Items tagged with Glassware

Google may be whiffing badly in terms of marketing for Google Glass, but at least there are plenty of solid updates coming out, both in terms of the actual hardware and available apps. Google noted in a Google+ post that it’s already improved battery life by 20% and increased voice search speed by 10% along with new frames, shades, and support for prescription lenses, but it’s also improving both the hardware and the user experience. There are more Google Now cards, and they added a little onscreen frame for the viewfinder to help you take better pictures. Perhaps most notably, new... Read more...
Alright Google Glass haters, I’m actually kind of with you on this one. A new app for Google Glass (aka “glassware”) is designed to read people’s emotions and respond accordingly, and if there’s anything people dislike more than being stared at by a Google Glass wearer, it’s wondering if that person (most likely in this case a customer service rep) is using your facial expression to calculate your feelings on a product, store, or experience. Here’s a wild prediction: Most of the expressions being read will not be happy ones. (Also, there’s a less... Read more...
Glass is for games, too. Google has “hacked together” (their words, not ours) five mini games in an effort to inspire developers to build games for Google Glass using Glassware. “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play,” reads a Google blog post. The five games include voice activation and use of the gyroscope, accelerometer, motion sensing, and Newtonian physics. There’s a tennis game, a clay shooter, a balance game, a matching game, and a shape splitter. Although we can’t say we’re... Read more...
Google posted a changelist of new features brought forth by the latest Google Glass APK (XE7), and they include expanded capabilities for the “OK, Glass” functionality, increased web browsing controls, the ability to call or send a message to anyone in your Google contacts, more refined voice search tools, and more. However, GitHub user zhuowei posted some additional “hidden” changes in XE7 that he found by digging through the code. The most interesting bit is called “Boutique”, which appears to be the beginnings of an application market. Google Glass "OK Glass"... Read more...