Google Glass Prescription Models Are Coming In A Few Weeks


So far, the only optometrists who have signed on with Google to make prescription-fitted Googel Glass headsets are those from Rochester Optical.

In fact, a questionnaire was sent out the company’s customers, asking them what their preferences would be when using the Glass headset, as well as listing what the possible colors might be, when asked further about what shade would be most appealing to them:  Shale, Tangerine, Charcoal, Cotton, Sky, Green, Yellow, Pink, and Purple.

Even more detailed is the intel is Glass will be offered in three different frame options: Basic Plastic (CR39), Impact Resistant (Trivex), and High Index (Thin & Light).

Meanwhile, the holiday season is getting along with Earth rather nicely, and announcements such as Glass becoming widely available might be some of the first big tech news of the new year.

This should be interesting.

Via: SG

Apple Reaches Agreement With China Mobile To Sell iPhones

iphone-5s-and-5cNo matter how long overdue it’s been for China Mobile and Apple to reach an agreement to legitimately sell iPhones on their network, everyone will come out a winner. Why exactly?

China Mobile has over 700 million subscribers.


Obviously, we’re speaking of the current generation of iPhones, the 5S and the 5C, both of which will reach China Mobile by  January 17th, 2014 and supports the country’s TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA networks, so there will be no skipping around over there.

ViaBusiness Wire

Oculus Rift VR Headset Will Get Publishers On Board Thanks To Former EA VP

OculusRift1Virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift just got a major shot of adrenaline after months of popular appeal and developer unit sales.

By the way, that “adrenaline” is a $75 million investment and the addition of former Electronic Arts senior VP, David DeMartini, to assist with the publishing arm of the company, allowing for game developers to feel encouraged to build games for the headset, and also receive support for game production to speed up the process.

Till then, Oculus Rift will be under steady development going into 2014, when the headset launches.


The New Mac Pro Is On Sale, Ships On The 30th

mac-proThe new Mac Pro, shaped like a small trash can, is actually more of a design feat than you might think for a computer. Quad-core and six-core models start at $3,000 and $4,000 respectively. , Meanwhile, Apple says it’ll ship your new Mac Pro by December 30th, if you order on-time.

Oh, and the base model will get you a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon CPU, 12GB DRAM, two AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, and a 256GB SSD — all of which would allow you to connect to three 4K displays, or six Thunderbolt displays. However, if you max out every setting, you’re looking at around $10,000, sans mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, or anything else that you’d need to make use of your new Mac Pro.

ViaApple Mac Pro

Spotify Rolls Out Redesigned Desktop And Android Apps

spotify-desktop-updateEvery time the team at Spotify publishes a desktop update, a user thinks they’re getting a fantastic new and fresh design. That never happened, until today.

Completely refreshed, with new artist pages and a darker user interface, the Spotify desktop and Android app redesigns look absolutely fantastic, where Spotify was lacking. Users on Mac are seeing the update roll-out gradually, while Windows users are receiving theirs at a slightly slower pace.

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for our desktop update, eagerly and with much anxiety.

Via: TNW

Motorola Adds Wood To The Moto X, But Makes It A $100 Premium

We Are The RhoadsClient: MotorolaGot wood? OK, that doesn’t really matter, in this case.

Well, if you do, then Motorola has the phone for you. With finally adding the wood option to the Moto X that launched months ago, the Moto Maker lets users have more of a say of what their phone might look like, besides just different colors.

Besides the $100 catch (added on top of the Moto X’s existing price), there’ s two week waiting list. So, yeah; that’s that.

ViaMoto MakerThe Official Motorola blog

Google Glass XE 12 Update Adds Wink To Take Photo, Hangouts And YouTube Apps

Google Glass on Stefan!The Google Glass camp just got a massive boost in features, potential, and also privacy concerns. You’re now allowed to send SMS, chats or even video calls using the Hangouts app, and YouTube for simple Glass video uploads, along with Google Play Music playlist and All Access viewing.

But the top feature on this list? Wink to take a photograph. It’ll be that simple for a Glass wearer to shoot and capture what he/she pleases when wearing the headset.

Also added in the XE 12 update is an optional lockscreen which turns on if Glass is removed from the head, or you simply turn it off. Guest Mode is being axed however, because it required too much work on Google’s part; with that issue, the Glass dev team suggest creating a demo Google account to associate with just the headset, but that’s the user’s call.

And that settles 2013 in terms of updates for Glass. It’s come a long way, and will go even farther.


The Word From Microsoft: A New CEO ‘In The Early Part Of 2014’

MicrosoftKeeping the technology industry on the edge, Microsoft will announce its new CEO “in the early part of 2014”, with tons of popular and current technology candidates being the subject of Microsoft’s new CEO position — like Nokia’s Stephen Elop or Ford’s Alan Mullaly.

In fact, Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson stated that looking at “over 100 possible candidates”, the tech giant has whittled it all down to, “a group of about 20 individuals”.

Time will tell who it is.