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Patent Drawing Reveals Next Generation Google Glass

Google Glass was the hit when it was showcased during the Google Developer Conference back in 2012. But the product has struggled recently both in terms of the image problem it has and general development making it a product that Google can bring to the masses.

Google doesn’t seem to be distracted by that though, just earlier this week it was reported that the next generation of Google Glass will feature an Intel processor which could result in improved efficiency and Intel is also said to be involved on the hardware side of things.

Google has filled for a patent which included a drawing of what could be the next generation Glass.

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What’s new / different:

  • The camera and screen has been shifted to the right eye
  • No large battery
  • Ear hooks (batteries?)
  • No nose support

Can Google make Google Glass a success after all with a new design, updated hardware and the Intel partnership?

The Smallest Gaming Console “Tiny Screen”

A new interesting Kickstarter project has emerged – Tiny Screen.

It is a tiny color display (size of your thumb) so this would be the smallest gaming console in the world.

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The creators have come up with a number of ways to use “Tiny Screen”.

You can for example make your own smartwatch, use it as a neckless or instead of spending over a grand on a Google Glas, just build your own.

The team wanted to reach $15,000 in funding. That goal was reached quickly, now the project is approaching $50,000.

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UK Cinemas ban Google Glas

Hollywood has been fighting piracy for a long time, something that is obviously becoming increasingly difficult in the current digital world.

Google Glas went on sale in the UK recently and the cinemas came out quickly to ban the device as they are afraid Glas users would record movies and distribute them illegally.

A Google spokesperson said:  “We recommend any cinemas concerned about Glass to treat the device as they treat similar devices like mobile phones: simply ask wearers to turn it off before the film starts. Broadly speaking, we also think it’s best to have direct and first-hand experience with Glass before creating policies around it. The fact that Glass is worn above the eyes and the screen lights up whenever it’s activated makes it a fairly lousy device for recording things secretly.”

With general privacy concerns of many people when it comes to Google Glas, we are sure that more places will ban the use of the device.