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Andy Markelz

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Since that the explorer program has ended, if I purchase glass through a third party, like amazon or ebay, will it function normally? I'm considering purchasing a pair or two for research purposes. I heard something about a code needed and now that the explorer program has ended the codes are no longer valid. Not sure about that though.
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Dr Bennett Frankel's profile photoMarquis Mathis's profile photo
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+Dr Bennett Frankel​ has glass replaced your unit after your warranty ended? 
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Benjamin Roche

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I have not checked into this community for some time and hearing so much news lately about MeerKat and Twitter buying Periscope, has anyone developed a replacement for google hangouts on glass since it was removed? Any easy way to sideload video hangouts without downgrading?
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Joseph Cappellino (Tithefug)'s profile photoJason Salas's profile photo
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Hi +Benjamin Roche - there are a couple of live streaming Glassware apps available in MyGlass, but nothing I've heard of as of yet to replace video calls. And that's sad, as it was touted as THE killer feature of Glass in the early videos.
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Larry Pedrosa

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+Google Glass will every explorer get a photo book? If not how can someone get a copy of it?
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Lisa May's profile photoJen Vargas's profile photo
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+Jeff Earls Not true. I'm an original, active +Google Glass​ Explorer who got the book email and participated in #throughglass2014. So far I have received nothing in the mail 😯
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Marquis Mathis

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How can I protect my Google Glass while snowboard?

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Keegan Martin's profile photoMarquis Mathis's profile photo
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Oh okay. Yeah the same thing happen to me. But it seems like glass can handle most things life throws at it 
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Scott Joniec

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I like many others don't want to believe this ride is over. I have read the articles about Tony Fedell taking over but have yet to read anything from Tony acknowledging that has any plans to include the explorer base in the future. I was hoping that I was missing something. Has anyone read any comments from Tony or his team? Does he have a Google+ account? +Google glass

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Timothy Wagner's profile photoScott Joniec's profile photo
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Thanks! 
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Nicholas Spagnolo

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One question that explorers have been pondering during the whole program is whether or not we would receive a free or discounted upgrade when the consumer version is released.   Now that the program is ending (and many of us Explorers are not thrilled about it) do you think we are more or less likely to receive a discounted upgrade on any new versions of Glass, should they come to exist? 
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Less Likely
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There will never be a new Glass
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Robert Hamilton's profile photoSam Sullivan's profile photo
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I don't think it changes the likelihood, which was low to begin with in my opinion. 
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Jose Torres

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Ethan Bresnick's profile photoMarquis Mathis's profile photo
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Okay glass destroy spammer
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Aaron George

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How long does the battery last
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Jamil Karim's profile photoMarquis Mathis's profile photo
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About the same
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Alex Dixon

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Anyone know where I can pick up a cheap, non-prescription set of frames? I haven't used Glass in a long time simply because I've never seen anybody else wear them in my town, and quite frankly I was getting tired of the dirty stares!

I think I might use them more if they actually looked like a set of glasses though... But don't want to pay the price for frames on Google's site. (Wish I'd gotten a set of those instead of the shades I've never worn though!) I was thinking more along the lines of... £20?... Just a cheap set really!
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I have a file that can be 3d printed that's an any glasses clip to Glass. It's only a few dollars to print and there's usually stores in most towns that 3d print things. I can email you the file if you would like it
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Michael Smith

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I know I'm a little behind, but if I haven't upgraded to the latest XE, does anyone know if I am still be able to? Also are they still releasing updates?
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Allen “Prisoner” Firstenberg's profile photosteph lake's profile photo
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no the beta is done, they are working on the consumer nodel now. 
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Hunter Stephenson

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I have a few questions being a fairly new Explorer.

1. Does WiFi use more battery than bluetooth?
2. Does anyone have Glass freeze up sometimes when doing a Google search or not display the screen at all. My Glass seems a little slow at times, even with 2GB of RAM.
3. Battery saving tips? If anyone knows of any.

If there are other places to find this info, please let me know. I'm new to posting here. 
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Tim Younan's profile photoHunter Stephenson's profile photo
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+Dr Bennett Frankel thanks! I didn't know about this. 
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steph lake

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anyone having trouble sharing pics #throughglass  this morning? I tried restarting and checking that my Google+ is active in my Glassware. Thoughts? (fyi had to change my Google password this morning) 
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+steph lake Last time I changed my password it took a while for everything to start working again.  
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Bill McGraw

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I have not had to reset my Glass for a few months now... I have learned to work around its little "quirks".
Will Google continue to provide support for the last Glass update? and for how long?
Meaning, if I reset my Glass today, will the last update be downloadable? and for how long?
Will Google allow ex-explorers to download the update file to a personal computer so when they finally do not support this version of Glass we could have at least this last version for a backup?
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Joseph Cappellino (Tithefug)'s profile photoTim Younan's profile photo
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I believe all updates for the explorer devices are done until they release the consumer model. On the up side, they will still take care of you if the unit goes bad past the warranty.
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Robert Mitchell

