Google’s Project Glass or as we like to call them, Google Glasses, are one of the more interesting tech topics to follow in 2012. First debuting in a “here is what they could do” video, we have already seen real versions in the wild on the likes of Sergey Brin.
This week, this whole Project Glass situation just jumped another notch or two on the Cool Meter. Sebastian Thrun, one of the Project Glass gurus, stopped by to chat with Charlie Rose while wearing a pair of these glasses. The interview was posted publicly yesterday, but from what we can tell, was actually conducted last week. Within the first few minutes of the conversation and while discussing some of the project’s features, Thrun appears to snap a picture of Rose and then share it to Google+ without doing anything more than a simple head nod. Obviously you can’t see the picture being taken or the UI for sharing since it is only viewable through his glasses, but what we do know is that Thrun posted the picture you are seeing above, to his G+.
The video of this goodness is available at the source link below. We highly recommend you check out it and then discuss.
How close are we to Project Glass becoming a reality?
Via: Charlie Rose | Google+ | The Verge
If you had a pair of the new Android-powered glasses from Google’s “Project Glass,” could you imagine what gaming would be like through them? This is obviously a look waaaaaay into the future, but we thought it was at least fun enough to share. Think real-world Battlefield mashed-up with that original Project Glass commercial.
Via: In Game
The Project Glass team unveiled their “Google Glasses” a week ago and the internet couldn’t stop talking about them. The main reason for this early reveal, was to gain feedback from all of us. Were we interested? How should the product work? Does it look OK? And so on. Well, one of the questions that came in actually saw a response from the Glass team, having to do with potential users who wear prescription glasses. Would there be a version that would work for someone that wears glasses on a daily basis? There isn’t necessarily a “yes” or “no” answer as Project Glass is still in development, but their team was kind enough to do a mockup. The goal is to make the product usable for everyone, so that would include those of us that are blind.
After a week of Project Glass in the wild, are you still interested?
Yeah, one of our readers went there and we laughed. Someone go dig up the patent. How easy would their top-down Instagram shoe pictures be to take? Imagine the emoji power. Reinvented glasses, again…again. Bloatware free though! (more…)
Who would have thought that two days after Google[x] unveiled their “Project Glass” that we would see a somewhat working prototype in the wild? Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, sported a working prototype to a blindness foundation event, where his wife was receiving an award. Blogger Robert Scoble noticed them immediately when Brin walked in the door and tried to find out as much info on the hottest topic of the week as possible. He saw a blue light flash at one point in the lens, said they looked incredibly light, and definitely real.
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HTC just got done unveiling the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is a nice phone and all, but isn’t the story of the day clearly the Google[x] project known as “Project Glass?” We are talking glasses that can do everything your smartphone does, but right in front of you eyes. Full voice integration, a camera for snapping life, video chatting, social check-ins, responding to texts, and more are all featured in their video preview of what the technology “could” look like. They even mocked up some renders of the glasses themselves for all of us to geek out on.
But really though, are you interested? If Google released these for X-mas, would you buy it? Is this too Minority Report? Or is that exactly what makes it so awesome to imagine?
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Prepared to be blown away. Well, sort of blown away. Google unveiled “Project Glass” a few minutes ago, which is a project from the Google[x] team that aims to make your daily life completely hands free. Rather than using your phone to take pictures, video chat, check into restaurants, listen to music, and get directions, you could have a pair of glasses that do it all right in front of your eyes. Received a notification on your phone? What if it popped up on screen in your glasses and then let you respond view voice-to-text? Or what if you could snap a picture of a beautiful sunset and share it with Google+, all without ever pulling out your phone? Sounds amazing, right? Just wait until you watch the video and start thinking about the possibilities. (more…)