Google Glass Moves Beyond Photography
Google Glass details on heads-up display emerge
Dante D'Orazio has seen Google Glass trotted around more than a few times now on the faces of plenty of Google employees and even on a handful of models, but information on how the device functions and what its capabilities are beyond photography have been extremely difficult to come by. Yesterday he got precious few more details about voice commands and other functionality courtesy of The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Ante, who recently got a moment with a pair of the glasses and Sergey Brin.
Dante D'Orazio has previously only had a few hints as to how Google Glass would be controlled, but Spencer Ante explains that he could say "OK, Glass" to open up a menu with options like making a phone call, record a video, take a picture, or use Google Maps. Ante also only had to say "take a photo" to photograph whatever he was looking at, and was notified by a icon in the heads-up display. No information is revealed regarding the patented touch controls that he has previously seen used by Sergey Brin, but it's clear that there are ways to use the device without shouting out at it.