Google Glass update offers YouTube videos and more features to Glass users

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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An update to Google Glass has added some new features to the connected specs. The update, XE9, adds the ability for Glass users to take what is known as a vignette. This allows Glass to capture a photo and what was on the Glass display at the same time. To make a vignette, take a picture and tap on “Make a vignette.” It can’t be any easier. Check the example vignette below.

The second new feature adds YouTube videos to search results. Tap to play or you can swipe forward or backward to move ahead or rewind, respectively. The example Google uses is to imagine that you’re riding your bike when the tire goes flat. So while you’re wearing Glass, you do a Google search to repair the tire and a YouTube video pops up making the whole process easier. The third and last new feature from the update is called Sound Search. Hear a tune you like, but you’re clueless about the name of the song and the artist? A long press on the touchpad and a swipe forward will bring you the answer. Or, you can long tap on the touchpad and say, “What song is this?”

Google also announced that it is testing Glass with Google Apps accounts and says that email is already up and running. You can check it out by factory resetting your Glass and signing in with your Google Apps Account.

Vignette lets you capture a photo and what is on your Glass display in one image

Vignette lets you capture a photo and what is on your Glass display in one image

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