Google finally released the XE9 factory images, and resident teardown guru Fodawim has once again made quick work of dissecting the changes. While much of the changes were heavily geared towards maintenance (with the total image being reduced by over 20Mb), there were several other notable changes, including no longer needing the wifi hotspot, and the presence of a new photo and video API.
While the Mirror API makes for a solid development backbone, creating new apps and services for Google Glass has been solidly restricted to developers capable of writing and hosting services to access it. Now, thanks to Zapier, every day users can can extend Glass functionality with access to more than 200 web services, and the ability to create custom actions and bundles within the Glass timeline.
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Tawdry news reports are rocking the tech blogs today regarding Google Glass Product Manager Amanda Rosenberg and Google Principal Sergey Brin’s after hours activities. While relationships spawning in dev life cycles is old news for anyone who’s spent any time in technology, Brin’s high profile marriage (and now separation) promise to distract the conversation from wearable technology, and into the sexual foibles of the power players in Silicon Valley.