Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head


Developers at Amazon’s secret Lab 126 reportedly have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant Alexa. The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users’ smartphones and transfer communications through a bone-conduction audio system that would negate the need for headphones. Amazon plans to release the device before the end of the year. In addition to the eyeglasses, Amazon is working on a Web-based home security camera that would connect with its Echo smart speakers.

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Scientists demonstrated how you can send lemonade over the internet

What could be better than having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day? How about having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day — that’s served over the internet? That’s exactly what scientists at the National University of Singapore have been working on, with an experiment designed to simulate the taste […]

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It looks like the next iPhone will have augmented reality

A glass design and edge-to-edge display may be the most visible changes to the next iPhone, but a growing number of indicators point to augmented reality as a major focus for Apple’s iPhone 8 .

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Post-9/11 shatterproof glass likely saved many from injuries in Chelsea blast

Shatterproof window glass installed in many New York City buildings following 9/11 potentially saved many from injuries from the Chelsea bombing last weekend. Multiple layers of glass bonded to plastic are designed to hold broken panes in place.

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Google patents version of Glass that affixes a monocle to the end of a flexible headband

A future version of Google Glass could make you look like a futuristic version of Mr. Peanut, according to a new Google patent for an overhauled version of the wearable device that is essentially a monocle attached to the end of a flexible band that wraps around one side of a person’s head.

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Glass Is Back, and This Time It's All Business


A reinvigorated and redesigned Glass reportedly has been sighted in the enterprise sector. Google earlier this year closed down the Glass Explorer program, proclaiming that the augmented reality wearable was “graduating” from the company’s clandestine Google X labs to a brand-new division of its own. Since then, Google has offered vague reassurances from time to time that the product was not dead. Glass developers have been busy, it seems — the company now is offering Glass Enterprise Edition exclusively to businesses.

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Google Glass Should Stay Gone


Here we go again. Most everyone who thought Google Glass crossed the privacy line was happy when it appeared the new technology was being shelved. Not so fast. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google is not giving up on Glass. Like everyone else, I love new technology. However sometimes companies and their tech staff cross over the line and don’t see it the way the rest of the world sees it. They don’t realize what they have done until public outcry clobbers them over the head, like with Google Glass.

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What Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 Says About Survival


Corning Gorilla Glass, which resists scratches and breakage, is the leader in providing the protective layer on smartphone screens. For a while, it appeared as though Sapphire might pose a threat, but no more. In the meantime, Corning has introduced Gorilla Glass 4, which is the best to date. Every Apple iPhone and every Samsung Galaxy phone uses Corning Gorilla Glass. That means Corning dominates roughly 80 percent of the U.S. market and even more worldwide. Not too shabby.

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Sony to begin shipping developer-focused SmartEyeglass wearable in March

The unspoken failure of Google’s Glass has not deterred Sony from forging ahead with its own face-attached augmented reality device, and interested early adopters can now place a pre-order for their own set of “SmartEyeglass Developer Edition” eyewear for delivery in March.



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Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project Phire' ultra scratch-resistant glass

Glassmaker Corning on Friday unveiled “Project Phire,” a glass composite that the company says is just as strong and drop-resistant as its latest Gorilla Glass but nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire.



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Google ends existing Google Glass program, restructures program under Nest CEO

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Google has announced that its current Google Glass project will be turned over to a different division with the Explorer unit going off-sale and new product introductions following in 2015.

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Google Pulls Down Shades on Glass' Future


Google on Thursday announced that it will shut down its Glass Explorer Program in order to refocus — but that new versions of Glass will be forthcoming at some unspecified time. The Google Glass team will be moving out of Google X to become an independent entity reporting to Tony Fadell, cofounder and CEO of smart thermometer maker Nest, which Google acquired a year ago. The Glass team put a positive spin on its reorganization, characterizing it as a move from an open beta concept toward reality.

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