Thursday, January 9, 2014

Google Glass 2.0 is Finally Here!!!

After a missed delivery and UPS manhunt, I finally received my Google Glass 2.0!!! Here's a quick vine video of the first unboxing.

And here is the unboxing of the actual device!

And here's a look at the new mono earbud that comes with version 2.0!

It's great to have version 2.0 better known as XE-C in my possession now! I can finally return to the ranks of Google Glass Explorer and  continue to experience this fantastic device!

And until next time...Keep It Glassy!

Sunday, January 5, 2014


"GOOGLE GLASS IS DOOMED!" So many "tech pundits" and tech websites are now repeating this mantra...but is it true? Naw, I don't think so. Since this is what's getting hits these days and Lord knows my poor blog needs hits, so I'm penning some thoughts on the issue.

Recently, Robert Scoble voiced his opinion that, if Glass were to stay in it's current state and Google released it in 2014 as some are predicting, then the device was "doomed". Honestly, I guess I can sort-of agree with that. As I see it, we've only scratched the surface with Google Glass and wearable technology in general. I, myself, am a Glass Explorer and have been in the ranks since July 24th of 2013. After 5 plus months of wearing this wonderful device, I have to say that the potential for this technology is amazing! In just the short life span of this wearable, we've seen several amazing applications taking shape in the medical field. In addition, we see several automotive companies developing hands-free "glassware" for Google Glass and other wearable technology. These are just two areas that reveal to me that Google Glass is far from doomed.

The biggest factor that tells me that Google Glass is NOT doomed is the fact that Google is smart. They know what the issues are. They know that Glass isn't quite ready yet. They also know that they have to find that right pricing point to set for Glass. And more than anything, they know innovation. So put away your umbrella, Chicken Little. The sky isn't falling on Google Glass just yet. In fact, I think that the future for this device has only just begun.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday Night HS Football through Google Glass

My nephew played his last senior home game last night and I brought Glass out to watch the game! #throughglass #googleglass   #autoawesome

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gumbo YaYa!

Gumbo YaYa - an auto awesome video compiled from Google Glass footage and photos that I captured while my wife and I made gumbo in the kitchen. Auto awesome for video is a great new feature of Google+ that was released recently. It takes video and photos that you take with your Android device or Google Glass, and does an automatic mash-up including music. And it works quite well!


Thursday, November 7, 2013


The Glass team released the next update for Glass, XE11, today. It introduces several new features such as:

Get Directions to Home and Work - label "home" and "work" locations in Google Maps and Glass will automatically recognize these by those labels. Just say "Ok Glass, Get directions to Home", and it will give navigation directions from your current location.

Personalized Calendar Search - If you use Google Calendar as your daily planner, you can now check your schedule by voice command through Glass. Say something similar to "Ok Glass, Google" and once the search card comes up say "What's on my agenda today?", and Glass will return your items scheduled on your calendar. Note: Calendar search works for Google Calendar users with Gmail and private search enabled .

Additional features of the update included a new Glass introduction for new Glass Explorers, a shortcut to the MyGlass screen casting feature directly from your Android notification drawer, and they also removed the "long press" activation of Google search in Glass.

All in all, it was a good update. The Glass support team continues to add fresh new features to Google Glass each month. I can't wait to see what's next!