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App turns Google Glass wearers into reporters

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App turns Google Glass wearers into reporters
Do you have a dream to someday be an news reporter, broadcasting live from a major story? Do you often hold a hair brush, pretending it is a microphone, and say your name followed by "NBC News, Kalamazoo, Michigan". If so, you probably will really enjoy a new app for Google Glass called "Livestream for Glass." The app sends a live shot from the camera on Glass, to an online broadcast. Using the Livestream Studio app, the camera on your connected specs can be turned on and off and controlled remotely back in the studio.

Those watching your feed, whether as part of a bigger online broadcast, or as a solo stream, can send you text messages that you will be able to read on your Glass, and respond to by voice. The app starts broadcasting with the command of,  "Ok Glass, Livestream." And while you are sending back live video and audio, you can see how long you've been transmitting for, and how many people are watching you.

The eyepiece is illuminated when recording, which is like the red light on a television camera. Those that don't want to be part of your live feed can try to stay out of range of the camera.

The Livestream app is also available for Android phones and for the Apple iPhone, so that you can view live streams from major events, and broadcast live from your phone.

source: Livestream via Slashgear

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posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:01 6

1. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

That's the potential of google glass...going too see more practical uses like this...

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:33

2. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Still turn into Glassholes in the end.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 18:56

3. sgodsell (Posts: 4864; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

I hope that Google will release a version where you can remove the camera. Then you wouldn't get people calling you that. Also you would be able to go into more places.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 19:05 1

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Seriously??? Where does one start when trying to explain the problem with your comment.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:09

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I agree, man. Google Glass without a camera? Maybe they should start making smartphones without screens as well.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 20:47 1

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Simply awesome. you don't have to pull out your phone just take a picture and upload it.

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