google glass reveals second generation AR device google glass reveals second generation AR device
oct 30, 2013

google glass reveals second generation AR device

google glass reveals second generation device
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the second generation of google glass, an augmented reality system by search engine giant google has officially been rolled out. presented with a new hardware update, the re-design of the wearable AR unit will now be compatible with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud that replaces the previous bone-conduction speaker from the first prototype. earlier this week, google had announced it would expand on their current explorer program, offering existing ‘glass’ users the chance to invite friends in the USA to become part of the test group:


‘over the next few weeks, all explorers will have the opportunity to invite three friends to join the program. they’ll be able to buy glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, treehouse or igloo. we’re counting on you to get glass to the people you think will make great explorers. more explorers means more feedback, and more feedback means better glass.’



  • I’m sorry but it looks weird to walk in the street with that kind of stuff… + it’s a way to not talking to someone anymore…
    I mean, tons of people are disappointed that you’re looking at your phone while they’re talking to you.
    We dive more and more into our virtual life and I don’t believe that Google Glass is a good product for people relationship…

    jules says:
  • I remember the first time I saw a man talking into his mobile phone ( then the size of a brick) in the street and thinking how ridiculous.

    I’m sure this will go the same way. Wether or not it will be for people of my age (creeping closer to 70) I’m not so sure; further deepening the divide of the connected and the disconnected perhaps.

    Peter says:
  • This looks a lot more stable. The biggest problem will be seamless visuals: if there is a lot of wait time or frequent crashes, Glass will be an awful distraction. And there’s no way Google can guarantee that. I do hope Google offers both left-eye and right-eye glasses: many people have eyes that vary considerably in strength.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • I am a professor at the Institute of education with art design department profile. I think that these glasses can have multiple applications in the field of art education especially in the field of interior design, graphic design or industral design. I teach a course in which students learn how to draw. I thought just last week how it would be if I could correct them according to they my shows them in very large numbers in a very short time. Or they can short demonstrations of art sketch in a very short time.

    Albu Mihai says:
  • It will be part of the future anyway. Just not in this stone age design, which sucks a lot imho. As soon as any remarkable usability will extend such devices, people will like to use it, despite any side-affects. And ohh yeah, big brother is watching you, trough your own eyes, trallala

    Dandare says:
  • yup… still looks weird

    bjørn says:

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