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Friday, May 17, 2013

Google developers use new glasses


Among the 6,000 software developers attending the event annual Google, many wore glasses as part of a program 'Explorer' to play with creative applications of the device, which costs about $ 1,500 per unit. The uses of these glasses range from practical tasks like shopping or receive local weather reports, to entertainment-related activities, such as sharing video sequences in real time or play games augmented reality in which the world is the board. "The've been using it almost every day since I bought them three weeks ago," said Jacob Hilker, a student at the University of Massachusetts , working in online financial transactions with the giant PayPalThe university student added, "have been useful, but not so much when you are sitting at a desk, but when you're doing things when one is going to work, walking around town on weekends or going for a drink can easily obtain texts, emails, you can surf ... all those things." He noted that it seems one of their main advantages: it can be to search the Internet without having to stop drinking, for example. Like others who use modern glasses, Hilker said them take many more photos. Glass allows users to take pictures, record videos or perform other tasks with touch controls or saying "Okay Glass" followed by a command. "Just walk down the street, I take a picture and share it in about five seconds, " said Hilker. For its part, the product manager for Weather Channel, Robyn Weeks, who lives in the state of Georgia (USA), has the Google Glass for a week and so far been used mostly for e- mail, photos and VideosWhen someone takes the Google Glass takes a photo is obvious, he said, because the small screen to the device to its name glows when the camera is active. The limited battery life of the Google Glass, which is still in a phase of initial development, makes the device turns off after about 30 minutes of continuous video. The Glass Google connect to the Internet through access points Wi-Fi or, more generally, for wireless connection to mobile phones. And the photos and videos are shared through the social network Google PlusThose who use these glasses confessed that the device attracts the attention of passersby. "People outside of San Francisco and this area certainly looks at you funny," said Weeks, who added that "instead of looking into your eyes as you speak , watching the corner where the screen"Meanwhile, the co-founder and head of Google, Larry Page, presented the glasses as part of an ongoing effort by the company to "take the road" to computers, so that people can focus on what lives enriched by Internet has to offer. "We want to ensure that we are building experiences that make people really happy, and we trust you to make users happy," Page told the programmers. In turn, the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt, recently stated that it will take "some time"before the commercial version of the glasses is available.

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