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What launcher apk is everyone using for those sideload apps? I had to send mine in for warranty and it's been a long time since setting these up, the glass launcher does not seem to want to start with the xe22
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이소네코토하

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Google Glass uses the initial model. The formal model comes out really happens is I want to exchange this mountain equipment replacement is more difficult to LA Would I'm starting to worry ... Used purchasing. That's not really formally selling model in Korea. If you have any information you ever knowing minutes appreciated the information known to me.
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Mark Bailey

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Bit of a long shot but does anyone live around Nottingham (UK) and have Glass...?
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Andy Godber's profile photoMark Bailey's profile photo
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+Andy Godber I need to make a short 'Day in the life of' video for work. I don't suppose there's a slim chance of renting them for a day is there? Do you think they would be suitable for that kind of thing? I have other ideas up my sleeve but though a first person perspective may be an (more) interesting take on it... Even than an IT analyst isn't thrilling! Gotta try and make it more appealing than just me sat talking about what I do / what's on screen!
Thanks
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Harald Geving

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Does anyone here have experience with a smart Watch in addition to their Google glass? I think I'd like an LG G watch R, but I'm not sure if the functionality overlaps Google Glass too much to be worth having.
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Robert Hamilton's profile photoCorey M (EnemyofGLaDOS)'s profile photo
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I use android wear in conjunction with Google Glass.. For me I tend to use my watch for most tasks now. But some stuff is still fantastic on Glass... Live weather radar, hands free commands, ...some of the apps are great. 
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Once again we have "news" stories about the death of Glass.  Although these rather pitiful excuses for "journalism" are probably best simply ignored I do have a couple thoughts on the subject.  If you continue reading you'll be subjected to opinions with no basis whatsoever in inside knowledge - you know, just like a real main stream media "report" on "hard news".

Fundamentally a lot of the angst about Glass seems caused by a number of developers leaping in at startup.  They were hoping to be on the ground floor.  But it has taken significantly longer than we'd all hoped for the elevator to start moving.  It has also taken longer than they had capital to support.

I believe Google made several missteps here.  The biggest was going with a weirdo Klingon CPU.  Whatever they hopped to accomplish, this horribly laggy battery hog has been an abject failure.  Regardless if TI quit making the chip or not, the OMAP 4403 would never deliver a satisfactory consumer experience.

Another huge hurdle was that Google didn't know what they really wanted the device to do at first.  Much of the smoothness and rich function of #androidwear  is a direct benefit of #googleglass  defining the interface by what it was not e.g. "Well, that didn't work, let's try THIS".  The net effect is a lot of people look at Android Wear and say: yeah that's what glass should have been.  But in a very real sense it is an architectural descendant, not a new evolution.

Regardless of how we got here, there is now legitimate competition in augmented reality glasses.  Google created this market almost single handedly but they cannot dally much longer.  Glass has no meaningful momentum right now, which is a shame.  But it also has no major handicaps.  So, 2015 is the year Google will have to release a viable consumer product or in 2016 they will be old news trying to break into a market that they themselves defined.

This is really a classic example of Capitalism in action.  Obviously Google has the capability to produce the industry leading device.  But for the last 2 years there was no competition and there just wasn't any urgency to deliver on the potential.  They would unquestionably "get around to it", but that might have taken another 5 years.

Now big players with deep pockets have their sights on this market.  They are preparing to deliver quality products with great functionality.  Therefore Google is now out of time.  They now have to Step Up or Step Off.  
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Rennie Allen's profile photoBrian Fleming's profile photo
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Glass is here. The one main problem everyone that I show a demo to and in the 6 months I had Glass I have given over 100 demos. Everyone says the same thing that is Google is going to have to drop the price of Glass to around the average price of a smart phone. I know a lot of people who have the means to buy Glass but the are not paying 1,600 USD for it.  Everyone I have given a demo to wants Glass But the price is going to have to drop if Google wants this go be a success.  I did not have a problem with the price. And I was happy I would of Given Google 5K USD for Glass. I have know about wearable's since 2001. What Google did for me was put it into one tight package. And I happy for that. TY Google for Glass.      :)
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Steven Harris

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Are there currently any applications of glass on the context of augmented reality? Namely seeing an AR tag and have the glass provide a specific digital overlay. Ideally the overlay could then be interacted with via verbal commands.
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Sho' Nuff's profile photoMarkus Van kempen's profile photo
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Check these guys lots of good glass stuff
http://www.hitlabnz.org/
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Ari Adler

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Glass Base Camps are shutting down and the usual anti-Glass rhetoric has begun. But, how many of us ever visited a Base Camp? Not me and I'm a daily user of Glass. I suspect that as the number of Explorers has grown, the percentage of Base Camp visitors has declined. But, you tell me. 
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I visited once when there was no choice
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I visited once because I chose to
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I visited more than once
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I never visited a Base Camp
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Yuri Shlerin's profile photoGoogle Glass's profile photo
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We hear you, +Yuri Shlerin. We know it's frustrating, and we're sorry. We don't have any other information to share on this right now, but you can sign up here to stay in the loop about Glass: https://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/
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