Google Glass

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Description:

Google Glass is a wearable android computer built into spectacle frames. The glasses use a miniature display to place data in the upper right of your vision via a prism screen, which is designed to be easily seen without obstructing your view. The frame is very lightweight but yet very powerful. Google Glass is packed with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, speakers, a camera, microphone, touchpad, and possibly a gyroscope that detects head-tilts. Google Glass has the capability to connected to android phones and can run certain compatible compatible compatible compatible such as maps and news. the glasses don't have a built in GPS so a application that can give directions and display maps is needed. The Google Glass audio is compatible through the skull to the eardrum, this transfer os sound is called bone conduction transfer. Google is coming out with earbuds that can be worn when the user is in a loud open area where the bone conduction transfer process won't work as well.
Google Glass has 640 X 360 display with a 5 megapixel camera and a video camera that can recored in 720P HD. The glasses have a rechargeable battery that can last about one day at a time. The glasses come in five different colors charcoal, tangerine, shale, cotton, and sky. The frame can fit any size head, and it has an adjustable nose piece.



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Application:

The Google Glass is an incredible piece of hardware that can make tasks like taking pictures or contacting friends and family even easier than smart phones have made them. Once being worn and properly adjusted to the top of the right eye, use of the Google Glass can begin. Designed so that it doesn't obscure the user's vision, it allows for simple glancing to see what lies on the screen whilst the user does everyday tasks.
There are two ways to actually activate the Glass: using a trackpad on the side of it or using voice commands. The voice command part is self-explanatory in that there are set commands that can be said like "take a picture" or "search blah blah blah." While different in design, the trackpad method is around as simple as a means of navigating the Glass where sliding on the extremely sensitive right arm will allow for moving through the interface and lightly tapping on it selects whatever location or app the user is on at the time. Just like there are two methods for using Google Glass, there are two ways to "wake it up." They are by either tapping the very sensitive arm or having the user tilt back it's head.
Right now the Glass has a simple interface that spins when swiped left or right and shows recent history. Main functions that are accessible by the current Explorer Edition of the Glass are taking photos, getting e-mails/responding to them, and using some of Google's many functions. Taking photos and videos are as easy as telling Glass to do so, but with posts of them only going to Google Plus. Getting e-mails is impressive because not only can recently received e-mails be checked, but there's also the ability to respond to them by speaking what the Glass needs to type out as a response. The last group of voice commands and "sensitive arm" commands encompasses such things as checking weather, directions, getting translations, and much more that google normally has to offer in its normal search bar.

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Relative Links:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-glass/
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/video/google-glass-what-you-need-to-know-1078114/2
http://mashable.com/2013/03/21/google-glass-technology/
https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3064128?hl=en
http://www.google.com/glass/start/