Who says Google Glass is only good for making you look like a certified dork? Four animators recently got creative with the head-mounted gadget, using Google’s wearable tech to capture imagery for a clever stop-motion video called Catch.
“We shot this entirely on Google Glass over 4 days, with over 1,000 photos and drawings,” write the filmmakers on their YouTube page for Catch. “Made by a group of animator and filmmaker friends here in New York, jamming on the weekends.”
If you’re a Google Glass Explorer who paid $1,500 to get your hands on the device early, then you can expect to receive an email from Google inviting you to upgrade to the latest model free of charge. The design of the new wearable remains the same, but it’s not more durable and slightly faster.
Google has today announced that it is bringing Google Play Music All Access, its subscription-based music streaming service, to Google Glass. Wearers will be able to use a new “listen to” command to play their favorite songs or artists, which they’ll be able to enjoy through special Glass earbuds that will go on sale this month for $85, The New York Times reports.
A Google Glass user in California may have become the first to get a ticket for using the wearable while driving. Cecilia Adabie was stopped by a Highway Patrol officer last night then summoned to the superior court for “driving with monitor visible to driver.”
The ticket has sparked debate over whether or not it should be legal to use Google Glass while behind the wheel.
Google has officially announced that over the course of the next few weeks, it will be expanding the availability of Glass and refreshing the current Glass hardware.
Yesterday, Google published a post on its official Google Glass account on G+, notifying current Explorers that the development team at Mountain View HQ have been working on a new version of Glass for the past few months based on user feedback. The new version of the hardware will have compatibility with future prescription and sunglass lenses, as well as the inclusion of a mono earbud for enhanced audio playback.
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Google Glass may look pretty absurd in its current form, but its still a first-generation device that’s only available in a limited capacity to developers and a handful of lucky early adopters. But by the time the device is ready for public release in 2014, it will sport a new, lightweight and “cooler” design.
Google clearly has high hopes for Google Glass, and it’s confident that in the future, we’ll all be wearing one. In fact, you may be able to pick one up in your local Best Buy when you pop in for that new Justin Bieber CD. Rumor has it Google is renting 6,000 square feet of floor space inside every Best Buy store next year just to sell its new wearable tech.
Google Glass is getting smarter with each monthly update. Now Google has opened up the possibility for third-party developers to access the headset’s growing list of supported voice commands. Only two command/app combinations are being introduced to kick things off. “Post an update” works with Path, and “take a note” works with Evernote.
“Updates and notes are just the beginning; soon you’ll be able to use your voice to trigger all sorts of services,” said Google. “We’ll keep you posted (pun very much intended) as we roll out more.”
Google Now cards have also been added in today’s update. There are three categories right now: “Restaurants, hotels, events,” “Movies” and “Emergency alerts.” They can be accessed by swiping back on the Glass trackpad. Google Now will show traffic, sports and weather info in Glass as well.
Question-Answer allows a user to ask what an object is and receive an answer via Twitter.
Google Glass is a revolutionary piece of technology that has endless capabilities, and the development team at OpenGlass are working on a project that aims to aid visually impaired people in their day-to-day lives.