Google Glass All the uses you can make of it to educate and grow

How Google Glass might be used in Education – An infographic by the team atOpen Colleges

Quadriplegic Patient walks with exoskeleton and Google Glass

Google Glass Hangout to answer all your Glass questions today

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Congresso USA scrive a Larry Page (Google) per l’uso dei Google Glass

by pio dal cin)  Otto membri (bi-partisan) del Congresso USA hanno inviato una lettera aperta al CEO di +Google  +Larry Page  affinchè chiarisca la posizione del colosso di Mountainview circa l’uso del Google Glass che dovrebbe essere messo in commercio prima della fine dell’anno.

Nelle otto domandeQui riportate in lingua originale  alcuni membri del Congresso chiedono a Larry Page di spiegare come la sua compagnia intende gestire il rapporto Glass/Privacy, visto che i Google Glass vengono portati come un normale paio di occhiali ed è difficile al momento stabilire fino a che punto possano ledere la privacy di chi viene inquadrato dalla fotocamera o dalla videocamera incorporata in questo hi tech gadget che una volta lanciato sul mercato avrà una popolarità pari solo a quella del PC o dei telefonini. Tutti sembrano desiderarlo prima ancora che esca sul mercato. Per ora solo pochi “eletti” i “glassexplorers” i pionieri del gadget a 1500$ al paio hanno potuto provare l’ebbrezza di fotografare o filmare scene quotidiane girate con il Glass. Alcuni chirurghi lo stanno usando come fonte immediata di informazioni durante le operazioni. Altri lo usano come strumento di lavoro.

Difficile dire cosa succederà, ma staremo attenti e seguiremo da vicino lo sviluppo di questa controversia che sta spopolando in questo momento sul web 

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Google Glass partners with Italian Luxottica for quality

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(by pio dal cin) Google Inc. Real Time Stock Quotes $1158.72 * 0.79 ha stretto ieri una partnership con la Veneta Luxottica brands che impiegherà la sua decennale esperienza nel campo dell’occhiale per creare un prodotto di classe da lanciare quanto prima nel mercato internazionale.

Luxottica on Wall street + 5% ha guadagnato oggi

«Siamo entusiasti di questa partnership e orgogliosi di essere ancora una volta i pionieri nell’industria dell’eyewear», ha commentato Andrea Guerra, Ceo del gruppo italiano quotato anche a Wall Street.”


The news has travelled fast on the web as the two companies announced their partnership. As you can read Here on Forbes


In the meantime, Hotel Conta Pieve di Soligo Veneto Italy becomes the first hotel in the world to offer a free night to guests wearing the google glass, known as “Glassexplorers”. Read details here




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Google.California Woman gets first ticket for driving with Google Glass

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(by pio dal cin) Codognè Treviso  I hate to say that I said that but I saw it coming. If you care reading This old post of mine I predicted some troubles for Glass wearers. +Cecilia Abadie

has posted On her G+ profile of the ticket she got from a California Highway Patrol. Here is what she wrote:

” A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! 

The exact line says: Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass).
Is #GoogleGlass ilegal while driving or is this cop wrong???
Any legal advice is appreciated!! This happened in California. Do you know any other #GlassExplorers that got a similar ticket anywhere in the US?”
Like it or not +Cecilia Abadie  became the first woman in history to get a ticket for wearing +Google  Glass.
Is +Larry Page  going to give a refund on the ticket? or +Vic Gundotra ?  This is going to be interesting to see in the future. Privacy breeches, people getting runned over as they cross busy streets in Manhattan while wearing the Glass. Eye doctors getting an increase of business for Glass wearers with cross eyed view and many more. I’m going to sit here and wait.

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Google Glass banned in West Va, also in strip joints and theathres

(by pio dal cin) As +Google  Glass is being considered for ban in West Virginia as the laws reads
H.B. 3057, introduced in the West Virginia legislature a few days ago, looks to add language to existing rules on traffic safety to include a ban on “using a wearable computer with head mounted display,” described as “a computing device which is worn on the head and projects visual information into the field of vision of the wearer.” Another issue is raised what about strip joints?  NBC tech has a very  interesting article here about the places where the new “toy” from  +Google  is not going to be welcome.
Personally I raised the question a few days ago in one of my  Google plus post on and about the safety of the “Glass” worn by distracted people in Cities and bumping into each other or worst, getting runned over by trucks or taxicab as they will be distracted by this interesting object that is about to be   Launched by Google soon.
Only time will tell. So let us wait and see what the impact of this $1,500 is going to be when it will reach the US markets by the end of 2013 beginning of 2014

Google Glass :This is how guys will be using it on dates

(by pio dal cin) March 7th 2013 11:00 pm (GMT+1)
+Google  Glass will make a great impact on the market as it will become available by the end of 2013. I was posting a comment on a New York Times article about the impact it will have on people crossing the street, bumping into each other and eventually getting runned over by a truck or a cab on its way to the Airport in a busy New York. The video here is absolutely funny. 

What really concerns me is how people would walk around without getting into the weardest accidents being concentrated on what the +Google  Glass is doing more than what is going on around them. Look at this video from a journalist of theVerge who tried the +Google Glass for the first time. Look at his eyes as he tries them on. His eyes are looking up in a strange way.

