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2014 was a great year for all of us here at Glass Almanac. We’re a little late (it’s almost the end of January!), but at this time of year it’s pretty common for publisher websites like ours to look back at what happened over the past 12 months. June was our busiest month of the [...]

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year-in-review

2014 was a great year for all of us here at Glass Almanac. We’re a little late (it’s almost the end of January!), but at this time of year it’s pretty common for publisher websites like ours to look back at what happened over the past 12 months.

June was our busiest month of the year, by far — two of the top four articles listed below were published that month, and six of the top 10 overall. We had more than 170,000 unique users visit the site last year, which I think is really terrific — thanks to all who stopped by at some point during the year!

Top 10 Glass Almanac Articles in 2014

This list is based on pageviews.

1) First Look: All 13 Diane Von Furstenberg Google Glass Frames are Now On Sale

From the article:

Announced three weeks ago, the Diane Von Furstenberg accessory set offers five new frames and eight shades* designed specifically for ladies. They’re available for sale individually (i.e., separate from Glass, for existing Explorers) in the official online Glass store, and they’re available with Glass on the luxury fashion site, Net-A-Porter.

2) Free Google Glass via Kik? It’s a Scam

From the article:

So there’s a Google employee confirming that the email/message is “definitely not from Google.” And that should be all the proof anyone needs. If you get a message or email about Kik users and a free Google Glass, just delete it.

3) New Google Glass TOS: Price Reductions, Internet Connectivity & “Beta” Removed

From the article:

To my knowledge, this is the first time that Google has formally (and legally) mentioned a Google Glass price reduction, as well as “promotional offers or prices.” Sure, Glass Guides have made forum comments like “We expect the price to go down when Glass is launched to the public,” but that’s not the same as making legal references in the TOS.

4) VIDEO: The Daily Show Mocks Google Glass (and Glass Explorers)

From the article:

Clearly, there’s no sense bothering with a serious discussion about the skit … it’s a comedy routine, or an attempt at comedy depending on how much laughing you do, and nothing more. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourselves, and that goes for all of us.

5) Google Glass is Dead & the Great Glass Pivot is Underway

From the article:

There was a real sense among GGDevCon attendees that Glass, in its current form as a consumer device, is failing. Even the most ardent of Glass supporters speak of a “lull” or “slump”, and what might be needed to move beyond that. The less optimistic consider Glass to have already failed in this arena. But either way, the problems are generally recognized to fall into several areas.

6) New Version of Google Glass Now Shipping, No Upgrades Planned for Current Explorers

From the article:

According to Google’s announcement, the main upgrade is a doubling of the RAM in Glass — the new version will have 2GB of RAM.

What’s that mean? Product Manager Steve Lee told The Verge it “will allow for more Glassware to run in parallel and for each Glassware to start more quickly.” He also says it should help Glass be more reliable, but our Google contact says no, reliability issues are more about software, not hardware.

7) Here’s What Happened When I Wore Google Glass Overseas

From the article:

I have to say, people were REALLY excited to see Glass and try it. I’ve seen people in America get excited, but the people in Germany were REALLY excited. I mean, excited to the point that when we would see them again, they would yell, “Google Glass!” and smile. In particular, there was a candy store by our hotel — they were absolutely delighted to try Glass!

8) Learn New Languages With Duolingo on Google Glass

From the article:

Once Duolingo is installed on Glass, start a session with the “learn a language” voice command. The Glassware will then ask you to select a language to practice. At the moment, the available languages on Glass are Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian.

9) Google Releases XE 16.11, Offers To Replace Bricked Glass Units

From the article:

As you likely know, Explorers began reporting problems with XE 16 shortly after its release last week — sluggish performance, unexpected rebooting, etc. Yesterday, Google quietly pushed out XE 16.1 in an attempt to solve those bugs, but things got even worse for some Explorers: Their Glass went into an “infinite reboot” and was unusable.

10) Diane Von Furstenberg Launches 13 New Ladies’ Frames & Shades for Google Glass

From the article:

A collaboration between Google and legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg will bring more than a dozen new frames and shades to Google Glass later this month.

So those were the most popular articles we published last year. 2015 is already off to a strong start (thanks to Google’s big announcement last week), and — despite the end of the Explorer program — Glass Almanac isn’t planning to go anywhere. I’ll have more on our plans in an upcoming article.

Again, thanks to everyone who reads our site — we appreciate your trust!

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