Google Glass




Google Glass is just around the corner, and has gained a lot of popularity. But is it the next big thing in the world of gadgets, or just another piece of technology in the Head Mounted Display (HMD) genre (Yes, one exists!)?
        Google recently launched their official website for Google Glass, which showed off the features of this apparently awesome piece of technology, which is expected to release later this year. The unbelievably simplistic website does a surprisingly good job at convincing the average person that the Google Glass will replace their smartphones and simplify their lives.
   
    The video shows off some of the cool things the Glass can do. You basically start your command with 'ok glass', then speak what you want it to do. The commands, as seen in the video, and on their website, include taking pictures and videos, messaging, sharing stuff, checking the weather, search Google , get flight details, navigation, translate things, and pretty much most of the things Google Now is capable of. In case you're wondering, Glass can record 720p HD videos through the inbuilt camera.
    "Glass will utilize many already-existing Google applications, such as Google NowGoogle MapsGoogle+, and Gmail. Third party applications announced at SXSW include Evernote, Skitch, New York Times, and Path."  -Wikipedia
Also, On April 15th, Google released the 'Mirror' API, which allowed developers to designs apps for Glass.

Here is the list of Specifications of the Explorer unit, which was the prototype given to developers for testing:
  • Android 4.0.3 and higher
  • No official information about display resolution, 640×360 suggested, as it is recommended for app developers.
  • 5-megapixel camera, capable of 720p video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 16GB storage (12 GB available)

(Source: Wikipedia)