Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming Graphics Card
Astrum BT-021N Luxury Bass Bluetooth Speaker
Corsair Graphite 760T
HP Pavilion 13
Mitashi GameIn ThunderPro Handheld Gaming Console
Why Cyanogen wants Google to leave Android alone
World of Tanks: A guide to understanding ammo types
The Incredible Ancient Indians: the myths & the pseudo-science
World of Tanks: Tips and Tricks (Part 2)
Introduction to Azure Support
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Google Apps Referral Program launched in India
HTC Desire 526G+, octa-core dual-SIM phone launched at Rs. 10,400
Microsoft's Spartan web browser to support extensions
ZTE Blade S6 with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 615 SoC unveiled
Hike Messenger adds voice calling feature
Samsung CE118PF-X1/XTL 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
Samsung MC322GAKCBB/TL 32 L Convection Microwave Oven
Samsung MC28H5015VK 28 L Convection Microwave Oven
Samsung MC285TCTCSQ/TL 28 L Convection Microwave Oven
Samsung MC28H5013AW/TL 28 L Convection Microwave Oven
How to add x86 support to Android apps using the Unity game engine
How To Excel At Great UX Design
How to be a Resourceful Gamer
How to Install an SSD in your desktop or laptop PC
How to optimize SSD performance in Windows
Hugo Barra Explains Whats New in MiUi6
Xiaomi Mi4 - First Look
Xiaomi Mi4 vs OnePlus One
Upcoming games of 2015 that are worth the wait Part 2
Geforce GTX 960 - First Impressions
10 Microsoft Big Data Success Stories
Rumor Roundup: Android Flagship Smartphones for 2015
An overview and buying advice on Samsung smartphones available in India
9 incredible modern science & tech stories from India
6 ways to start learning Microsoft Azure
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
So those of you who were expecting to purchase a consumer version of the Google Glass by the end of the year will have to wait as the final feature set is still a work in progress according to the project lead. Babak Parviz, head of the Google Glass project, in an interview with IEEE Spectrum gave some additional details on the Glass project. Although most of what he said is already known by most people who have been following the Google Glass project since its wonderful unveiling at Google I/O 2012, Parviz did shed some light on Glass’ current status and challenges being faced.
According to Parviz, the main intention of Google Glass is to be able to help people communicate with each other pictorially via images and videos. One of the main concern of the project is the battery-life - the team is targetting a full-day battery-life. Parviz said that most of the features of Google Glass are still a work in progress and a lot of research is being done to come up with ways in which it will add value to the wearer. As for interacting with the Glass, Parviz said that currently there is a touch-pad on the device which allows people to changes things. It has also undergone experimentation with voice commands and head gestures.
Speaking on the app-development, Parviz said that when Glass would be shipped (developer versions will be handed out to those who pre-booked it, sometime in the second half of 2013) there will be a cloud-based API to help developers to integrate with Glass. This API would be similar to the one on which email and calender services are being currently tested.
Ever since the Google Glass demo video came out, there have been a lot of parodies floating on the internet about how Google will use Glass to push advertisements to users, thereby distracting the wearer. As of now, Parviz claims that there are no plans for advertising on the device. But we shall see how long that holds true when the Glass comes out, considering Google is primarily an advertising company.
Source: IEEE Spectrum