Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2013

Google Glass


Google Glass, prototype versions have now already been distributed to selected applicants who were lucky enough to be chosen and willing to pay $1,500 for the pleasure of being a cyber-guinea pig.

Google Glass camera has got the media concern with privacy issues, however Google is interested in giving seamless access to Geo-located search data, such as restaurant recommendations, shop locations and even the ability to pay for services online as you use them.

You could buy tickets as you walk through the lobby of the cinema, order and pay for a taxi by looking at the QR code on the door, or buy a drink from a networked vending machine without any change.

These possibilities especially on the cut Google will make on every transaction makes the ability to take pictures only a tip of the iceberg.

Specifications

Google Glass

Google Glass

Memory
Usable 12GB
Total 16GB

Fit
Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
Extra nose pads in two sizes.

Display
High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.

Camera
Photos: 5 Megapixel
Video’s: 720P
Features: Voice controlled

Battery
Time: One day of normal use
Charger: Micro USB

Audio
Bone Conduction Transducer

Connectivity
Wi-Fi: Yes (802.11 b/g)
Bluetooth: Yes
GPS: Yes

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].”
“ok, glass, send [name] that [message].”
“ok, glass, send [message] to [name].”

Display weather   
none/automatically   (Google Now)
“ok, glass, how is the weather in ?”
“ok, glass, do I need an umbrella today?”

Give flight details     
none/automatically   (Google Now)
“ok, glass, when does flight [flight number] depart from [airport]?”

Augment reality glasses
What does augment reality glass mean? If you’re wearing the Google Glass you will experience a
layer on top of the real world. For example you’ll use Google Maps to find the nearest supermarket
it will lead you there by showing the directions, how long you’ll have to walk etc. You can see some
examples in this Google glasses YouTube movie.

Augmented reality glasses can also be used by teachers to know when their students are falling behind during lectures.

Google Glass Price: about $1500

Would you buy the Google Glass?

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