WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY TAKES ROOT WITH GOOGLE GLASS

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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The end of Google Glass and other bizarre inventions that never took off #GlassRoots
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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How the Camera Doomed Google Glass | glassroots.in #googleglass
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.

  

Lenovo Unveils New ‘Smartband,’ Joins Wearable Tech Race

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Lenovo Unveils New 'Smartband,' Joins Wearable Tech Race | GlassRoots.in
Lenovo is the latest tech company to jump into the already saturated wearables market. The manufacturer has quietly added a new fitness wristband tracker, called the Lenovo Smartband, to its website.

While it’s unclear whether the device’s appearance on Lenovo’s site is an accidental leak ahead of a larger launch, the product page for the “Lenovo Smartband SW-B100″ said it is intended for “young people who take care of their personal health, and are interested in new tech trend products.”