Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. All prices are subject to change, and this article only reflects the prices available at time of publication.

Google has been promising to deliver a version of Google Glass that will work with prescription lenses for a while, and now we’ve got a first glimpse of what that will look like.

The company is reportedly working to partner with at least one eyewear company, and there may be more — so we could actually see several different types of prescription Google Glass frames, but a Googler posted (and then removed) some images of one of the first.

google glass prescription

Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.

  • Google Glass with prescription lenses doesn’t look bad (or maybe I just need new glasses)
    Google is starting to test a new version of its wearable computer designed to work with prescription lenses — and the technology is basically built into one side of the frame. It might actually look a bit better than the standalone version of Google Glass — although it’s going to be a lot harder to take off when not in use unless you want to carry around two pairs of glasses. Contact lenses might be an easier solution. [Droid Life]
  • Update on the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time multi-process version of Firefox
    Chrome does it. Internet Explorer does it. Eventually Firefox will also run each browser tab as a separate process, letting you kill one without shutting down the whole browser. You can try it out now with a nightly release, but it’s not yet clear when a stable version of Firefox will support multiple processes. [Bill McCloskey]
  • Bluetooth 4.1 to offer better connections, etc
    Bluetooth 4.1 is on the way, and it’s designed to offer automatic re-connection to networks when you come in range, better coexistience with LTE radios, and data transfer improvements. [Bluetooth]
  • 11 HP computers now have Leap Motion gesture controls built-in
    Leap Motion’s technology lets you control some PC apps without touching your computer at all. You can pick up a Leap Motion controller and plug it into pretty much any PC, or you can buy one of these HP desktops and all-in-one PCs that come with the tech. [Leap Motion]
  • AnandTech reviews the Google Nexus 5
    There’ve been roughly a half billion Nexus 5 reviews at this point — but few folks review a phone the way AnandTech does. Here’s an in-depth look at the technical and design aspects of Google’s latest phone for folks who like a really comprehensive review. [AnandTech]
  • Google Play Music can now store cached or pinned music on an SD card
    Good news: You can now save music from Google Play Music on an SD card. Slightly less good news: only Android 4.4 is officially supported for now, and if you’ve got a phone with Android 4.4 there’s a decent chance it’s a Nexus 4… which doesn’t actually have an SD card. [Google Play]
  • Minix Neo X7 Android TV box hits the FCC
    The Minix Neo X7 from J&W is an Android mini PC with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, an external antenna, and a decent array of ports. [FCC]
  • Google Voice Search for Android goes international
    Up until now if you’ve wanted to speak questions to your phone by tapping the mic icon (or by saying “OK Google”) you’ve needed to do it in English. Now Google is also supporting French, German, and Japanese with more languages on the way.  [Google]
  • Google now lets you download and save Gmail and Google Calendar data through Google Takeout
    Google Takeout is a service that lets you export and save your data from many popular Google apps and services. But two of the biggest were missing… until now. You can now save backups of your Gmail and Google Calendar data, which gives you a bit more control of your data (if you’re worried about Google losing it), as well as an escape route should you plan to leave Google, cancel you account, while keeping access to your data for posterity. [Google]

You can keep up on the latest news by following Liliputing on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,507 other subscribers

3 replies on “Lilbits (12-05-2013): Seeing the world through Google colored glasses”

  1. Someone able to afford the tag for google glasses should be able to fork out for some laser corrective surgery. I guess there is some percent that can’t do the laser thing though.

  2. “Bluetooth 4.1 to offer better connectinos, etc”

    A connectino is a man-made subatomic particle that exists in two places at once: 1. In your computer, and 2. at the NSA.

Comments are closed.