Fidelity Experimenting With Google Glassware App for Investors
Visitors who preview the Fidelity Market Monitor for Glass are asked to give feedback and comments about the app at Fidelitylabs.com. In March, the Google Glass team showed off a sampling of other business Glassware that is being developed by other companies. In a demonstration at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, several cool Glass apps were unveiled, including a news app that delivered headlines and photos from The New York Times, an email app and a note-creation app for Evernote. Google Glass has been a topic of conversation among techies since news of it first arrived in 2012. The first Google Glass units began shipping in April 2013 to developers who signed up at the June 2012 Google I/O conference to buy an early set for $1,500 for testing and development, where it was the hit of the conference. Google also then began shipping Glass units to lucky users who were selected in the #ifihadglass contest for the opportunity to buy their own early versions of Glass. In February 2013, Google expanded its nascent test project for its Glass eyewear-mounted computer by inviting interested applicants to submit proposals for a chance to buy an early model and become part of its continuing development. In March, Google also began notifying a pool of applicants who were selected to purchase the first 8,000 sets of Google Glass when they become available for real-world use and testing later this year by consumers. Those selected applicants have been receiving their units in waves.
Each Google Glass device includes adjustable nose pads and a high-resolution display that Google said is the equivalent of a 25-inch high-definition screen from 8 feet away. The glasses also feature a built-in camera that takes 5-megapixel photos and video at 720p. Audio is delivered to wearers through their bones, using bone-conduction transducers.