• Posted on February 21, 2013

Google Glass - Eye Computing

Google is a huge company that always tries to create new things such as the robotic car, street view and much more. But this time, this time they created something truly amazing. Google Glass. Google Glass is a piece of eye wear that has a HUD (Heads-up Display). This allows you to view nearly anything anytime and anywhere.

Glass will be used similar to a smart phone using voice commands. It will have access to the internet and many other features that a smart phone will have, including video recording, pictures, sharing and more. At this time it is not known if it will have normal telephone communication, but it will be able to use software similar to Skype, also is believed to have video during these calls.

Google Glass is not yet available for retail, but they do plan on having it released late 2013 to 2014; They are having a private beta / release of the project for people to use if you are chosen. The private release costs $1,500.00 USD currently, so you can plan the retail version will be around $500.00 to $1,000.00 USD.

Glass will be using Google Android as the operating system, and is being developed by the Google X Lab. Google X Lab is a department of Google that works on futuristic projects, such as the Google self driving car. The development of Google Glass is being managed by Babak Parviz, who worked on putting displays in contact lenses. Steve Lee, a geolocation specialist, and Sebastian Thrun, who worked on the self-driving car project.

If you would like to learn more about Google Glass, and keep up to date you should check out their official website for Google Glass

Google released a video as a demo of the product showing what it will be like to have Glass on. Below is a video showing you how Google Glass will function when you are wearing it.