Chris O'Neill, the man leading the push to get companies to use Google's controversial smart eyewear, is heading to another job at Google, says a report.
Commentary: Forget the privacy issues -- it was a long list of other shortcomings, social and technical, that doomed Glass. Can Google learn for the next go-round?
When Google unveiled its smart and controversial eyewear three years ago, some early tech adopters tried to do their part by eagerly pushing for Glass acceptance. The world pushed back.
The story of Google Glass is about more than a company and a product. It's about the people who believed in what Glass could do.
Two years ago, the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, was sprinkled with people wearing Google's smart eyewear. This year, it seemed like no one was wearing it. Except me.
The search giant is going forward with its connected-eyewear project, and it has partnered with the maker of Ray-Ban and Oakley for the next version.
The carmaker's Augmented Vision is a new concept projecting information, navigation and safety information onto a set of glasses.
The executive chairman says that reports of Glass' death have been greatly exaggerated and that the tech remains "a big and very fundamental platform for Google."
The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 smart glasses are cheaper than Glass, but far less elegant.
The search giant's wearable headset was plagued by numerous problems, including an excess of attention for a product that wasn't ready for a mass-market audience, according to The New York Times.