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Posted May 16, 2013
A man wearing Google Glass eyewear attends the Google I/O developers conference in California on May 15, 2013. Many of the 6,000 developers attending the annual event sported Glass as part of an "explorer" program to tinker with creative applications.

A man wearing Google Glass eyewear attends the Google I/O developers conference in California on May 15, 2013. Many of the 6,000 developers attending the annual event sported Glass as part of an “explorer” program to tinker with creative applications.

Google Glass was a common sight as software savants shared visions of games, weather reports, news and more delivered to the Internet-linked eyewear.

 

Many of the 6,000 developers attending an annual Google I/O event in San Francisco on Wednesday sported Glass as part of an “explorer” program to tinker with creative applications for the eyewear, which cost $1,500 a unit.

Uses ranged from practical tasks such as shopping or delivering local weather reports to sharing real time video streams of riding cable cars or playing augmented reality games in which the world is the board.

“I’ve been wearing them most days since I got them three weeks ago,” said Jacob Hilker, a Massachusetts college student who works at online financial transactions titan PayPal.

“Glass has been useful,” he continued.

“Not so much when you are sitting at a desk, but when you are doing things like commuting to work; walking around the city on the weekend, or going out drinking you easily get text, emails, navigation… all that stuff.”

And, he pointed out, one can tend to Internet searches, messages and more without ever having to put down a drink.

Like others wearing Glass, Hilker said that he takes a lot more photos. Glass lets wearers take pictures, record video or perform other tasks with touch controls or by speaking “Okay Glass” followed by a command.

“Just walking down the street, I take a picture and share it in about five seconds,” Hilker said.

Read more at: Phys.org

 

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