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Jeris JC Miller
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+YouTube has a #VR Evangelist +Scott Broock
A virtual reality dealmaker for startup Jaunt jumps to Google.
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Jeris JC Miller
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Reposting this to our SGE Community #UCCShooting  
 
As most of you know I live not far from #Umpqua  in Southern Oregon #EnoughIsEnough  #VR #GunControl #Oculus 
My family founded this country. My family. We descend from two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Zadoc Clark a…
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+Imei Hsu Thank you my dear sweet friend! xo
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Imei Hsu
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It lives!

Aura. 

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/09/16/google-glass-gets-a-new-name-and-hires-from-amazon/

Are any of you in the fields that the Aura team may reach out to in testing the new GG v.2?
Google Inc.’s troubled Glass connected eyewear project is getting a new name, Project Aura, and new hires from Amazon.com Inc.
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers!

I'm sure you've been hearing news about Version 2. The last couple of weeks and just the last two days have produced some new info about the Glass for Work version of Google Glass, a "button and hinge" connective piece that can attach to many types of glasses rather than the wire frame of version 1. 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-quietly-distributes-new-version-of-glass-aimed-at-workplaces-1438283319

There is no launch date for this version. Sounds like it will stay in the hands of developers and work environments such as health care, manufacturing, and business for awhile in order to create a robust platform. 

What do you think? 
Google is quietly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as health care, manufacturing and energy, according to people familiar with the situation.
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Agreed +Heather Evans. I am perfectly OK with "quiet" use of Google Glass in the healthcare field separated from the Social Media circus. I wish to contact them again to see if I can get dealt back into the new-use equation, since I am not a surgeon. ;)
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Hey people!!
This has been on my mind for quite some time as the CEO of AwayTeam, I see more and more wearable tech startups and my conclusion is this, if you're an investor, you should invest in B2B wearable IoT startup, not consumer oriented. This post explains why.
Would love for your thoughts and comments. 
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-investing-b2b-iot-logical-thing-do-niv-calderon
#Wearabletech   #Iot   #B2B    
The interesting thing with the Big Bang is that it started as a tiny dot in the nothingness of the ultimate nothing, and the explosion created both time and space in an ever expanding way.Fast forward a few eons later, the universe of the Internet of Things is at its Big Bang stage, which means anywhere you look, you will find a new smart bulb flickering somewhere in the consumer market. Sadly, most of what was created after the Big Bang disappea...
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Imei Hsu
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WIRED.com posted this article, which is one of the few stories covering what Glass users should already know: Google Glass is far from dead. 

At the same time, I understand that some of you may be disappointed that the Glass Explorers program has ended, and that there will be no new updates to the current unit(s) you own. 

What are you doing with Glass now? 
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True. I had a doc using mine to film my back muscles (one side shows atrophy compared to the other), and he filmed it poorly enough that we will need to film it again.I am doing a study of my swim technique to improve it for the eventual 2.4mile IRonman swim distance. I have to remember the learning curve Jeris and I went through in the "early days" of Glass.

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Imei Hsu
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Augumenix receives funding for Google Glass "Glass at Work" partner application for doctors. 

https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts/UfYsCrEWf1B
Congratulations to our Glass at Work partner +Augmedix! Can't wait to see what 2015 will bring.  - Google Glass - Google+
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Imei Hsu
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Hello #SeattleGlassExplorers!

The Glass Explorer program officially ends today; however, our choice to move forward as a community still stands. 

If you feel so inclined, I thought it would be a nice gesture to send pictures, video, and your thoughts to thank the Google Glass X team and moderators for their efforts. If you decide to post something, please use the hashtag #TYGlassX  and add +Google Glass to help us find your posts. 

Here is my thank you post and picture!

And.... go!

For those of you who have additional feedback to give the Glass X team before they become their own department after today, please go to glass-community.com and start a thread there, where Becca or Teresa can pick up your thread, address your questions, or send your feedback forward. That community forum will remain live for now, probably until the commercial launch of what I'm calling Google Glasses (since the public mention that the next version will likely look more like eyeglasses). 
#TYGlassX  One of the great things about wearing +Google Glass during the #GlassExplorers   program was feeling like I had extended myself in some of the… - Imei Hsu - Google+
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This Community was started for the First Generation of Google #GlassExplorers in the Puget Sound & Pacific NorthWest Region to share information and connect around #Glass projects and initiatives. We are the Official #SOGE Hub for the Pacific Northwest Region which includes AK, WA & OR. We were created and launched by Jeris JC Miller and Co-Founded by Imei Hsu and Heather Evans and we are also Moderated by Jeris, Imei, Heather and Brenda Cooper. *Our Core Community Values Include: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Authenticity, Trust, Vulnerability and Giving Back!*
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Jeris JC Miller
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Google Glass quietly closes it's Social Media channels ... hopefully in preparation for #ProjectAura
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Imei Hsu
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Congratulations to Thad Starner for being named Product Ambassador for United Sciences LLC



http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13034238.htm
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Jeris JC Miller
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Details on the Project #Aura Re-Boot.
Amazon's Fire Phone may have been a total flop, but Google seems to think the engineers may have been on to something. A report from Business Insider detai
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Some of the engineers of Amz Fire Phone may have also worked on Echo. Echo and GG share something in common: passive listening technology. Why not tap them for what they learned? Failure also teaches people what didn't work, so people then create what might work better. 
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Jeris JC Miller
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Excellent +Singularity University video which touches on augmented reality, including Google Glass and the future of #VR 
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How much has the reaction to Edward Snowden's revelations regarding the depth and breadth of State surveillance harmed the chances of a product like Google Glass? #FVEY   
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On a funny note: I was just up at Whistler, BC this past weekend. and I decided to bring Glass with me. I received nothing but interest, compliments, and enthusiasm, even though some had already heard that any Glass unit to come was going to be focused on enterprise and not consumer use. People kept saying how "lucky" I was to have one before the Explorers program ended. Interesting, in a different environment. 
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Vinaya Gopisetti

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Hello All, happy to join the glass community! Started using and enjoying Glass, mainly for videos and pics! Are there any Glass Explorer meet ups? I would love to join if there is one.  
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Hey there! Welcome aboard.

