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I had both XE12.1 and XE16 install the other day, and now Glass is asking me to install XE16 again.
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It was a software do over. 
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Is this new to XE16 that Glass shows up in Android Device Manager? I don't remember it being there when ADM launched.
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+John Zowine It doesn't roll out to all Glass devices simultaneously. Also, you'll get an XE12.1 update and then an XE16 update after that.
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A more perfect truth could not be found.

http://xkcd.com/1356/
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+Jordan Schnaidt Indeed.
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It LIVES!
 
Clippy lives! Sort of...
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update was released only yesterday, but Cortana users have already discovered a number of funny responses from Microsoft's new personal digital assistant. The best...
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I'm so glad I'm not a WP user. If I saw that, I'm sure I'd drop my phone and run away screaming.
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Did +Google Glass announce something today? You know, I think they probably did... ;)
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I'm not sure.
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While I lament what probably means the death of another open source Android component... gotta give them credit for this. This is a public service right here.
 
This. So much this.
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+Jake Weisz I think your right but I doubt this or any app will kill open source camera apps. Sadly, most of them i've used are Ok but nothing great. Besides, this is still free to download.
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The XE14/XE15/XE16 crowd must be disappointed, as Glass informs me XE12.1 is ready for install.
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Glass always needs a few minutes to cool down, and a reboot before it recovers from an update. Near as I can guess the thing stops bothering to underclock while updating, which is why the thing roasts while doing so.
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"There should essentially be no feature restricted to a certain screen, if possible." <- This criminal statement is why desktop users have less and less features these days. It leads to -> "Can't make this good on mobile? Alright, **** desktop users, throw it out."
 
Build for Screens
Always great to hear +Matias Duarte's thoughts on the current state of digital design. There's a few things that I've strongly believed in and he's not only brought them up but expanded on them in some fantastic ways. Here some of those points:

1) Don't build for "mobile," develop and design for users on multiple screens. What you call "mobile" is just one of the many screens your users are on. Build for that cross-screen interaction. There should essentially be no feature restricted to a certain screen, if possible.
2) The future of software will take the best ideas of the web and native and bring an experience where services intermingle with other services while also taking advantage of the core platform and hardware capabilities.
3) Brand recognition is as important as following platform rules. More importantly, it's the job of the platform to allow for that brand expression and sit in the background of what the brand is trying to say.

Also, good to hear +Joshua Topolsky say that +The Verge is focusing on a responsive layout. Seeing +Vox's website, it's quite clear they have the proper ideas behind the scenes!
At the recent Accel Design Conference, Google's head of design for Android, his holo-ness Matias Duarte, sat down for an interview with The Verge Editor-in... by Ryan Whitwam in News
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+Nate Behary And Google didn't try to shove their tablet OS on phones just because, like Windows did.

+Anuj Ahooja Another case being the horrifying nightmare that is Android tablets after 4.1. When they decided to gut a really great tablet UI and just give everyone the phone UI.
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#askanexplorer  The Google Glass team continues to impress in their ability to convince people to work for them. And even funnier, to pay Google to work for Google. Absolute brilliance, utter villainy. ;)

EDIT: Oh, Google was just resharing +Keith Achorn's post. Still evil, just indoctrinated evil. Do ask away though.
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That's not necessarily a bad thing. 
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About time. Guess this is pretty darn newsworthy!
 
#GlassUpdates are back with Kit Kat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

Kit Kat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android Kit Kat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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If you connect it to G+, does it now give you a way to get rid of a card?  Mine was making pretty good choices about which threads to cherry-pick, I was quite impressed by that, but then they stayed.  Apparently forever.
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Fair warning, if I choose to circle you, I will probably regularly comment on you too. It's what I do.

I am an IT geek, a gamer, and a scifi nerd. I have --Asperger's Syndrome-- autism (seriously, no strikethrough here?), my cute little mental disorder that is responsible for my peculiar obsession with minor details and ability to remember excessively complex numerical systems.


I'm an avid Android user, possessing multiple Androids, in addition to the variety of Windows computers I run on a daily basis. I have an odd obsession with 2.5" SATA hard drives, don't ask why.

A list of my computers can be found at http://www.ocdtrekkie.com/machines.php

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