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Sergey Brin and Google Glass Stop by to Talk With the Wall Street Journal

Since Google I/O, we haven’t heard much about Google Glass, the eyewear computing project that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is heading. The most recent sighting was at New York Fashion Week, but no new details of availability or functionality came out of it. We did learn a couple of new things about the future of Glass today, thanks to a sit down between Brin and the Wall Street Journal

During the interview, Sergey let the interviewer wear Google Glass and activate it by saying “OK Glass,” which popped up a menu that would all you to take a picture, record a video, place a phone call, send a message, or use Google Maps. According to this piece, Google Maps and phone calls/messages are only in a prototype stage and not yet working on most models. That’s a bit unfortunate, as it still seems like pictures are the only thing Google Glass is capable of doing to date.

If pictures are your thing though, you can take one by saying “Take a picture” or have it take one every 10 seconds with a time lapse feature. There is also some sort of 360-degree panoramic video experience that shows up in the video below. There isn’t a mention of the app or how they got there, but we are certainly interested.

Still interested in Google Glass?


Via:  WSJ

  • jeesung

    better looking model pic today :thumbs up:

  • If they ever work right and are affordable, I’d certainly like to have one 😀

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  • master94

    I really want to buy one. Cant wait for 2013

  • 360 with Google street view

  • TheWenger

    I just had a great idea that Google needs to patent. Instead of limiting a camera to taking just a panoramic photo where you can only move horizontally, why not try to make big 3D images by stitching together images like in a normal panorama, but using the gyroscope to detect the orientation. Has that been invented already?

  • Alan Burnstine

    I would love to be able to “DVR” my life. Just constantly capture the last half hour or hour so I can stop and play back anything interesting that happens. My wife would never allow me to wear it in the house though (because I would never lose another argument again – heh).

    • Droidfann

      DVR my life, for sure. So that’s what I did at the bar last night… So that’s where I left my keys..No baby It’s not recording, I swear….

      • Michael A

        Google Drive is going to need more than 1-2 terabytes of data options. Going to need to offer a “my Life” data plan, but it’ll be too expensive, so they’ll make money from it by putting adds in it every time you and others watch it.

        • Digger

          To Capture all “Your First Time’s” This is my first day of school, this is my first Baseball game, this is me passing my driver’s exam, this is my first girlfriend, this is me losing my virginity

  • RoadsterHD1

    not for 1500.00 dollars.

    • Nathan Buth

      That is for the developer model. And I think more so it is to make sure they only have people buying it that are truly going to contribute to it. If I remember correctly, the first time it was really revealed by Sergey he said that they wanted to keep the cost as close to 200 dollars as possible.

  • Mario Mendez

    Google will get sued for these by Apple. The front part of Google Glasses looks like the upper left side part of an iPhone 4S where the headphone jack is located.

    • John Zander

      Now I will never be able to see the front as anything but an iPhone. Not cool dude, not cool.

      • Calvin Williams

        Haha I just looked, now I’m gonna think of that too

    • No offense, but could we please stop with these types of comments? They don’t positively contribute to the conversation about the article(s), & it’s sometimes annoying to have to sift through all of these to find a good comment. Plus, this joke is getting old very fast.

      • Mario Mendez

        Patent wars are still gonna happen.

  • GSAI

    At 2:04 in the original Project Glass teaser, the main character receives a video chat stream on his glasses. So the video chat can’t be two way, can it? Unless the glass-wearer sits in front of a mirror and activates the camera?

    • This is true heh.

    • philnolan3d

      You have to both be wearing Glass and be in the same room facing each other.

    • Diablo81588

      You could always hold a hand mirror in front of your face. That way, you could video chat from anywhere! 😛

  • nightscout13

    Brin, give us a POV of the dang glass already. I WANT TO SEE THROUGH THE GLASS!

  • Samvelavich

    seems like the functionality is somewhat limited right now… i would consider buying this after I see more from the team.

    • Hopefully by the time they release the test devices next year, it’ll have some real functionality.

      • Samvelavich

        yeah, or else all those preorders would have been worthless. Did DL team order one?

  • Adam Elghor

    Id buy it…

  • philnolan3d

    It’s SO frustrating to hear someone describe what the Glass screen looks like but not be able to actually see it.

    • Couldn’t agree more. But if all it does is pop up menus and then take photos, I don’t think we’re missing much heh.

      • philnolan3d

        Well in the video the guy did say he was seeing a panoramic forest or something that rotated with him as he turned around.

    • From the beginning, I was hoping that it somehow projected the interface directly into your retina. There was that demo video where the interface was directly overlayed on top of what the guy was seeing, but I guess that isn’t how it works. Too bad.

  • KleenDroid