Google on what went wrong with Google Glass

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Astro Teller, the man who led the Google Glass project has come out and said exactly where he believes the company went wrong.

“We made one really great decision, and one not so great,” explained the head of Google X division where Glass was conceived and managed. “The great decision was to do the Explorer program.

“The thing that we did not do well is that we allowed, and sometimes even encouraged, too much attention to the program.”


Sorry, But Google Glass Isn’t Anywhere Close to Dead

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Sorry, But Google Glass Isn't Anywhere Close to Dead #GlassRoots
The New York Times published something that read a lot like an obituary for Google’s computerized eyewear, and somehow blamed its sudden death on Google founder Sergey Brin and his extramarital affair with a Glass marketing manager.

But for companies developing Glass software for medical, industrial, and other sectors, Google’s eyewear is far from dead. On the contrary, Google is selling these companies as many devices as they need, and by all appearances, it’s ramping up the number of Google employees working to turn Glass into something more than a consumer gadget that looks funny on your face


Why Google Glass Broke

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This is a story that involves lots of public intrigue, a futuristic wearable technology, a secret laboratory, fashion models, sky divers and an interoffice love triangle that ended a billionaire’s marriage. This is the story of Google Glass.


The end of Google Glass and other bizarre inventions that never took off

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Google Glass is over! At least in its current incarnation. In its brief time on shelf, it became the subject of many muggings, a symbol of the tech gentrification of San Francisco, and a surprisingly great prop for an FKA TWIGS video.

But, ultimately, the creepy face computer failed to capture the public’s imagination, inspiring, instead, many lolz and something of a revolt against ‘Glassholes’.

So, in the spirit of failed inventions, we’ve curated some of our favourites from history.


How the Camera Doomed Google Glass

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News on Thursday that Google is re-organizing its Glass team and shutting down its Google Explorers program brings Glass’s troubled debut to a merciful end. But the core idea behind Glass, a hands-free way to look at a screen, could have been appealing, even if wearing it out and about was always going to be initially off-putting. People will put up with a certain amount of social shame for convenience (witness the rise of Bluetooth headsets in the mid-’00s).

But Google Glass wasn’t just a way to keep a screen in front of your face all the time; it was also a way to record everything going in front of you. And it turns out very few people are willing to be viewed as walking, talking invasions of privacy.