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Through Glass: Our experiences with Google's experimental wearable

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Google Glass, still in its infancy, lends itself to unique experiences from all walks of life

Sometimes, there are no cut-and-dry answers. Or, if you prefer another cliche, the journey is what what's important, not the destination. Perhaps that's the point when it comes to Google Glass the Borg-esquewearable computing accessory that can be described a million ways, but must be worn to truly experience.

Glass aka Project Glass was announced in typical Google fanfare at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco in the summer of 2012. The Explorers program began in the spring of 2013, but Glass remained a pretty rare gadget. Part of that was the $1,500 price tag, but Google was limiting the number of folks in the Explorers program as well. Fast forward a year, and the number of Explorers has increased significantly. Early Explorers were allowed to invite friends. Those with Google Developer accounts came on board. More invites were served. Google Glass remains a pretty exclusive club, but one whose numbers are growing.

As unique as the Explorers themselves are the stories we have to tell. No two of us use Glass the same way. No two of us have the same experiences. We find similarities, sure. But for each one of us in the Explorers program, what we put into Glass and what we get out of it is what makes this endeavor so special.

These are our stories.

From our Though Glass series ...

Paul O'Brien

Through Glass: Over the pond with Paul O'Brien of MoDaCo

by paulobrien
Dec 07, 2013
Third in our continuing series on living with Google Glass. Paul O'Brien is the founder of the UK-based, a longtime smartphone hacker and developer and an all-around good guy to know....
Android Central

Through Glass: Feeling comfortable living in the future

by Andrew Martonik
Nov 30, 2013
Second in our new weekly series about living with Google Glass. 'Are those the Google Glasses things?' If you buy Google Glass, get ready to field that question. Every day. Im...
Phil Nickinson and Google Glass

Through Glass: Learning to explore

by Phil Nickinson
Nov 23, 2013
First in our new series of weekly columns on how we're living with Google Glass. I feel like I should be exploring something, right? That's the whole point of this Google Glass "Explorer...

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