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Sony opens pre-orders for its $840 Google Glass alternative

Google might have shelved its Glass project for now, but its rapid about-face doesn’t mean that its peers have given up on their own augmented reality goggle projects. Sony today made a developer version of its Google Glass-esque SmartEyeglass available for pre-order, before it goes on sale in the US, the UK, and Germany on March 10th.

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Link About It: Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Goes Designer

Cinderella's Glass Slipper Goes Designer


In anticipation of their upcoming live-action film inspired by “Cinderella,” Disney called upon nine luxury designers to dream up their take on the glass slipper. Ranging from Paul Andrew to Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman and more……

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The most beautiful basketball boards are made of stained glass

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If there is one item that is rarely made beautiful, it’s the basketball board. Seen as purely functional, nobody ever bother decorating it. In a project name Literally balling, Victor Solomon designed some Art Nouveau stained glass basket ball backboards. It took him over 100 hours of work, but it’s totally worth it. Even the […]

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Link About It: Google Glass Put on Hold

Google Glass Put on Hold


The newest twist in this ever-unfolding story, Google Glass temporarily shuts down the device as Google searches for a new direction to take the project. Ever since its unveiling, the development of Glass has been hindered by drama—including office……

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Corning says its upcoming glass ‘approaches’ sapphire in scratch resistance

A few months ago, Corning unveiled the latest revision of its signature Gorilla Glass. Yet again, the company claimed to have produced a stronger glass that’s more resistant to common drops and accidents that your smartphone can experience in everyday use. Since it’s still so new, only a tiny list of manufacturers (including Samsung) are using Gorilla Glass 4 at this point, but Corning is already looking ahead to what’s next. Today, as reported by CNET, the company announced Project Phire, a new product that promises to combine Gorilla Glass 4’s damage resistance with “scratch resistance that approaches sapphire.”

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Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware: A handblown pint glass with the real 3D data of Mt Hood molded into the base

Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware

Straddling both premium hand-crafted value and advanced technological innovation, the Oregon Pint Glass from North Drinkware offers a drinking vessel worthy of all those tasty Pacific Northwest craft beers. Launching on Kickstarter today, this handblown……

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Today’s your last chance to spend $1,500 on Google Glass

We’ve got to imagine that anyone who wanted the current incarnation of Google Glass has already purchased it by now. But if you’ve been saving up your change to reach the Explorer Edition’s astronomical $ 1,500 asking price, today’s your last chance to place an order on Google Play.

As we learned last week, once the clock strikes midnight, Google will halt sales of Google Glass as we’ve come to know it over the last two years. (The Glass at Work program will continue on, however.) There’s no longer any software roadmap to point to, so don’t expect much in the way of improvements or new features. If you’re buying Glass now, you should be happy with what it does right now. Because odds are, that’s the way it’s staying forever. It’ll take…

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Vuzix’s Google Glass competitor finally works

For the last two years at CES we’ve checked out the augmented reality eyewear made by the Rochester, NY company Vuzix. It went from a proof of concept in 2013 to a hands on with a looped demo video in 2014. This year, the product is finally finished and operational. We tried on a pair and found it pretty similar to Google Glass, a small screen project in the corner of our vision that we could read well enough. We could scroll through a few different services, like maps and a live video feed from the built in camera. But despite the assurances from Vuzix that the device was also stylish, we aren’t going to be wearing this around the office anytime soon.

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Series “B” Glasses by Josef Hoffmann + Lobmeyr: Beechwood-molded glass with a cubist pedigree

Series “B” Glasses by Josef Hoffmann + Lobmeyr

With an eye that favored strict geometric shapes, Josef Hoffmann was in many ways anticipatory of the cubist movement. His fondness for the square was so well-known that the architect and designer earned the nickname Quadrati-Hoffmann (Square Hoffman……

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Google Glass will return in 2015 with Intel inside, says WSJ

2015 will see Google launch a new model of its Glass headset, which will be powered by an Intel chip and offer longer battery life than the current Explorer Edition, according to The Wall Street Journal. Google Glass has already been through a couple of small iterative upgrades — one to add compatibility with prescription lenses and another to double the RAM — but the shift to a new processor could signal a more thorough overhaul of the entire wearable.

Limited battery life and a forbidding, four-figure price tag have militated against Glass’ widespread adoption up until now. With a more modern processor and a refreshed design, it could see consumer interest rekindled, though Intel seems more interested in promoting Glass as a workplace…

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