What is Google Glass?
Google Glass is far from the cool eyewear you see in movies like Star Trek. It is a technology that seeks to grant everyone access to data right in front of your eyes without the need for portable devices like smartphones and displays like monitors and televisions. So, in a sense, it is basically the fictional techie eyeglasses becoming a reality. Imagine watching your favorite show or surfing the Net on your eyeglasses instead of your tablet or smartphone.
How does it Work?
This is quite complicated to explain. But let me put it in simpler terms. Google glass displays data using a prism screen. It is not your typical screen display since it is “see through” while common displays have backgrounds. The display technology used prevents the “see through” feature from generating poor display quality and matches that of 25-inch high definition display.
What are the Basic Features of Google Glass?
Google Glass is also equipped with a camera, a microphone, a gesture sensitive screen and a verbal command interpreter. All these things allow the user to interact with the device. You can take a snapshot or even videos of what you are looking at as of the moment. Commands can be access through gestures or you can just tell Google Glass what to do and it will interpret your command. So it does do the things that you would expect hi-tech eyeglasses would do.
Can Google Glass Play Music?Yes, Google Glass will be able to play your favorite songs. Android apps that play MP3 and common audio files will work seamlessly. And I also need to mention the unique way Google Glass makes sound: making your skull vibrate. It sounds weird and a little bit creepy if you ask me. But Google is claiming that this is safe and the sound quality is much better than one coming from a speaker.
Can Google Glass Play Movies?
Google Glass will allow you to watch movies and videos in high definition or HD quality. Current screen size is 25 inches. You can also watch videos over the Internet. The prism screen makes these all possible without any problems in having a transparent background.The Google Glass is still in its early stages of development. So expect more features to be added. Expectations are high on this hi-tech gadget as it is currently dubbed as the “iPhone” of heads-up display that became a reality since 1900s.