Google Glass Coming Soon in Beta for $1500

Google Glass

Google has opened up applications for what it is calling Glass Explorers. A select few “bold, creative individuals” will be invited by Google to become a Glass Explorer and given the opportunity to pre-order Glass Explorer Edition for $1500. You will also have to pick them up in person in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

You can get a closer look at how Google Glass works in the demo video below. [Read more...]

Camera+ App Update Pokes at Instagram Terms Debacle

Camera+ received an update a couple of days ago for bug fixes and included a little Christmas poem that takes a stab or two at Instagram’s rather poor attempt to update its terms of service and take advantage of its user base.

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the App Store,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Spore.

Some crash bugs were fixed with the greatest of care,

So that you, our beloved Camera+ user, could take photos with flair!

We’ll never do shady things with your shared pics because it just isn’t right.

And on that note… Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Camera+ runs $0.99 and is available in the iTunes App Store.

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer – New Book

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer is a new book from photographer NK Guy.  The Lens “is a momentous handbook that demystifies optical technology, decodes arcane terminology, and provides practical tips for both amateur and professional photographers to help them make smart purchasing decisions and build the perfect lens collection.”

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $23.96 on Amazon.com.