Friday, 22 February 2013

Google Glasses Technology of Future Generation will Cost upto $1500

Google showcased an electronic eyewear Google Glass, at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco. It is a stamp-sized electronic screen mounted on the right side of a pair of eyeglass frames which can record video, access email and messages, and retrieve information from the Web. Recently, promo video for its internet-connected glasses technology known as Google Glass has given potential early adopters a chance to buy the as yet unreleased product. The video, posted on Wednesday, touted the wearable technology as one of the biggest advancements in personal computing in many years. The Video Has Lot To Offer....

Google said: “We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass, We’re still in the early stages and, while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.”

In the on going the I/O conference Google if offering Google Glass to developers for $1,500 for doing trails. But consumers need not worry about the price because when the device will be launched in the market it will much cheaper.

In a high-octane demonstration of the technology, several skydivers wearing the glasses jumped out of an airship and landed on the roof of San Francisco's Moscone Center, sharing a live video of the stunt with the crowd.

It's a phenomenon that seems unlikely to change so Google is working on a way to search for information, read text messages, watch online video and post photos on social networks without having to fumble around with a hand-held device. Google Glass can live-stream images and audio, perform computing tasks and also click pictures. It is expected to made available in two years' time frame.

Users will say, “OK, glass” to initiate verbal input, and will be able to search the web, get directions, share video and photos, and more. This isn’t the open UI of Android; Google is wisely keeping Glass a closed ecosystem, limited to a few core functions. Of course, Google Now will play a big part, providing information about attractions, directions and more when relevant to the user.

Some examples of how the glasses can be used include turn-by-turn navigation, taking photos and translating languages on the spot.

In the video, people wore the glasses while skydiving, riding a rollercoaster, skiing, and swinging on a trapeze, but Tom Royal, editor of the London-based magazine Popular Science UK, cautioned that the product will require a great deal of investment and infrastructure.

The video depicts a combination of people going about their everyday lives and other adventures, like skydiving, and shows them using Glass to record video, take pictures or navigate.

The glasses, which weigh less than regular sunglasses, contain a wireless networking chip and essentially all the other technology found inside a typical smartphone except for a cellular network radio.

The battery is smaller than a smartphone's battery, but Google is working on ways to make the battery charge last for a full day.

While wearing Google's glasses, directions to a destination or a text message from a friend can appear literally before your eyes. You can converse with friends in a video chat, take a photo without taking out a camera or phone or even buy a few things online as you walk around.

Google is still experimenting with various aspects of the glasses, including potentially providing directions on the screen and the ability to have the glasses speak out text messages. Google is asking users who want one to compose a short story around the hashtag #ifihadglass and post it to Google+ or Twitter. Once selected, customers will have to pay $1500+tax for the privilege.

To enter, you need to describe your idea in a 50 word “essay” and post to Google+ or simply tweet a 140 character version of it on Twitter. Either way you need to include the hashtag #ifihadglass. Entries can also include up to 5 photos or a short (15 secs max) video.