From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
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From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Sales of Google's pricey eyewear have been suspended for an indeterminate amount of time, the company says, following poor sales figures and reviews - but future versions will still be developed.
Despite recent uncertainty over the future of Google Glass, it seems that the company remains committed to its wearable device, as information has emerged on the next-generation model, due next year.
GT Advanced Technologies, which formerly produced sapphire crystals for use in smartphone and other device glass, says it was forced into bankruptcy by shady bait-and-switch tactics from Apple.
Soon, when traveling through Edinburgh airport, you may be met by a customer service rep wearing Google Glass. The airport is set to start trialing the use of Glass to assist passengers.
Google's latest acquisition is Gecko Designs -- a Los Gatos, California-based industrial design firm that will help develop Google X products including self-driving cars and internet balloons.
Google Glass wearers can rejoice! Google has rolled out an update that promises to induce eye watering results now that you will be able to view all of your contacts through it instead of just ten.
A week after its launch in the United Kingdom priced at £1000, Google Glass is being banned by British cinema chains over fears that it may be used to record movies surreptitiously.
Google has announced improvements to its Glass wearable device, offering better performance thanks to a big increase in RAM, along with greater battery life and a handful of software enhancements.
It's not hard to gauge that people are split on the issue of Google Glass, while some think it's the best thing since sliced bread, others think it's intrusive and makes you look like a total douche.
Researchers at the University of Akron have developed a novel method of making shatterproof screens which are not only much more flexible than earlier methods, but significantly cheaper too.
Google Glass is to get a set of new designer frames from iconic American fashion artist Diane von Furstenberg later this month so that users can make their devices more personalized and unique.
Google has just announced that the Explorer Edition of their Google Glass wearable computer will be available for purchase to anyone in the United States, for the low low price of $1,500.
A breakdown of the componants used by Google to make Google Glass, their glasses-esque computer, has found that the total cost is just $80 meaning that Google makes $1,420 per glass headset.
Google has partnered with Luxottica to produce new wearable technology using Ray Ban and Oakley as an upcoming platform for Google Glass. This partnership will pair technology brands with designers.
From today Virgin Atlantic has announced that it has begun a six-week trial of using the Google Glass wearable computer in its day-to-day check-in operations in the 'Upper Class Wing'.
The New York Police Department is looking to test out Google Glass for its beat officers. Whether this will be a useful crime fighting tool or an invasion of everyone's privacy, only time will tell.
A driver who was cited for using Google Glass behind the wheel was found innocent by the court. While this is an important precedent it also brings up the issue of an activity indicator on the device.
Good news has come today for those with less-than-perfect eyesight wondering if they'll be able to use Google Glass: A 'prescription option' will be provided for Google Glass wearers starting at $99.
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Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge is yet another restaurant banning the use of Google Glass by customers, and it's not the first restaurant to do so. It stated the new policy very clearly on its Facebook page.
Google has finally broken silence on the mystery barges docked in various cities, saying that they could be used as interactive space for teaching people about their new and upcoming technologies.
Google Glass could be a danger to motorists according to an officer who fined a woman for using it while behind the wheel. The woman was in violation of a law which disallows monitors near the driver.
Google recently announced changes to their Google Glass headset through a Google+ post and now it seems the updated device has already started shipping to developers of the platform.
A new report claims that Android Kit Kat is centered around wearables, low-end handsets and fixing some of Android's long-standing issues. All signs point to Android 4.4 as a major, must-have update.
Stevie Johnson, wide receiver for the Bills, is given Google Glass to try out after practice. He catches some passes and signs some autographs, then gives his impression of the new technology.
Google Glass testers have begun receiving an email that allows them to invite one friend to try Glass for themselves, there are a few catches though, you must be over 18 and live in the US.
While Google's Glass hasn't hit the market yet, the company is working on expanding its customer base. The search giant is working on bringing a special glasses-free version of Glass for working dogs.
Reports have shown Samsung OLED displays are being used in Google Glass. Despite a certain wariness by other companies, it appears Google still considers the Korean company an ally.
Eric Schmidt dropped a hint during an interview with BBC Radio 4 that Google Glass will most likely be available next year, and for under the $1500 price tag the developers had to fork out.
A reddit user has found several lines of code in the Google Glass Android companion app that suggest you'll be able to control Glass with your eyes, but will it be included in the first generation?
Google's terms of service reveal you won't be able to sell or lend your precious early specs once they arrive or the company will deactivate them. At $1,500, is it just too much to ask?
Google has revealed the technical specifications for Glass, showing roughly what sort of hardware we'll find in the units once they start becoming available towards the end of the year.
Google's hunt for new Explorers with Glass is over. While the contest ran during February, the company has only begun to send out invitations to join the Explorer Program via Google+ today.
The first apps in development for Google's upcoming 'Glass' device have been unveiled at South by Southwest in Texas, shown off in a demo by Glass developer Timothy Jordan, but who will buy it?
As it turns out, those of you who wear glasses can't actually use Google Glass, as the system is incompatible with prescription lenses. Google apparently has a solution in the works.
A report by Bloomberg has outlined some reasons why Apple will jump into the smart watch market during 2013, which will put Apple ahead of Google in the lucrative wearables market.
A newly uncovered patent suggests that Google Glass is going to receive an update that allows for binocular vision, instead of just one lens, increasing the use for Glass tenfold.
Hitachi's latest breakthrough seems to be glass-based storage media that should last forever. All you'll need to read it is a microscope and a computer, if you'd like more than binary codes.
That's right, augmented reality is now fashionable. Project Glass took to the catwalk this week at New York fashion week, and has been documenting the whole experience.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed the company's upcoming wearable computer will be available to the general public sometime in 2014. The company will get feedback from developers until that time.
First details of Google's futuristic wearable technology have emerged - current prototypes of Glass do not include any built-in WWAN connectivity, some local storage is built-in, and more.
Corning has unveiled Willow Glass, a new paper-thin (100 microns), flexible glass that it says could revolutionize everything from consumer electronics to lighting and solar power.
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