Google gives first glimpse of Glass
Voice activation, video calling, and translation all demonstrated in new video released today
Google has demonstrated its Glass technology working for the first time, in a video released today.
The company, which first announced Glass almost 12 months ago, had previously only talked about what it hoped to be able to achieve with the device. As revealed in the video today, many of those features have made it into the device, as well as some new and interesting ones.
In the video (below), Google shows off the interface for the first time, as well as demonstrating how the device will be voice activated. Users of Apple’s Siri will be right at home, from what we can see.
Taking a picture is as simple as saying "Take a picture". Video calling is as simple as saying “Hang out with…”, while it is possible to use the device to dictate your thoughts. As well as searching for information, you can also pull up pictures, which are displayed in a grid of three-by-two in the video.