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Google Glass is officially back with a clearer vision

Google Glass is officially back with a clearer vision
From Engadget - July 18, 2017

In early 2015, Google shuttered the Google Glass site, thanking users for "exploring with us," while promising that "the journey does not end here." However, while the original $1,500 Glass Explorer's Edition was no longer available to the public, Alphabet continued to supply US companies like GE, Boeing DHL and AGCO.

With Glass, AGCO managed to reduced production times by 25 percent, while DHL increased supply chain efficiency 15 percent. It's also proven to be a boon for healthcare professionals, reducing paperwork loads by over 20 percent and allowing doctors to spend 50 percent more time with patients.

We have ... made improvements to the design and hardware so that it's lightweight and comfortable for long term wear. We have increased the power and battery life too.

With that success, Alphabet X has quietly been working on Glass Enterprise Edition with a design that's more comfortable and can withstand the rigors of work environments. It's also got a bigger display prism, foldable design and speedier Atom processor. "We have ... made improvements to the design and hardware so that it's lightweight and comfortable for long term wear. We have increased the power and battery life too," Alphabet X's Jay Kothari writes.

Glass has thus morphed from a trendy accessory worn by Diane von Furstenberg and Sergey Brin at a fashion show, to a more practical factory, medical and warehouse device sported by managers, doctors and blue collar workers.

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