Google Glass is a wearable computer with a mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitious computer Google Glass displays information in a smart phone- like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands
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The core of Google Glass is its tiny prism display which sits not in your eyeline, but a little above it. You can see what is on the display by glancing up. The glass have an embedded camera, microphone, GPS and, reportedly, use bone induction to give you sound. Voice control is used to control the device; you say ok glass to get a range of options including taking pictures, videos, send messages using speech to text, hang out with people or get directions to somewhere. You access these options by saying them out loud.
Most of this functionality is self explanatory; hang out is Googles video conferencing technology and allows you to talk to a people over web cam, and stream them what you are seeing and the directions use Google Maps and the inbuilt GPS to help you find your way. People are already developing some rather cool/scary apps for Google Glass - including one that allows you to identify your friend ina crowd, and another that allows yoy to dictate a mail.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth would be used to send pictures to the screen, whilst bone-induction may be used for sound, vibrating your skull to communicate the sound into your inner ear. Google Glass to run modified Android, to sport a decent resolution camera with a decent lens and wed be fairly certain that the microphone needs to be a good quality. There will be a GPS chip, and the lightweight and flexible glasses design will come in five colours - Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, Sky. Thats black, orange, grey, white and blue for anyone that prefers plain English over marketing speak.
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. 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. Voice commands Multiple features of Glass can be seen in a product video released in February 2013
Feature voice activation text Record video “ok, glass,record a video”. Take picture “ok, glass , take a picture”. Use google now “ok, glass, [question].“ 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 [place].“ Send message "ok, glass, send a message to [name].“ Display weather none/automatically (Google Now) Give flight details "ok, glass, when does flight [flight number] depart from [airport]?"
TINY (BUT POWERFUL) HARDWARE: It’s amazing how the Project Glass team has managed to squeeze all of its features into a tiny ‘computer’ supported on a lightweight yet strong frame.
HEED MY COMMAND: Well, all that hardware is put to good use: Google Glass has voice input, which makes everything a lot more interesting. The built-in microphone combined with Google Now connects you directly to the search engine. You activate Google Now by saying "Okay Glass" then send a command or question. Tilting your head up does the same thing.
LIFE PASSES FOR NO ONE: Google Glass users can now live in the moment, and keep that memory in pictures or videos. No more foraging around for a camera, tuning the settings of your photo apps, and letting the moment go by without a single snap. Just say, "Take a Photo" and your view at the moment is captured, hands-free. Imagine the possibiltiies
always on call literally: With Glass being able to record videos, it can also act as a webcam with the data connection from your home or smartphone. You can use Google Hangout for a group conference, and still do what you need to do without being confined to a desk. The powerful voice input feature also allows you to dictate text messages, attach videos and pictures alongwith and sending it via your mobile data connection, without having to remove your phone from
never get lost: Since it’s built with a GPS chip, it’ll be able to help you navigate, with help from Google Maps. This will take away the need to look down at your smartphone and it will be especially handy when you are driving, when you’re walking through crowded streets or when you’re hiking through the countryside.
Live from the field: Live information that is shown to you would come from the predictive software of google now. On Android’s Jelly Bean, Google Now knows when you’re leaving your home for work and can warn you of bad traffic before you get stuck in it. You can also set your favourite sports team and it’ll give you the latest news, scores and updates from the team, whenever they play.
OS COMPATIBILITY NOT AN ISSUE: Google Glass works not only with Android phones but also with the iPhone, according to this report. Apart from the GPS chip inside, Google Glass is dependent on the Wi-Fi or mobile connectivityto deliver its features. It is only fair game it if is available like any third-party accessory.When paired up with your smart device, it can show social network notifications and let you communicate via the same channels as you would on the computer. This removes the need of looking at your smartphone constantly, giving you more time to concentrate on the task at hand.
TIME FOR A MAKE OVER: What is high tech without a sleek and cool design? Google Glass weighed an astounding 8 pounds when it first was announced more than a year ago, but now is seeking to receive nods from the fashion industry. Already lightweight, and soon to be available in 5 colour options(Shale, Tangerine, Charcoal, Cotton and Sky), Google Glass is set to get a make-over with help from eyewear companies.
STILL ELUSIVE BUT ALMOST HERE: Google first made Glass available to developers during the Google I/O conference. At the time, it was priced at $1,500 and word has it that it will still be within that price range when it is finally released end of this year.
Strengths Hands free! User friendly Fashionable? Assistance to disabled individuals
They seem so fragile They can cause greater distractions in meetings New driving distraction? How can we power them all day long? Invasion of Privacy Data Usage – Always online