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Tech blogs have been buzzing for quite some time about the rumors surrounding Google’s “Project Glass” and what it really is. But today, Google X (Google’s long-term project wing) put to rest all this buzzing by releasing the above video. Basically, the Google’s “Project Glass” is dedicated to a new device that lets you have the perks of a smartphone with less hassle. This reduces the need to take out a phone whenever a person needs to take a picture, share it to their social networking accounts, reply to messages, make and take voice/video calls, create schedules, get directions and even get the weather stats! If that doesn’t catch your attention, I don’t know what will.
This is achieved by integrating the technology with a basic wrap-around “augmented-reality glasses” which makes the device easily accessible for anyone using it.
And the cool thing about it doesn’t end there.
Instead of the usual augmented-reality glasses we see in movies that are just a drag to wear, Google actually designed them to be fashionably reasonable that it will be okay for anyone to wear it in public (Well, not anyone… you get my point!). This means that we don’t have to worry about some large helmet-like device once this becomes available in the market.
The possibilities are really limitless with this innovation from Google.
Although news say that this is not planned to be released this year yet, it surely gives a look at how technology has evolved. Moreover, according to someone who gave a statement to New York Times after trying the glasses was quoted:
“They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it.”
This basically tells us that Google’s Project Glass is done with the concept phase. Good for Google. According to internet buzz, the price range for the product is expected to be somewhere around $250 to $600 — the same price as an iPhone or a high-end Android device. One of the internet memes that have been particularly used in this big news from Google is that from Futurama, which I will gladly use once this device comes out of the market: “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY”.
I’ll be looking forward to see more updates about this groundbreaking innovation from Google. More information can be seen in the Google+ page of Project Glass here: http://g.co/projectglass.
What do you think about it?