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1. Google Glass For Dummies (For Dummies Series) (2014)

A full-color guide to everything you need to know about Google Glass!

With this easy-to-use guide, you can wear your Google Glass with confidence! From setup and configuration, to learning how to tap into the amazing features of Google Glass, this book has it all. Soon you’ll be taking photos and video, accessing the display, using the applications, and operating the arm’s touchpad. This must-have guide is filled with the important information you need. Keep the book on hand and refer to it often as you explore the world through your Google Glass.

Google Glass For Dummies is the only guide you’ll need to control this extraordinary technology that includes a camera, display, touchpad, battery, and microphone all built into the frames of the glasses. Not only do they allow you to access the display in your field of vision—so you can access the time, date, and weather—they also give you the ability to film videos, take and share photos, search the web, and translate languages—all on the go!

  • Discover how to use the Google Glass tools, including the camera, display, touchpad, battery, and microphone
  • Tap into the power of Google Glass voice controls and the bone-induction technology that vibrates to create sound
  • Find out how to take pictures and video while you’re on the go
  • Video conference with your coworkers using Google Glass

This handy reference is your guide to everything Google Glass, covering all of the details of this extraordinary Google gadget.

Author(s): Eric Butow, Robert Stepisnik

2. Google Glass: What Is It and How Can It Change Our Lives (2014)

What is Google Glass? This book is filled with all the information you would ever want to know about Google Glass… and more! Everything on all the features and possibilities of Glass are explored, from augmented reality to how Google Glass can change the world. If you are interested in Glass this book is a MUST BUY.

Author(s): Google Glass

3. Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun (Stem Trailblazer Bios) (2014)

"Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people’s lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people.

So far, Thrun has developed robots that can be tour guides and nurses and can help save miners trapped underground. In 2004, he won a US Department of Defense contest by building a car that could drive itself. Since then, the self-driving cars he developed have been tested on more than 140,000 miles (225,308 kilometers) of road without fail! Thrun more recently developed a free website for online education and worked on Google Glass, a computer that can be worn like a pair of eyeglasses. But how did he get involved in all these cool projects? Follow his rise from a computer enthusiast to robotics innovator!"

Author(s): Marne Ventura

4. Google Glass Can Read Your Mind (2014)

Does Google Glass have the ability to identify the urges and impulses in the back of your mind? According to Dr. Jack Wedam, the neuroscience that informs the device can connect a rapid eye movement with a desire that was heretofore lodged securely in your subconscious. And, when it comes to accessing that once elusive consumer information, the flick of an eye can mean big business.

In his provocative new book, Google Glass Can Read Your Mind, Dr. Wedam demystifies the visual neurology at play with the much-vaunted technology. While it may or may not have already done so, Google Glass is primed to tap into recent developments in the field of neuroscience to read what is on your mind, and sell it to marketers. What’s more, you would not have the slightest hint that those thoughts were detected.

While the author makes clear that there is no public record of just how much Google is availing of these capabilities, he raises probing questions about this very real potential, and what it could mean for your privacy. In his fascinating new book, Wedam fires a cautionary flare to open your eyes well before trying on a new pair of glasses.

Author(s): Dr. Jack M Wedam

5. Designing and Developing for Google Glass: Thinking Differently for a New Platform (2014)

Creating apps for Google Glass is more involved than simply learning how to navigate its hardware, APIs, and SDK. You also need the right mindset. While this practical book delivers the information and techniques you need to build and deploy Glass applications, it also helps you to think for Glass by showing you how the platform works in, and affects, its environment.

In three parts—Discover, Design, and Develop—Glass pioneers guide you through the Glass ecosystem and demonstrate what this wearable computer means for users, developers, and society as a whole. You’ll learn how to create rich functionality for a consumer technology that’s radically different than anything currently available.

  • Learn the Five Noble Truths of great Glassware design
  • Understand the Glass ecosystem and learn why it’s different
  • Sidestep Glass’s societal concerns in your projects
  • Learn how Glass adapts to the user’s world, rather than the other way around
  • Avoid poor design by identifying Glassware antipatterns
  • Build cloud services with the Google Mirror API
  • Use the Glass Development Kit to develop client applications
  • Submit your project for review in the MyGlass directory

Author(s): Allen Firstenberg, Jason Salas

6. Beginning Android Wearables: With Android Wear and Google Glass SDKs (2015)

Beginning Android Wearables gives you the skills you need to make effective apps for Android Wear-based smartwatches, fitness bracelets, connected home wearable controllers, and Google Glass. Delight your users by giving them access to the information they’ll need at the tips of their fingers.

This book is very practical and contains many examples that not only show you how to write code for Glass and Android Wear, but also demonstrate how to apply this code in the context of an app.

Author(s): Andres Calvo

7. Beginning Google Glass Development (2014)

Beginning Google Glass Development is your number one resource for learning how to develop for Google Glass–the paradigm-shifting mobile computing platform taking the world by storm now and for years to come. Mobile developers have always had to think for the future, and right now that means getting started with Google Glass.

This book is incredibly hands-on with many exciting projects. You will learn the basics of Glass and how to set up your development environment, through to every Glass development topic using Glass Development Kit (GDK):

• Glass User Interface

• Camera and Image Processing

• Video: Basics and Applications

• Voice and Audio

• Network, Bluetooth, and Social

• Locations, Map, and Sensors

• Graphics, Animation, and Games

You will also learn how to develop enterprise and web-based Glass apps using the Mirror API. Each topic is full of examples that illustrate what Glass can truly do and help you quickly start developing your own apps.

