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Google Glass Update Brings Web Browsing and More Hands Free Voice Controls

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While we are still awaiting the official launch of Google Glass, their team is continually making enhancements and improvements to the device’s software. They launch monthly updates to users that already have units, bringing new features and fixing various bugs. 

The newest update, which should roll out to devices over the next couple of days, brings additional voice controls as well as full web browsing. For the voice controls, users can do less tapping and more talking. For example, if you receive a text messages, you no longer need to tap to open it, but can instead simply say, “read aloud.”

The way to control your browsing experience is pretty interesting. To look around the webpage, you simply pan your head from left, right, up and down. Neat.

Once you’re on the web page, there are a few ways you can explore:

Scroll – Slide your finger forward on the touchpad to scroll down.
Zoom – Slide two fingers forward or backward to zoom.
Look around – With two fingers down on the touchpad, move your head around to pan.
Click – As you look around, you can tap to select anything in the center of the screen.

With monthly updates bringing useful features every time, it’s pretty easy to stay interested in Google Glass.

Via: +Project Glass

  • Fable322

    Control works better if you sing “I just called.. to say.. I love you…” Makes it look less problematic to people watching you “Browse”

  • Trevor

    I hate to say it Tim, but even with daily useful updates, I still wouldn’t be interested in Glass.

  • BryGuy

    How are there no Indiana Jones references within the comments yet??

    • Margaret J. Ngo

      what Alexander explained I
      am surprised that a student able to earn $7838 in 4 weeks on the internet. have
      you seen this web page w­w­w.D­A­Y3­7.c­o­m

  • Stewie

    “To look around the webpage, you simply pan your head from left, right, up and down. Neat.”

    Yes. you too can appear to have Tourette’s while surfing, just make sure you swear when Glass loads the wrong link and you’re there!

    • dannyWHITE

      More like performing the “Stevie Wonder” .

      • michael arazan

        Stevie does more of a figure eight motion

  • philnolan3d

    Web browsing seams quite cumbersome. Probably easier in most cases to just pull out your phone, which Glass is using anyway.

    • aye_winchell

      sure for now, but you gotta start somewhere

      • Isabel Herron

        as Ann implied I am blown away that someone can profit $8121 in 1 month on the computer. have you read this webpage w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

  • Michael Hammond

    I’m wondering if Glass will be available for Christmas? Now that would be AWESOME.

    • philnolan3d

      They said the fall when it was announced.

      • 4n1m4L

        and then said 2014, then before the end of this year again. Christmas would be awesome. or right after thanksgiving.

    • valapsp

      It’s probably coming out in mid 2014. Better they work on it before release it. We want a polished gadget.

  • 4n1m4L