Google Glass is Getting a Second Look from Businesses

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Google Glass is Getting a Second Look from Businesses | GlassRoots.in
Remote workers on oil rigs can now get detailed visual instructions broadcast on Glass, or a comparable product, from an expert 1,000 miles away. Manufacturing workers can pull up relevant information on their smart glasses about the products they’re building without ever having to use their hands. Doctors can get instant access to your medical records without cutting into the amount of doctor-patient face time.

These efforts are unlocking new potential for Glass and proving that the product is anything but a gimmick.


It’ Not A Bracelet. It’s A Wearable Device Charger

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It' Not A Bracelet. It's A Wearable Device Charger | GlassRoots.in
Wearable devices are increasingly seen as tools primarily designed to track your life, but a new entrant into the category has a far more practical mission: charging your devices.

The QBracelet looks like a stylish piece of wrist candy, but is in fact a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device.


Indian ‘hacker’ makes Google Glass copy for just $75

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Indian 'hacker' makes Google Glass copy for just $75 | GlassRoots.in
An Indian innovator claims to have built an augmented reality head-mounted display, a.k.a. Google Glass, for less than Rs4,500 ($74, Dh272) and in less than one month using open source hardware.

And not just build it, Arvind Sanjeev, Chief Inventor and Founder A.R.S. Devices, has also put the steps up on a blog DIY Hacking for anyone else who might be interested in making their own version.


Timex Smartwatch Goes Phone-Free

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Timex Smartwatch Goes Phone-Free | GlassRoots.in
Watch brand Timex introduced a phone-free smartwatch Wednesday, the company announced in a statement.

Called the Ironman One GPS+, the 3G-connected device’s standout quality is its ability to connects to apps on its own, rather than syncing with a smartphone. The company is targeting users who use smartwatches for fitness-tracking, but don’t carry a phone and a watch at the same time.


HP Taps Fashion’s Elite to Create a Luxury Smartwatch With Gilt

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HP Taps Fashion's Elite to Create a Luxury Smartwatch With Gilt | GlassRoots.in
HP is partnering with Gilt, a designer retail site, to bring to market a luxury smartwatch. The two have tapped designer Michael Bastian to create the device, and judging from the first renderings, it’s going to be a beauty.

Similar to the much-lauded Moto 360, the Michael Bastian smartwatch features a round watch face, which is step No. 1 for any smartwatch that aims to be fashionable. Bastian also comes right out and decrees that this is a men’s watch (something many smartwatches already are by default) with such masculine accoutrements as a 44mm stainless steel case and inlaid button controls on the bezel.