Hands-on with Google Glass apps: in pictures

Summary:Google Glass is like a smartphone in your line of sight. While it may still in its infancy and early days of development, it still packs a lot of punch. Here's what it can do.

"OK Glass:" Take a picture

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You can either tap the camera button just above your ear on the Glass headset, which takes an instant snap of whatever is in front of you. 

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Or alternatively, you can scroll through the menu like any other "glassware" app.

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In this example, a photo is taken and a "vignette" is created. A vignette allows users to take a photo while embedding a screenshot of what's on the display. The image can then be sent to phone and email contacts, or shared with social networks.

Images: ZDNet

Topics: Google


Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for ZDNet, and sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. His PGP key is: EB6CEEA5.

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