WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The competition is now closed for those of you looking to try a pair of Google Glasses. }}" />

   
 
 
Google Offers A Chance To Beta Test The New Google Glasses

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/11/2013 The competition is now closed for those of you looking to try a pair of Google Glasses. The company says it received an overwhelming number of applicants to beta test the new technology. Zain Asher reports. In the movie, Minority Report, Tom Cruise's character uses cameras on his fingertips to help see crimes before they happen. Google Glass doesn't quite let you see the future, but the company says it does allow you to record the present. "OK Glass, take a picture." With simple vocal commands, the specs are being touted as allowing wearers to take photos, send text messages and record videos, all hands-free. "This is sort of taking a smartphone line an I-Phone, or an Android smartphone and putting it on your body," says Shawn Van Every, a research scientist at New York University. The glasses don't have any real lenses, they're essentially a headband with a display screen hooked up to Wi-Fi, allowing wearers to search the Internet, see driving directions and view language translations on the go. "Will people want to have this type of technology on their body at all times? If yes, then it's a game changer," says Van Emery. "I always take pictures, and it's really convenient, its right on my face. So that's awesome," said one woman. "I think it's too much technology. I mean it doesn't really let you enjoy the moment," said another woman. As Google refines the product, it's making the glass available to select "beta testers." The "testers" will be winners chosen from a competition based on creative tweets, but winners will have to spend $1,500 to buy the device. That's more than the average laptop. Expenses aside, Google, a company know for Internet search domination, is moving even further into the product market. It's Android operating system now dominates the smartphone market. It's introduced the driverless car. And now, it's pushing into artificial intelligence. Google Glass, coming soon, to a face near you.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You have another opportunity to clean-out your medicine cabinet of all those old, unused medications that could fall into the wrong hands. Full Story
Image1 School Specialty; the school furniture, equipment, and supply distributor in Mansfield, Thursday unveiled the results of a $7-million capital improvement project. Full Story
 
Image1 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. Full Story
Image1 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

U.S. Senator Visits Employee-Owned Company In Galion

Students Compete In 5th Cardboard Boat Regatta

Position Cuts Coming To Mansfield City Schools

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News