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  1. 1. Google Glass (styled "GLΛSS") is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnerships with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow
  2. 2. Even share what you see. Live. Directions right in front of you. Speak to send a message. Ask whatever’s on your mind. Translate your voice. Answers without having to ask.
  3. 3. Glass is designed to work like a smartphone that’s worn like a pair of glasses. Although it looks like a prop from a science fiction movie, the device is capturing imaginations beyond the realm of nerds. The trio’s favorite feature, by far, is the hands- free camera that shoots photos and video through voice commands. (Images can also be captured by pressing a small button along the top of the right frame of Glass.) They also liked being able to connect to the Internet simply by tapping on the right frame of Glass to turn it on and then swiping along the same side to scroll through a menu. That menu allows them to do such things as get
  4. 4. Among the biggest shortcomings they cited was Glass’ short battery life, especially if a lot of video is being taken. Although Google says Glass should last for an entire day on a single battery charge for the typical user, Hill said there were times when she ran out of power after 90 minutes to two hours during periods when she was recording a lot of video. Glass’ speaker, which relies on a bone conduction technology, also is inadequate, according to the testers the AP interviewed. They said the
  5. 5. • Recipe Book. The size and portability of the iPad makes it great for any room in the house, including the kitchen. There are tons of great cooking apps, such as recipes from Epicurious and Whole Foods Market. You can even manage your gluten sensitivity with apps like Is That Gluten Free? • Photo Album. It's one thing to carry around a bunch of photos on your iPhone, it is a totally different thing when you can display them on a 9.7" screen. You can easily store thousands of photographs on the lowest end iPad, and even display them as a slideshow. How much memory does your iPad need? • GPS. A great use for the iPad 4G model is as a GPS replacement. With an Assisted- GPS chip, the iPad can keep you from ever being lost. And the Maps app introduced in iOS 6.0 includes hands free turn-by-turn directions with data from TomTom. • Portable TV. This little-known use for the iPad can be great for parents that often find themselves at soccer games and tennis matches but might want to catch up on their television. Through the use of Sling Media's Sling Box, you'll never be without television. Shop for Sling Box
  6. 6. . 10 Hours of Battery Life Going hand-in-hand with the portability is the extended battery life. The iPad can go 10 hours of moderate use without needing to be charged, which will beat any laptop. This battery life may not extend quite so long under heavy usage, but even if you are having your own Doctor Who marathon using Netflix streaming, you should be able to go 7 to 8 hour-long episodes before you need to plug it in. Tips to Save on Battery Life . Cheaper Apps The iPad can do many of our routine tasks, and most of the time, the apps required are free. The iPad comes with a full-featured web browser and email package, and apps from Twitter and Facebook are free downloads from the App Store. But even when you do need to pay for an app, it tends to be cheaper than its PC counterpart.
  7. 7. • Less Expandability. If you run out of storage space on the iPad, you may be left clearing out music, movies and apps. The iPad doesn't support flash drives to expand storage, and external hard drives and/or cloud storage can't be used to store apps. While all tablets are inherently less expandable than laptops, which in turn are less expandable than desktop PCs, the iPad tends to be more limited than some Android tablets. • Limited Multitasking. Another trade off
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