Thursday, 9 April 2015

Google Glass

Google Glass is a project which developed under Google .It is a prototype for a transparent Heads-up Display.The project name is "Project Glass"  The main purpose of this project is the hands free displaying of information currently available o most smartphone users.
This project is running in Google X lab.The technology involves the virtual world with real world.The first appearance of Glass was on Sergey Brin who wore it to an 5 April 2012 public event in San Francisco. 
Heads-up eye displays are not new.The land warrior system developed by the US Army over the past decade.Many well known inventors have contributed eye display technology,research and applications over the past two decades including Steve Mann,Thad Starner is easy to wear and  make very fast to access maps,documents,videos,chats and much more. 

How it Works

The Device  communicate with mobile phones through wi-fi and display contents on the video screens as well as respond to the video commands of the user.It mainly concentrates on the social networking,navigation and communication.The video camera senses the environment and recognizes the objects and peoples around.The whole working of the Glass is depend on the voice commands of the user.

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Under the Google Glass terms of service for the Glass Explorer pre-public release program, it specifically states, "you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google's authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty." This helps to prevent users from hijacking the device.
  Wired  commented on this policy of a company claiming ownership of its product after it had been sold, saying: "Welcome to the New World, one in which companies are retaining control of their products even after consumers purchase them. Others pointed out that Glass was not for public sale at all, but rather in private testing for selected developers, and that not allowing developers in a closed beta to sell to the public is not the same as banning consumers from reselling a publicly released device.


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