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Google Glass 2.0, And Other Tech News You May Have Missed

You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech yesterday? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumours that might have slipped past your radar.


A Touch-Sensitive Belt Lets You Subtly Control A Wearable Display

The first time around, Google Glass wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. But the technology behind it will certainly be improved to the point where it can eventually be integrated into a regular pair of glasses. And for when that day gets here, there’s now a novel and subtle way to navigate your wearable display using the belt around your waist.


Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Google Glass is dead. In its current form, at least, the augmented-reality specs will no longer be sold to developers, early adopters and enthusiasts — and depending on how stupid you think Google Glass is, this news will either disappoint you or make you very happy.


Report: Google Packs Up Glass Explorer Program, Vows To Try Again

So long, Google Glass. Or at least as we know it. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google will be winding down the Explorers program, booting the ostracised wearable from the Google X program, and handing the reins to Nest CEO Tony Fadell.


Sony's Clip-On Unit Will Make Any Glasses Smart

Sony has announced a new display module that clips onto the frame of any piece of existing eyewear in order to turn it into something more akin to Google Glass.


WSJ: Intel Will Supply The Guts For A New Version Of Google Glass

According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel is readying the silicon brains which will power a new version of Google Glass, expected to be made available next year.


What's This Generation's Segway?

A recent Reuters report makes a fairly sound case for the demise of Google Glass, which is obviously giving headline writers across the internet the opportunity to label it as This Generation’s Segway. But that’s far too important a title to give away without a long discussion and the posting of many, many GIFs of people falling off Segways. In the name of science, of course.


Is Google Glass Dying?

Google Glass was supposed to be the eyewear of the future, but that future sounds pretty grim — at least if you read Reuters‘ latest report on the cyborg-like eyewear.


Google Glass Is Now Banned From Cinemas Across The US

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from cinemas in the US.


This Filmmaker Reviews Google Glass Using Google Glass

By this stage, Google Glass has been around in its kinda-beta kinda-on-sale format for a solid 18 months, and the internet is awash with more reviews than you can probably tolerate. But it’s still interesting to see wizard filmmaker Casey Neistat’s opinion on everyone’s favourite face computer, especially when the entire thing is filmed with Glass itself.