Google Glass, the first wearable computer has rolled out new updates which will enable users to snap pictures by winking. The latest addition has raised the tempo of concerns about privacy and other aspects of the wearer.
This is what Google has to say about the latest feature on its Google + page,“We’ve got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye. We’re starting with pictures, but just think about what else is possible.”
There are number of possibilities with the latest technology like sometime in future Google Glass users could pay cab rides by just winking at the meters or a console in a shop. Google had introduced an app called Winky which allows users to take snaps by winking. Before the advent of the app, users had to tap on its touch pad or say, ‘OK Glass take a picture.’
The updates also enable the user to lock the eye wear to prevent its use unless the user user the correct mix of swipes and taps. The update also enables the Glass software to upload video directly to Google-owned video-sharing website YouTube.
Google added, “Glass is about helping you look up and experience the world around you without getting bogged down by technology.”
The high-tech device enables the user to snap pictures, shoot videos, send messages or other tasks by pushing the touch controls or by verbal commands. It can connect to the web using Wi-Fi hotspots or by wirelessly tethered to mobile phones.
Facebook, Twitter and prominent news agencies have already made apps and these are available to developers and a limited selection of “explorers” after they were charged $US1500 each for the eyewear. Google has not announced the release date of the wearable computer but it is rumored to be in 2014.The Google Glass will be having a number of uses which includes common tasks such as shopping or delivering local weather reports. Other use which has been envisaged includes sharing real time video streams or playing augmented reality games in which the world is the board.
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