Welcome to a World through Glass

March 20, 2013

by Google GLASS

Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.

Ask whatever’s on your mind.

Google Glass (stylized simply as GLASS) is an augmented reality wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project.[3] It takes a step further toward ubiquitous computing, which is the idea that the Internet and computers will be accessible anywhere at any time without having to use one’s hands.[4] Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like format hands-free,[5] can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands,[6] and uses Google’s Android operating system.[7] While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.[4]

Glass is being developed by Google X Lab,[8] which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a project manager and “geolocation specialist”; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project.[9] Google has patented the design of Project Glass.

 

In general, reception for Google Glass has been positive in the technology industry.

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Say “take a picture” to take a picture.

Photography and video

Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. While video is recording, a recording light is displayed above the eye, which is unnoticeable to the wearer.[33]

Google applications

Glass will utilize many already-existing Google applications, such as Google Now and Google Maps. The device will also be able to display the weather.[2]

Voice commands

Multiple features of Glass can be seen in a product video released in February 2013:[30]

Feature Voice activation text
Record video “ok glass, record a video.”
Take picture “ok glass, take a picture.”
Start Google+ hangout “ok glass, hang out with [person/circle].”
Search “ok glass, google [search query]”.”
Search photos “ok glass, google photos of [search query].”
Translate “ok glass, say [text] in [language].”
Give directions “ok glass, give directions to [search query].”
Use Google Now “ok glass, [34]
Send message “ok glass, send a message to “[name]”.”
Give flight details unknown

Translate your voice.

In November 2012, Glass received recognition by Time Magazine as one of the “Best Inventions of the Year 2012”

See lots more on this cool device here…

 

 

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