The Tech Fire’s radio feature discusses Google’s latest prototype, an augmented reality head-mounted display. This new concept is headed up by Google’s X lab where they are rumored to work on futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars, space elevators and other secret projects.
Their latest project, which goes by the name Project Glass has gotten a lot of media attention these days because of its idea to take smartphone technology and turn it into a wearable device.
The project has been in development for two-years by a small team of engineers. The glasses are still in the early hardware and software design stages but, are rumored to have are see-through lens could display everything from text messages to maps to reminders.
They also may be capable of showing video chats, providing turn-by-turn directions, taking photos and recording notes — all through simple voice commands, according to a concept video produced by the company and released on YouTube.
Have you ever looked at a product, be it online or at the store, and wanted to know if it was available for less, or perhaps wanted to know about similar products? All of this may be a reality in the future, as tech and web giant Google is working on a pair of Android-based thick-rimmed glasses, similar to those worn by many celebrities.
The concept of these new optics entails not glass, but LED or AMOLED displays integrated into the frames, and would be able to communicate directly with the cloud via IP. They are also not directly tied to Android, which means that if you are an iPhone, Windows Phone 7, or Blackberry user, you’d still be able to take advantage of this radically game-changing technology.
Users would interact with the glasses via buttons on the arms of the frame. If the glasses are wirelessly paired with a smartphone, they will connect to the Internet via the phone’s data service/Wi-fi. And since they’re a Google product at their core, you’d be accessing their search engine, the most powerful in the world.
You might be asking “What are these new Chromebooks that have hit the market lately??” I’ll tell you-Google has now launched their own operating system called “Chrome OS” and its exactly what it sounds like, their web browser “chrome” as an operating system. Forget all those use less programs on a PC or mac that take up unnecessary space, the chromebook uses only a web browser and media player.