Race Yourself app for Google Glass wins UK design award

Race Yourself app for Google Glass wins UK design award

An app called Race Yourself has been named as the best “Fitness, Nutrition & Diet” app at the UK Mobile & App Design Awards in London. The Google Glass version of the app, which is also on platforms such as iOS and Android, allows users to race against themselves to try and achieve better and better times. The app, additionally, incorporates a bit of augmented reality magic, letting you do super…

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$7.3M secured for Augmedix’s medical Google Glass app

$7.3M secured for Augmedix’s medical Google Glass app

Augmedix, the San Francisco medical startup has now secured $7.3 million to fund their Google Glass app directed to doctors. Prior to this large investment into Augmedix’s project, they were announced as a Glass Work Certified partner. With this certification Augmedix will now be able to distribute Glass units to customers and have the ability to provide exclusive support.

Augmedix has also…

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We already have a guide on how to record your Glass display using ADB but what if you want to only take a picture on your display? This guide will allow you to take a screenshot of the Glass display. You might want to use it for your own non-Glass made vignettes or in our case use it to help readers understand tutorials better.

To complete any part of this tutorial you will need to have ADB installed prior to taking screenshots. You can follow our previous ADB tutorial for both Mac and Windows which teaches you how to install ADB and set your PATH. After you complete that come back to this tutorial to learn how to take screenshots of your Glass display.

How to install ADB on Mac

How to install ADB on Windows

How to take a screenshot of your Glass display

After you successfully install ADB itself on your computer (and added it to your PATH), you are almost ready to start taking screenshots of your Glass display.

  1. Put on Google Glass and swipe all the way to the left and click on the Settings bundle. Next, navigate to the right and click on the Device Info card. Swipe to right and you will want to tap the “Turn on debug” card, giving our computer access to Glass once plugged in.
  2. Next, plug Glass into your Mac/Windows computer using the Micro-USB cable provided by Google. I highly recommend using the cable provided by Google because Explorers using third-party cables have run into problems in some cases where their computer won’t recognize Glass.
  3. For Mac, open Terminal. You can find this basic command prompt app in “Utilities” in your Application folder, or by typing “Terminal” in spotlight. For Windows open CMD. You can open this by clicking the start button, and in the “search programs and files” box, simply type in “CMD”.

I will be using a Mac; however, it is the same process on a Windows machine. Once you have a command prompt window open, type the following and press Enter:

adb devices

You should see something similar to the screenshot below.

ADB Devices

At this point put the card you want to have a screenshot of on Glass. The screen must be active when you press enter on the following command. You can change GlassScreenshot to whatever name you please but that is what we will be using today. To take the screenshot type the following and press Enter:

adb shell /system/bin/screencap -p /sdcard/GlassScreenshot.png

The command above took the screenshot of your Glass display however we still need to retrieve said screenshot. That is why we have to type the following command and press Enter:

adb pull /sdcard/GlassScreenshot.png GlassScreenshot.png

You should see something similar to the screenshot below.

ADB Complete

You can now find your screenshot in the Home folder of your computer.

That’s it! You just took a screenshot using ADB for Mac or Windows. Leave your suggestions for other tutorials in the comments below!

Here are some examples of the screenshots you can make using this tutorial.

How To: Take a screenshot of Glass display using ADB We already have a guide on how to record your Glass display using ADB but what if you want to only take a picture on your display?

Google announces XE18.1 update for Google Glass, rolling out soon with new Google Now cards

Google announces XE18.1 update for Google Glass, rolling out soon with new Google Now cards

Google has announced the XE18.1 software update for Google Glass, and an update for the MyGlass application as well.

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As for MyGlass:

Later this week, we’re taking a big step with a photo-sharing update for the MyGlass app for Android. With the updated app, when you take a picture on Glass, you’ll see it instantly on your Android phone when you open the MyGlass app. Tap the image to open it,…

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Google has stated many times that Glass will see a consumer launch however they never gave us a solid date. This new information we have obtained may not give us a date but it does give us the idea that Google may be setting out for a consumer launch sooner than we think.

I was experiencing problems with my Glass from the XE17.3 update so I decided to take it in to my nearest Basecamp in LA. They swapped out my Glass device and gave me a brand new one, which little did I know was different than my previous Glass devices. This “new” Glass version and box that it came in both had some quick cosmetic changes such as:

  • Designed by Google printing has moved from the titanium to bottom of the battery casing
  • Nose Pads changed from original Glass nose pads to those found on the Titanium Frames
  • The screw attaching Glass to Titanium band/frames is now black instead of silver
  • Sticker on the box changes layout

Glass Explorer Alex Gonzalez posted some pictures detailing some of these noticeable changes to Glass. His post and gallery can be found at here.

Although this seems like a new version of Google Glass it is still labeled as XE-C on the box. XE-C is classified as the V2 of Glass since the first version of Glass was labeled XE-B.

What does this mean? Does it mean we are edging near to a consumer launch perhaps announced at Google I/O? Time can only tell and you can be sure that we will be covering it!

Photos courtesy of Alex Gonzalez.

Google Glass replacements happen to be new version of Glass Google has stated many times that Glass will see a consumer launch however they never gave us a solid date.

Shop X now available in MyGlass

Shop X now available in MyGlass

Shop X brought a very easy and fluid way to creating shopping lists on Google Glass. There was one problem though, it wasn’t available on MyGlass which meant people interested in the app would have to sideload it. That is no more since Shop X as of just minutes ago is available on MyGlass is the Glassware Collection.

We previously interviewed Ryan Kopinsky, co-founder of Shop X about what his…

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Diane von Furstenburg designs new Glass frames and shades

Diane von Furstenburg designs new Glass frames and shades

Back in January we got our first look at the Titanium Collection of frames for Glass and now we are receiving more fashionable frames to choose from. Diane von Furstenburg, a very well known American fashion designer was put to the test of designing these new accessories for Glass. This collection has been named DVF | Made for Glass.

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