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# Google Glass

All time
# eye on the prize
The next Google Glass is taking shape, and it's aiming for the workplace
The first pictures of the headset have been released as it repositions itself as a tool for the workplace.
# new attempt
Google Glass is quietly making a comeback but not in the way you'd expect
It’s thinking more about functionality instead of style.
# eyesore
Is this weird Sony contraption better than Google Glass?
Yet they’re not exactly stylish, are they?
# turn off and on again
Google has explained why it pulled the plug (for now) on Google Glass
The company held its earnings call last night, where it failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fifth quarter in a row.
# making a glass of it
This is why Google is going back to the drawing board with Glass
The company will stop selling the device in its current format on 19 January, saying it wants to build for the future instead.
# take two
Remember Google Glass? A new version is expected to arrive next year
The device will be powered by Intel as it plans to market the device to hospitals as well as other workplaces.
# Ok Google
Are Irish cinemas going to ban Google Glass?
Bans have already been put in place in the US and UK.
# tomorrow today
These are the tech tools every SME should know about for the future
Digital gurus have given us all their top tips. Spoiler: Does not include any Back to the Future-style flying cars.
# driven to distraction
Turns out Google Glass doesn't make texting while driving any safer
In fact, there no real difference between using it or a smartphone.
# Calm down
Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are
A new app called BioGlass can tell how agitated you are just by detecting tiny movements picked up by the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera.
# mood
This Google Glass app uses facial expressions to tell how you're feeling
SHORE analyses facial expressions in real-time to determine the mood a person is in, as well as their gender and age.
# ok glass
Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask)
The device has attracted much attention and criticism since it was first revealed, but what is it really like to use?
# carat ireland
What's it like to wear Google Glass for a week in Ireland?
You’ll be looked at – a lot – and you won’t find it useful for planning a trip on the bus, but it IS fun…
# ok glass
Older people try on Google Glass and it completely blows their minds
“It doesn’t talk back”. “Oh”.
# Pure Glass
Roger Federer shows you what it's like to play tennis from his perspective
He’s won 17 Grand Slams AND found a use for Google Glass – is there anything the man can’t do?
# Second chance
A month after its one day sale, Google Glass is now on sale to all in the US
Although they’re in limited supply, and will still set you back $1,500.
Texting while driving is BANNED from today. Could Google Glass be the next deadly distraction?
54 per cent of drivers said the devices should be banned for all drivers…
# second look
Will this year be the turning point for Google Glass and co?
After being closely followed for the past year, Google Glass has seen criticism and negative views, but a turning point could soon be on the cards.
# Prime Numbers
Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers
Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?
# wearable tech
Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only
And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.
# eyewear
Google strikes deal with Ray-Ban to make Glass stylish
As part of the deal, Luxottica will design, develop and distribute glasses based on Google’s wearable device.
# Legislation
Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving
The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.
# wearable tech
Virgin Atlantic begin trialling Google Glass to help improve check-ins
The airline’s staff will use Google Glass or a Sony Smartwatch 2 to help give passengers a personalised experience when they are checking-in.
# eyes of the law
New York police begin testing Google Glass as crime-fighting tool
The wearable device is being used by police officers to see if it has any use in law enforcement.
# immersive
Google hacks together mini-games to show off Glass' potential
Lets just say they’re not the most inventive games in existence.
# in your face
Google Glass goes for style by launching prescription frames collection
The prescription frames are made from lightweight titanium to help offset the weight of Glass’ processor and battery.
# recording
Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears
The man, who was detained for over an hour, was accused of recording a cinema screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
# sex and glass
Google Glass app allows you to see what your partner sees during sex
# wink wink
Google Glass update lets users snap photos by winking
No word on whether it will bring in a “blink once for yes, twice for no” feature.
# see here
How Google Glasses might change photography for good
The quality might not yet be able to replicate great photography – and it solves some practical challenges of taking a good pic.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.
# Enda's specs
PIC: The Taoiseach tried on Google Glasses today
Enda Kenny looked delighted with his new specs today…
# Road Safety
Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass
The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Google Glass, Twitter torture and a beer-dispensing arcade game
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Specsy time
VIDEO: Google's new ad for its 'Glass' glasses
Google’s put out a video showing what life will be like if you’re wearing their new augmented reality specs.