New details of the exciting sounding Google smart glasses have just come out. A YouTube demo video is now available online and it looks pretty interesting.
On the video you can see how a user controls the glasses (now called Google Glass) with commands such as “Ok, Glass, take a picture”. There are also seems to a video calling option and the possibility of getting map directions and weather forecasts too. Of course, you can also use them to sent emails or share content on your favourite social networking site.
Looking for Ideas
Sergey Brin, who is one of the co founders of Google, was recently seen on the New York subway giving his new glasses a trial run. Now the company is looking for creative people to give them more ideas for how to get the most out of this headset. The offer is open to people living in the US and involves sending ideas to the hashtag #ifihadaglass. The word from Google is that they are looking for “bold, creative individuals” who are keen to join in with the task of “shaping the future of Glass”.
When the user has the headset on the relevant information pops up in a small, translucent window in the top right of the user’s vie and seems extremely unobtrusive.
Other developers such as Sony, Microsoft and Apple have all shown an interest in making gadgets which you wear on your head in the past. It is expected to be a major field of growth in the next few years. At the moment, though, we can only imagine when the day will come when everyone we pass in the street will be hooked up to their Google Glass. Meanwhile, the video is here