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Google Glass may be able to take pictures merely by winking

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Google Glass may be able to take pictures merely by winking
We know that Glass is out there, and people (developers) are wearing it, but for most of us, we still do not have much of a clue as to how it works, or what can work.

A curious code jockey did some digging and shared some insight on Reddit about an interesting (or creepy) function that Glass might be capable of doing, “wink” gestures.

Okay, so wink gestures could actually have a purpose, like using winks to advance through an email or browser page. It can also serve to take a photo as noted by “EYE_GESTURES_WINK_TAKE_PHOTO.” Well look at that! The guy who found it thought that idea was kind of creepy.

Google Glass may be able to take pictures merely by winking
One could argue however, that if someone were winking at you and taking your picture, it could be construed as a compliment. There is no need to get your hopes up though, the line merely suggests that it is possible for Glass to do that.  If it does work however, we would be very interested in knowing how Glass could tell the difference between a wink, and regular blinking.  The command lines denoting calibration are probably there to assist in that regard.

The code also indicates that other tasks may be programmed to operate upon a wink command as well. To that end, we will be very impressed if Glass can tell the differences in winking along with regular eye activity. Just remember to smile for the camera
and hopefully you will not get something in your eye in the process.

source: Ars Technica

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:20 3

1. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Yes, now I can go creep mode in college.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:21 1

2. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


So if i winked at a girl it would take pictures? I would be winking 'erryday!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:13

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Yep, i might buy one.
I can just look at that girl's nice butt and wink and take a photo of it without having the risk of being accused as a pervert compared to holding my phone and pointing it towards someone.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 11:22 1

11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


I saw someone wearing a pair of these while I was out in downtown San Francisco and a woman was wearing a pair and she kept blinking in an unnatural way and her eyes were rolling around as if on a bad trip. My friend thought she was a looney in weird glasses until I pointed out that they were the GG.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:24

3. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


"Hey baby" *winks*

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:41 1

4. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Reminds me of Pranav Mistry...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:03 1

5. porter_ (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


A "wink" to take a photo will probably just mean you have to hold your eye shut for half a second or something, rather than the rapid open and closing of a blink. Cool idea I think.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:05 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6678; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just release those glasses already

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:08

8. mydi.maus (unregistered)


SUCKS FOR ME IM BLIND! :0

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:35

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Blind people can wink... They just can't see

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:37 1

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Now you will look less like a creep, instead of shouting "OK glass take a picture of that hot chick" you can just wink her and snap a picture :3

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