Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Rose-Colored View May Come Standard

Bilton, Nick. "A Rose-Colored View May Come Standard." The New York Times, April 4, 2012.

From the article: "Google on Wednesday offered a look at a previously secret project to develop Internet-connected glasses, staking out a lead position in a futuristic and fast-growing area known as wearable computing.

Google’s glasses are still in the prototype stage.
The glasses, which are still in a prototype stage, would place a small see-through display screen above a person’s eye that can show maps and other data. The wearer could use voice commands to, say, pull up directions or send a message to a friend.

…. A video released by Google, shot from the perspective of a glasses-wearer, showed how the glasses might work. A man wanders the streets of Manhattan, communicating with friends, seeing maps and other information, and snapping pictures. At the end he plays the ukulele for a friend over a video link." Read more