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Description
   Google glass represents an augmented-reality headset produced by the search engine giant to operate with the Android smartphone or iPhone you’re using through Bluetooth. Google glass is voice-controlled and works by accessing various controls placed on the side of the device.

Google Glass

   Google Glasses look like a pair of eyeglasses and, if you’re wearing them, it shows data directly in your field of vision.
   At the beginning, a lab-based Project Glass was created as a method for users to always stay connected to the Internet even when they’re engaged in some other activities.
   In order to manage this, they came up with the concept of an entirely integrated augmented-reality headset that will allow users to multi-task without hampering their movements.

The birth of Google Glass
   Google Glass was created by Google X, a secret lab within Google consecrated to technological developments, for instance like driverless cars. This device was publically unveiled in April 2012. Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page had on the augmented reality glasses during several events in late spring of 2012.

Google Glass

    Google began selling a Google Glass prototype to beta testers in the United States on April 15, 2013, for a determined period for $1,500, before it was made available to the public, for exactly the same price.
   On January 15, 2015, Google revealed that it would cease making the Google Glass prototype but continued to be devoted to the development of the device. Conforming to Google, Project Glass was already prepared to “graduate” from Google X labs, the experimental stage of the project.

Google Glass

Google Glass Criticism
   Early accounts from testers indicate users can experience “curious stares” from people around them and some fight scenes and verbal disputes have been reported between the Glass users and persons around them who didn’t want to be recorded in a public zone. Several bars and restaurants throughout San Francisco, along with other cities, have applied a “no Glass” policy to prohibit clients from recording other patrons.

Interesting facts

  • Google Glass is well-equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording high definition video at a resolution of 720p, speakers, microphone, touchpad, and even perhaps a gyroscope that detects the user’s head-tilts.
  • You can capture an image or a video all by just pronouncing the appropriate command.
  • On the right side of the glasses lies a touchpad where you can swipe forward and backwards to access menu options; by tapping, you’re not only activating the device but you’re also selecting options. 

 

 

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/G/google_glass.html
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/project-glass1.htm
http://www.t3.com/news/google-glass-price-release-date-specs-and-info
http://searchconsumerization.techtarget.com/definition/Google-Glass
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-glass/

Photos:
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2014/01/20140124-GOOGLE-GLASS-FRAMES-0018.jpg (1)
http://news.byu.edu/releases/archive14/May/signglasses/marcos%20with%20Glass%20on.jpg (2)
http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/wp-content/uploads/GoogleGlassFail012215.jpg (3)
http://bassglass.commons.yale.edu/files/2014/05/Google-Glass-the-Definition-of-Live.png (4)
http://elearningfeeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/image_42161_1402945576.jpg (5)

Published by Claudia Barbu

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