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Glass At Work Certified Partners Announced

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Google Glass “Glass for Work” Screenshot (courtesy Google)

Google announced their first round of Glass at Work Certified Partners this morning. The Glass Certified Partners are authorized for delivering enterprise solutions for Glass.

Read on for a breakdown of the first of these partners – Augmedix:

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Google Glass: The Tech You Love To Hate(?)

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Tax Day (4.15.14) was the day to become a Glasshole part of Google’s Glass Explorer program.  For a mere $1500 any one was  able to purchase Glassware without an invite from The Goog.  The Explorer Bundle included a Glass headset, frames (optional), a mono earbud, your choice of sunglass frame, charger and a pouch.   Because most of us tech geeks already wear regular glasses, Google has made very basic hipster-like frames (offered for free yesterday,  regular retail cost *read: what I paid* $225), with a special cut out for the Glass head set.  Lenses for these frames can be ordered by searching through Google’s Preferred Provider Network of eyecare professionals.  These providers will custom fit your Glassware to your frames  enhancing your experience (Glass lenses are only available at a prescription up to +/-4).  There is also an option  (in NY or LA) to go to a Glass Boutique and have your Glassware fitted professionally which includes a short tutorial on all that things your new tech can do.

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Sacramento Kings Give Fans A Google Glass Perspective

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Tech wearables are starting to gain traction in the mainstream, and no where is this more noticeable than with Google Glass. Virgin Atlantic is experimenting with Glass on select flights and the military is even taking a page from Glass to build their own version. Now Glass is making its way into the world of sports. The Sacramento Kings have plans on wearing Glass to give the fans a perspective of the game ranging from the sidelines to the cheerleaders view (and maybe soon the players perspective itself). Sacramento Kings Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum joined General Manager Pete D’Alessandro and Kings Assistant Coach Micah to demo the idea in a YouTube Video. I really enjoyed the first person perspective from the ball players point of view, check it out after the break.

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Q-Warrior, Google Glass For The Military

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Google Glass is fast becoming the “thing” to talk about even beyond geek circles. As the Google wearable finds itself being covered more and more by the mainstream media people are increasingly becoming aware of smart wearable technology. Now BAE-Systems is developing its own Google Glass type wearable but this one is for the military. The Q-Warrior is much like Glass but with military function in mind. The Q-Warrior would allow soldiers on the ground to see real time video from in the air drones. If that wasn’t enough it will have the ability to track friend and enemy positions and even show 3D maps of the battlefield.

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Google Lobbying Against Distracted Driver Legislation

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Reuters is reporting that Google is actively lobbying at least three states (Illinois, Missouri and Delaware) to stop suggested laws against driving with devices such as Google Glass. This is likely just the start of these types of legislative battles that Google is likely going to face. There are eight other states that are also considering such legislation against wearable computing such as Google Glass. Lawmakers are saying, users could become preoccupied with data coming into Glass rather than paying attention to the road which could lead to accidents. New York, Maryland and West Virginia also are in the midst of such legislation but Google has yet to deploy lobbyists to those states to defend their product.

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Upper Crust Virgin Atlantic Passengers To Be Checked In Using Google Glass

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The DailyMail is reporting that Virgin Atlantic is running some trials using Google Glass. The idea is to know the customer before they even hand over their boarding pass. The host/hostess will already have all your details using Glass, name, destination and even dietary information. The trial begins at the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class lounge at London Heathrow.

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Speculating on Overlay Tech (OT)

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More and more we are bringing the machine out of the virtual world and overlaying it onto the real world. One of the more obvious examples of this is Google Glass and mapping. You can see the map before you as you drive which is much less invasive toward driving safety than looking down or over at your phone. Glass though, is only a very small step in bringing true OT (Overlay Tech) to the world at large.

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