Jeff Tang has successfully developed mobile, web, and enterprise apps on many platforms, and cares immensely about user experience. He brings his vast knowledge to this book through cool and practical examples, which will excite and tantalize your creativity.

This book is for any developer who is keen to start developing for Glass with GDK or the Mirror API. Whether you are an Android, iOS, web, or enterprise developer, you do not want to miss the chance that Glass becomes the next big thing. Get started with Beginning Google Glass Development and be inspired today.

Author(s): Jeff Tang

8. Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (2014)

The fifth edition of Business Ethics addresses current, intriguing, often complex issues in corporate morality through 53 readings and 30 pertinent case studies. Now significantly updated, it includes new leading articles, related current cases, and mini-cases based on MBA student dilemmas.

  • Addresses a broad range of the most current, intriguing, often complex issues and cases in corporate morality
  • Provides impartial, point-counterpoint presentations of different perspectives on the most important and highly contended issues of business ethics
  • Updated and significant case studies are included to reinforce student learning
  • Now contains mini-cases based on actual MBA student dilemmas
  • Each author has substantial experience in teaching, writing, and conducting research in the field

Author(s): W. Michael Hoffman, Robert E. Frederick

9. Programming Google Glass (2013)

Google Glass is the new wearable computer everyone’s talking about. It offers a head-mounted optical display and touch interface, and it’s programmable. Kick-start your Glassware development by exploring how users can interface with Glass, developing a Glass application fast by using the Mirror API to manipulate Timeline cards and menus, tracking a Glass’s geolocation, creating rich interactions by responding to user inputs, and capturing or serving user images and videos. This is the book to read for a shortcut to this brave new world.

Google Glass is the next big thing in portable technology—a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. Programming Google Glass is your all-inclusive guidebook for crafting your own Glassware using the Mirror API.

You’ll start by setting up a production-ready service using Google App Engine, then provide Glass users an authorization to your Glassware. You’ll learn how to handle the provided credentials, and from there you’ll dive into the parts that make up the Glass interface, managing the timeline and creating cards and menu items. Next you’ll create services where the user can interact with your server, such as geolocation tracking, change notifications, and custom menu options. You’ll use this information to create a sophisticated application that suggests local restaurants. You’ll see how to attach or detach assets, images, and video, and learn the basics of the emerging field of optical-display design. You’ll see how to properly design new Glassware and update existing applications to become Glassware.

Now is the best time to be an early adopter of a technology that will only become more advanced, nuanced, and ubiquitous.

What You Need:

You will need a Google Glass device and Java 1.6 or greater. An Android device, like a smart phone or tablet, is also helpful, but not necessary.

Author(s): Eric Redmond

10. Professional Android Wearables (2015)

The fast and easy way to get up and running on Android wearables

Written by an expert author team with years of hands-on experience in designing and building wearables, Professional Android Wearables covers how to use the Android Wear platform and other techniques to build real-world apps for a variety of wearables including smartbands, smartwatches, and smart glasses. In no time, you’ll grasp how wearables can connect us to the Internet in more pervasive ways than with PCs, tablets, or mobile devices; how to build code using Google’s Wear SDK for Android-enabled hardware devices; how Android Wear and other Android development techniques are capable of building several presented example projects; and much more.

Wearables are the next generation of smart mobile devices, it’s no wonder you will want to master Android Wear SDK to build smart wearable apps for a multitude of form factors and applications.

  • Shows you how to navigate Android Wear SDK
  • Clearly explains how to use the Android Wear platform to build real-world apps
  • The companion website includes source code for all of the projects described in the book

If you’re an experienced Android developer looking to master Android Wear SDK to build wearable apps, you’ve come to the right place.

Author(s): David Cuartielles Ruiz, Andreas Goransson

11. Software Development for Google Glass: Software Development for Google Glass is chock full of the information you need to become a proficient … GDK with five included projects. (Volume 1) (2014)

Software Development for Google Glass is chock full of the information you need to become a proficient Glassware developer. It covers how to design, build and distribute Glassware. With an encyclopedia of information about the history and current state of the Google Glass explorer program and five software projects documented with code and pictures, it is the definitive resource for Glass development. This printing is code tested against XE17 and has XE17 specific updates.

Author(s): Mark Scheel

12. Google Glass: The Ultimate Guide for Understanding Google Glass And What You Need to Know (OHMD, Glasses, EyeTop) (2014)

Discover What You Need to Know About Google Glass!

Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device! You’re about to discover the crucial information about Google Glass. Millions of people are looking into getting into this hot trend of Google Glass because of the much anticipated release. It is important to learn all that you can ahead of time so that you do not make a bad investment or give out too much personal information. This book goes into the origin and history of computing eyewear, the hardware involved in Google Glass, as well as the positive and negative aspects. By investing in this book, you can get a grasp of what the life-changing experience of Google Glass can bring to you.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • History of Computing Eyewear
  • Anatomy of Google Glass
  • Power of Google Glass
  • The Revolution, Fears, and Other Critical Information

Take action right away to invest in your own future by downloading this book, “Google Glass: The Ultimate Guide for Understanding Google Glass And What You Need to Know”, for a limited time discount!

Author(s): Brad Durant