Google Glass is a wearable computer, in the form of glasses. It projects pictures in front of your very eyes! This is why I think that Google Glass is a lens to the future!
Technology is on the up – iPhones, Androids, 3D TVs and touchscreen computers, are all features of the 21st century world. However, recently, Google announced a whole new type of tech – The Google Glass.
The information is presented like a smartphone, and can access the internet. A big feature is that it runs on voice commands, a new concept introduced by Apple with Siri!
Soon, Google have confirmed, the Glasses will include lenses from real glasses too!
Around August 2011, a first try at the Glass weighed 3.6 kg; the glasses are now lighter than the average pair of sunglasses!!!
A touchpad is on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, and photos!
Google Glass can even take photos and record videos. While a video is recording, the screen stays on.
Google Glass Apps are built by third parties, and the Glass also contains Google apps like GMail and Google+! Facebook and Twitter have ALSO made apps for Google Glass!
Google offers an Android and iOS app called MyGlass, which allows change and manage your device.
Other than the touchpad, Google Glass can be controlled using “voice actions”. To turn it on, wearers tilt their heads 30° upward (which can be changed) or tap the touchpad, and say “OK, Glass.” Once Glass is activated, wearers can say an action, such as “Take a picture”, “Record a video”, “Google ‘When was blametheblogger made?'”, “Give me directions to the Eiffel Tower”, and “Send a message to John”.
So if that is the future, it looks pretty bright, doesn’t it?
Google Glass – A Lens to the Future.