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Google Glass to launch this year, cost less than $1500

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Google, Peripherals

Google Glass launch

After Google released it's latest video highlighting Project Glass, many were left salivating for when they'd be able to buy a pair of their own. Google launched the #IfIHadGlass contest to allow a number of people the ability to be the first purchasers of the "Explorer" edition of the ambitious headset, but even though the price there is $1500, you need to be one of a selected few. Today, The Verge got info direct from Google that it hopes to get Google Glass on the market for all consumers to by before the end of 2013. The price? "Less than $1,500." Pretty vague, but we are still a full 10 months away from the end of the year, and there's still much work to be done.

What price are you hoping to see Google Glass launch at? Any predictions?

Read More | The Verge

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Google holds Glass Explorer Edition competition, offers early access

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Wearables, Google, Internet

Google Glass explorer edition ifihadglass

Google wants early adopters to usher in the future of Google Glass. You know, those high tech Internet-connected glasses? The company is offering the opportunity for anyone to join in. A new competition outlined today by Google will give a lucky few the opportunity to have Google's Project Glass Explorer Edition before everyone else. That's a "neener neener" you can't pay for. Er, actually, you still have to pay for it. It'll cost $1500 if you win the priviledge of early access.

Google posted on its Glass site that it is looking for "bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass." In order to apply you need to use Google+ or Twitter to tell Google what you would do if you had glass, using the hashtag #ifihadglass.

Here are the details straight from Google:

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How strong is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3? [Video]

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, CES, CES 2013

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 review

We were able to check in with Corning to get a look at Gorilla Glass 3, the upcoming product that should be hitting the next generation of major smartphones later this year. If you use a smartphone or tablet, you probably want glass that is super-strong and holds up to in-pocket scratches, and shocks like being dropped. No one wants a cracked screen, right? That's where Gorilla Glass 3 comes in. It's tougher in every area when compared to last year's Gorilla Glass 2, which means it can withstand more impact, is harder to scratch, and is just a better product all around. Check out our video demo after the jump to get a look at its impressive performance, and expect this to hit the iPhone 5S and major Android smartphones later this year.

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Watch this: Google I/O 2012 keynote - Day 1

Google I/O 2012 Day 1 keynote

Google made a bunch of announcements at the Google I/O 2012 keynote on day one. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Glass Explorer Edition. The Nexus 7 tablet. The Nexus Q. That's not even the whole of it. We're sure you've read all about it, but nothing beats watching the introduction for yourself. Now you can, as Google has released the day 1 keynote on YouTube. Check it out after the break.

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Corning Lotus Glass to bring low power high-resolution displays

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, PC / Laptop

Corning lotus glassThe company behind super-strong Gorilla Glass is stepping up display technology again. Corning on Tuesday announced Lotus Glass, a new material to be used in LCD and OLED screens.

Corning said in a press release that Lotus Glass offers a high-resolution display without slurping up too much power.

“Corning Lotus Glass has a high annealing point that delivers the thermal and dimensional stability our customers require to produce high-performance displays,” Andrew Filson, global commercial director of Display Technologies and vice president of Corning, said in a statement. “Because of its intrinsic stability, it can withstand the thermal cycles of customer processing better than conventional LCD glass substrates. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.”

Ars Technica explained that “LCD glass substrates can require intense heating and cooling cycles to create screens, particularly for higher-resolution displays.” However, Lotus Glass’ higher “annealing point” means the material must be placed under much higher temperatures in order to “relax internal stresses and forces,” the site said.

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Unboxing Live 023: The New iMac

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, PC, Videocasts

This episode was sponsored by Geek Squad’s Idea Festival. Submit your ideas for using technology to save the planet at ideafest.geeksquad.com.

In this episode of Unboxing Live, we show you the new . The new aluminum and glass iMac was announced yesterday, and we were able to get our hands on one for your (and our) unboxing pleasure. We show you the new iMac, along with everything else that is packed in, including the newly redesigned Apple keyboard.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Apple Releases New Aluminum and Glass iMac

iMac

We told you new s were coming, and this morning, delivered. With a heavy emphasis on aluminum and glass, the new iMacs have received their first major redesign since August 2004, and are now available in 20- and 24-inch screen sizes. So what can you expect with the new iMacs? Howzabout four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 400 and a FireWire 800 port, ethernet, video out, and the like? Not enough? Well, they also throw in a slot loading SuperDrive, built-in iSight camera, and a glossy screen finish. The iMacs also ship with the newly redesigned Apple keyboards which sport two USB 2.0 ports. On the inside, you get up to a 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card, 1 terabyte of storage space, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, and 1GB of RAM (the new iMacs support up to 4GB RAM). As for pricing, you can pick up the low-end 20-incher for $1,199, a higher end 20-inch model for $1,499 (better processor and graphics card), while the 24-inch iMac now runs for $1,799. According to Apple, they are available today.

Read More | iMac Product Page

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