New Google Glass

Posted in Google by Olivia Olson on August 5th, 2015

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Google just secretly released a new version of Google Glass. The new edition will be targeted primarily towards businesses in the healthcare, manufacturing, and energy industries.

The main new feature of this product is that it is a clip on rather than a whole set of glasses, this allows it to be attached to any set of goggles or glasses. It also is reported to have a battery life that lasts 2 hours longer then the previous edition. The new version is expected to be water resistant as well as more durable in general. It is estimated to be released in mid 2016.

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Buy Google Glass – Today Only

Posted in Google Glass by Darrin Olson on April 15th, 2014

Google Glass On Sale for One DayIf you’ve been longing to be one of the elite, hand-selected by Google to try out their new Google Glass product, today is your chance. Google has offered Glass up for sale to the general public for one day only.

Google did not specify how many will be available for purchase today, but did say that they plan to have the product open to the mass consumer market later this year. Today you can purchase Glass and choose from a variety of 5 colors (charcoal, tangerine, cotton, shale and sky), and 5 different frame styles for clear lenses and 3 styles of tinted shades. The extra charge for the frame styles have been waived, but the product itself will set you back $1500.

There are also some Glass accessories available for purchase from Google as part of …

Mobiado and Aston Martin luxury phone is made of glass

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

Rich people and their overpriced toys. This luxury phone is born from a collaboration between Aston Martin and Mobiado. The CPT002 won’t be revealed to the public until BaselWorld 2011, but for now you can drool over the photo.

It’s a glass smartphone with sapphire crystal and a capacitive touchscreen, which will act as a key for your Aston Martin, while letting you chat with your rich buddies on Facebook and Twitter. The CPT002 receives data from your car if there is an accident as well.

Researchers invent glass that is as strong as steel

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2011

We all know that Gorilla glass is unbreakable. It is used in products like the Zune HD and Galaxy Tab, as well as some HDTVs, because it is super strong. Well, now we have something even better thanks to a group of scientists who have created glass that is as tough as steel.

Developed by a team of scientists from the Berkeley Lab and the California Institute of Technology, this palladium-based glass “bends rather than crack – giving it a fracture toughness that goes beyond the limits of some of the strongest and toughest materials known.” That’s pretty darn tough.

Calypso Crystal iPhone Dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2010

Calypso Crystal has designed a limited edition crystal iPhone Dock in four different designs. Each dock is hand crafted from a solid chunk of crystal glass, giving it an elegant luxurious look.

The four designs include : Aurora (limited to 999 units,) Beau, Celestia and Dune. So if you are in the market for a fancy glass iPhone dock, now is your chance to get one. Assuming you have the cold hard cash anyway.

iPhone 4 glass case accidents nearly double the 3GS

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2010

Some stats have been released that indicate that the the iPhone 4 is more prone to cracks than its predecessor, the 3GS. On one hand this is expected since the iPhone 4 has double the glass panes. There are simply more places for it to crack.

According to SquareTrade, 3.9 percent of all iPhone 4 owners reported a cracked screen within the first four months. In contrast the iPhone 3GS only reached 2.1 percent. In fact, 82 percent of all iPhone 4 accidents involve shattering glass panes, compared to 76 percent on a previous iPhone.

Gorilla Glass coming to HDTV market to protect against Wii Remotes

Posted in Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on August 2nd, 2010

Corning has been offering Gorilla Glass for years but the stuff has only become common in the mobile market over the last few years. We typically see Gorilla Glass used for smartphone screens like the iPhone 4.

Corning has announced that starting next year Gorilla Glass will find a new market. The glass will be used to protect HDTVs from scratches and breakage. This is great news for Wii players who won’t have to worry as much about killing the TV.

Luxurite 82-inch Glass TV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2010

If you like your TV to have a more glass, Luxurite has released their Giant series 82-inch Glass TV, basically a two-way mirror with an LCD screen behind it. This means that when the LCD is activated, you see the display. When it’s turned off, you only see your reflection.

That huge screen delivers 1080p resolution, a 120,000:1 contrast ratio and you also get three HDMI inputs. This weather-proof Glass TV is also available in 15-inch, 17-inch, 19-inch, 22-inch and 42-inch sizes.

