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By now, everyone is just about fed up with Google Glass. The wearable has been all over the web and news for ages, but since it is yet to be officially announced, no one can get their hands on it.
The wearable industry is set to boom within the next few years and with it, fancy eye wear such as Google Glass will be a hot selling gadget, but what will it cost you? Topology Research Institute’s Jason Tsai believes that despite current owners of the device having forked out $1,500 to get their hands on pre-release hardware, final versions that will hit the market later this year, or early next year, are likely to go on sale for just $300. Tsai gets this price by adding the sum of the cost of all of the components and likely adding some profits and other related expenses to it.
The Institute claims that the wearable tech industry is set to be worth over $18 billion by 2018, a significant increase from 2011’s $1.2 billion.
It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to figure out that the impending arrival of Google Glass to the mass market holds in a lot of safety concerns for drivers, that is until Google unleases their driverless cars unto the world. The UK government, yes the weird bunch that blocked porn for all Brits, are working on a new law that will ban wearing Google Glass whilst driving.
For obvious safety reasons, the UK government has decided to add Google Glass while driving in the same category as the use of mobile phones; “careless driving.” The government regulators fear that too many drivers will be distracted by the wearable and the content it displays, which may lead to disasterous consequences, ie. accidents which likely involves death. Google Glass has faced a lot of scrutiny over the past year including concerns over privacy which has lead to Glass being banned in a lot of establishments. The company has also allowed current explorers of the Glass accessory to invite some friends to join the program, but it remains to be seen when exactly the device will hit the mass market.
Google Glass is likely to face some stiff competition from the likes of smartwatches which seems to be the next big thing in the consumer electronics industry, especially with its current enormous price of $1,500 which seems high even for the rich and famous. Will you get Glass? Tell us below!
Google Glass has been floating around all over the internet for over a year now, the ultimate eyewear, but it’s still not available. Two individuals, Star Simpson and Scott Torborg, decided to take theirs apart to see what makes it tick, and how disappointed are we now.
As it currently stands, wearables may just prove to be the next best thing in the consumer electronics world, but with great power, comes great responsibility and there will always be those that abuse certain technologies. Although it is far from being on the market, Google Glass has already gained a lot of critics, here’s a video showing detailing what a ‘Glasshole’ is, so you can avoid getting those nasty stares.
Google Glass has already started rolling out to developers and certain important users and thus some could give some feedback on the wearable that is set to take the world by storm.
Ever since Google Glass was first unveiled at last year’s annual Google I/O developer conference, one thing has remained unclear; what is inside Google Glass? Well, some newly published support pages have revealed what we can expect to find inside Google Glass.
Google have just announced that they will be acquiring 2012 SXSW Accelerator winner, Behavio for an undisclosed amount of money. All of the firm’s employees will be embedded into Google and will most likely work on a vast amount of applications for platforms such as Android and Google’s upcoming wearable Glass spectacles.
It seems that Google Glass may have just been dealt another blow after SoftBank’s CEO told shareholders that they have already patented some of the tech used in Google Glass quite a while ago.
Google’s Project Glass has been one of the most anticipated products the company has yielded to date, but it hasn’t been without its faults, plenty have criticized the upcoming wearable for its privacy concerns. As the wearable era is about to kick off, it seems Google won’t follow suit with its competitors by manufacturing Glass in China.
Google’s Project Glass has to be one of the most interesting gadgets to surface from the world of consumer electronics to date. Stay connected on the go without having to take out your mobile phone to do some simple tasks. After all, the age of wearables is upon us.