Saturday, 26 October 2013

What is Google Glass?

Google Glass is an attempt to free data from desktop computers and portable devices like phones and tablets, and place it right in front of your eyes, it is a whole new gadget in itself that can perform various day to day tasks, without you ever moving your hands. It is an effort from Google to develop augmented reality glasses.

The optical head-mounted display (OHMD) was unveiled at a Google launch event on April 4, 2012.

Credit : The Verge


What It Does?

Record videos, take pictures

Just say the word and Google Glass will take a picture or record a video – you will never have to touch the hardware. The photos and videos will be stored on the 4GB flash memory of the device, and can also be shared on social networking websites or emailed.

Show messages

Google Glass will show you text messages as well as emails you receive and allow you to reply to them via voice commands.

Find information

If you are in the habit of Googling things a lot, you will find that your task has been made easier by the new Glass. You simply need to ask a question and the device will pull the answer from the internet. For example, you can ask when Taj Mahal was built or to give you a few photographs of the monument and the device will provide appropriate replies on the small screen in front of your eye

Show maps

The widely used Google Maps are integrated into Glass, so that users will be able to chart the course of their journey or look up locations or establishments via voice commands.

Live video sharing

Google Glass can show the world what you are seeing – live! If you are attending a family function, your child’s school play or a concert, you can share the feed with your friends and family in real-time and make them a part of the experience.

Integrates Google Now

Google Now, the digital voice assistant from the search giant, has been integrated in this device. It will keep track of your daily habits, such as when you leave for office or the route you take. It will give you alternate routes if there is traffic on the way or give you weather updates periodically, among various other functions.

Translate

This is a neat feature that may come in handy when you travel abroad. You simply need to ask Google Glass to translate a phrase or sentence from one language to another and it will speak that out.

What's the Google Glass price?


The Google Glass Explorer (the developer version being sent out now) costs $1,500.
The consumer versions, which are expected to arrive by the end of 2013, are expected to be a little cheaper, although any actual prices remain speculative.

For more details : http://www.google.com/glass/start/