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Google I/O day one roundup

Google pulled out all the stops on the first day of it’s I/O developers conference, with lots of cool announcements to please us technology enthusiasts. If like me you couldn’t be there, here’s a summary of what we missed…

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[Video] Stuntmen Just Jumped Out Of An Airplane, Biked Across Rooftops And Rappelled Down Buildings To Introduce Google Glass

google_glassWe've been hearing things about Google Glass, the Google-powered eyeball accessory, for a while now. While the device isn't quite ready for consumers (and won't be for a while), we got an extensive look at what these devices can do... right after Google-hired stuntmen jumped out of an airplane while on a Glass-based Hangout, then proceeded to bike across rooftops, rappel down the side of the Moscone Conference Center, and finally bike into the I/O keynote to deliver the device on stage to Sergey Brin. This is the first product announcement in recent memory where someone could have feasibly died during a demo. Bad-ass.

Google’s Project Glass UI Not What Expected According to Google

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When we saw the first video of Google’s augmented reality, full vision glasses all we wanted to know is when we could get ahold of a pair. Now it seems that the full vision dream that we all see in videos may not become a reality. The glasses are now being described a bit differently as floating above the user’s line of vision like the brim of a hat.

[Video] Watch Jon Stewart Give His Take On Google's Project Glass And Rip Up Facebook's Purchase Of Instagram On The Daily Show

daily showThis is rather fitting given the fact that the official Daily Show app hit the Play Store earlier today. Jon Stewart talks about Google's Project Glass (turns out that this is actually old technology), Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, and then he gets school on why Instagram is so cool.

Enough banter, the video speaks for itself. Enjoy.


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