new file usually has copies in a million different locations. Basically, everything ships in every APK.

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[Download] Google Glass XE4 And XE5 System Dumps - Please Do Something Cool With These

[Download] Google Glass XE4 And XE5 System Dumps - Please Do Something Cool With These

Have you tried finding a Glass system dump? It's impossible. A Google search turns up the same thing, over and over again: Me, talking about system dumps or begging for one.

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So, to rectify this great injustice of the Internet (and because people keep asking me, personally) we've decided to hit you up with the Glass system dump. The Explorer program seems to be all about hacking and experimentation, so hopefully Google adopts an open policy towards posting Glass code.

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What We Can Learn From The Google I/O Session Schedule: Tons Of Gaming, Lower Latency Audio, Next-Gen Google TV, And More!

What We Can Learn From The Google I/O Session Schedule: Tons Of Gaming, Lower Latency Audio, Next-Gen Google TV, And More!

We are gearing up for I/O here at AP, and with the release of the I/O Sessions schedule, we've got an even clearer idea of what Google has in store for us.

Google I/O is a traditionally developer-oriented conference, but it's also always been a huge source of news about upcoming products. I/O is the one time of year when Googlers are allowed to show off their projects, so there's lots of news out there; you've just got to pay attention.

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