Wink And Snap A Photo With Google Glass
Peter Edward / 5 years ago
Google Glass has updated software in its internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking. The new feature, which promises to escalate privacy concerns already being voiced about the hi-tech gadget, came as one of an array of improvements. Google Glass posted on its Google+ social network page;
“We have got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye. We are starting with pictures, but just think about what else is possible.”
Notions put forth included Glass wearers some way paying for cab rides by winking at meters or paying for something in a shop with a blink. Other updates included letting owners lock eyewear so it can not be used unless a person knows the “handshake” of swipes and taps. The “Glassware” code powering the device was also modified to allow uploads directly to the Google-owned video sharing site YouTube.
“Glass is about helping you look up and experience the world around you without getting bogged down by technology,” Google said.
The hi-tech accoutrement lets wearers take pictures, record video, send messages or perform other tasks with touch controls or by speaking commands. It connects to the internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or being tethered to smartphones. Facebook, Twitter and major news organizations have already tailored apps for Google Glass, which has only been made available to developers and a limited selection of “explorers” who paid $1,500 each for the hi-tech eyewear. Envisioned uses range from practical tasks such as shopping or delivering local weather reports, to sharing real time video streams or playing augmented reality games, in which the world would be the board or platform.
Google has not made an announcement for a public release date for Google Glass, however speculation is that it will arrive around early 2014.
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