Google Unveils High-Tech Glasses

by Colonel on February 20, 2013

“”OK Glass.”

Those are the two words that Google showed today will initiate a variety of commands for its Glass computerized eyewear.

In the Google Glass “How it Feels” video, people speak the words “OK Glass” and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions.

The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind.

Google began selling Glass developer prototypes called Explorer last year for $1,500 that are due to ship this year.

Google’s site shows off Glass’ GoPro-like videocamera abilities, with first-person views of table tennis, swordplay, trapeze acrobatics, jumping rope, sculpture carving, hot-air ballooning, and more.

” — Stephen Shankland, Copyright 2013 CBS Interactive Inc

Copyright 2013 Google Inc.

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