Google Glass looks to be ready for a revival, though we still don't know the details of Google's mysterious Project Aura team and what the new Glass will be used for.
With a record settlement of $451 million over a secret pact that technology companies would not poach employees from other companies settled a few weeks ago, the pact being about 10 years old, Google has moved to recruit talent for its Project Aura team.
According to an article from Rapid News Network, the settlement led Google to scour Silicon Valley for talent and recruit for the team that looks to handle Googles side projects of ambitious and quirky tech, such as Google Glass, Google Cardboard – the virtual reality project – and other projects.
Following the hire of Jessica Bailow, a full-time recruiter, Google has already brought aboard at least three employees from Amazon’s Lab126 for Project Aura.
The revival of Google Glass hopefully solves a few issues that many had with the original, such as the $1500 price tag, as well as serving very little if any key functions that would warrant such a steep pricing.
Along with this, the Google Glass might not come back as the HUD-esque device that the original iteration was.
The original device contained a small CPU-powered device mounted to the top right of the lens frame, allowing users to take photos, video, and also view the small screen that came out over the lens itself. With the ability to show information about whatever the user was looking at, many people feared what the capabilities of the device were, leading to a great deal of privacy concerns among people exposed to the experiment.
Though Nest CEO Tony Fadell is currently still heralding this project, the fate of Project Aura is not certain if Nest becomes a part of the Alphabet company, which Google acquired earlier this year.