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When Google introduced its glasses last year, it was basically a tiny computer processor on your face. Now the company wants to make Google Glass not just an Internet-enabled pair of glasses, but a stylish pair of Internet-enabled glasses.
The New York Times reports that Google is in talk with eyewear e-commerce company Warby Parker to come up with a a better looking design for the glasses. Neither company would comment for the paper.
Google is currently accepting applications to give a choice few the chance to pay $1,500 to purchase a pair of the glasses, pre-trendy design. In their current design, they give the wearer the ability to take pictures and video, send it, and do all sorts of other Web functions by voice command. They don’t have lenses, the Times says, but the new design would offer prescription lenses and a pair of sunglasses.
The glasses have already made it to the catwalk, appearing in the Diane von Furstenberg runway show.
“For Google, the glasses are a major step toward its dream of what is known as ubiquitous computing — the idea that computers and the Internet will be accessible anywhere and we can ask them to do things without lifting a finger.,” the Times says. The article also highlights the current trend towards wearable technology. There’s word now that the Apple iWatch is on its way. Even the US Postal Service is getting in on the action. The fashion line that it announced yesterday, “Rain Heat & Snow,” will involve some sort of “wearable electronics.”
Google released a video showing all of the uses for the glasses. What do you think of them? Useful or you’ll pass?
“Beat the heat” may have started off as a chant in the NBA finals, but it’s clear those three words are going to become more of a personal mantra as we face some of the hottest days on record. I am no fan of those unattractively hot and muggy days when it feels like my sweat is sweating. In fact, my favorite days are when the temps are in the 70 to 75 degree range accompanied by a slight breeze. And if I’m anywhere near the ocean or a pool, the day could easily turn into a pure love fest.
But judging by recent forecasts, Mother Nature hasn’t given any #@*&s about my- or anyone else’s love fest. But alas, I’m nixing my original plan of holing up inside with central air conditioning until September and have instead decided to embrace the balmy weather and make the best of it.
Here are the summer essentials that will help keep me cool, calm and collected:
1. Braided bun
Getting my hair braided (after not donning braids for almost 10 years) is one of the best decisions I made all year. A braided bun keeps hair off of my neck and face and minimizes my morning prep time. And it’s a chic style that works for both the boardroom and the beach!
Do you love African-inspired prints and fabrics of all colors and textures? Do you love clothes and accessories? Then why are you still reading what I’m saying! We scoured the Internet for the fiercest African-inspired pieces from all over that have a contemporary look and feel to them, and we hope you’ll be inspired…and open your wallet. Happy shopping!
Need a new birthday outfit? Special occasion around the corner and you want to be dressed to death for it? The ladies of the brand LOUD have a pretty fly selection of clothes and accessories, but this fireball pencil skirt was one of our favorites. With its dark brown leatherette base and red mixed African print panel, pair it with a buttoned-up top like the one seen above and be sure to top it off with bold accessories to ensure a boatload of compliments.