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

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

source: GoogleGlass via TheNextWeb, IntoMobile




Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Glass = useless

2. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

can you explain further?


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

It's simple- tell me what miracles will you accomplish with this rather gimmicky device? I find a smartwatch more useful.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

let the trolling Any way, I will be getting one just hope its not too expensive.

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Doesn't viewing videos, or anything, so close to your eye, have an adverse effect on your vision?

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

i dont care what the rest of the trolls think. i like google glass and will be purchasing a unit on launch day

7. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

google contact lens?

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