1. Started out as search engine, became an advertising giant. Created well-known and well- received products such as Google Earth, Chrome, Play Store, Maps, and Google Plus.
2. Flexible material = durability. 5 megapixel camera, capable of 720p video recording. HD display, comparable to watching a 25in t.v. from up to 8 feet away. Mostly hands free, uses voice commands. Interesting audio technology, the Bone Conduction Transducer, makes it sound as if audio is coming from inside your head. Uses wi-fi. 16Gb memory, 12GB of usable memory. 3. Using your voice you can: record a video, take a picture, use Google Now, start a Google+ hangout, perform a web search, perform a photo search online, translate words into different languages, find directions to a destination, send messages, display the weather, and get flight details. For example, to take a picture the user would say “Ok Glass, take a picture.” Likewise, translating a piece of text might go as follows; “Ok Glass, say [text] in [language].”
Google is at the forefrontof innovationEach product theyrelease is heavilyanticipatedGoogle Glass is possibly“the most hyped gadgetin recent times.”
Wearable computer, attached to a pair of augmentedreality glassesModerately impressive specsImpressive array of voice activated featuresAll begin with the phrase “Ok Glass” followed bycommandInformation that is displayed, such as directions, areshown in alignment with the real world
Project Glass announced on April 4th, 2012Glass updates via Google+ and TwitterUse hashtag #ifihadglass to become part of“exclusive explorer program”Explorer program to get first pairs of Glasses
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• Conventional GPS is essentially deadGPS• Creative videography• First-person perspectiveHollywood• Jet Blue: “[Google Glass] would continue to help theworld view air travel through a whole new lens”Air Travel• Receiving instructionConstruction andHome Maintenance• Real-time updates• Educational functionsHealth-Care• Field Trip applicationGuides and Tours• Live-stream lectures• Language learningEducation• Golden-iLaw Enforcement• Consumer data• Interactions with brands and businessesAdvertising
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