December 4, 2013 |
Google Glass won't be released to the public until next year, but a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. The Vuzix M100 went on sale this week for $1,000 and is ready to ship in two to four weeks. The device is similar to Google Glass. It runs on the Android platform and connects to users' smartphones using Bluetooth. The device also features a 5-megapixel camera that can record HD video, and it is capable of running pre-installed apps. It also comes with 4 gigabytes of storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards.
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December 3, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- A Temecula woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in traffic court to charges of speeding and distracted-driving for wearing Google Glass . Cecilia Abadie, 44, is believed to be the first driver in the nation to have received a ticket for wearing Google's computer-in-eyewear. Google Glass is not yet on the market, but Abadie is an "explorer" chosen to try out the innovative product. She was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer Oct. 29 while driving north on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County.
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December 1, 2013 |
Stan Sheldon places his blowtorch between two spinning glass tubes. He blows into a mouthpiece that looks like a cigarette perched on his bottom lip. Air enters one end of a tube and puffs up through smoldering, wilting glass. As the tubes appear near collapse, they fuse and bursts of light explode inside - tiny fireworks of blue, red and orange trying to escape. Sheldon is the last remaining glass blower at UC Riverside, where he designs and creates glassware strictly for scientific research on campus.
November 26, 2013 |
In the latest move to expand use of its Glass eyewear, Google has reportedly begun inviting developers to purchase the device. The developer invitations to purchase the $1,500 devices came shortly after Google made it possible for all developers to create Glass apps -- known as Glassware. Google is trying to get more apps developed for the eyewear. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' Late last month, the company told existing users they could each invite three people to purchase Glass.
November 25, 2013 |
Google isn't expected to release its futuristic Glass device to the public until next year, but if you really want one now, there are plenty on sale on EBay and Craigslist. The official way to get Glass is by receiving an invitation to purchase the gadget either from Google or an existing Glass user. Once users have an invitation, they can then pay the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant $1,500 for the gadget. Google has been sending invitations to select users throughout the year, but for a while, the company said that if users tried to resell the device they would be disabled and rendered useless.
November 13, 2013 |
The Harlem Globetrotters are known worldwide for their crazy stunts on the basketball court. One recent Globetrotter dunk definitely lived up to that reputation ... a little bit too much so. William “Bull” Bullard barely avoided being seriously injured during a recent game against Honduras at the Nacional de Ingenieros Coliseum in Tegucigalpa. Bullard hung on to the rim after a dunk, sending the entire apparatus crashing to court. “When I dunk, I put my feet on the backboard, put the ball through my legs and dunk it again, so that's the motion I was going with,” he said.
November 12, 2013 |
Google Glass users will soon be able to stream music from their futuristic device. Google announced Tuesday that users will be able to say, "OK, Glass, listen to" and the name of an artist or song to begin playing music from their Google Play Music accounts. Additionally, Google said that it will soon sell stereo earbuds for Google Glass that will cost $85. Last month, the company released mono earbuds for the device that are available for $50. PHOTOS: Google barge to be 'unprecedented artistic structure' Google said the new stereo earbuds and the streaming music feature will be available for Glass users by the end of the month.
November 8, 2013 |
Joel Otterson's trash-to-treasure lighting fixtures are illuminating in ways that typical hobby craft rarely is. While the sculptures -- especially two recent chandeliers (there's also a table lamp and a wall sconce) - employ found objects familiar from standard assemblage techniques, they also spin wry social and conceptual riffs. At Maloney Fine Art, the chandeliers are constructed from thrift-shop and garage-sale glassware - cut, etched or pressed glass goblets, stemware, sherry and wine glasses and more.
November 6, 2013
Re "Should a liar be a lawyer?," Editorial, Nov. 3 Astonishment is not an adequate term to describe my reaction to your editorial advocating that serial fabricator Stephen Glass be allowed to practice law in California. Do we not already have enough lawyers in the state to support the public's needs? I say we have a surplus of attorneys, and this demonstrably crooked Glass can find other venues for himself, like finance, insurance, banking or even journalism. But please, keep him out of my courthouse.
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November 6, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Stephen R. Glass, a former journalist whose fabrications for major magazines sparked a national furor, bent his head at times and reddened as he listened to members of the California Supreme Court suggest he was morally unfit to practice law. When he was in his 20s, Glass fabricated 42 articles for the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other magazines, concocting people, quotations and events in blistering stories that won him rave reviews...