Google Glass Hits The Extreme: Similar Technologies in Motorcycle Helmets and Ski Goggles!
One is already on sale (and sold out) for $600, and the other is $2000 prototype, due out sometime in 2014.
With the advent of Google Glass, other companies have been quick to work on their own wearable technologies.
Sunglasses maker Oakley, has gone beyond a mere simulation and created AirWave. These Snow goggles are already on the market at the aforementioned $600 price tag. One quick look on their website however, and you will see that they are sold out. Demand for such technologies is through the roof.
The Google Glass Explorers Edition for example, costs $1,500. This is a sensible investment for developers, but many whom were invited in the Project Glass program, have purchased the explorer edition anyway, either for journalistic purposes, or just for the sake of being the first on the block with the latest fun toy.
But these are not just toys. Russian company LiveMap has been working around the clock on a Motorcycle Helmet with GPS incorporated (similar to the AirWave and the Google Glass). This company has already received over a million dollars in funding and is looking to launch their lauded motorcycle helmet in 2014. These videos give a good idea of the technology that is either around the corner in the next 12 months… or in the case of the AirWave, technology that is already here. But sadly, purchasing a pair is not easy, as the Oakley Store is well out of stock! Either way, 2014 and beyond hold a lot of exciting things in both glass and wearable technology.
Comparing Google Glass Version 1.0 with Google Glass “v2.0″
The first video, ’20 Searches [through Glass]‘ is a real-life demonstration of the current iteration of Google Glass. Basic rudimentary ‘Siri-like’ searches at your finger-tips (or rather, at your temple) through Google Now.
In the 2nd video, ‘Google Glass 2.0: What If We Had Glass?’ (with about 4x as many views) from Playground Labs, showcases the things that a Google Glass headset may be capable of doing in version 2.0. The latter of which will require a lot more functioning software from both Google and 3rd party apps. They’re both a good look into what the Google Glass can do, and what we hope it will one day do, in the near future. Especially by the time the retail headsets make their splash onto the electronics market.
One of the most magical things about Google Glass is its ability to get you the answers you want almost instantly. As soon as you think of something you want to search, all you need to do is ask. Simply long press the touch pad with one finger and say your query. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get the answers you want, when you want them.
Now that we all have seen Google Glass [Playground Labs] tried to think beyond version one. We wanted to visualize how heads up displays can affect our interactions with information, each other and the world.
Must Watch: A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision
Even more interesting than ‘A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision’, is the 2nd video, which is ‘A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked. The Story Behind Corning’s Vision’.
It is a great glimpse into how Corning is reinventing the future with glass technology. Informative, thought-provoking, and revolutionary:
Watch and share “A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked,” to see how Corning’s highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world. Take a journey with our narrator for details on these technologies, answers to your questions, and to learn about what’s possible — and what’s not — in the near future.
We aren’t the only one’s interested either, with the videos receiving 3.5 million and 1.3 million views to date, respectively.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes into a glass art wall installation…the fine folks over at Bernard Katz Glass have produced this time lapse video to show you what 4 months of work, whittled down into 3 minutes looks like.
A time lapse video of [Bernard Katz'] recent installation of a large scale glass wall sculpture. The glass sculpture was installed at the newly constructed Endo Corporation in Malvern, PA. The video showcases the start to finish process of creating the hand blown glass wall sculpture. From the design to the final installation of the wall sculpture within the executive seating area.
Much has been made of Sapphire Glass being more scratch-resistant then Corning’s Gorilla Glass. While this video does serve to show how much more Gorilla Glass is shatter-resistant as compared to Sapphire Glass, it’s worth keeping these two things in mind: this video was produced by the folks at Corning, and it still does not prove that Gorilla Glass is more scratch-resistant than Sapphire Glass.
All this demonstrates is strength in the form of shatter-resistance. The jury on Sapphire glass still remains out, and it will be interesting to see what future smart phones end up using what forms of new glass technology. One thing Corning is excited about being utilized, is their Gorilla Glass in new curved and shaped forms, which apparently still maintain their strength!
Dulles Glass and Mirror Memorial Day Special: Two Ways To Save!
Dulles Glass and Mirror’s Memorial Day Special
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We have seen the devastation following the Oklahoma tornadoes, and many are still in need of food, water, and shelter.
In response, Dulles Glass and Mirror will be donating 10% of all proceeds and online sales to the American Red Cross in aid of the Oklahoma Tornado Victims. Help us help the tornado victims this Memorial Day weekend.
This is the kind of feedback that has to come straight from the customer’s mouth. Our customer Joe in Enfield, Connecticut shared this very inspired note with us, and we had to share!
Dear Mr. Flouhouse @ Dulles Glass and Mirror,
My name is Joe and I live in Enfield, Ct. I just received my shipment of two mirrors to replace the doors in my medicine cabinet. As a life-long airfreight crating and trucking owner/operator, I found the packaging of the product you sent me to be innovative, impressive and with a definite attention to detail that expresses to the customer that you believe that even a small order such as mine is a quality product worth protecting and that even the little ones get the same attention as the big boys. That, my friend, is a rare commodity in this economic environment. I can say with complete confidence that whoever designed your packaging process is an absolute asset to your company. Your company ‘gets it’.
Thank you for providing me with a quality website that was a breeze to navigate and for delivering a fragile, quality product intact and on-time. Job well done sir!
I will be happy to suggest your company to family, friends and associates whenever I can. I am very pleased and impressed. A task not easily accomplished with a guy that has seen way more than my share of shoddy, careless packaging and lousy customer service. Even your insert inviting comment, and proudly proclaiming your mission statement and the pride you take in your product…printed on a classy, eye-catching and durable plastic parchment is quite unique and attractive and sets your company apart from the others.
Customer Submission: Susi Qube Game Table (Photos by Samantha Swann)
Our friends at Snow Woodworks have graced us with pictures of their one-of-a-kind Susi Qube Game Table, utilizing glass from Dulles Glass and Mirror. Warren Snow, the creator of this piece, was nice enough to share his creative design, which has since been showcased at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show:
I have completed the table that uses the glass you provided, and it’s now on my website.
I credited Dulles Glass & Mirror for the glass work and included a link to your website.Thanks again for the excellent glass work.