Hands-on with Google Glass apps: in pictures

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.

TOPICS: Google

"OK Glass:" Translate this

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You can see in this example that swiping through the menu can take a few seconds. It is often easier to simply tap the arm of Google Glass and say, "OK Glass…" and then your query. 

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One of the available apps, called "glassware," is World Lens, which integrates well with the wearable technology, allowing users to translate text in the real world on the fly.

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"OK Glass… translate" brings up the camera, which focuses on translatable text. Depending on your language settings, it will in your prism-like display replace words in your native tongue. It has yet to be refined as it is currently more of a concept at this stage, but it works with enough accuracy to generally get the idea of what it's trying to say.

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Topic: Google

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  • Reserving Judgment

    I remember going on a tirade in the early 2000s about how silly it was to put a camera on a cell phone. I recently caught myself concerned that a 5 megapixel camera would not be good enough when shopping for a new phone. I think I will wait before I say how ridiculous this seems.