( The picture above shows Sergey Brin using Google Glass )
Last week, Google revealed a point of view (POV) video of its Google Glass in action Via YouTube. The video showed off some of Glass’ features, as well as the user interface of the gadget. Although it looks expensive and was said to be available in 2014, Glass will cost consumers less than $1,500 US (according to sources from cNet) and will be available sometime in late 2013.
How it feels to use Google Glass :
Video credit : Google.
Some of Google Glass’ features are mentioned below :
- Google Glass has the ability to receive data over a Wi-Fi connection.
- The user can say, “take a picture” to snap a picture using Google Glass.
- The user has the ability to share content live.
- The user has the ability to speak to Google Glass to send someone a message.
- The user can get directions when he is on the go.
- Receive answers to questions without asking (not sure how this will work).
- Notifications – might be handy to receive alerts while on the go.
- Voice translation.
- The user has the ability to record what he sees by using voice actions.
It was said that Google Glass will also have the ability to connect to an Android smartphone or iPhone using bluetooth. After a successful connection, it will have the ability to use 3G/4G feeds from the connected device. It is important to note that Google Glass does not have its own cellular radio.
Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies.
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