Google Glass Posts

Google Inc (GOOG) will let you try Glass at home before buying it

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Before you buy the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glasses product for $1,500, you could try-it-at-home as part of a pilot. 9to5Mac posted a screenshot of how it works. Reddit user clide posted an e-mail and photos of the kit he received in the mail from Google Glass as part of a trial that the company has launched.

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Google Inc (GOOG) sold out of Google Glass in one day

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) sold Google Glass to the public for only one day yesterday. Guess what? It sold out.

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Google Glass is going to be sold to the public on April 15th

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Google is going to be offering a one-day sale of Google Glass to the public. This is great news if you are an early adopter or wanted to be part of the Explorer program, but did not receive an acceptance.
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Google is having a hard time trademarking ‘Glass’

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Google is having a rough time trademarking the word “Glass.” Google submitted an application last year for a trademark on the word, but it was blocked by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark examiners believed that a patent on the word “Glass” would be confusing for consumers. It also pointed out that the word is “merely descriptive” rather than “distinctive.” Google has trademarked the term “Google Glass.”
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Google makes a deal with Luxottica to make Google Glass cooler

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Google has partnered with Luxottica to work on Google Glass. Luxottica is the world’s largest eyewear company that controls over 80% of the eyewear brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Persol. The company also makes sunglasses and prescription frames for designer brands like Chanel, Armani, and Prada. Luxottica has over 7,000 retail locations in the U.S. and other countries under banners like LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Sears Optical, Target Optical, and Pearle Vision. Luxottica will be designing, developing, and distributing new versions of Google Glass.

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USC is going to offer a Google Glass journalism course

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The University of Southern California is going to offer a new course this fall called “Glass Journalism.” Students will have to come up with new ways for journalists to tell stories using Google Glass and augmented reality in the course.
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Google Glass is helping doctors with dermatology research

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Doctors at the Rhode Island Hospital are testing the use of Google Glass in teledermatology where skin images are captured by the gadget and transmitted in real time to an off-site dermatologist.
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Sarah Slocum was attacked and robbed for wearing Google Glass

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Sarah Slocum of San Francisco was allegedly attacked and robbed because she was wearing Google Glass in a bar on Friday night. Sarah Slocum told CBS that she was demonstrating how to use Google Glass with another bar patron. This is when two women confronted her and a man at the bar tore the Google Glass device off of her face. She was able to get the device back.

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