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Google Glass: How Facebook and Twitter Are Co-Opting the Device

Logo TheMainStreetAnalyst 8713679455_e0394e3f7e_zFacebook and Twitter introduced tools to integrate their services with Google Glass, the computerized eyewear touted by the search provider as an alternative for Apple and Samsung’s smartphones. Tom Giles reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Google Glass in (and on) Your Face, For Better or Worse?

Logo TheMainStreetAnalyst 8713679455_e0394e3f7e_zTim Stevens, Editor-In-Chief at Endgadget and Bloomberg Industries U.S. director of research Paul Sweeney examine the good and bad of Google Glass and whether it can replace smartphones in the near-future. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Google Glass Graces the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Google Glass Graces the Runway at New York Fashion Week.

Google Glass and Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at New York Fashion Week Sunday afternoon (check video below).

Models walked down the runway at Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection show wearing Glass, the upcoming headset/eyewear device that Google is developing. The augmented reality-enhanced glasses have many smartphone-like functions; users can take pictures, record video, receive messages and check calendars, among other things.

The bands of each pair were modified to complement the collection’s palette of corals, blues, whites and grays. It was the first time Glass had ever appeared on a runway.

At least one model turned on Glass’s video-recording function to capture her view of the runway (see above). Furstenberg and other members of DVF’s team also donned glasses during show preparations. That footage will be released in a short film, “DVF through Glass,” on DVF’s Google+ page Thursday, a DVF spokesperson said.

At the show’s conclusion, a Glass-clad Fustenberg and Yvan Mispelaere, creative director of DVF, took a celebratory lap down the runway. Halfway down the left aisle, Furstenberg reached over to Sergey Brin, who was sitting front row. He joined Furstenberg and Mispelaere for the rest of the walk amid wide applause.

Source: Mashable.com