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Learn More from Wikipedia:

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). It was developed by Google[8] with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer.[1] Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format.[9] Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.[10][11] Google Glass became officially available to the general public on May 15th, 2014, for a price of $1500.[12] Before that users were required to receive invitations before they could try Google Glass.

Google provides four prescription frame choices for about $225.00 U.S. It is necessary to remove a small screw in order to move the Google Glass from one frame to another. Google entered in a partnership with the Italian eyewear companyLuxottica, owners of the Ray-BanOakley, and other brands, to offer additional frame designs.[13] Google sold Google Glass in the USA from 15 April 2014 for a limited period of time for $1500.[14]

Features

Loïc Le Meur controls Google Glass using the touchpad built into the side of the device

  • Touchpad: A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen.[24] Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, photos, circle updates, etc.
  • Camera: Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. While video is recording, the screen stays on while it is doing so.
  • Display: The Explorer version of Google Glass uses a Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS), field-sequential color, LED illuminated display.[25] The display’s LED illumination is first P-polarized and then shines through the in-coupling polarizing beam splitter (PBS) to the LCoS panel. The panel reflects the light and alters it to S-polarization at active pixel sites. The in-coupling PBS then reflects the S-polarized areas of light at 45° through the out-coupling beam splitter to a collimating reflector at the other end. Finally, the out-coupling beam splitter (which is a partially reflecting mirror, not a polarizing beam splitter) reflects the collimated light another 45° and into the wearer’s eye.[26][27]

MyGlass

Google offers a companion Android and iOS app called MyGlass, which allows the user to configure and manage the device.[41]

Voice activation

Other than the touchpad, Google Glass can be controlled using “voice actions”. To activate Glass, wearers tilt their heads 30° upward (which can be altered for preference) or tap the touchpad, and say “O.K., Glass.” Once Glass is activated, wearers can say an action, such as “Take a picture”, “Record a video”, “Hangout with [person/Google+ circle]”, “Google ‘What year was Wikipedia founded?'”, “Give me directions to the Eiffel Tower”, and “Send a message to John”[42] (many of these commands can be seen in a product video released in February 2013).[43] For search results that are read back to the user, the voice response is relayed using bone conduction through a transducer that sits beside the ear, thereby rendering the sound almost inaudible to other people.[44]

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