Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Google Glass Is Back, and It's No Longer Meant for Everyone

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Devin Neal | 20 July, 2017, 00:58

Google began selling the augmented reality headset in 2013, though it was never positioned as a final version of the product; instead a version was sold to "Glass Explorers".

"Workers in many fields, like manufacturing, logistics, field services, and healthcare find it useful to consult a wearable device for information and other resources while their hands are busy". After two years in development, Glass Enterprise Edition is now available to businesses through a network of partners.

The new Glass Enterprise Edition packs a more powerful processor and claims to have a better battery life.

Soon after, many of us became familiar with "Glasshole", a term Google itself used to warn early adopters of its internet-connected specs about their behavior.

This work-focused version of Glass was a product of time and smart choices.

GE, for example, one of the first enterprise users of Glass, has been working with Google partner Upskill to deploy the wearable in multiple workplace environments.

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Chalk drawings on the driveway where they gathered said she would be remembered as "a loving woman, a light to everyone". Ruszczyk reportedly hated America's gun culture but still moved from Australia to the USA for love.

For an idea of Glass' new lease on life, Google points to Agco, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment.

Now, the so-called Moonshot Factory is expanding its efforts into an officially branded Glass Enterprise Edition product. Hit the link for more details.

General Electric, Volkswagen, and Boeing are among over 50 businesses taking part in testing a Glass Enterprise Edition in a limited programme, project lead Jay Kothari said in a blog post. This latter use case has apparently improved DHL's supply chain efficiency by 15%. Employees that require prescription glasses or a special reinforced protection for instance, can take advantage of this design.

The Glass Enterprise Edition is still only available at a small number of corporations and according to the lengthy Wired report on the matter, sales aren't exactly booming just yet.

The technology was derided upon launch for its unwieldy form-factor, and criticised due to privacy concerns over people using Google Glass for hidden filming.

It has been a couple of years since Google took its experimental smart glasses off the market and while we have heard whispers about a Google Glass 2, nothing had come to fruition. Alphabet's project managers were pretty confident about the new Google Glass, as it offers assistive information for operations and therefore enhances productivity.

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