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Google Glass update brings a browser to the device as well as new features

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Google Glass update brings a browser to the device as well as new features
Until recently, Google Glass did not have a browser which of course meant that those wearing the connected specs could not surf the web. But a major update to Glass adds a browser along with some new features. Google Glass will now respond to some more verbal commands. Let's say you receive a text. Say, "Ok Glass, read aloud," and you can hear the message read to you. When you're ready to reply, say "Ok Glass, Reply." It's a great way to get things done with your hands free. And it should prevent you from looking like SNL News Update Randall Weeks (played by Fred Armisen) when he was "testing" the device.

The update will now allow you to send a message or call any of your Google+ contacts by clicking on "Send a message to..." from the main menu. Scroll through your contacts' photos and tap on the appropriate picture to send a message or make that phone call. The update also allows Glass users to delve deeper into a search. While searching on Google Glass, you can learn more about what you are searching for by clicking on a "View Website" link to see a web page.

Navigating on the Google Glass browser requires you to let your fingers do the walking. To scroll on the browser, you slide your finger on the touchpad. You can zoom by taking two fingers and sliding forward and backward. With two fingers on the touchpad, move your head left and right to pan around the screen. And, while you are looking around, you can tap to select anything in the center of the screen.

Google says that Google Glass owners will see the update pushed out to them automatically in the next couple of days.

source: Google via Gizmodo

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 17:52

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Can u just please release those damn GLASSES already GOOGLE. Waiting til 2014 is too damn long.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 18:42 2

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

It is not ready for the general public, it's still VERY early in the beta testing process. Plus, I'm not even sure the world is ready for this anyway.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 18:49 3

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Knowing google products, it'll prob be a continuously long beta cycle.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 21:14 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

yeah i know it takes time for a product too get release

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 18:50 1

5. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Why? What is the point of a browser on a pair of glasses?

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 19:16 13

6. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Porn of course. The answer is always porn.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 21:16

8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:28

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

can we have that with stereoscopic please!

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 23:22

9. AjaydeepSingh (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Can anyone tell...which colour will be best...Black or Silver. ..

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:15

11. lifebeyondearth (Posts: 25; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

SHINY RED, with a universe of stars and a monogram of Elvis Presley in the center should be ur ideal choice

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