Sync-Session #2: Google Glass, Wearable Technology

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Sync-Session 2: Google Glass, Wearable Technology

Kaliq and Delandro talk about Google Glass and the reception of this advanced technological device. They touch on the pros and the cons and the overall consensus people are having about this device. Check out the links below for more information.

 

Source links:

http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/plus/chi-wp-slate-google-glass-20140416,0,2618031.story
http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/youtube-behind-the-wheel/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-04-17/news/49214595_1_glass-device-google-glass-bone-conduction-transducer
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/google-glass-i-have-bette_b_5170233.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/14/tech/mobile/google-glass-attack/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

 

Google Glass Spec’s:

Also known as
Project Glass
Developer
Google
Manufacturer
Foxconn
Type
Augmented reality (AR), Optical head-mounted display (OHMD), Wearable technology, Wearable computer
Release date
Developers (US): February 2013[1]
Consumers (US): 2014[2]
Introductory price
Explorer version: $1,500 USD
Consumer edition: ” “close to the average smartphone” “[3]
Operating system
Android[4] (4.4.2[5])
Power
Lithium Polymer battery (2.1 Wh)[6]
CPU
OMAP 4430 SoC, dual-core[6]
Memory
1GB RAM (682MB available to developers)
Storage
16 GB Flash total[6] (12 GB of usable memory)[7]
Display
Prism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in/64 cm screen from 8 ft/2.4 m away[7])
Sound
Bone conduction transducer[7]
Input
Voice command through microphone,[7] accelerometer,[7]gyroscope,[7] magnetometer,[7]ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
Controller input
Touchpad, MyGlass phone app
Camera
Photos – 5 MP, videos – 720p[7]
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g,[7] Bluetooth,[7] micro USB
Weight
50g
Backward
compatibility
Any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher or any iOS 7.0 or higher [7]
Website
google.com/glass

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