Google Finally Admits What Went Wrong With Glass

By Darren Orf on at

Google Glass gets criticised by its creator, more iPhone 6S rumours surface, and Lenovo considers opening Windows – your newsy round-up has arrived.

Google Glass, at least right now, is dead. The ambitious wearable just couldn't overcome the technical and social hurdles to be a must-have accessory for our face. But Google has finally pinpointed what was really Glass's biggest problem: they talked about it too bloody much.

Captain of Moonshots Astro Teller (that is his actual title btw) said during a SXSW panel that Google pretty much sucked at curbing Glass hype and communicating that the pricey £1,000+ faceputer was a prototype and not a finished product. This was evidence by how many people immediately had "I want this now" reactions, which slowly turned to regret after Glass failed to deliver on the promise showcased in its overreaching commercials.

If Google ever tries to bring face computing to the mainstream again, we can probably expect a more subtle approach. The new rule of Google Glass, is don't talk about Google Glass. [Reuters]

Apps and Devices

Google Play will now add age ratings on all its apps, so you can download appropriate content without worry... or inappropriate. Whatever, no judgments. [Google]

Meerkat gets an improved discover and search feature to make up for the hole left behind by Twitter's MIA social graph. [TNW]

You can now send Hangouts messages via Google Now, which is most likely only the beginning of many new tricks that will be coming to the digital assistant. [Droid Life]


The Apple Watch comes in two gold why not do the same for the iPhone 6S! That's the rumour anyway. I think I speak for many people when I say "enough with the gold". [Geeky Gadgets]

Lenovo may be finally ready to put out a Windows Phone, just in time for Windows 10. [Reuters]

OnePlus will launch its homemade OxygenOS by March 27. Hopefully, it will be...a breath of fresh air (sunglasses). [VentureBeat]

Ah drone videos can be so peaceful sometimes...

I liked the part where he said "fuuuuuuuck."

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