Google Glasses – Are We Ready for Augmented Reality?

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Technology just keeps getting better. This past week, Nike announced their latest technology: Nike Plus Training and Nike Plus Basketball. Well, Google is another company that launches a lot of things as well, and this new project they are currently working on seems like it’ll be pretty huge by the end of the year. Some of you might’ve heard of Google Goggles, maybe you’ve tested it out once or twice from your phone. Well, if you haven’t, scroll below and download the app so you can test it out.

Now for those that know about Google Goggles, well, picture that in eyeglass form. Google is coming out with Google Glasses and last week a very interesting post in The New York Times told us more about what to expect later this year.

Later this year, Google is expected to start selling eyeglasses that will project information, entertainment and advertisements onto the lenses. The glasses are not being designed to be worn constantly — although Google engineers expect some users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed, with the lenses serving as a kind of see-through computer monitor. (NY Times)

Here’s a little info about the eyeglasses:

  • The glasses will contain a camera and audio inputs and outputs.
  • Through the built-in camera you will be able to stream images. For example: a person looking at a landmark could see detailed historical information. Even facial recognition, if approved, where the eyeglasses could remind the person wearing them of when and how he/she met the familiar person standing in front of them at a party.

Click here to continue reading more about the Google Glasses post featured in last week’s NY Times.

You can get an idea of what Google Glasses would be like by downloading the Google Goggles application for your mobile phone including the iPhone. My guess is that Google Glasses would be the same idea only in eyeglasses form.

Click here for more information on Google Goggles.

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