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10-year old repairs cracked iphone glass for $22

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2010

Normally when you crack the screen of your iPhone, you have to go to an Apple store and shell out a lot of dough to get your iPhone repaired. You can use a repair kit, but they aren’t easy to use. 10-year olds to the rescue.

This 10 year old managed to do the repair all by himself. That means you can probably do it as well. Brett repaired his dad’s iPhone with a $22 mail-order kit from 3GCrackedGlass.com. The repair was for the glass alone, since the LCD wasn’t damaged.

Cornered Glass Spider Trap

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2010

Spiders are icky, creepy and nasty. You have to get them out of your home at all costs. But maybe you don’t want to kill them. After all, it isn’t their fault that they are nasty creepy bugs. So normally you would use a glass to trap them on the wall and escort them outside. But that isn’t possible when they are on the corners of your wall.

This Cornered Glass trap was designed by James Laurie for just such occasions. This way you can still catch it and put it outside.

Plate, spoon and glass in one hand

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2009

Plate, spoon and glass in one handDinner parties are great and all, but you don’t often have a hand free if you’re drinking and devouring some hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. That’s where Mantara comes in. It’s a great solution for keeping one of your hands free.

It has a groove to hold your wine glass, a place to secure the spoon/fork and the dish holds the appropriate proportion of food. Keep it all in one hand so you have one free to point and laugh at those who do not have a hand free. It’s like the Go plate, but for snooty types.

Glassy Glassy cell phone concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2009

Glassy Glassy cell phone conceptTokyo-based designer Mac Funamizu is at it again. This time he has come up with a concept design for a phone that Wonder Woman would love to have in her invisible jet. The Glassy Glassy cell phone concept.

The entire phone is transparent until you turn it on. That’s when the screen and keypad light up so you can press the buttons accordingly. It’s sure to get lost easier and blend into its surroundings. Where the battery is, I have no idea. Hopefully, its stronger than glass.

Harion Glass Speakers for $168,000

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2008

Harion Glass Speakers for $168,000If you are looking to drop a ton of dough on speakers, it should probably be on speakers that you won’t drop and shatter in a million pieces. These Harion speakers are made of Heat-resistant glass and are pretty sweet looking despite their fragile nature. They’ll cost you $168,000.

You get a center speaker, a sub woofer, a couple of tweeters and mid-range speakers. It took three years, eight months and 23 subcontractors to dekiver a finished product. Which probably explains the cost. No word on what they sound like, but we have an idea. We’re guessing they sound like any other glass that’s ever hit the floor, followed by you weeping and wondering why, dear God, why did you have to pay so much for something so fragile?

QWERTY glass keyboard for Superman’s fortress

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2008

QWERTY glass keyboard would look good in Superman’s fortress
I’m not sure if Superman is a Mac or PC guy, but I do know that this QWERTY Glass Keyboard would look right at home in his fortress of solitude. Clark Kent on the other hand would have nothing to do with this. It’s called the No-key Keyboard by Kong Fanwen and it looks awesome.

Aside from being the flattest full-size QWERTY keyboard yet, it would be easy to keep clean. If it ever comes to market, you get the full glass surface, camera and lighting that uses motion capture technology to translate finger movements into characters on the screen. Of course, you’d want to treat it like the delicate piece of glassware it is, and be careful. And remember, it’s not a novelty plate to serve snacks on.

Sony Tubular Non-directional speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

Sony Tubular Non-directional speaker
Some good news for sound. The Sony Tubular non-directional speaker concept has now become a reality. The speaker is being released on June 20th, 2008 and it measures 325mm x 1845mm x 325mm and 12.5kg. The “Sountina” speaker is a transparent and organic glass tube that vibrates to expand sound a full 360 degrees.

You’ll get a frequency response of 50Hz – 20,000Hz, an input line, 13cm subwoofer speaker, 7cm medium speaker and the tweeter which is also made from organic glass. It’s priced at around €6500. If they add some color, every Jedi in the galaxy will be using them and matching colors to their lightsaber.