Inventor of Google Glass envisions big things for the wearable in medicine

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Google Glass medical applications have already gotten more interesting.

Google Glass wasn’t necessarily designed for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors who love them.



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Top 9 ways Google is changing the world

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Project Loon aims to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, last month, thumbed his nose at Google for its various “moonshot” projects, currently housed at Google’s semi-secret X Labs. When Nadella was asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, he said that there’s always something to learn from “from people who market themselves well.”



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Smart rifle uses Google Glass to let you shoot around corners


Google Glass-equipped smart rifle.

Trackingpoint is the company behind the U.S. Army’s new smart rifle. They are already famous for developing a gun that does all the hard work of aiming for you. Armed with one of their precision guided firearms, you simply tag your targets as if you were piloting an Air Force jet and then aim your weapon where it tells you to. You’re almost guaranteed to hit your target every time. (Video)



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UC Irvine School of Medicine to add Google Glass to its curriculum

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Dr. Warren Wiechmann, UC Irvine School of Medicine

The University of California at Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine announced that it is integrating the already-iconic wearable into its four-year curriculum for medical students. UCI will be the first medical school to do so.



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Google Glass available to students and faculty at Yale University

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Google Glass

The Yale University Library, in cooperation with the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) and the Student Technology Collaborative (STC), has added the futuristic eyewear, Google Glass to its collection of media devices at the Bass Library. The eyewear has unofficially been dubbed “Yale Bass Glass.”  The device will be loaned to faculty and student groups during the spring semester who can use it to explore the potential of Google Glass in enhancing classroom instruction and the research experience.



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How app designers can make the future of dating less creepy


One day, Google Glass could enable some pretty incredible augmented reality apps. Its camera might recognize a person’s face, then scour the Internet for information about him or her, beaming that back to you in real time. It’s neat stuff for sure, but as this concept demo from Israeli software developer Infinity AR shows us (completely unintentionally): automatically digging up too much information about someone else can be downright creepy.



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Top 13 ‘Futurist Speaker’ Columns in 2013

Futurist Thomas Frey: 2013 has been a year of considerable change for both me and the rest of our team at the DaVinci Institute. While most of what you see here on Futurist Speaker is about my research, thinking, and philosophy on the future, I thought this might be a good time to step back and fill you in on the people behind everything you’re reading.



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Developing apps for wearable computing poses new challenges for developers

There will be a job market for wearable computer developers and engineers.

Developers are still learning how to use Google Glass. The Glass Development Kit is expected to be unveiled shortly and will build on the Android toolkits that a small but growing developer community is learning their way around the platform. But there are unique challenges for wearable computer software creation. How do you create apps for a wearable computer that lacks a mouse, a keyboard, and a touchscreen? How do you create programs for a hybrid of glasses and a computer that depends on a voice interface and a single button? It creates challenges.



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The future of wearable technology

The Myo wristband responds to the electrical activity in the muscles, enabling users to control secondary devices like smartphones, PCs or games consoles through gestures.

Google Glass and Galaxy Gear are just the beginning. The impending arrival of Google’s super-futuristic wearable computer and Samsung’s wrist-based wonder are simply the commencement of our ascent into the realms of science-fiction. (Pics and videos)



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Mercedes-Benz is integrating Google Glass into its cars

Mercedes is testing Google Glass-based navigation systems.

Mercedes-Benz just went public with its initial plans for Google Glass integration, and the results are fascinating. Using Glass’s built-in GPS capabilities, Mercedes is testing a functional door-to-door direction system that guides users to their destinations even after they park the car.



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