Look at these official videos from +Google They show you how it works and when it will be available, along with great information Google Glass ProjectPersonally I do not think that I will ever own a Glass since the probable price will be in the $1500 range. 
Besides that I feel stupid enough walking around with my smart phone. We all became attached to these small objects as if our lives depended on. Easier to interact virtually, (and less risky on the personal level) we often forget about our real lives.

Will this be another step into “Robotizing” our lives? I would like to hear some feedback.

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Google Glass and its impact on the way we live.Be Prepared by 2013’s end

by pio dal cin) I found this great article about +Google  Glass project on “” describing the impact that the Glass will have on the market as the project prepares to release the commercial version of the product by the end of 2013 .

The “Glass” basically will allow you to see what you see now in your “Smartphone” through a pair of glasses that you are wearing. The product was publicized and +Sergey Brin  co founder of +Google  with +Larry Page  was spotted on a New York City subway wearing the “Glass”.

The following analysis by

“” will explain  you what the real impact will be on the way we live in the future

John Lincoln wrote the article

. The Small Screen Will Force Those To Adapt To Space Constraints

The Google Glasses will, of course, have a smaller screen than a PC. But the glasses will also have a smaller screen than any smart phone on the market. The viewing area is minimal, and it only resides on the right hand side. Because of this, everything that is rendered for Google Glass will be incredibly small. This will create a whole new medium for Web viewing and usability. Google and third-party interests will need to explore different ways to perform actions and render data.

2. Less Browser Changing

Google will, of course, make their browser available first for use through Google Glass, and this will result in most users sticking with that browser. However, it is safe to say that new browsers will most likely be introduced later. Regardless, this will mean more market share for Google-owned browsers.

3. Less Switching Of Applications

When we are on smart phones, we often switch from app to app to accomplish an objective. With Google Glass, we can expect to start with a core set of abilities that are inherent to the operating system. Following this, applications will be introduced and their use will grow. While this is true, Google will get the first crack at developing all the functionality needed for the device, much like the advantage Apple had with the iPhone. If Google can do this well, they will limit the need for new apps and gain more control of this new market.

4. A Greater Need For Voice Recognition Technology

Most of the usability in this device is activated based on voice recognition. Google has improved their abilities here, but voice recognition and activation technology is still very new and buggy. Google will need to continue to improve and expand the capabilities of this technology to make the product successful long-term.

5. Smart Phones & Websites Racing To Integrate

Google Glass is scary to everyone. You can bet Apple, Microsoft and other big players are having meetings right now (or have already) to develop an ad hoc Google Glass strategy. They are asking, “Do we create our own technology to compete? Do we look for ways to integrate? Or, do we just sit back and watch?” These companies are heavily invested in the smart phone battle right now. Google Glass means a whole new opportunity to create a new generation of devices. Each one of these companies is no doubt developing a strategic plan.

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6. New Advertising

Google appears to be offering this product with no ads to start. They are generating a little revenue from the sale of the device, but they will be creating ads at some point. When they do, a new ad format will need to be developed. This is going to be a tough one for Google. Creating an ad that is non-intrusive but also one inch from someone’s face is not easy. But trust me, they will find a way.

7. More Eye-Movement Focused Applications

Google has already patented a new eye tracking technology that basically follows the eye, and thus, can control the camera. According to, “Several methods of tracking eye movement are provided, including projecting moving objects and displaying a path, such as a zigzag or partial circle pattern, for the eye to follow.”
While at this point, this technology is only being utilized to unlock the head-mounted display, there are many more implications. This could be used to play a racing game, move a chess piece, organize an excel spread sheet or perform an action (ex., move eyes to the right for “yes” or to the left for “no”). This eye movement technology, as it is developed, will be a great help for using the device when you don’t feel like speaking. It will also allow for some fun ways to interact with different device offerings. Finally, as users become more accustomed to eye tracking technology we will see it increasingly utilized in all technologies.

8. Social Media Will Need To Adapt

Google Glass is a game changer for social media. You know it, and I know it. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, LinkedIn, FourSquare, as well as other sites, will all need to develop strategies to deal with this new technology. Will the social sites allow for easy uploads? Will they have an area of their page that shows the person’s live feed when it is turned on? Does Facebook race to create their own device? One thing is for sure, if a social media site cannot interact properly with this technology, they risk losing users. Google knows this and will undoubtedly be creating seamless integration with Google +. At this stage, it would seem that Google + has the most to gain from Google Glass.

9. GoPro Will Suffer

GoPro has been an amazing venture to watch. A simple camera with better mobility and water resistant capabilities turned into a worldwide phenomenon very quickly. Google Glass is going to be a serious competitor for GoPro. Sure, Google Glass is much bigger than just video, but the two devices can accomplish the same goals, and to me, Google Glass looks a little less bulky.

10. SEO Will Change Yet Again

While right now, it appears that the search function is limited. Google will, of course, be offering full search abilities at some point. With the incredibly small visual interface, search listings will render a small amount of data, and overall, the way results are presented will change. I don’t want to go too in-depth on this one without more information, but it is clear things will evolve to fit the technology.

Wrapping Up Predictions

These predictions are simply ideas based on my experience in Internet marketing. They may not all be right, but there is nothing wrong with considering the implications of Google Glass. I hope you found this a good read. If you disagree with these predictions, that of course, is fine. Let’s get a good discussion going below on this topic. However, I believe we can all agree that Google Glass is a game changer on many levels.
Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.