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glass patentIt’s pretty easy to spot someone wearing Google Glass because of the way it has been designed, it makes it pretty obvious that the wearer isn’t wearing a regular pair of glasses. This can be detrimental to the wearer if they were to encounter hostility from others who might not appreciate the technology due to privacy concerns.

It is also not very discreet, but could Google be planning a version of Google Glass that looks more like a regular pair of glasses? Well according to a recent patent filing, the answer is yes. Based on the patent, it certainly does sound like Google could have considered creating a pair of Google Glass that looks like a normal pair of glasses.

The project and prism portion of Google Glass is still on the outside, although in this case it has been moved to the inner part of the glasses so that it isn’t as obvious to outsiders unless they look really hard. Other than that, on the surface it really does look like a pair of glasses that no one would think twice about.

Of course it remains to be seen if Google will actually take this patent and make it a reality, but what do you guys think? Is this a Google Glass design that Google should seriously consider releasing in the future?

Google Patent Hints At More “Normal” Looking Google Glass , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.
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While Google’s wearable device is available for purchase now it is still far too expensive for the average consumer. Nevertheless there’s a community of Glass owners that wait on the company to improve its software and features. A new update has been released for Google Glass which brings a couple of new features for the wearable device. The aim here is to improve the overall user experience for those who have shelled out $1,500 for a unit.

With this update Google Glass now has full support for Google Contacts. Now when a Glass user taps on one of their contacts they will be able to choose between contacting them via SMS, email or Hangouts. The entire phone address book will be available on the wearable device. 20 of the most recent and starred contacts can be accessed by voice while the others can simply be accessed by swiping through the entire list of contacts.

Glass also receives some new voice commands such as “mute my microphone” and “play video,” thus reducing the number of times a user has to raise his or her hand to get something done on Glass. It will display nearby events now such as concerts and a currency converter has been added in Google Now, which will come in handy when users are traveling.

The update also enables users to switch off Google Glass with a simple nudge of the head, this feature has to be enabled first. This Glass update is rolling out immediately for those using it with an Android device, users with the MyGlass app on iOS will have to wait for a couple of days.

Google Glass Update Brings A Handful Of New Features , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.
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windows 81 desktopNow if the rumors are to be believed, Microsoft could be getting ready to announce the next generation Windows operating system in the form of Windows 9 on the 30th of September. It is unclear when the operating system will be released, but we suppose at the very least it could be made official on that date.

There have been many rumors regarding some of the features of Windows 9 and according to a recent report from the folks at Neowin, additional details of the operating system have been revealed. According to Neowin, it seems that Microsoft has included a button that allows users to upgrade builds just by clicking it.

Why is this a big deal? Well compared to before where previous updates to build might require the reinstallation of the OS, this single click will allow users to upgrade quickly and easily.  This should aid Microsoft’s plans to roll out OS updates on a more frequent basis. However Neowin notes that the button is found on internal builds of the OS.

What this means is that there is a possibility that Microsoft could be thinking about removing the feature upon its release, although they do point out that the button has been integrated into the UI, suggesting that it will most likely ship with the OS, but a little skepticism never hurt anybody. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but do check back with us on the 30th of September to see if Microsoft has any announcements for us.

Windows 9 Rumored To Feature One-Click Upgrade Button , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.
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