I think most of us are waiting for the commercial launch of Google Glass, as the Explorer Edition has limited uses. But I am down for getting together sometime later in April.

What's your favorite app? One of mine is using Strava on a bike ride of 1 hr or less. 
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers! 

Just wanting to check in with all of you to see how you're doing, what's up with you and Glass these days, and to share a thought or two while we wait for the future of Google Glass(es) to be revealed. 

In the news today:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/heres-latest-pair-smartglasses-probably-wont-want-wear/

With Sony's SmartEyeGlass coming out in March in the U.S. for $840, my reflexes say that Google Glass will have its own answer in terms of time of release, form factor changes, and cost. 

And the rumors of Apple coming out with a wearable computer? Well, I think we all knew that someone had to go first and make people think about what wearables will be mean in the public sphere, just like smartphones. The march of the wearables will not stop because of controversy. 

What do you think? 
Sony's SmartEyeGlass smartglasses are now up for pre-order in selected countries, with the U.S. set to follow in March, when they'll cost $840. At the moment, the specs are aimed primarily at developers.
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Imei Hsu
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From the industrial perspective. A nice, balanced article (properly edited!) about the hope for the next Google Glass and technologies that integrate well with the world of automation.

http://www.automationworld.com/its-end-google-glass-we-know-it
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I have to admit I am disappointed with +Tony Fadell allegedly taking over the next iteration of #GoogleGlass.

In his work in #NestThermostat his team helped reduce the energy footprint of millions of homes, mostly from fossil fuels, and with the #NestProtect they helped safety in fires. Those were successful products with tangible, quantifiable benefits to individuals and future generations; and with a lot of runway as a technology roadmap towards retrofitting "smart" onto existing homes.

I saw him as an asset, and I hope that his departure doesn't compromise the ability of his former team to deliver more world-class products.
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers! 

If you did not hear the news today, here is the email that is likely sitting in your inbox: 

 
Hi there,
It’s been an exciting ride. Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. We asked you to be pioneers, and you took Glass further than we ever expected. We’ve learned a ton, we’ve "graduated" from Google[x] labs, and now we’re hard at work and you’ll see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.
Since we’re focusing all our efforts on the future, we’ll be closing the Explorer Program on January 19. We realize you might have questions about what this means for you. New feature development on the Explorer Edition will stop while we work on the next version of Glass, but you can still call or email us anytime with questions, thoughts or feedback.

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This letter also signifies the end of another group: the Seattle Glass Explorers, as we have known it. We can still be a community, but our name must now change. We're may not be a part of the Explorer's Program, but we can now be our own entity. 

What should we be called? I'm throwing it out to you all. Have an idea? I'm all ears. 
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Imei Hsu
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Happy New Year, Seattle Glass Explorers!

Did 'ya miss us? We miss you! 

I've been somewhat off the grid, working on personal projects, dabbling in my pet hobbies (ukulele, drawing, reading lots of books, triathlon off season training, snowshoeing and snowboarding). During the Christmas to New Year's break, I had a chance to hang out with Matt Inman and the petting zoo he rented for NYE so we could play with a baby wallaby, chinchillas, bunnies, and gerbils. 

And what about Google Glass? Well, of course you know this simple fact: Google Glass is so NOT dead, right? 

Check out Zack Freedman's post on the subject. I believe he's making his way to CES2015 in Vegas now, so if you're following Zack, you should be getting his unique perspective on the wearable tech market at CES. 

And as always, I like to ask the SGE group, "How are you using Glass?" Well, tomorrow I go up to the mountains for a half day of snowboarding. Unforunately, Glass doesn't fit too well under my helmet, and I am a little concerned with damaging the unit, but I'll play around with it to see what can be done.

Yes, I always always ALWAYS wear a helmet when snowboarding, which saved my life years ago when another snowboarder hit me at about 25mph from the side, knocking me out for a few seconds, and leaving my temple bleeding. The kid was so frightened he had injured me, he only waited to see if I was conscious, then took off before I fully regained consciousness to ask him to send help. We never found him again. Without a helmet, I'm pretty sure I would have had at least a concussion, if not been killed, based on the impact mark of his board on my helmet. 

So... always wear a helmet! And therefore, if you're going to use Google Glass with winter sports, please please please do not sacrifice your safety for a few moments of capturing your perfect carving skills down a snowy slope. That's what you use those GoPro (ha ha!) cameras for, right? 

Oh, btw, I'm taking my first steps into web design and eventually a little coding to do some simple stuff. Not saying I will be able to code my own simple Glass apps anytime soon, but it will point me in the direction of knowing what it is I want apps to do in my future with Glass. 

How about you? 
After a year in the Google Glass trenches, the future of the platform is getting sharper. It's not fun, it's not fashionable, but it will be fundamental. This November marked my one-year anniversar...
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